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MarBEF WS: Habitat loss and conservation of European Marine Biodiversity

Location: Eger (Hungary)
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2006-08-22    
End Date: 2006-08-26

Event Description:
MarBEF Sponsored Workshop
Habitat loss and conservation of European Marine Biodiversity

Eger, Hungary in cooperation with
The First European Congress of Conservation Biology

Aim: The ECCB conference in Eger has provided an opportunity to hold an advanced workshop to discuss current knowledge of the key issues of conserving European marine biodiversity, with the aim of preparing a multi-authored review paper on “European marine biodiversity threats and conservation needs.”

Organisation: All attendees at the ECCB are eligible to attend and members of MarBEF wishing to join should notify Dr Becky Aspden ( and should also register through the European Congress of Conservation Biology organization. Early bird registration is still open for this workshop provided registration is faxed and not completed on-line and Dr Aspden is notified. Numbers will be restricted and places given of a first come first served basis. The timetable of events will begin with a 3 h session on the evening of the 22nd and further sessions notified.

Please contact Rebecca Aspden for further details:

Contact email:

Event programme:
Highlighted topics:
1. Habitat loss across Europe: Laura Airoldi, University of Bologna, Italy
2. Using the Habitats Directive as a basis for designation of key areas for conservation:
3. Conservation: the theories: “Hot-spots” as a strategy or/and marine protected areas: John Gray
4. Are there “hot-spots” of European marine biodiversity? Christos Arvantidis
5. Overview of marine protected areas in Europe:

Discussion sessions:
1. Where and what are the key threats to European marine biodiversity?
2. The science of marine protected areas: where? why? how big?
3. Where and what are the key threats to European marine biodiversity?
4. Habitat conservation versus species conservation and how do we conserve genetic diversity?
5. The socio-economic consequences of habitat loss: goods and services:

Collaborators and organisers:
Organizers: Isabel Sousa Pinto, John Gray, David Paterson and Becky Aspden

Website url:

Registration form:

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: Yes

Event within Framework of MARBEF: WP3 - Global Patterns

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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