5. Specially Protected Areas Protocol / SPA and Biodiversity Protocol

 

Protocol concerning Mediterranean Specially Protected Areas
Adopted on 3 April 1982, in Geneva, Switzerland

Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean
Adopted on 10 June 1995, in Barcelona, Spain

The Annexes to the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean were adopted on 24 November 1996, in Monaco

Annexes II and III to the SPA and Biodiversity Protocol were amended by
Decision IG.19/12 (entry into force: 13/02/2011), Decision IG.20/5 (entry into force: 30/03/2014), and Decision IG.21/6 (entry into force: 16/04/2015).

Annex II was further amended by Decision IG.23/10 (entry into force: 14/09/2018).

consolidated text

Contracting Parties Signature
 
Ratification,
Acceptance,
Approval,
or Accession
Entry into
force
Signature
 
Ratification,
Acceptance,
Approval,
or Accession
Entry into
force
Albania - 30/05/1990
Accession
29/06/1990 10/06/1995 26/07/2001
Ratification
25/08/2001
Algeria - 16/05/1985
Accession
23/03/1986 10/06/1995 14/03/2007
Ratification
13/04/2007
Bosnia and Herzegovina - 22/10/1994
Succession
01/03/1992 - -
 
-
Croatia - 12/06/1992
Succession
08/10/1991 10/06/1995 12/04/2002
Ratification
12/05/2002
Cyprus - 28/06/1988
Accession
28/07/1988 10/06/1995 18/07/2003
Ratification
17/08/2003
Egypt 16/02/1983 08/07/1983
Ratification
23/03/1986 10/06/1995 11/02/2000
Ratification
12/03/2000
France 03/04/1982 02/09/1986
Approval
02/10/1986 10/06/1995 16/04/2001
Approval
16/05/2001
Greece 03/04/1982 26/01/1987
Ratification
25/02/1987 10/06/1995 -
 
-
Israel 03/04/1982 28/10/1987
Ratification
27/11/1987 10/06/1995 -
 
-
Italy 03/04/1982 04/07/1985
Ratification
23/03/1986 10/06/1995 07/09/1999
Ratification
12/12/1999
Lebanon - 27/12/1994
Accession
26/01/1995 - -
 
-
Libya - 06/06/1989
Accession
06/07/1989 - -
 
-
Malta 03/04/1982 11/01/1988
Ratification
10/02/1988 10/06/1995 28/10/1999
Ratification
12/12/1999
Monaco 03/04/1982 29/05/1989
Ratification
28/06/1989 10/06/1995 03/06/1997
Ratification
12/12/1999
Montenegro - -
 
- - 19/11/2007
Accession
19/12/2007
Morocco 02/04/1983 22/06/1990
Ratification
22/07/1990 10/06/1995 24/04/2009
Ratification
25/05/2009
Slovenia - 16/09/1993
Accession
15/03/1994 - 08/01/2003
Accession
07/02/2003
Spain 03/04/1982 22/12/1987
Ratification
21/01/1988 10/06/1995 23/12/1998
Ratification
12/12/1999
Syrian Arab Republic - 11/09/1992
Accession
11/10/1992 - 10/10/2003
Accession
09/11/2003
Tunisia 03/04/1982 26/05/1983
Ratification
23/03/1986 10/06/1995 01/06/1998
Ratification
12/12/1999
Turkey - 06/11/1986
Accession
06/12/1986 - 18/09/2002
Accession
18/10/2002
European Union 30/03/1983 30/06/1984
Approval
23/03/1986 10/06/1995 12/11/1999
Ratification
12/12/1999