Mapping habitats on the OSPAR List of Threatened and/or Declining Species and Habitats

Access the data on distribution of habitats on the OSPAR List of Threatened and/or Declining Species and Habitats

The table below shows a summary, by Contracting Party and for the high seas, of the distribution of listed habitats within the OSPAR area (last updated February 2014), indicating where:

data have been supplied for the listed habitat (not necessarily by the respective Contracting Party);
the listed habitat has not been reported as being present in the Contracting Parties’ waters or the high seas (either currently or in the past);
P the habitat has been reported as being present in the Contracting Parties’ waters but no data have been supplied
Ex the habitat has been reported as having occurred in the Contracting Parties’ waters in the past but is now considered to be extinct.

BEDKFRDEISIENLNOPTESSEUKHigh seas
Carbonate moundsP
Coral gardens
Cymodocea meadowsP
Deep-sea sponge aggregations
Intertidal mudflatsP
Intertidal Mytilus edulis beds on mixed and sandy sedimentsPPPP
Littoral chalk communitiesEx
Lophelia pertusa reefs
Maerl bedsPP
Modiolus modiolus bedsPP
Ostrea edulis bedsExPExExPP
Sabellaria spinulosa reefsExPP
Sea-pen and burrowing megafauna communitiesPPP
Oceanic ridges with hydrothermal vents/fieldsPP
SeamountsP
Zostera bedsPP