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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Peninsula of Sinis (Sardegna, Italy)

Sinis Marine Protected Area, a true Ecotourism experience

The managers of the Protected Marine Area Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre (Italy) have participated in the test phase for the preparation of a catalogue of ecotourism packages in Mediterranean protected areas as part of the EU-funded MEET project. 

16 Oct 2014 | News story

Surpâturage dans la forêt de Chêne liège entourant Majen Choucha- Février 2010-

Open call for North Africa civil society organizations: Submit your project!

The call for projects of the IUCN-Med “Small-Scale Initiatives Programme for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa” (PPI-OSCAN) has been launched today, 29th September 2014. Addressed to Civil Society Organizations of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, this initiative aims to support young civil society organisations in developing and implementing two-years innovative projects in the field of biodiversity conservation, natural resources management and climate change adaptation. …   | French | Spanish

29 Sep 2014 | News story

Parc National d'Ichkeul (Tunesie)

Enquête pour l’inventaire bibliographique relatif aux sites de l’Ichkeul et de la Sebkha de Sidi Mansour (Tunisie)

Le projet “Promotion de la valeur des zones clés pour la biodiversité à travers l’implication des organisations de la société civile (OSC) dans leur conservation et gestion en Afrique du Nord” est un projet sous régional, coordonnée par le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med), visant l’amélioration du mode de gestion et de gouvernance des espaces protégés et des zones clés pour la biodiversité dans le hotspot de la Méditerranée.  

28 Sep 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

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