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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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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) will soon be issued in September. Addressed to Civil Society Organizations of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, this initiative aims to finance two-year innovative projects (2014-2016) in the field of biodiversity conservation, natural resources management and climate change adaptation. …   | French | Spanish

28 Aug 2014 | News story

Calderón común (Globicephala melas)

What do you know about Alboran cetaceans and marine turtles ?

The Alboran Sea is one of the richest biodiversity points in the Mediterranean Sea, but at the same time, it is one of the busiest shipping routes. The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation IUCN has just published 9 fact sheets of cetacean and 5 of marine turtles that frequent the waters of the Alboran Sea. These fact sheets aim at describing the current knowledge about these species in the Alboran Sea and their fragile status of conservation. …   | French | Spanish

31 Jul 2014 | News story

Mar del Alborán

Results of the POCTEFEX-Alboran Project

The two years project "POCTEFEX-ALBORAN:Shared natural management of cross-border space", has aimed to facilitate the exchange of experience between front line contributors and stakeholders to identify the priorities that can improve natural resource governance in the Alboran Sea and promote sustainable and integrated management of the environment. IUCN-Med has played an important role in the development this POCTEFEX project. …   | French | Spanish

29 Jul 2014 | News story

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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

View of Nador Lagoon

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

The Medina project, or Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Indicators for North Africa, organized three workshops during the summer, 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) was co-organizing the fair of ornithological tourism, which took 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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