Protected Areas

Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park

Director Virunga National Park shot

Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park in DR Congo, was shot on Tuesday in an ambush on the road from Goma to Rumangabo. He is in serious but stable condition. No further details are available on the attack at the present time. …   | Dutch

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Inaugural session of the regional workshop to identify EBSAs in the Mediterranean.

How to protect Mediterranean marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction

The need to increase protection for oceans is urgent, not only to fulfill international commitments, but to alleviate the increasing degradation of marine ecosystems. To this end, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mediterranean Action Plan – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-MAP) have organised, from 7-11 April in Malaga (Spain), a Mediterranean regional workshop to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs). …   | French | Spanish

07 Apr 2014 | News story

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New IUCN App for marine invasive species in Mediterranean marine protected areas

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation has released today a new app for smart phones, and an online tool to help managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) control the spread of invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea. The presentation took place during the workshop on Climate Change and Marine Protected Areas held in Cadaqués (Spain), organised by the Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) and the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the Barcelona Convention (UNEP/MAP RAC/SPA) in collaboration with the Generalitat of Catalunya, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, and with the support of the Rhone-Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency and the MAVA Foundation. …   | French | Spanish

03 Apr 2014 | News story

Participants à l’atelier de lancement du project CEPF.

Lancement du Projet CEPF sur la valorisation des zones clés pour la biodiversité au Maroc

Le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med) en collaboration avec le Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD) a tenu à Marrakech le 19 Mars 2014 un atelier de lancement du projet «Promotion de la valeur des zones clés pour la biodiversité en Afrique du Nord à travers l’implication des organisations de la société civile dans leur conservation et gestion». Ce projet est financé par le Fonds de Partenariat pour les Écosystèmes Critiques (CEPF).  …  

27 Mar 2014 | News story

Dunas, Doñana

Mediterranean Contribution to the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) has organized on 10 -11 March, at the Historical-Botanical Garden “La Concepcion” in Málaga, a regional training workshop on the global initiative of the IUCN Green List with the participation of three Mediterranean regional groups representing Spain, France and Italy. …   | Spanish

09 Mar 2014 | News story

Example of a meeting with a participatory approach.

Stakeholder Participation Toolkit for Identification, Designation and Management of Marine Protected Areas

The Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) signed in 2012 a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-Med) for the “Assessment and support to Adriatic countries’ priority needs for legal, policy and institutional reforms to strengthen the creation processes and the management of marine protected areas (MPA)”. One of the first outcomes of this collaboration has been the “Stakeholder Participation Toolkit for Identification, Designation and Management of Marine Protected Areas”. …  

25 Feb 2014 | News story

Pêcheur dans le Parc national de l'Ichkeul (Tunesie)

La célébration des zones humides 2014 en Tunisie, élan pour la concertation de la conservation y valorisation de la biodiversité

La 17ème édition de la Journée Mondiale des Zones Humides 2014 (JMZH), célébrée le 2 de février chaque année, a donné lieu à un édifiant exercice de concertation nationale et internationale dans le domaine de la conservation et valorisation des zones humides et aires protégées. …  

21 Feb 2014 | News story

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Conservation news from South Eastern Europe

The winter issue of the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin brings an overview of conservation activities in the region and sheds light on the 'Big Win for Dinaric Arc', a new agenda for protected areas and nature conservation in South-Eastern Europe. …  

21 Feb 2014 | News story

Um Zibil forest reserve, Sudan

Nature-based solutions for a sustainable future

On 13-14 February, the European Economic and Social Committee organized a conference on “A new global partnership – European civil society positions on the post -2015 framework" in Brussels, Belgium. A wide range of civil society representatives, EU Officials and UN delegates debated to address key themes and areas for possible goals, as well as the underlying principles of universality and integration for a new development model. …  

18 Feb 2014 | News story

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National Parks of Montenegro, new IUCN member

The Public Enterprise for National Parks of Montenegro became a member of IUCN, following the decision of IUCN Council in November 2013. IUCN extends a very warm welcome to its new member and looks forward to strengthened cooperation in Montenegro. …  

13 Feb 2014 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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