Mediterranean MPAs are key actors in MEDSEALITTER action plan: in Parco Nazionale delle 5 Terre begin the transferring phase of the new protocol to the Italian MPAs.
The first informative seminar, within transferring phase of MEDSEALITTER, , was held last april 5 by the Interreg Medsealitter project partners in Manarola, 5 Terre National Park headquarter. The directors of 5 Marine Protected Areas attending the initiative were invited not only to consider an official adoption of the new protocol, but also to the improve its applicability.
All the attendants underlined how, in spite several marine litter monitoring and mitigation activities, there was a lack of coordinated management at local and national level. The collaboration between research institutions, civil society and marine protected areas - key actors of MEDSEALITTER - was therefore welcomed by those participants, who also appreciated the project's goal of networking with the Amp of MEDSEALITTER countries.
The Coast Guard / Harbor Master's Office and ARPA LIGURIA attended the meeting too. Both of them appreciated the new protocol and its innovative aspects.
Medsealitter transferring and training activities in Italy, France, Spain and Greece will continue next weeks.
- April 12 Gargano National Park
- May 3 Punta Campanella MPA
- May 10, Villasimius, Capocarbonara MPA
- May 17 Palermo, Legambiente Sicilia headquarter
- June 5-6 Seaquarium of the Grau-du-Roi
- June 7 Grau-du-Roi
- May 9 UVEG workshop and training of MPAs staff
- May 17 Kavala
- May 22 Patras
- June 4 Anavyssos
Medsealitter project will officially end with the convention "States-General of Blue Economy, by MEDSEALITTER"11 and 12 June in Rome.
Further info on Manarola workshop http://www.parconazionale5terre.it/dettaglio.php?id=53304