The MedFund grants 1.8 million euros for the benefit of marine protected areas in Albania and Tunisia

This financial support comes to reinforce and complement UNEP/MAP-SPA/RAC's initiatives for marine protected areas, in particular those classified as Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMIs).

A SPAMI, or a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance, is a site which is of importance for conserving the components of biological diversity in the Mediterranean; contains ecosystems specific to the Mediterranean area or the habitats of endangered species; is of special interest at the scientific, aesthetic, cultural or educational levels. The SPAMI List was established within the framework of the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea and its SPA/BD Protocol to promote cooperation in the management and conservation of natural areas, as well as in the protection of threatened species and their habitats.

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published on 2020/06/17 17:02:06 GMT+0 last modified 2020-06-17T17:02:06+00:00