This workshop is organised by MedPAN and RAC/SPA in partnership with the Ministry of Environment of Albania, APAWA - Association for Protection of Aquatic Wildlife of Albania, and with the support of IUCN Med, the French MPA Agency and WWF Mediterranean. The workshop is funded by MAVA Foundation, the French GEF (FFEM), the RAC/SPA, the French MPA Agency and WWF Mediterranean.
The MedPAN network brings together the managers of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas and supports them in their management activities.The network aims to promote the establishment, the operation and the sustainability of a Mediterranean network of Marine Protected Areas.
MaPAMed (Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean) is an SIG database which stores data about Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas, and more widely about sites of interest for the conservation of marine environment. It is developed and managed by MedPAN organization and RAC/SPA.
During the Forum held in Antalya (Turkey, 25th – 28 th November 2012), the Mediterranean MPA community identified the actions needed to establish an effective ecological network of MPAs. They elaborated a roadmap calling for urgent action and aimed at achieving, by 2020, the objectives set by international commitments.