Over 300 key actors participated in the 2012 Forum of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean
Over 300 key actors participated in the 2012 Forum of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean © Oceanica-Prod

For the first time in the Mediterranean, about 300 key players in the areas of activity involved in the marine environment gathered to share their experiences and develop a joint program of work to advance the network of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean.

Coming from the 21 countries bordering the Mediterranean and beyond (33 nations represented), representatives of national agencies for the environment, fisheries, tourism and the economy, Marine Protected Areas managers, scientists, non-governmental organizations, regional and international partners, as well as local economic actors, have exchanged from their respective interests towards the common goal of protecting the marine biodiversity of the Mediterranean while contributing to the economical well-being of local populations.

A Roadmap towards 2020 !

The Forum achieved its ambition to develop a common vision and set a new strategic roadmap to achieve the goals set forth in the Barcelona Convention, to establish by 2020 a comprehensive, effectively-managed and ecologically representative network of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean.

Logo of the Forum
Logo of the Forum © MedPAN

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