Implementation of species and habitat Recommendations

OSPAR Contracting Parties have adopted 48 Recommendations which set out a series of actions to be taken by the Contracting Parties at a national scale, as well as other actions for Contracting Parties to work on together.

The OSPAR Commission has adopted a Roadmap for the implementation of collective actions within the Recommendations for the protection and conservation of OSPAR listed Species and Habitats. The roadmap and its role in taking action to protect features on the OSPAR List is presented in this leaflet

The work to implement actions in the roadmap is constantly ongoing, with the planned work documented through actions sheets presented in thematic sections below.