Press Releases

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

Dark-winged Groundling (Brachythemis fuscopalliata)

IUCN study draws attention to the critical state of freshwater biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) presents alarming findings from the most comprehensive freshwater biodiversity assessment in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The study aims at raising the current low profile of freshwater biodiversity conservation in this region, promoting integrated water resource management practices, and providing reliable and up-to-date data for decision makers. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

Ras Mohamed National Park, Egypt .

Sharing the Mediterranean experience with the Arab World on marine protected areas

More than 60 experts on marine protected areas gathered at Hurghada, along the Egyptian Red Sea, in a symposium organised from 19-21 January by the IUCN Regional office for Western Asia (ROWA) supported by the Arab League. …  

21 Jan 2015 | News story

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UICN presenta nuevo estudio para mejorar la gestión de las praderas marinas en el litoral andaluz

El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN acaba de completar un análisis de las figuras de protección de los espacios de la Red Natura 2000 marina en Andalucía con presencia de fanerógamas marinas. El estudio concluye con una serie de recomendaciones de gestión y propuestas de modificación de zonificación para ayudar a optimizar la red de espacios costeros marinos en la protección de praderas marinas.  | French

16 Jan 2015 | News story

Peacock butterfly

IUCN welcomes 13 new Members

 The IUCN Council has admitted 13 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

14 Jan 2015 | News story

Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General

Inger Andersen takes up her duties as IUCN Director General

This week IUCN extends a warm welcome to Inger Andersen as she takes on her new role as Director General. …  

13 Jan 2015 | News story

Shouf Biosphere Reserve (Lebanon) – Biodiversity in Autumn

A Mediterranean wish for 2015

From everyone in the IUCN Mediterranean Office, we wish to express our thanks to everyone, Members, donors, supporters, partners, and friends, who has been involved in what has been a truly fruitful year.  | French | Spanish

01 Jan 2015 | News story

Use of aplha grass for the production of baskets, footwear and beehives in North Africa. © Jabier Ruiz.

248 projects presented by the North African Civil Society Organisations to the PPI-OSCAN call

The ‘Small-Scale Initiatives Programme for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa' launched in June 2014 has rounded off the first stage with a promising start. At the closing date of the call for projects, December 25th, IUCN-Med has received 248 projects from 233 Civil Society Organisations (CSO). By countries, the number of CSOs participating in this call is: 98 from Tunisia, 75 from Morocco, 52 from Algeria, and 8 from Libya.  | French | Spanish

30 Dec 2014 | News story

Terre Sauvage

Helping celebrate more than 50 years of IUCN’s contribution to wildlife conservation with a magazine and free digital app

To help celebrate more than 50 years of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) work protecting our global natural heritage, Terre Sauvage has published a special edition of their renowned wildlife magazine. …  

11 Dec 2014 | News story

Alboran Geoportal

Alboran Sea geoportal now on line!!

After two years of work, the geoportal on natural resources and biodiversity in the Alboran Sea is now available online in three languages. The development of this geoportal was one of the activities carried out within the POCTEFEX-ALBORÁN project, which aimed to facilitate experience sharing among stakeholders so as to identify and harmonize the priorities for improving the governance of natural resources in the Alboran Sea.  | French | Spanish

01 Dec 2014 | News story

Mediterranean landscape