International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Association for the Sustainable Financing of Mediterranean MPAs (M2PA)

The Association for the sustainable financing of Mediterranean MPAs (M2PA) was established under Monaco law in 2015 as a cooperation platform bringing together governments, regional organizations and civil society. Membership in the M2PA is open to States that have confirmed their commitment to implementing an ambitious policy to support MPAs and that have explicitly demonstrated their support to the initiative. To date, Albania, Croatia, France, Monaco, Morocco, and Tunisia are members of the Association. The M2PA is also open to regional organizations involved in the conservation of Mediterranean marine and coastal ecosystems, such as the Specially Protected Areas Regional Activity Centre (SPA/RAC), the network of Marine Protected Areas managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN), WWF Mediterranean, the International Union for Conservation of Nature - Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med), Initiative PIM (Petites Iles Méditerranéennes), and the French Conservatoire du littoral. Private donors have joined the initiative, such as the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation. The Basel Zoo and the Monaco oceanographic Museum provide part of their admission fees proceeds to support M2PA.


Romain Renoux Coordiantor