Empowering the Mediterranean Community with tools for ecosystem-based management

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Date: 
16 May, 2018 - 18 May, 2018
Location: 
Podgorica, Montenegro

Med Biodiversity Protection Open Seminar: 16–17 May 2018
Med Interactive Workshop: 17-18 May 2018

The Med Biodiversity Protection community featured by the PANACeA project – the organizer of this event - pursues a direct dialogue with major policy and management instruments affecting our common environment. The seminar aims to highlight and transfer latest knowledge, practical methodologies and tools developed by current EU and Mediterranean research, management and policy projects to stimulate a Mediterranean debate on ecosystem-based management and biodiversity conservation. The scope of topics to be debated in Montenegro refers in particular to assessing and addressing the challenges of climate change and marine litter impacts on biodiversity and the communities in and nearby protected areas, with particular attention to climate change and marine litter impacts); testing
participatory governance mechanisms for a sustainable management of natural resources and its services related particularly to wetlands and small scale fisheries ; and the meta-analysis of land and sea interactions and economic activities towards integrated ecosystem monitoring and management approaches. Ways to transfer innovative management tools and integrate different data platforms/interfaces in the region will be discussed to strengthen the efforts of this Mediterranean community of projects and institutions to regionally tackle emerging and identified common cross-cutting issues.

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