Blue Carbon in the Balearic Islands: Co-beneficiary management of seagrass ecosystems

Area characterisation: 

Spanish archipelago located in the Western Mediterranean basin .


Assessing the co-beneficiary management of seagrass ecosystems for Blue Carbon around the Balearic Islands. Blue Carbon is the term used to refer to the carbon captured and stored by coastal ecosystems, including mangrove forests, tidal saltmarshes and seagrass meadows.

Potential impacts/benefits: 

Recommendations for an optimal management regime for the exemplar area.

Transferability of the result: 

Our results are transferable to other Mediterranean coastal areas with extensive Posidonia oceanica meadows.

Lessons learned: 

Ecosystem services provide a valuable research framework to link to and define management policies aimed at the conservation of key ecosystems.~