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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.

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Ministers at COP 19 to Barcelona Convention

Ministers committed to reduce pressures on marine and coastal environment in the Mediterranean

Ministers from Mediterranean countries and parties contracted to the Barcelona Convention, today renewed their commitment to enhance measures to reduce pressures on their marine and coastal environment through the Athens Declarations. …  

12 Feb 2016 | News story

Factsheet: Mediterranean Anthozoans

IUCN at the 19th meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention

Tomorrow the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention hosted by the Hellenic Government, will be begun in Athens until 12 February 2016 with the participation of representatives of 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union and other international organizations such IUCN, WWF, Oceana. …  

08 Feb 2016 | News story

Publication: Atlas of the Mediterranean Seamounts and Seamount-like Structures

Mediterranean seamounts, a hotspot of biodiversity

Relatively recent knowledge has been acquired by the latest advances in technology which have led to demonstrate the ecological significance of unknown ecosystems. Thanks to that new technology, in the Mediterranean over 242 seamounts, banks rises, highs, hills, spurs and other kind of sea floor elevations have been identified and described through the project “Atlas of the Mediterranean Seamounts and Seamount-like Structures” coordinated by Maurizio Würtz and Marzia Rovere with the collaboration of more than 20 experts and with the support of the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation. …   | French | Spanish

22 Jan 2016 | News story

Events


Iris Bismarckiana

IUCN Red List review workshop of Monocotyledon Plants for the Eastern Mediterranean region, 1-5 February 2016, Athens (Greece)

The IUCN Centre of Mediterranean Cooperation in collaboration with the IUCN Global Species Programme is organizing a 5-day workshop to establish an IUCN Red List of Monocotyledon Plants for the Mediterranean region. This workshop, the second out of three that will be held in the framework of this initiative, will be hosted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and will take place at the Athens University History Museum.  …  

20 Jan 2016 | Event

1ST Meeting of Environmental journalists from news agencies in the Mediterranean

1st Meeting of environmental journalists from Mediterranean news agencies, 17-18 December 2015, Malaga (Spain)

The IUCN Centre of Mediterranean Cooperation in collaboration with EFEverde is organizing a 1-day and a half conference and workshop to promote a Mediterranean network of journalists and media corporations specialized in environmental issues, with a focus on enhancing sound scientific information and conservation policy analysis in the region. This meeting, the first of its kind in the Mediterranean region, will take place at the Museo Del Patrimonio Municipal de Málaga (MUPAM) in Malaga (Spain).  …   | Spanish

15 Dec 2015 | Event

Dactylorhiza iberica

Monocotyledon plants assessment workshop, 14-18 December 2015, Montpellier (France)

The IUCN Centre of Mediterranean Cooperation in collaboration with the IUCN Global Species Programme is organizing a 5-day workshop to establish an IUCN Red List of Monocotyledon Plants for the Mediterranean region. This workshop, the first out of three held in the framework of this initiative,  will be hosted by UMR AMAP « botAnique et bioinforMatique de l’Architecture des Plantes» and will take place at the CIRAD in Montpellier.   …  

24 Nov 2015 | Event

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