MedMIS : a new application to identify marine invasive species in Mediterranean MPAs

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation released last week a new app for smart phones, and an online tool to help managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) control the spread of invasive...

A new tool to help MPA managers cope with invasive species in the Mediterranean

Developed in the framework of the MedPAN North Project, a new guide published by IUCN proposes a practical approach in the management of invasive species in Mediterranean Marine Protected...

A new practical tool to evaluate Marine Protected Areas management in the Mediterranean

Developed in the framework of the MedPAN North Project, the new IUCN and WWF publication offers a good rapid evaluation to assess and highlight the challenges of marine protected areas in the...

MedPAN North project, A Manager's Handbook: Visitor Use Observation and Monitoring in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

To develop ecologically responsible tourism in an MPA, tourist activity management should be planned as part of the management plan. In this respect, knowledge and scientific monitoring of...

Climate Change Impacts on the Nesting Beaches of the loggerhead Sea Turtle in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos

There is no doubt that climatic change impacts on the low lying coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea are among the most important challenges that coastal zone managers have to deal with in...

Fisheries management in Strunjan Landscape Park, Slovenia

In the area of Strunjan Landscape Park, Slovenia, professional fishing is regulated with the legal act establishing the Park in 2004 (Regulation 2004). In the provisions devoted to the part of...

Artisanal fishing in Marine Protected Areas: the National Park of Port Cros launches a tender.

  The National Park of Port Cros (France) launched a tender "Evaluation of the benefits of co-management of artisanal fishing activities between fishers and MPA managers in the...

Meeting of Artisan Fishermen & Marine Protected Areas of the Mediterranean : Final report.

  The MedPAN network supports MPA artisan fishermen and considers that MPA artisan fisheries can be sustainable. While Mediterranean artisan fisheries are in decline, there are many...

Can we do something about invasive species in MPAs?

The main weakness of marine protected areas is that oceans and seas are open spaces, with no boundaries and that a disturbance, such as the entry and settling of alien invasive species, coming...