The purpose of these exchange visits is to allow MPA managers and other stakeholders to benefit from lessons learnt from successful experiences to build operational responses tailored to their own needs.

These meetings are part of the Capacity Building strategy to enhance the management of MPAs in the Mediterranean, developed by MedPAN and its partners WWF Mediterranean and UN Environement – SPA/RAC.

Seven exchange visits have already been organised.


No Take Zones


Small Scale Fisheries


Sea turtles

  • 23-25 May 2017 – Zakynthos Marine National Park, Greece

The fundamentals of the ranger profession

  • 28-30 October 2015 – Port-Cros National Park, France

Surveillance and enforcement

  • 17-19 June 2014 – Gökova Specially Protected Area, Turkey