MedPAN Science Communication Products

MedPAN Science Communication Products

Worldwide, marine protected areas (MPAs) are often declared by governments to fulfill national or international commitments. However, after being legally declared, MPAs remain in a status referred to as “paper parks”, without any management authority or without any conservation measures in place. With this publication, WWF Mediterranean intends to mainstream best practices and lesson learned on how stakeholder dialogue, community empowerment, and enhance capacity are key to achieve effective conservation and to begin to apply MPAs as a tool to promote green economies at the local scale. These two publications will be available in English, French, and Arabic to national and local government, MPA practitioners and technical staff throughout the region to understand and apply the process of participatory MPA planning and stakeholder co-management.
In addition, in partnership with NOAA, MedPAN will create a guidebook that will serve as an improved toolset for encouraging participatory management styles for MPA management worldwide.


Key Personnel

Jane Hawkey
Senior Science Communicator
Simon Costanzo
Science Integrator
Heath Kelsey
IAN Director
Catherine Ward
Science Communication Assistant
Brianne Walsh
Senior Science Communicator


  • Start: 2012-03-01
  • Finish: 2012-10-31
  • Duration: 7 months