MedPAN is part of several alliances with complementary conservation players:


Mediterranean Consortium for Biodiversity –

An international partnership to preserve the Mediterranean.

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Global Alliance for Marine Protection

Conservation Trust Funds, networks of Conservation Trust Funds and networks of MPA managers, at national and regional levels are joining forces at a global level, to create a new alliance and to act as a global community of actors to support effectively managed and sustainably financed Marine Protected Areas (MPA), to support the implementation of the Post 2020 MPA targets.


MPA Networks Twinning

The ‘Cooperation and common strategy between MPA networks of managers in the Atlantic Region’ twinning is designed to strengthen existing MPA networks and support their common actions, including both technical and policy support/advocacy components.

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The Mediterranean Islands Collective Project

The aim of the project is to find synergies between stakeholders working for the conservation of island biodiversity and to create a joint vision through a consultation mechanism at different levels to ensure engagement and participation of Mediterranean islands’ stakeholders.

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Together for the Med

In this project, NGOs, International Organisations, research centres, private companies, networks and foundations are all committed to reducing the pressures on Mediterranean biodiversity. We work together to bring fisheries sustainability, reduce their impact on seagrass meadows and coralligenous habitats, reduce the accidental bycatch of cetaceans, seabirds, sea turtles and sharks, or reduce the negative interactions between fishers and marine mammals. 

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The MEET Network

Since 2013 a group of conservation and tourism organizations have been working together towards a vision of establishing the Mediterranean as a leading ecotourism destination. A series of EU projects including ENI CBC MED Programme MEET project and Interreg Mediterranean Programme DestiMED project have worked tirelessly to develop a new model for ecotourism development which brings together protected areas and the tourism industry to develop ecotourism that benefits nature conservation and local communities, evidenced through a robust sustainability monitoring system.

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The PELAGOS Initiative

Covering 87,500 km2 between France, Monaco and Italy, the Pelagos Sanctuary is the first cross-border area in the Mediterranean dedicated to the protection of marine mammals. The Sanctuary, particularly rich in plankton, is home to a remarkable biodiversity, including several species of whales and dolphins.

In 2021, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (PA2F), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Network (MedPAN) joined forces to create the Pelagos Initiative. This commitment from civil society will fund activities to protect, conserve and promote the Sanctuary, in support of the implementation of the Pelagos Agreement management plan.

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