Evaluating EBSAs and PSSAs

Spatial Distribution of EBSAs
Figure 1 shows the boundaries of the EBSAs defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity. With such large overarching criteria, it is clear that their spatial extent and number are significant. EBSAs number in excess of 290 worldwide, accounting for some 2.2 x \(10^{13}\) \(km^2\)of ocean and coastal waters.
Global distribution of EBSAs