On July, 10th, 2013, a national workshop on Marine Protected Areas will be organized in Tirana, Albania by the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UNEP/MAP - RAC/SPA), the IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (IUCN-ELC).
The objective of this workshop is to review and discuss with national stakeholders, experts and NGOs the findings of the study “Assessment and support to Adriatic countries’ priority needs for legal, policy and institutional reforms to strengthen the creation processes and the management of marine protected areas”.
This study was conducted under the MedMPAnet Project - Regional Project for the Development of a Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Protected Areas (MPAs) Network through the boosting of MPA Creation and Management. Preliminary data collection was realized within the framework of the NEREUS project, funded by MAVA Fondation pour la Nature, in collaboration with the Mediterranean wetlands initiative (MedWET).
The workshop is expecting attendance by over 50 representatives from the central and local administrations (environment and tourism), NGOs and experts. Participants will discuss preliminary documents and propose modifications and additional elements to be included in the final version which will be published both in Albanian and English by the end of the year. Similar activities are conducted in Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina.
More info: Alain Jeudy