The MedMPAnet project led by the Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) includes 12 countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean: Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Montenegro, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.

It is a 60-month project during which a set of activities will be implemented around 4 main categories:

  • Pilot projects on the identification and planning of new MPAs and proposals for financial sustainability mechanisms in Albania, Croatia, Libya, Tunisia and Montenegro;
  • Establishment of priority activities to create MPAs, identification of stakeholders and potential partnerships required and characterization of marine sites suitable to become MPAs;
  • Experience-sharing and capacity-building to improve the management of new/existing MPAs in the Eastern and Southern part of the Mediterranean ;
  • Communication on the project outcomes and achievements, and public awareness-raising.