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PANACHE was a Franco-British project funded by European programme INTERREG IV. The project aimed for better protection of the Channel marine environment by establishing a network among existing marine protected areas.

There were five main project goals :

  • Assess ecological coherence across the marine protected area network;
  • Pool and share experience in monitoring these areas;
  • Strengthen coherence and foster interaction for improved marine protected area management;
  • Heighten awareness of marine protected areas: create a sense of ownership and shared expectations through citizen science programmes;
  • Establish a public GIS database.

The PANACHE project began in July 2012 and ended in March 2015.

France and Great Britain are facing similar challenges to protect the marine biodiversity in their shared marine territory: PANACHE aimed at providing a common, coherent and efficient reaction.

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