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MEDPAN Network of marine protected area managers in the Mediterranean

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Contact Person(s):

Marie Romani

Executive Secretary

Email: (marie[dot]romani[at]medpan[dot]org )

Tel: +33 4 91 580962 58

quai du Port 13002 Marseille France

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Various donors and partners with different implications, including the United Nations Environment Programme, The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA), The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), MAVA Fondation pour la Na


Overall Budget: € 1.649.420,00
EU Contribution: € 964.251,00

About the Project:

MedPAN is the network of Marine Protected Areas managers in the Mediterranean.

It gathers today close to 100 institutions and NGOs that either have direct responsibility for managing Marine Protected Areas (MPA) or are involved in the development of MPAs in the Mediterranean. The MedPAN network's mission is to promote, through a partnership approach, the sustainability and operation of a network of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean which are ecologically representative, connected and effectively managed to help reduce the current rate of marine biodiversity loss. The activities of the network revolve around 3 strategic components:


  • Be a network for knowledge, information, anticipation and synthesis
  • Develop the life of the network, the exchanges between its members and their capacity to effectively manage their MPAs in link with the other players in their territories.
  • Reinforce the sustainability, prominence, governance and resources of the MedPAN network.


Key players in the Mediterranean such as RAC / SPA of the United Nations Environment Programme, WWF, the Conservatoire du Littoral, IUCN Mediterranean, the French Agency for Marine Protected Areas, ACCOBAMS and GFCM are partners of the network and are working together to synchronise their activities.

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