The Mediterranean Protected Areas Network (MedPAN) works to strengthen marine protected areas (MPAs) using a bottom-up and large partnership approach in the Mediterranean and beyond. It comprises a small secretariat team based in France and Board of Directors, which together coordinate, support and provide a unified voice for its 131-strong membership. MedPAN’s members and partners are local, national and regional organisations involved in managing or supporting MPAs in and around the Mediterranean Sea. The Network facilitates experience sharing and collaboration between MPAs; provides tailored capacity development and funding opportunities to members; strengthens scientific knowledge of Mediterranean Sea ecosystems and their protection; and informs MPA policy and legislation at national, regional and global level. MedPAN also runs a small grants programme for members and their partners and is a board member of the MedFund.