The "Network of Parks" project was financed by Interreg IIIC South Zone, which is a Community Initiative supported by the European Regional Development Fund. This programme aimed to promote interregional co-operation between regional and other public authorities across the entire EU territory and neighbouring countries.
The project aimed to establish an international network between terrestrial protected areas in the Mediterranean region.
The global aim of the project was to identify common strategies for environmental management in protected areas promoting new forms of co-operation between key players. This was achieved through the setting up, management and promotion of a system of networks between protected natural areas, with the aim of co-ordinating and defining the exchange of studies, experiences and information on territorial management solutions, policies and actions in the field.
The project was structured around four components: management and co-ordination; exchange of knowledge and experience; improvement and enhancement of the Network’s competences; and marketing management.
Network of Parks was implemented through a series of working roundtables, which focused on four different themes: management of species in protected areas; management of tourism in protected areas; forest management and desertification; and management of EU funds.
The project was led by Ente Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio. The total budget for the project was €1.3 million, of which MEPA’s share was €60,000. 75% of the budget allocation for MEPA was provided by the EU, while the other 25% was provided by MEPA. The project was concluded in 2007.
Within MEPA, the project was coordinated by the Ecosystems Management Unit with assistance from the EU and Multilateral Affairs Unit. More information about the project, its activities and deliverables can be found on the project’s website
MAGHREBIAN MOUSE-EARED BAT
BATS IN MALTA
SANDARAC GUM TREE
ORCHIDS IN MALTA
MALTESE PYRAMIDAL ORCHID
MALTESE FRESHWATER CRAB
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INTERREG IIIC - Structural Funds Programme for Malta 2004-2006
Project co-financed by the European Union
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Co-financing rate: 75% EU Funds; 25% Government of Malta