EU-funded COMMON project held a workshop on marine litter impacts in Tunisia

January 3, 2022
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The COMMON project team at the Institut National de Sciences et Technologies de la Mer, with the support of the Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas of the UNEP/MAP, organized a workshop in Monastir, Tunisia, entitled “Marine litter: what danger for Marine and Coastal Protected Areas and endangered species?”

This two-day training course aims to improve the knowledge on the monitoring and assessment of the impact of marine litter on Marine and Coastal Protected Areas and endangered species.

The COMMON project is a European project which aims at building a collaboration network between Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon to support a correct management of marine litter. Funded under the ENI CBC Med Programme, it applies the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) principles to the challenge of marine litter, improving knowledge of the phenomenon, enhancing the environmental performance of 5 pilot coastal areas in Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon, and engaging local stakeholders in marine litter management.

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COMMON project

Countries covered:

  • Tunisia