MedPAN newsletter, Number 1, 2016  --  version française



Diffusez vos actionsHello,

The President Purificació Canals, the Board of Directors and the entire MedPAN Secretariat team take the opportunity of this last friday of January to wish you a very happy new year!

Besides the many important events that will mark this year, such as the Barcelona Convention COP or the 2nd GFCM conference on small scale fisheries, 2016 will be the year of the 2nd forum of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean that MedPAN and RAC/SPA will organise with their partners in Morocco from 28 November to 1 December. See the 2016 action programme to learn more about all of MedPAN activities.

We look forward to continue working with you in 2016.

The MedPAN secretariat

In the spotlight

MedPAN is looking for its Financial officer
> more
The Mediterranean Sea won't sustain our economy if we don't turn the tide now
> more
Exchange visit
When MPA rangers from both sides of the Mediterranean meet...
> more
logo pêche durable
Towards a more sustainable recreational fishing activity in Catalan Natural Parks
> more
GEM logo
The Grouper Study Group invite you to share your observations on grouper Nodavirus infections
> more
Image Montenegro website
New web portal on future MPAs in Montenegro
> more
visuel publi bénéfices espagne
Beneficios sociales y ambientales de las reservas marinas de interés pesquero - Arturo López-Ornat, José Antonio Atauri, Carla Ruiz, Marta Múgica / Fundación Fernando González Bernáldez
> download the publication
logo Europe
Marine Protected Areas in Europe's seas
> download the report
Cover guide financement durable
Participate in the Ocean project, an environmental education project for schools
> more
CIESM atlas
CIESM atlas of exotic species
> download the publication
CBD publication
Tourism supporting biodiversity - A manual on applying the CBD guidelines on biodiversity and tourism development
> download the publication


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"

25-26 June, Monaco
6th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative

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

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, Morocco
2016 Forum 2016 of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

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

Scientific Watch

Please find below some of the most relevant scientific publications that drew our attention in this early part of the year (you will find find again the full scientific watch during the first quarter)
  • Shortfalls in the global protected area network at representing marine biodiversity - more
  • The role of education for sustainable development in Maltese Marine Protected Areas: a qualitative study - more
  • Recovery trends of commercial fish: the case of an underperforming Mediterranean Marine Protected Area - more
  • Using ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) to implement marine spatial planning - more
  • Conflict in protected areas: who says co-management does not work? - more
  • Measuring the benefits of marine protected areas in the context of EU’s Natura 2000 network - scoping the methodology - more
  • Evaluating the social acceptability of Marine Protected Areas - more

(around 20 scientific publications are selected each month).


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