MedPAN newsletter, Number 4, 2016  --  version française

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We're in the heart of summer and Mediterranean MPAs projects are going strong ... On top of the scientific watch, you'll find in this edition an update on the 2016 Mediterranean MPA Forum, the details of the sessions that MedPAN organises at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, including the participation of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, or the position descriptions for 2 job openings at the MedPAN Secretariat...

Happy reading!

The MedPAN secretariat

In the spotlight

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2016 Mediterranean MPA Forum: registrations open in September
> download the latest version of the programme
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MedPAN actively involved in the IUCN World Conservation Congress
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MedPAN is looking for a project officer for 9 months. Mission: creation of a regular training programme for Mediterranean MPAs
> more
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MedPAN opens a Civic Service mission
> more
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MedPAN is looking for a communications expert to contribute to the organisation of a training workshop for MPA managers
> more
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WWF Mediterranean just launched a new website! With stories on MPA protagonists that you will maybe recognize...
> more


9-12 February 2016, Athens, Greece
19th COP of the Barcelona Convention

7-10 March 2016, Alger, Algéria
Regional Conference "Building a future for sustainable small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea"

3-4 April2016, Monaco
7th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative

25-30 April 2016, Montreal, Canada

4-8 May 2016, El Jadida, Morocco
Forum de la mer

12-13 May 2016, Postdam, Germany
Postdam Ocean Govrenance Workshop

18-19 May 2016, Turku, Finland
European Maritime Day

31 May-3 June 2016, St Julian, Malta
40th session of the GFCM

8 June 2016
World Ocean Day

17-18 July 2016, Tangier, Morocco

22-28 August 2016, Ghar el Meleh, Tunisia
9th week of the sea

1-10 September 2016, Hawaii, USA
IUCN World Conservation Congress

12-14 September 2016, Gdansk, Poland
IMDIS 2016

12-16 September 2016, Kiel, Germany
41st CIESM congress

7-8 October 2016, Bodrum, Turkey
International Grouper Workshop

24-28 October 2016, Marseille, France

7-18 November 2016, Marrakech, Morocco

13-17 November 2016, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

22-25 November 2016, Monaco
6th meeting of the parties to the ACCOBAMS

28 November - 1st December 2016, Tangiers, Morocco
2016 Forum 2016 of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

2 December 2016, Tangiers, Morocco
MedPAN General Assembly

4-17 December 2016, Cancun, Mexico
COP13 of the CBD

Scientific Watch

You'll find here the scientific publications that drew our attention in June 2016. To improve the efficiency of this service, we'll now promote here and on the web site from 5 to 15 relevant publications every month: 
  • Perceptions of practitioners: Managing marine protected areas for climate change resilience - more
  • Large marine protected areas (LMPAs) in the Mediterranean Sea: The opportunity of the Adriatic Sea - more
  • Marine protected areas increase resilience among coral reef communities - more
  • Integrated land-sea management: recommendations for planning, implementation and management - more
  • Decadal increase in the number of recreational users is concentrated in no-take marine reserves - more
  • Common, rare or extirpated? Shifting baselines for common angelshark, Squatina squatina (Elasmobranchii: Squatinidae), in the Northern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea) - more
  • Climate effects on historic bluefin tuna captures in the Gibraltar Strait and Western Mediterranean - more
  • A photographic method to identify benthic assemblages based on demersal trawler discards - more
  • The efficacy of fisheries closure in rebuilding depleted stocks: Lessons from size-spectrum modelling - more
  • The scope of fisheries learning exchanges for conservation - more


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