MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
AND ENERGY SECURITY

Experiences of Parks and Marine Protected Areas compared

Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Presentation of the final results of the Girepam community project live streamed on the social channels of Asinara National Park.

A volume of more than 300 pages entitled “Experiences of Parks and Marine Protected Areas Compared” recounts the four years of activities.

Girepam (Integrated Management of Ecological Networks through Parks and Marine Areas) is a strategic project, funded by the Interreg Italy-France Maritime Program 2014- 2020. Launched in January 2017, it comes to an end after four years of intense activities carried out by a rich partnership: five regions (Sardinia, Corsica, Région Sud – Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Liguria and Tuscany), 17 Parks and Marine Protected Areas, four universities and three research organizations, entities in charge of land management, which implemented joint actions, aimed at addressing issues of common interest present in the cooperation area. The Region of Sardinia, Directorate General of Environmental Defense, was the project leader and coordinated all the activities, while Asinara National Park edited the synthesis of all the partners’ contributions and edited a volume of more than 300 pages entitled “The Management of Marine-Coastal Protected Areas. Experiences of Parks and Marine Protected Areas in comparison” edited by Vittorio Gazale, Laura Santona, Paolo Bagliani and Andrea Soriga. The book can be downloaded from the Park’s institutional website www.parcoasinara.org, in the “Park Books” section.

On Tuesday, February 16 at 10:30 a.m., a presentation of the initiative has been organized live on the web on the social channels of Asinara National Park.Speakers will include Park Commissioner and Director Gabriela Scanu and Vittorio Gazale, Laura Santona of the Region of Sardinia, Gianluigi Cancemi of the Office de l’Environnement de la Corse, Francesca Giannini of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, Mariano Mariani Director of the Porto Conte Regional Park, and Paolo Bagliani of the Criteria Society.