MedPAN newsletter, Number 2, 2015  --  version française



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Among the numerous activities going on this spring, please note the conference organised by MedPAN and many partners at the Villa Mediterranée in Marseille on 24 June. Policy makers, managers, scientists, economic actors and the civil society will exchange about the contribution of coastal and marine protected areas to sustainable development of the territory. Testimonials, case studies, panel discussions and focus groups will highlight different knowledge, experience, tools, perspectives and common challenges. The pre-program will be available soon along with the opening of the registrations. An important event not to be missed!

Kind regards,

The MedPAN

In the spotlight

"Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre" MPA © AMPSINIS
Responsible tourism in MPAs in the spotlight at the next MedPAN workshop.
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The proceedings of the 2014 regional experience-sharing workshop of the MedPAN network are published.
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image 2014 small projects financed by MedPAN
New small projects to be funded by MedPAN
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logo MEET
A sustainable tourism consultancy supports the MEET project
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image CoConet video
From Hotspots to Nets, a CoCoNet project documentary
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image Celebrate Islands
Participate in "Celebrate Islands 2015".
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image artificial reefs guide
Practical guide to help in the development, operation and management of artificial reefs (in fr).
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Image task force to fight plastic pollution
A task force to fight plastic pollution in the Mediterranean
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Image The high Quality Whale Watching label
MedPAN supports the development of new ACCOBAMS label High Quality Whale Watching
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19-24 April 2015, Izmir, Turkey
5th Mediterranean conference on marine turtles.

27-29 April 2015, Embiez island, France
Colloque « DRIVER - SUBLIMO Life+ »

5-7 May 2015, St Malo, France
Natura 2000 Marine Biogeographical Seminar

18-22 May 2015, Oristano, Italy
4e Mediterranean Seagrass workshop

18-24 May 2015
Celebrate Islands

25-29 May, Rome, Italy
39th GFCM session

28-29 May 2015
European Maritime Day

4-5 June, Marseilles, France

8 June, Tunis, Tunisia
MedPAN 2015 Advisory Committee

23-24 June 2015, Marseilles, France
Conference: Socio economic benefits of the coastal and marine protected spaces in the Mediterranean : what impacts for the sustainable development of the territory?

14-18 September, Stralsund, Germany
4th International Conference on Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe 2015

17-18 September 2015, Marseilles, France
BiodiverCities 2015

6-8 October 2015, Brest, France
Third marine protected areas symposium

7-9 November 2015, Monaco
Blue Ocean Film festival

23 November 2015, Sinis, Sardinia, Italy
General Assembly of the MEET network

24-26 November 2015, Sinis, Sardinia, Italy
2015 regional experience-sharing of the MedPAN network

27 November 2015, Sinis, Sardinia, Italy
2015 General Assembly of the MedPAN network

30 November - 11 December 2015, Paris, France
COP 21 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Scientific Watch

Please find below some of the most relevant scientific publications published in March 2015:
  • Representing taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity: new challenges for Mediterranean marine-protected areas. more
  • Successful local marine conservation requires appropriate educational methods and adequate enforcement. more
  • Are we missing the boat? Current uses of long-term biological monitoring data in the evaluation and management of marine protected areas. more
  • A decision-support tool to facilitate discussion of no-take boundaries for Marine Protected Areas during stakeholder consultation processes. more
  • The abundance of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the former special marine reserve of the Cres-Lošinj Archipelago, Croatia. more
  • Regional Strategy for the Conservation of Monk Seals in the Mediterranean (2014-2019). more
  • Fishermen's perception on the sustainability of small-scale fisheries and dolphin–fisheries interactions in two increasingly fragile coastal ecosystems in western Greece. more
  • The influence of the type of hook on the capture of groupers and bycatch with bottom longline in the Gulf of Gabès, Tunisia. more
  • Collaborative approaches to accessing and utilising historical citizen science data: a case-study with spearfishers from eastern Australia. more
  • Response of intertidal sandy-beach macrofauna to human trampling: An urban vs. natural beach system approach. more

(around 20 scientific publications are selected each month).


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