First training on business planning for MPAs

There is no effective conservation of the marine environment without effective management, and there is no effective management without sustainable financing… But in the Mediterranean, almost all MPA managers consider that their financial needs to manage their MPAs effectively are not covered. There is therefore a funding gap between available resources and needs, which needs to be reduced.

To assist MPA managers in developing their business plan, MedPAN, Brijuni National Park and the BlueSeeds team now offer practical training.

Due to the health crisis, the first session of this training, which was initially planned as a face-to-face session in Brijuni (Croatia), has been redesigned in an online format: for four weeks, from 13 January to 5 February 2021, the participants will alternate phases of independent work on their business plans, and bilateral work sessions with the trainers.