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International Day for Biological Diversity 2015: Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Every year on May 22, people around the world celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, a day aimed at increasing understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. From habitat loss and overexploitation to illegal wildlife trade and climate change, a whole host of very real and damaging threats is facing the planet’s incredible biodiversity. Combatting these issues lies at the core of IUCN’s work and feeds into the organisation’s mission of ‘a just world that values and conserves nature’. …  

22 May 2015 | Article

Brochure de sensibilisation sur le cap de Trois Fourches (Maroc)

Le cap des Trois Fourches

Le Centre d’Activités Régionales pour les Aires Spécialement Protégées (CAR/ASP) de la Convention de Barcelone et le Centre de Coopération de la Méditerranée de l’UICN avec la collaboration du Haut-Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD) du Maroc viennent de réaliser une publication dédiée au Cap des Trois Fourches, sur la façade méditerranéenne du Maroc. …  

21 May 2015 | Downloads - publication

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IUCN Welcomes 15 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 15 new Members to IUCN  | French | Spanish | Spanish

13 May 2015 | Article

The MEET project presentation at the Midterm Conference in Lebanon (April 2015)

MEET catalogue: Building ecotourism destinations in Mediterranean protected areas

During one month, from 16 February to 22 March, 11 workshops and field trips in 8 countries were 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). The MEET project, a three-year project funded by European Union (ENPI-CBC Mediterranean Programme 2007-2013), aims at exploring an innovative model of ecotourism for protected areas in the Mediterranean. …  

12 May 2015 | News story

Octopus vulgaris, Cap de Trois Fourches (Maroc)

Discover the biological richness of ”Cap des Trois Fourches” in Morocco

The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, in collaboration with theHaut-Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification  Moroccan (HCEFLCD) in Morocco, have just released a new publication dealing with the "Cap des Trois Fourches" on the Mediterranean coasts of Morocco. …   | French

11 May 2015 | News story

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Applications open for European RiverPrize 2015

The International RiverFoundation is now calling for applications for the 2015 IRF European Riverprize - Europe’s most esteemed award for the restoration, protection or sustainable management of rivers and wetlands across the continent. …  

05 May 2015 | News story

Ruins of the Roman City of Tharros. Sinis protected area, (Italy).

Final Call: Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) Test Tours, Spring 2015

The MEET project is finally launching the second round of MEETecotourism packages test tours. The Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism Network (MEET) Project is a cross-border cooperative eco-tourism venture funded by the European Union (in the framework of the ENPI-CBC Mediterranean Programme 2007-2013). …  

16 Apr 2015 | Article

Mangrove ecosystems are valuable assets.

World Forum on Natural Capital calls for ground-breaking case studies

Organizers of the second World Forum on Natural Capital, including IUCN, have issued a call for case studies that demonstrate how putting natural capital at the heart of decision-making can benefit companies’ bottom line, as well as the environment. 

09 Apr 2015 | Article

Ranunculus coronaria. Palestine

Strengthening the network of botanists in the South and East Mediterranean

The project ‘Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean’, which was launched in October 2014, is moving ahead. The Scientific Institute of Mohamed V University in Rabat (Morocco) has recently hosted the first workshop for experts who are going to document the conservation status and distribution of selected rare and threatened plant species in Important Plant Areas (IPAs), especially in those countries where information is insufficient (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine). …  

08 Apr 2015 | News story

Photo de groupe. Atelier d'Ifrane. Projet PPI-OSCAN

Renforcement des capacités pour l’élaboration des projets de conservation de la nature en Afrique du Nord

Les 15 Organisations de la Société Civile (OSC) présélectionnées en Maroc pour passer à la 2ème phase du Programme des Petites initiatives pour les Organisations de la Société Civile d’Afrique du Nord (PPI-OSCAN) ont participé dans un atelier organisé par le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN, qui a eu pour but renforcer ses capacités sur l'élaboration des projets. …  

31 Mar 2015 | News story