MedPAN is co-organising 2 workshops during the 5th International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas to be held in Greece from 8 to 12 April 2019. For information, this is the first time that this international conference will be organised in Europe and more particularly in the Mediterranean. This is a unique opportunity for MedPAN to promote actions in favour of protected areas and marine mammals in the Mediterranean region.

  • The first workshop “Towards building a global networking mechanism of MPA managers & practitioners: Promoting ecological solidarity” will provide an opportunity to discuss and develop potential common activities and tools to promote links between MPAs within regional MPA networks.
  • The second workshop, “Integrating marine mammal conservation needs into MPA management plans” aims to provide an overview of the current status of marine mammals in MPA management and to identify a path forward incorporating marine mammals in existing and future management plans of MPAs.

Please feel free to contact Susan Gallon (susan.gallon@medpan.org), our new scientist manager, if you are planning to attend this conference and would like to contribute to one of the sessions co-organised by MedPAN.

The recommendations of these 2 workshops will be taken into account and shared during the annual experience exchange workshop on mobile species to be held in November 2019. A call for contributions for this workshop will be sent later this year.