Management of highly mobile species across Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

12-14 November 2019, Akyaka, Turkey

Programme of the workshop

For participants of the workshop, your arrival and departure times as well as schedules of our airport shuttles are indicated here. If there is a mistake please contact emile.grimaud@medpan.org (please note: your airport transfer cannot be guaranteed if you do not provide us with your flight information).

Conservation issues for highly mobile species explicitly emphasize the added value of monitoring and management network-based approaches across Mediterranean MPAs: highly mobile species are committing MPAs to a form of “ecological solidarity” and to collaborations beyond the local level. The overall purpose of the workshop is to allow MPA managers, project leaders and stakeholders to pool and share information, expertise and experiences, take stock on the current challenges for the conservation of highly mobile species and build long-term approaches to implement solutions together.

The specific objectives of the workshop can be summarised as follows:

  • Provide an overview of the strategies, policies, projects and programmes for the conservation of highly mobile species in the Mediterranean in order to highlight what can be practically done in line with existing initiatives.
  • Help MPA managers understand how they can effectively contribute to the conservation of highly mobile species at the broader Mediterranean scale.
  • Help MPAs identify targeted measures to ensure effective management of highly mobile species.
  • Foster monitoring and management network-based approaches for the conservation of highly mobile species in their different habitats.
  • Demonstrate how species can be an effective means of motivating stakeholders engagement in MPA management.
  • Contribute to identify gaps and needs at the national and regional level, in particular concerning important areas that should be protected through MPAs or other conservation tools.