Posidonia, in the Mediterannean lost 34% in the last 50 years

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It is the most widespread plant species in the Mediterranean and performs vital functions for the functioning of ecosystems. Despite that the presence of Posidonia oceanica in our seas is decreasing, also due to inadequate management of the coastline. The "SEPOSSO" LIFE project (Supporting Environmental governance for the Posidonia oceanica sustainable transplanting operations), of which ISPRA is the leader, faces the complex issue of Posidonia oceanica transplantation, in cases where this is carried out to compensate for the damage caused by the construction of works or coastal infrastructure.
Posidonia, in the Mediterannean lost 34% in the last 50 years