2nd Think-Tank meeting on the Mediterranean Biodiversity Platform held in Malaga

Mediterranean joining forces for biodiversity information challenges

Nine environmental international organisations across the Mediterranean gathered today in Malaga to discuss how to give shape to an initiative that seeks cooperation in the field of data and information biodiversity in the region. …  

02 Jul 2015 | News story

Mariposa niña de Sierra Nevada (Polyommatus golgus)

Presentados 4 planes de recuperación para mariposas amenazadas en España

Ayer se presentaron 4 planes de recuperación para las mariposas endémicas y amenazadas en España. Las cuatro especies se encuentran en Andalucía y dos de ellas tienen parte de su área de distribución en las regiones de Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha y Aragón. En el seminario de presentación celebrado en la Universidad de Granada participaron técnicos de la Junta de Andalucía, responsables de espacios protegidos y expertos que han colaborado en del desarrollo de los planes, entre ellos, expertos de UICN. …  

25 Jun 2015 | News story

UN Member States formally adopt a resolution for the introduction of legal measures to protect the high seas

A major step towards a legally-binding deal for the high seas

Another significant step towards improved protection and management of the high seas was achieved today as UN Member States formally adopted a resolution for the development of legal measures to conserve marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. …  

19 Jun 2015 | News story

Mar Cano participando en la Reunión de Validación de la Estrategia del Arruí en Túnez, celebrado en mayo de 2014.

In memoriam: Falleció una gran experta de la conservación en el Mediterráneo

Desde UICN estamos profundamente entristecidos por la pérdida de la experta y bióloga María del Mar Cano, colaboradora del Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo, y extendemos nuestras condolencias a sus familiares, colegas y amigos. …  

19 Jun 2015 | News story
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Cooperation agreement between IUCN and EFE

IUCN and EFE set to hold the first environmental journalism forum of Mediterranean press agencies

The two institutions formalize their first cooperation agreement, with the purpose of improving the quality of environmental information in the Mediterranean.  | French | Spanish

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Participants in the meeting on the protection of marine areas in the Mediterranean.

UNEP, FAO and ACCOBAMS join efforts on protection of marine areas in the Mediterranean

An important joint meeting between three main regional organizations, the UNEP-Mediterranean Action Plan (represented the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas - RAC/SPA), the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean of FAO (GFCM) and the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) that have among their mandates the development of spatial base management measures for marine conservation and sustainable development, in particular Marine Protected Areas (MPA), was held in Tunis (Tunisia) on 9-12 June 2015.  …  

15 Jun 2015 | News story

MEET Project conference

MEET Project Catalogue presentation and discussion at Expo Milano 2015 in Italy

Project partners from Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia had the opportunity to share their thoughts in a conference entitled ‘Eco-Tourism supporting ecosystems resilience: the successful experience of MEET Project’, which took place at a universal exhibition Expo Milano 2015, Italy on June 12th, to present and discuss various components of the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) Project Catalogue.   …  

13 Jun 2015 | News story

The rabbitfish (Siganus luridus) native to the Red Sea is considered as an important invasive species in the Mediterranean.

IUCN invites scuba diving clubs to collaborate in the monitoring and identification of marine invasive species

The MedMis programme focuses on the control of invasive species in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. This programme provides its volunteers users with a website, a mobile application, and can be followed on social networks using the hashtags #invasivespecies and #MedMIS  | French | Spanish

09 Jun 2015 | News story

Mural made by students from Malaga, who participated in WED activities.

Malaga encourages citizen’s commitment on the World Environment Day

The city joined this worldwide environmental awareness event encouraging citizens to change their consumption behavior and make them more aware of their impact on the environment. …   | Spanish

05 Jun 2015 | News story

The glorious Lake Nivolet basks in the Italian sunshine

Greening Europe – recommendations for the Green List of Protected Areas from the Little Sydney conference

What are some key considerations for rolling out the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas (GLPA) in the European context, building on the successful involvement of France, Spain and Italy in the GLPA pilot phase? Being “one of the biggest successes of the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney”, as Jean-Philippe Siblet of the French GLPA expert group put it, the Green List featured prominently at the Little Sydney conference in Hainburg, Austria. …  

05 Jun 2015 | Article