Cabo de Gaba

The Mediterranean is characterised by a high diversity of species and ecosystems, highly productive lands and seas, a moderate climate, as well as a particular landscape and harmony between man and nature. Among the problems affecting the region are the rapid urbanisation of coastal zones, thus reducing the extent of natural areas; the modification of coastal landscapes; the increasing conflicts between the uses of land, water and other natural resources; the increasing loss of soil due to erosion, and the scarcity of water.

Read more

Latest news


Network of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean

New agreement signed to boost marine protected areas in the Mediterranean

IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and the network of marine protected area managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) signed a new memorandum of understanding today, with the aim of enhancing coordination in scientific research related to ecosystems services, sustainable development and reduction of poverty in the region.  …   | French | Spanish

18 Nov 2014 | News story

An inlet on Lake Skadar, Albania and Montenegro. This large Mediterranean lake and its associated catchment is a freshwater Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) supporting at least 24 species of threatened or restricted range freshwater species

IUCN identifies threatened freshwater biodiversity sites in the Mediterranean

Out of the 167 freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas identified, mapped and validated throughout the Mediterranean region, 75 percent were found outside the boundaries of any pre-existing protected areas or other KBAs, according to the main results of an IUCN assessment revealed today at the IUCN World Parks Congress taking place in Sydney, Australia.  | French | Spanish

14 Nov 2014 | News story

WPC Logo with tagline

The Mediterranean at the World Parks Congress

Conserving the planet’s most valuable natural places and promoting nature’s solutions to global challenges is the focus of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 taking place from 12 to 19 November in Sydney, Australia. Most Mediterranean countries will be present with more than 100 participants from governmental and non-governmental organisations, international and scientific institutions, universities as well as park managers.  | French | Spanish

11 Nov 2014 | News story

Events


Great Bustard

Workshop for Great Bustard’s conservation in Morocco, 17-19 September 2014

A workshop will be organized in Asilah (Morocco) by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation Centre to examine the strategy for the conservation of Great Bustard (Otis tarda) in Morocco, and will gather about twenty experts from scientific institutions, and governmental and non-governmental agencies. …   | French

10 Sep 2014 | Event

Doñana National Parc

Mediterranean Co-ordination Meeting for the Green List of Protected Areas, 8-10 September, Sevilla, Spain

In the framework of the Green List of Protected Areas Initiative (GLPA), the second meeting of the Green List Mediterranean Reference Groups (Italy, France and Spain, coordinated by IUCN Med) will take place in Seville to analyze the level of achievement of the common goals of the group (established during the first meeting in Malaga (see HERE), to identify common and specific issues related to GLPA standard adaptation and assurance procedure, to clarify final doubts and prepare the way up to the World Parks Congress held in Sydney next November. …   | French

02 Sep 2014 | Event

Warning sign for dung beetles

Mediterranean Red List Workshop for Dung beetles in Doñana (Spain), 21-25 July

Organized into Doñana Biological Station (Natural Space of Doñana, Huelva, Spain) thanks to the support of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC in Spanish), the workshop gathered 12 experts from different Mediterranean countries and dealt with the conservation statute of dung beetles in the Mediterranean region. …   | French

07 Jul 2014 | Event

Read some of our members bulletins and news

Members' News

 Visit our IUCN members news section

Documento sin título
ALSO AVAILABLE IN:


Follow us

  Facebook Twitter

IUCN WORLD PARKS CONGRESS 2014
  • WPC Logo

    WPC Logo

    Photo: IUCN

  • Medmis banner

    Medmis banner

    Photo: IUCN-Med

Latest publications
What is IUCN?

 

Newsletter Subscription
For all documentation prior to 2008, please visit:
IUCN-Med Archive website
  • IUCN-Med Archive website