Mediterranean Region

Happy Christmas!

A wish for the Mediterranean

This year has been marked by the Río+20 Summit and the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju (South Korea). Their results, along with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (Aichi targets), have been definitively reflected on the IUCN Mediterranean Programme 2013-2016 and IUCN North Africa Programme that Members have approved. …   | French | Spanish

20 Dec 2012 | News story

Experts participatingn at the KBA workshop in Bosnia and Herzegovina

IUCN workshop on Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas in Bosnia

The Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of IUCN Species Programme organised a workshop bringing together a range of stakeholders to validate Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in the southern European part (Balkan region) of the Mediterranean Biodiversity Hotspot. …   | French | Spanish

20 Dec 2012 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Strengthening IUCN in Europe: Message by IUCN Director General

Dear Members, partners and friends, …  

11 Dec 2012 | News story
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Women in developing countries play a key role in helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change, yet their voice is hardly heard in discussions on climate change.

Women take action in the face of climate change

A new IUCN publication outlining action plans for women to help them adapt to climate change and minimize its impact has been launched today at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar. …  

26 Nov 2012 | News story

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IUCN is looking for a Director for its Brussels office

The Director of the IUCN Brussels Office represents the IUCN Secretariat and provides leadership and guidance for all activities undertaken by the Secretariat within the EU context in Brussels.    …  

23 Nov 2012 | News story
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Answering the SOS call from the wild: dolphins, rhinos, tigers and others to benefit from more funding

Gland, Switzerland, 22 November 2012 (IUCN) Flagship species conservation initiative Save Our Species (SOS) is expanding its work with US$ 2.5 million funding for 25 new projects. …  

22 Nov 2012 | News story

WILD 10

A Wilder World , A Wilder Europe….

…is as possible as it is necessary. This is the message of WILD10, a collaborative conservation process occurring right now that will culminate in the 10th World Wilderness Congress in beautiful Salamanca, Spain, 4-10 October 2013.   …  

19 Nov 2012 | News story
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Discovering biodiversity: 300 meters deep in the Italian sea

MoBioMarCal (Monitoring of Marine Biodiversity in Calabria), a scientific marine exploration project, has revealed a wealth of underwater species and diversity in Italy by using innovative technology which allows to film nature very deep in the sea. …  

05 Nov 2012 | News story
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Poster EU Pegaso project

A new highway connecting the Mediterranean

The principles of integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) are being translated into concrete actions in ten different locations supported by a new Mediterranean information highway portal. …   | Spanish

31 Oct 2012 | News story

Mediterranean coast of Morocco

Morocco Ratifies the ICZM Protocol

The recent ratification of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Protocol by Morocco is a step forward towards a more sustainable use of the Mediterranean coast. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Spain, in its capacity of Depositary of the Treaty for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Mediterranean Seaside Region (Barcelona Convention), informs that on 21 September 2012, the Kingdom of Morocco deposited the Ratification Instrument of the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean (ICZM). …  

29 Oct 2012 | News story


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