Setting up a concession on a marine protected area

A free support program to help MPA managers channel tourism revenues

To help MPA managers develop and diversify revenues, we published a practical guide on MPA financing mechanisms. We wish to go further and support directly MPA managers in the implementation of such financing mechanisms.

Following our first program on visitor fees for marine protected areas, the second support program we are now launching is dedicated to the implementation of concessions.

More than 320 million tourists visit the Mediterranean region every year. Concession agreements between private tourism operators and MPAs could channel a part of tourism revenues towards marine conservation in the region.

Discover the content of our support program below.

Through this programme, we will lead you, step-by-step, through the different processes resulting in the final implementation of a concession in your MPA.

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The application deadline is on September 27, 2021.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

This support program is part of the Co-Managed No-Take zones/MPAs project conducted in collaboration with: