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DestiMED Project. Call for interest for the implementation of ecotourism Pilot Actions in French MPAs

MedPAN, in collaboration with IUCN Mediterranean and WWF Adria, is launching a Call for interest for the implementation of Pilot Actions on ecotourism in Marine Protected Areas in France in the framework of the DestiMED Project. The DestiMED Project aims at building the pre-conditions for a Mediterranean Destination Management Organization that will harmonize ecotourism quality...
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The FishMPABlue2 project : improving the governance of small scale fisheries in MPAs

The FishMPABlue2 project is the follow-up of the FishMPABlue project (July 2014-June 2015) funded by Interreg MED Programme. FishMPABlue carried out an analysis of the management of small scale fishery (SSF) within and around a set of Mediterranean MPAs, and developed a "regional-based governance toolkit" to strengthen MPA management capacity. The FishMPABlue Project aims to test this...
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Marine Protected Areas progress in the Mediterranean but efforts must be boosted.

Today, 7.14% (179,798 km 2 ) of the Mediterranean Sea is placed under a protection status, this is what emerges from the first analyzes to report on the 2016 status of the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas – that will contribute to a report published every four years by MedPAN and RAC / SPA in collaboration with many partners. This report is based on the 2016 update of MAPAMED [1] , the...
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Exotic species, a godsend for fishermen in Gökova

Lessepsian invasive species are a concern for fishermen in Gökova, Turkey. Today, they represent almost a third of the catches of the Akyaka cooperative fishermen, one of the 3 present in the MPA territory. Although these species are edible, they do not sell because the consumer does not know them. What to do? The Mediterranean Conservation Society, a very active NGO on the Special...
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Developing eco-tourism as a tool for raising awareness and funding on Palm Islands Nature Reserve, Lebanon

Breathing space at the gates of the city of Tripoli in the north of Lebanon, the Palm Islands Nature Reserve (PINR), which is currently open to the public only during the summer season, is unfortunately often crowded. In summer, during the sea turtles nesting period, the beach is inundated with visitors having little awareness of environmental issues. The reserve also suffers from very...
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