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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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Inauguration de l'atelier de Tripoli

Launching of the programme “Small Initiatives for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa”

The city of Tripoli (Libya) has welcomed last 19th of June the workshop launching the programme “Small Initiatives for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa” (PPI-OSCAN). This workshop which was attended by 50 participants, permitted officially to launch this new initiative and ensure a great involvement of both NGOs and governments representatives. The involvement of the Libyan administration since the beginning has to be underlined mainly through the Environment General Authority (EGA) support. …   | French | Spanish

08 Jul 2014 | News story

"Tour du Valat: 60 ans d'engagement pour les zones humides et les Hommes"

Tour du Valat celebrates its 60th anniversary

Created in 1954 within the French Camargue, Tour du Valat drew up a report of 60 years of activities during a day of activities organized last 30th of June. A tribute has been paid to the scientifical work provided by the biological station for a better knowledge of the ecosystems and wetlands in particular. …   | French

04 Jul 2014 | News story

Gorilla in Virunga National Park

IUCN welcomes emphatic ‘no’ to extractives in World Heritage

Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has sent a strong message to oil and gas and other extractive industries not to operate in World Heritage sites. The message came during discussions about World Heritage sites in Danger, including Africa’s iconic Virunga National Park, at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Doha, Qatar. …   | French | Dutch

19 Jun 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 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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