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Stormy Skies

Marine Conservation organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East



Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services in Territories of Europe Overseas


Region Active

Europe, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific, South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Oceania

Intergovernmental network




Funding projects, Marine conservation, Coral reefs conservation

BEST is an initiative for funding projects aimed at preserving the biodiversity and ecosystems in the EU Overseas regions. Hosting 70% of the EU's species, 20% of the world's coral reefs and made up of 34 political entities, the EU Overseas regions constitute the world's largest marine area- 5% of the global ocean. The EU ORs (Outermost Regions) and OCTs (Overseas Countries and Territories) form five global diversity hotspots increasingly affected by climate change, invasive species and habitat loss. The BEST consortium is led by IUCN

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