Bringing together key public and private players, this Mediterranean community of nature conservation actors is mainstreaming management efforts for environmental sustainability and increasing the impact of biodiversity protection projects towards common identified strategic targets. The PANACeA project (its predecessor initiative implemented from 2016 to 2019) has now become the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community project (2019-2022) to move forward networking and management efforts inside and outside protected areas (PAs), and so enhance nature conservation and management in the region.

With this in mind, the partners in the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection project and in the 15 projects engaged, including those that finalized in 2019, are looking at ways to strengthen networking and linkages among community institutions. The three Working Groups established for 2016-2019 will continue to promote joint collaborative work, with capacity building opportunities to empower project partners and interested actors with effective biodiversity protection and management tools, put the Mediterranean Ecosystem-based Declaration into practice in partnership, and raise awareness on Mediterranean biodiversity knowledge and the challenges ahead.

The local adoption of tools and approaches at regional and national level, particularly concerning governance mechanisms, collaboration among public and private sectors across the whole Mediterranean, will be encouraged with a view to effectively contribute to more feasible post-2020 targets concerning biodiversity protection in the Mediterranean.

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Ecosystem-based approaches for biodiversity protection and management.

A Consensus Statement towards understanding and managing transboundary and cumulative impacts in Mediterranean Ecosystems.

In Brussels, 5 December 2018, representatives of European and Mediterranean institutions active in biodiversity protection and management science, practice and policy, meeting on 4 and 5 December 2018 on the occasion of the event “Ecosystem-based approaches: benefits for people and nature” and the public hearing with Members of the European Parliament on “Mediterranean Ecosystems in Danger: Enhancing EU policy response”, supported by the SEARICA group in Brussels.

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Through our map viewer you can locate the institutions involved, from public authorities, to research institutions and protected areas. You can access and use the map maker tool to combine existing spatial data in the Catalogue, giving access to additional layers such as Mediterranean Regions, EBSAs, MAPAMED, Med-IAMER. If you want to contribute with your data, please fill the form you will find in the KNP and we will contact you with more details on how to share them.


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Open Communication Resources

The Biodiversity protection Community featured by different projects delivers concrete and tangible results.

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Find here the communication toolkit we have prepared to better spread our news! It includes some open sources for the community: images, quiz link and some ideas to find the best pictures for your project social media accounts. You can also download our presentation roll up.


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