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MPA NETWORKS marches on

This article was published first on MEDPAN website and is available here.

 

Despite the current context, the MPA NETWORKS project is in full swing. This project, which gathers 10 partners and is led by MedPAN, aims at strengthening Marine Protected Area managers networks in the Mediterranean to boost the efficiency of MPAs.

Focusing on 4 topics – MPA management effectiveness, sustainable small scale fisheries, conservation of mobile species and sustainable financing – the project features an array of inter-related activities:

 

The project now has its own website where more details can be found about the objectives and the activities of the project. News are being posted on a regular basis, also relayed on the social media profiles of the project that we encourage you to follow:
The 9 pilot projects, for a start, have begun and more details can be found here.
  • Port Cros National Park in France: Pilot action on management effectiveness & small scale fisheries –
  • Portofino MPA in Italy: Pilot action on sustainable financing & small scale fisheries –
  • Torre del Cerrano MPA in Italy: Pilot action on small scale fisheries
  • Torre Guaceto MPA in Italy: Pilot action on small scale fisheries & mobile species conservation
  • Brijuni National Park in Croatia: Pilot action on management effectiveness
  • Zakynthos National Marine Park in Greece: Pilot action on mobile species conservation
  • Strunjan Landscape Park in Slovenia: Pilot action on small scale fisheries & conservation of mobile species –
  • Karaburun Sazan National Marine Park in Albania: Pilot action on small scale fisheries
  • Llevant Marine Reserve in Spain: Pilot action on sustainable financing – Financing

Other activities of the project are also moving forward such as the establishment of working groups to provide the network with in-depth and permanent expertise on the key themes of the project. See the article dedicated to the working groups.

The setup of a permanent and operational training programme for MPA practitioners as well as the organisation of the Mediterranean MPA Forum, that should take a different form due to the pandemics, are also underway. More on these subjects will be shared soon.

A poster and a presentation presenting the project are available.

Thematic Call for Small Projects on MPA co-management approaches

The Call for Small Projects aims to reinforce MPA management. The Call targets co-management approaches for MPAs.

The call is only open to the following six countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey and Albania.

The MedPAN Calls for Small Project is open to:

  • Organisations that are in charge of the management of MPAs;
  • Other organisations (NGOs, private companies, scientific institutions, etc.) working with authorities that are responsible for the management of Mediterranean MPAs

The MPA management authorities and the organisations who wish to participate will need to send the Grant Application Form to the MedPAN Secretariat before February 5, 2020.

You will find all the details regarding participation eligibility, the type of projects that are required and the selection process in the Rules document of the thematic Call for Small Projects.

To submit a grant request:

  1. Carefully read the Rules and assess whether your structure and project are eligible.
    Download the Rules of the thematic Call for Small Projects on MPA co-management approaches.
  2. Fill in the Grant Application Form.
    Download the Grant Application Form.
  3. Send it with all the necessary documents to projet[at]medpan.orgby February 5, 2020 midnight.

 

More information available here.

MedPAN | Thematic Call for Small Projects on Sustainable management of marine turtles |  30 September 2019

MedPAN is launching a Call for Small Projects to support the actions led in Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the Mediterranean. The Call for Small Projects aims to reinforce MPA management. Please note that the call has specific eligibility rules. You’ll find all the details below.

The MedPAN Calls for Small Project is open to:

  • Organisations that are in charge of the management of a Mediterranean MPA,
  • Other organisations (NGOs, private companies, scientific institutions, etc.) working with authorities that are responsible for the management of Mediterranean MPAs.

Thematic Call for Small Projects on Sustainable management of marine turtles

The Call targets the sustainable management of marine turtles by MPAs.

The eligible MPAs have to demonstrate recurrent or occasional presence of marine turtle nesting sites.

The MPA management authorities and the organisations who wish to participate will need to send the Grant Application Form to the MedPAN Secretariat before September 30, 2019.

You will find all the details regarding participation eligibility, the type of projects that are required and the selection process in the Rules document of the thematic Call for Small Projects.

To submit a grant request:
  1. Carefully read the Rules and assess whether your structure and project are eligible.
    Download the Rules of the thematic Call for Small Projects on marine turtles.
  2. Fill in the Grant Application Form.
    Download the Grant Application Form.
  3. Send it with all the necessary documents to projet@medpan.org by September 30, 2019 midnight.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for any question about this Call for Small Projects.This Call for Small Projects is made possible through the support of the MAVA Foundation.

Source: MedPAN