Marine Protected Areas of the MedPAN network in September 2014
Marine Protected Areas of the MedPAN network in September 2014 © MedPAN

MedPAN is the network of Marine Protected Areas managers in the Mediterranean.

The network's aim is to improve the management effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean.

The MedPAN network gathers to date 58 members, primarily MPA managing institutions from the whole Mediterranean basin, and 33 partners willing to contribute to the creation and strengthening of the network.

These actors manage more than 80 MPAs in 18 Mediterranean countries.

The network exists since the 90s. It is run since 2010 by the MedPAN association, a permanent structure with dedicated funds established in late 2008.