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Publication Cover: Freshwater key biodiversity areas in the Mediterranean basin hotspot

Key Biodiversity Areas in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot

While the Mediterranean basin biodiversity hotspot is well known for its globally important biodiversity, its freshwater biodiversity has not been as widely recognized for its importance. Through this project, freshwater key biodiversity areas (KBAs) have now been identified, mapped and validated throughout much of the Mediterranean hotspot. It is now important to raise awareness of their status as validated freshwater KBAs and to develop plans for appropriate conservation actions at these sites, as this biodiversity is highly threatened largely due to the conflicting demands upon a diminishing supply of fresh water which is further exacerbated by the increased severity of drought across the region.    …  

12 Jan 2015 | Downloads - publication

Cover page: The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean

The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean

This IUCN report and accompanying dataset on the status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the associated report and data on the Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas in the wider Mediterranean Basin represent major advances in provision of information to help incorporate biodiversity needs into water development planning processes within an Integrated River Basin Management framework. 

30 Dec 2014 | Downloads - publication

IUCN-Med Biannual Report 2012-2013

IUCN-Med Biennial Report 2012-2013

IUCN Mediterranean Reflections 2012-2013 is a report summarizing the main activities of the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN-Med) developed by the various programmes that are operating from Malaga in 2012, 2013 and part of the work already underway in 2014. …   | French | Spanish

05 Aug 2014 | Downloads - document

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URBES Fact sheet #5: Urban resilience and sustainability, two sides of the same coin?

We have entered a new urban era in which the ecology of the planet is increasingly influenced by human activity. Due to increasing urbanisation, cities have become the center of attention, as they generate a rising demand for natural resources and have a global environmental impact. This URBES fact sheet explains the importance of understanding the relationship between people and nature in urban planning and decision making in order to achieve urban resilience and sustainability. …  

24 Jun 2014 | Downloads - publication

Traditional agricultural land use practices in the Dinaric Arc

Traditional agricultural land use practices in the Dinaric Arc

This recently finalized manual explores existing traditional agricultural practices in the transboundary sites NP Plitvicka jezera-NP Una, NP Durmitor-NP Sutjeska, NP Tara-Drina, Neretva delta, and Mountain Dinara, and identifies mechanisms for the maintenance and extension of these practices. Published by IUCN, SNV and WWF, it proposes an entire spectrum of measures that could revitalise the rural areas of the Dinaric Arc and enable farmers to focus on the type of management that would protect biodiversity. …  

10 Feb 2014 | Downloads - publication

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Critically Endangered

A World Heritage sanctuary for the world’s most threatened cat

Doñana National Park, Spain …  

05 Feb 2014 | Fact sheet
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Implementation Plan of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016 in Europe

Implementation Plan of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016 in Europe

The Implementation Plan of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016 in Europe defines the concrete contribution of the IUCN European region to the IUCN Programme 2013-2016 adopted during the World Conservation Congress, Jeju 2012.   …  

16 Dec 2013 | Downloads - publication
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Berlin Tempelhof

URBES Fact sheet #4: The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook

This URBES factsheet presents the Cities and Biodiversity Outlook and the ten key messages that the project has produced.  …  

09 Dec 2013 | Downloads - publication
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Sustainable tourism management in the transboundary areas of the Dinaric Arc region

Developing sustainable tourism across borders in the Dinaric Arc

Recently published IUCN’s manual ‘Sustainable tourism management in the transboundary areas of the Dinaric Arc region’ presents the practical steps that need to be implemented in order to secure sustainable tourism development. When well-planned and effectively managed, tourism can provide economic benefits to local people and increase the support for conservation of the natural and cultural resources it depends upon.   …  

14 Nov 2013 | Downloads - publication
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BiodivERsA Policy Brief #2 - CLIMIT

BiodivERsA Policy Brief #2: Managing habitats for land use and climate change adaption

IUCN has partnered up with BiodivERsA to help translate the results of the projects funded by the network into a series of policy briefs targeted primarily to EU policy-makers. IUCN has worked closely with the BiodivERsA scientists and experts within the IUCN network to identify key recommendations for EU policy. …  

02 Oct 2013 | Downloads - publication
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