Mediterranean small islands Initiative
Although representing just 0.8 % of the world's ocean surface, the Mediterranean Sea is one of only 34 global biodiversity hotspots, testimony of its incredible wealth. This incredible wealth is nevertheless affected by the urbanisation, the industrialisation and the tourism. Those small islands which remain difficult to access provide refuges for threatened species.
That's why it is so important to protect them. Within the framework of the Mediterranean Small Islands Initiative PIM, the French Coastal Protection Agency (Conservatoire du Littoral) is responsible for setting-up this ambitious international program for the promotion, and assistance in the management, of the small islands of the Mediterranean Sea.