Biodiversity Protection Community projects

Where is the Mediterranean Biodiversity Community present?

More than 239 organizations are involved in Interreg Mediterranean projects related to biodiversity protection at various scales.

Each of the MED project has a dedicated viewer for showing the partners distribution and pilot sites, when available.

Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection projects (2019-2021)


The objective of MBPC project is to streamline networking and management efforts in MPAs as a mechanism to enhance nature conservation and protection in the Mediterranean region.
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POSBEMED 2 develops planning strategies that enhance the value of the Posidonia beach-dune environment and integrate them into the overall coastal strategy, while also addressing concerns and educating stakeholders.
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MPA Engage

MPA-ENGAGE aims primarily to support Mediterranean MPAs to adapt to and mitigate the ongoing climate change effects in the Mediterranean Sea monitoring in a harmonized way its impacts.
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MPA Networks

 The MPA NETWORKS project will focus on providing sustainable solutions to challenges requiring an approach that goes beyond MPA boundaries.
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TUNE UP project has multiple objectives, addressing the need for a strategic and collaborative approach to the management of MPAs and biodiversity protection, through testing and use of a governance tool.
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Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection projects (2016-2019)


AMAre aims at reinforcing the management and networking of MPAs to maintain their biodiversity and natural ecosystems. It targets a more integrated management of the maritime space, consi-dering MPAs can be an efficient tool to achieve Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) goals.
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ACT4LITTER aims at reviewing the most promising proposed measures to effectively tackle the issue of Marine Litter and select those that could be implemented in MPAs, considering particularly the ecosystem services.
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The objective of PANACeA is to streamline networking and management efforts in MPAs as a mechanism to enhance nature conservation and protection in the Mediterranean region.
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ConFish aims at delivering a framework to promote know-ledge transfer and capacity building between local fisher-men and scientists, in order to improve the exploitation, conservation and management of Mediterranean fisheries.
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EcoSUSTAIN represents joint transnational action towards maintenance of biodiversity and natural ecosystems by means of stronger management and networking of protected areas obtained through capacity building, innovative technologies and improved management knowledge base. 
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 FishMPABlue2 aims at testing a governance toolkit to demonstrate its effectiveness to obtain as a result the strengthening of the management and networking capacities of Mediterranean protected areas.
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MEDSEALITTER addresses the issue of marine litter  developing, testing and delivering efficient, easy to apply and cost-effective protocols to monitor and manage litter impact on biodiversity.
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MPA-Adapt is aiming to develop collaborative and site-specific adaptation plans for MPAs to enhance resilience to Climate Change impacts.
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This project delivers a regional integrated framework for recommendations on the necessary practical collaboration between Mediterranean MPAs and the maritime sectors.
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This project entails actions that address the whole management cycle of marine litter, from monitoring and assessment to prevention and mitigation, as well as actions to strengthen networking between and among pelagic and coastal MPAs.
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POSBEMED aims at tackling the lack of public awareness of the benefits of Posidonia oceanica meadows natural capital and replies to a strong need for strengthening PA management capacity with adequate guidelines on how to effectively manage them.
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WETNET tackles the issue of implementing multilevel governance for Mediterranean wetlands in order to achieve overall and network effects on wetland ecosystems as well as on connected local systems.
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