Marine Protected Areas workshop in Croatia

On June, 14, 2013, a national workshop on Marine Protected Areas was organized in Zagreb, Croatia 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 was to review and discuss with national stakeholders, experts and NGOs the findings of the study regarding the legal and institutional framework for the establishment of marine protected areas in the country and then to examine options for improving the declaration and management of marine protected areas, including participatory mechanisms.

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 (

The workshop was attended by 20 representatives from the central and local administrations (environment and tourism) and NGOs. Participants discussed preliminary documents and proposed modifications and additional elements to be included in the final version and edited by the end of the year. Similar activities are conducted in Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina.

For more details please contact:

Souha El Asmi
Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UNEP/MAP - RAC/SPA)

Alain Jeudy de Grissac
IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med)

Sarah Lucas
IUCN - Environmental Law Centre (IUCN-ELC)

Work area: 
Environmental Law
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