700 million euros per year – this is the amount of the financing gap of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean compared to their conservation objectives. Only 12% of the financial needs of MPAs are covered by their current resources. No wonder their effectiveness is too often questioned.
Yet, their efficiency has been demonstrated: a well-managed MPA with sufficient funds restores good health to vulnerable ecosystems, while contributing to the ecological transition of a territory.
Drawing on our experience in the field and our multidisciplinary approach, we have developed a practical guide presenting funding mechanisms adapted to MPAs.
This guide thus offers marine conservation actors the opportunity to increase their positive impact in the Mediterranean. By making it available to everyone free of charge, BlueSeeds hopes to inspire new, lasting initiatives with strong positive ecological, social and economic effects.