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Today is an important day for Mediterranean MPAs: the training focused on financial aspects has started with the involvement of BlueSeeds and the organization of MedPan

The Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) organised its first capacity building workshop on “Climate Change and Marine Protected Area: current state and further steps related to...

The monitoring of dolphins and the interaction with fising activity


Thematic Working Groups

Three Thematic Working Groups on fisheries, mobile species, and financing will be set up during the project. These Working Groups will act as advisory bodies to the MedPAN network, with the aim to support and increase the network's expertise and efficiency on a number of MPA key issues.

The objectives of the working groups are twofold:

  • Constitute a pool of experts that can be directly requested  for technical support by MPAs of the network,
  • Advise and provide technical support for the development and implementation of the network's activities.

Forum of Marine Protected Areas

The Mediterranean MPA Forum triggers a unique process during which MPA managers, policymakers, socio-economic actors, civil society and the scientific community will share experience, best practices and knowledge to tackle together the challenges MPAs face in the region.

The Mediterranean MPA Forum will mainly target decision makers to inform them about the current status, needs and initiatives of the MPA Community and pave the way for the preparation of Med post 2020 recommendations and the integration of those recommendations at international, European, national, and local levels.  

Key Facts


Partners and 21 Associated Partners


M€ Project budget


Months Project duration


Pilot MPAs