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LAB SITE

MPA Network, MALTA

Development of the financing plan for Malta MPA network

Environmental description
Malta archipelago is composed of three main islands Malta, Gozo, and Comino. When compared to its landmass, Malta enjoys a relative abundance of coastal and marine resources, including marine habitats and species of conservation importance.

blueseeds mission

BlueSeeds is supporting ERA in the development of a business plan for the implementation of the conservation measures for its network of 18 MPAs in Malta. This business plan is the first step to reach financial sustainability of marine conservation in the country.

Main territorial challenges

blueseeds
intervention
SUPPORT

focus

MAIN
STAKEHOLDERS
Environmental Resources 
Authority (ERA) 

DIAGNOSIS

Status of the 6 pillars of sustainability
of conservation measures managed by ERA

OCTOBER
Development of a financing plan for implementation of conservation measures
1
2
2018
DECEMBER
Business plan validation and training to ERA team officers
  • Development of a financing plan for the management of 18 MPAs
  • Ongoing discussion about the development of ERA’s environemental fund
  • Ongoing discussion about tourism-based financing mechanisms

Next steps

  • MPA validation business plan validation
  • Implementation of innovative financing mechanisms
  • Extend the BlueSeeds – ERA cooperation agreement