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RAINBOW HYDROTHERMAL VENT FIELD - Area marinha protegida OSPAR

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  • Country:
    Portugal
  • Name of MPA:
    RAINBOW HYDROTHERMAL VENT FIELD
  • Designation in national language:
    Area marinha protegida OSPAR
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Status year:
    2006
  • WDPA ID::
    555557131
  • WDPA PID::
    555557131
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General information

 
  • WDPA ID : 555557131
  • WDPA PID : 555557131
  • Name of MPA: RAINBOW HYDROTHERMAL VENT FIELD
  • Original name of MPA: Rainbow hydrothermal vent field
  • Country: Portugal
  • Designation in national language: Area marinha protegida OSPAR
  • Designation in English: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation type: international
  • IUCN Category: Not applicable
  • Reported marine area: 22,15 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 22,17 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Status year: 2006
  • OSPAR region: Wider Atlantic
  • Management authority name:  
  • Management authority web site:  

  • OSPAR conservation objectives/aims:
    • Prevent degradation of, and damage to, species, habitats and ecological processes, following the precautionary principle
    • Protect and conserve areas that best represent the range of species, habitats and ecological processes in the maritime area
  • Site conservation objectives/aims: Data not reported
  • Additional conservation objectives/aims:

Marine species and habitats

 

Warning : Non-exhaustive list of species and habitats with statuses, provided by the manager.

  • Inventory of marine species present with protection status
    • Species present
      Species under status
      Class WoRMS Code Species present
      (and which justified the designation )
      Elasmobranchii 105837 Cetorhinus maximus registration lists
        105899 Centrophorus granulosus registration lists
        105901 Centrophorus squamosus registration lists
        105907 Centroscymnus coelolepis registration lists
  • Inventory of marine habitats present with protection status
    • Present habitats (and which justified the designation )
      Espèces sous statut

      Habitats listed in Annex I to the 'Habitats' directive

      1170: Reefs

      Habitats listed by the OSPAR Convention

      Oceanic ridges with hydrothermal vents/fields

Uses and activities

  • Human activities currently known to be occurring within the site:

Governance

 
  • Governing body:Yes  
    • Marine Park of the Azores; Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs - Regional Secretariate for the Sea, Science and Technology
      • Public administration = %
  • Structure(s) responsible for implementing management measures, the management plan and taking regulatory decisions and measures
    • Marine Park of the Azores; Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs - Regional Secretariate for the Sea, Science and Technology : Yes
    • National public authority: Data not reported
    • Regional or local public authority: Yes
    • International body : No

Resources (staff, equipment and financial)

 

Management plan

 
  • Is the MPA management documented? No
  • Are the measures to achieve the conservation objectives being implemented? Partial
  • Is monitoring in place to assess if measures are working? Partial
  • Is the MPA moving towards or has reached its conservation objectives? Yes
  • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA:  

Regulation

 
  • National legal status:
    • Nature Reserve
  • International legal status:
    • Habitats Directive
  • Type of enforcement within the MPA:
    • MPA staff
  • Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations: None

Monitoring

  • Type of monitoring programs implemented: Data not reported

OSPAR criteria for designation

  • Ecological significance:
    • Data not reported
  • Level of importance of the biological diversity: Data not reported
  • Level of representativity: Data not reported
  • Level of sensitivity: Data not reported
  • Level of naturalness: Data not reported
  • Potential for restoration: Data not reported
  • Degree of MPA acceptance by stakeholders: Data not reported
  • Potential for success of management measures: Data not reported
  • Potential future damage to the area by human activities: Data not reported
  • Scientific value Data not reported

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    updated on 17/02/2016