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The SPA/RAC (Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas) was established by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention to assist the Network of Mediterranean Countries in the implementation of the Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean.

The Center supports the activities of CAMP Italy Project in the identification and adoption of a participatory approach with the various stakeholders, through communication, education and environmental awareness and good governance practices, based on experience in planning, identification and creation and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). It also contributes to the identification of capacity building strategies for the preparation of a specific ICZM program as a more effective instrument for the protection of biodiversity and to prevent the increasing demand in coastal and marine resources.

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