MED Biodiversity Protection Community - Mainstreaming biodiversity management efforts for environmental sustainability

Key figures

  • Project’s duration: November 2019 – June 2022

Other Interreg Med Programme projects

Plan Bleu is also involved in 2 other projects of the Interreg Med Programme 2019-2022:


The first steering committee meeting took place on 12th December 2019 in Marseille, France.

The Med Biodiversity Protection Community/MBPC (“PANACeA2”) is a horizontal project focusing on objective 3.2. “maintaining biodiversity and natural ecosystems through strengthening the management and networking of protected areas”. MBPC project has been featured by PANACeA project, one of six Horizontal Projects approved from the first call of the Interreg Med programming period 2014-2020.

It builds on achievements to increase the impact of 3.2 modular projects’ towards common identified targets and links through:

  • Synthesizing and transferring outcomes on ecosystem protection efforts;
  • Engaging a stakeholders’ community & transferring knowledge beyond the community and the project´s lifetime,
  • Enhancing the communication & dissemination strategy,
  • Developing the long-term capitalization tool ensuring evidence-based policy enforcement.

Coordinated by the European Topic Centre at the University of Malaga, Plan Bleu is partner of this project and in charge of:

  • Developing a strategy and action plan for capitalisation activities;
  • Systematizing knowledge Capitalisation & mainstreaming events;
  • Liaising tools and recommendations for transformative changes;
  • Mainstreaming the efforts of the Adriatic-Inonian region in improving the status of biodiversity

A Community articulated around three cross-cutting issues:

  1. Addressing biodiversity protection challenges in Protected Areas, with a focus on climate change and marine litter.
  2. Sustainable use of resources, with a focus on governance model for Posidonia meadow management and on protected areas and cumulative impacts.
  3. Ecosystem approach and integrated ecosystem monitoring.


Main Objectives

The Biodiversity Protection Community (BPC) builds on the efforts of PANACeA during the period 2016-2019 in:

  • assisting and ensuring synergies between the community of thematic projects of Biodiversity protection
  • acting as a Science-Policy-Interface (SPI) to foster exchange of experiences and knowledge sharing to influence a behavioural and policy change.

To reach its objectives, the BPC ensures guiding two types of processes for an uptake by regional policies to support them reaching their targets to 2020 and to prioritise their policy aspirations beyond 2020 through:

  • enforced and well managed PAs network
  • working beyond MPAs with an ecosystem approach to address major types of pollution and climate change effects


The Community’s projects

  • AMAre
  • FishMPABlue2
  • PlasticBustersMPAs
  • Tune-up (previous WETNET modular project)
  • MPA Engaged
  • MPA networks


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