Financing Marine Protected Areas with the private sector: blue finance feasibility study in Croatia , July 2016

In Croatia, BF, supported by a national consultant, carried out a study at the Telascica National Park (TNP) in order to provide guidance on sustainable financing mechanisms. Specifically, the study identified the beneficiaries of the ecosystem services of the TNP and proposed a model for the implementation of potential business models to contribute to the long-term financing of the area. Work entailed a number of meetings with stakeholders as well as a desktop study. Taking into consideration the higher flexibility and entrepreneurship of the private sector for marketing and developing tourism activities, compared to the publicsector, it was recommended that a potential partnership with a private operator be explored.