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.

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IUCN Sailing to Barcelona

Conservation news from South Eastern Europe

The summer issue of the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin brings the nature conservation news from the region and features in the Focus section The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Throughout 2014 we are celebrating the its significant contribution in guiding conservation action and policy decisions over the past 50 years. …  

16 Jul 2014 | News story

Paysage Marocain

Two new IUCN Members in the Mediterranean region

The IUCN Council has just validated the decision taken by its Bureau, on 2 July 2014, to approve the admission of 11 new Members, two of which are from the Mediterranean region: the Moroccan Club for Environment and Development and the Jordanian Society for Microbial Biodiversity. …   | French

16 Jul 2014 | News story

marine protected area

Greek fishermen approve a marine sanctuary

Dedicated marine conservationist and IUCN Ambassador, Pierre-Yves Cousteau is founder of Cousteau Divers, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the marine world. Cousteau Divers is behind the move to create a marine sanctuary in waters off the Greek Island of Santorini which is gaining broad support from the community. …  

11 Jul 2014 | Article

Events


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 will gather 12 experts from different Mediterranean countries and deal with the conservation statute of dung beetles in the Mediterranean region. …   | French

07 Jul 2014 | Event

View of Nador Lagoon

Rabat, Nador and Djerba: Three coming Workshops for the Medina Project

 The Medina project, or Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Indicators for North Africa, organizes three coming workshops, which IUCN-Med is part of as a coordinator. …   | French

07 May 2014 | Event

Aigle Botté (Hieraaetus pennatus)

Spanish-Moroccan Workshop on Ornithological Tourism, Doñana, Spain, 1-4 May 2014

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) is co-organizing the fair of ornithological tourism, which will take place in the Natural Space of Doñana (Spain) from the 1st to the 4th of May.  …   | French | Spanish

23 Apr 2014 | Event

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