MedPAN supports small projects in Mediterranean MPAs

Supporting Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is at the heart of MedPAN's mission.

To this end, the network has set up a small projects scheme that aims to help MPAs provide a sustainable protection of biodiversity, while ensuring the sustainable economic development of human based activities.

These small projects provide direct support to MPA managers for the implementation of concrete actions, which will improve management effectiveness, test pilot schemes or put in place tools that can be useful to other MPAs.


30 projects funded since 2011

Five calls for small projects  were launched and 30 projects were funded around 5 main themes:

  • Management Planning from an Integrated Coastal Zone Management perspective
  • Sustainable fisheries management, Sustainable tourism management
  • Reinforcement of ecological monitoring
  • Communication and environmental education actions
  • Sustainable management of fisheries
  • Consultation and mediation with stakeholders.

The scheme was widely mobilised for pilot and innovative actions that can be replicated in other MPAs.