The aim of the coastal and marine Baltic Sea protected areas (HELCOM MPAs)* is to protect valuable marine and
coastal habitats in the Baltic Sea. This is done by designating sites
with particular nature values as protected areas, and by managing human
activities within those areas. Each site has its unique management
Today there are 174 HELCOM MPAs in the Baltic Sea.
* former BSPAs
Groups and projects
State & Conservation working group