Mediterranean Region

Ainsi, la ZMPV participe en droit de la Mer à la protection d'un site dont la conservation mobilise des outils juridiques de nature variée.

The Pelagos sanctuary deserves more

Mediterranean associations call on French, Italian governments and the Principality of Monaco "the Pelagos sanctuary deserves more" An appeal on behalf of the Mediterranean’s most extensive protected area, covering 4% of the entire basin and home to the fin whale, the sperm whale and dolphins,the Pelagos sanctuary.   …   | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2015 | News story

Little Sydney

“Little Sydney” Conference registration is open

IUCN, along with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), have now opened registration for the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” Conference, the biggest European protected areas event of the year, scheduled to run May 28-31 in Hainburg, Austria. …  

19 Mar 2015 | News story

The Race For Water Odyssey to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution in the ocean set off from Bordeaux, France.

Race against oceans of plastic

A unique sailing expedition to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution across the most polluted ocean areas set off yesterday from Bordeaux, France. …  

16 Mar 2015 | News story

Azraq Wetland - Jordan

Environmental interpretation training for Mediterranean protected areas

Tourism is becoming a way of increasing the financial resources of protected areas and improving their administrative capacity. To manage the impact of tourists in protected areas is necessary to use tools to establish communication between the natural and cultural element we wish to protect and the visitors. In this light, Environmental Interpretation is one of the most successful ways of forming conservationist awareness in the last decade. …  

13 Mar 2015 | News story

Image for the IV Mediterranean Forest Week

The role of nature tourism to debate in the IV Mediterranean Forest Week

In a bid to provide a solid common regional platform for cooperation and foster dialogue between the Mediterranean forest research community, policy-makers and relevant stakeholders, the IV Mediterranean Forest Week is organised this year in Barcelona, from 17 to 20 March, with the support of the Spanish Government, the regional government of Catalonia, FAO, and Forest Europe. …  

13 Mar 2015 | News story

Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

Pastoralism provides crucial services to humanity, can support green economy transition

Better management of neglected sector would boost water regulation and biodiversity and sequester up to 9.8 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions …   | French

09 Mar 2015 | News story

Hayedo de Serra de Sant Amand, en Ripollès (Girona).

13 particulares y 9 organizaciones ayudan a preservar uno de los mejores bosques maduros de Cataluña

Acciónatura, Miembro de UICN, ha formalizado la preservación efectiva a 25 años de 14.000 m2 del hayedo centenario de "Els Graus", en el Ripollès (Girona, España). Mediante una compensación económica de 2.479 euros, la propiedad cede a Acciónatura los derechos de explotación forestal para 25 años de esta reserva forestal, ahora ya destinada a conservar el bosque maduro, dejándola a evolución natural. Al ser una zona muy frágil, y para preservar sus valores, por el momento no es visitable abiertamente. …  

04 Mar 2015 | News story

Cap de Creus Natural Park (Catalonia, Spain)

Consolidating local partnerships for ecotourism in Mediterranean protected areas

This week the first workshop to consolidate local clusters for ecotourism starts in the protected areas of Cap de Creus, Aiguamolls, and Montgri Natural Parks in Catalonia (Spain). This is one of the 10 Mediterranean Experience of EcoTourism Product consolidation and Sustainability Workshops jointly organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in the framework of the activities of the Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism Network (MEET). …  

17 Feb 2015 | News story

Femmes dans le Parc National d'Al Hoceima (Maroc)

53 projects shortlisted for the 2nd phase of the Small scale initiatives for Civil Society Organisations in North Africa

The project call launched by the IUCN Mediterranean Co-operation Centre (IUCN-Med) in the framework of the Small Initiatives Programme for Civil Society Organisations in North Africa (PPI-Oscan) received 248 projects from organisations in Algeria (55 applications), Libya (10 applications), Morocco (78 applications) and Tunisia (105 applications). …   | French

10 Feb 2015 | News story

Barrage de Bin El Ouidane (Maroc)

Accord pour appuyer la conservation et la gestion durable des zones humides en Maroc

Le Secrétaire Générale aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD) du Maroc a signé aujourd'hui un Mémorandum d’Entente avec le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l‘UICN pour l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre d’un projet d’appui à la conservation et la gestion durable des zones humides au Maroc. …  

03 Feb 2015 | News story

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