The MedPAN network contributes to achieving the specific objectives set by the Convention on Biological Diversity (Rio de Janeiro, 1992) to establish and maintain comprehensive, effectively managed, and ecologically representative national and regional systems of MPAs. It also contributes:

  • to the implementation of the Barcelona Convention, and in particular its protocol relating to Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (Barcelona, 1995), 
  • to the implementation of the conservation plan of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean Sea and Contigous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS)
  • to the implementation of related European policies (Habitats Directive, Biodiversity Action Plan, Marine Directive, Common Fisheries Policy, Maritime Policy...) and their application in the related countries