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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2nd Think-Tank meeting on the Mediterranean Biodiversity Platform held in Malaga

Mediterranean joining forces for biodiversity information challenges

Nine environmental international organisations across the Mediterranean gathered today in Malaga to discuss how to give shape to an initiative that seeks cooperation in the field of data and information biodiversity in the region. …  

02 Jul 2015 | News story

Mariposa niña de Sierra Nevada (Polyommatus golgus)

Presentados 4 planes de recuperación para mariposas amenazadas en España

Ayer se presentaron 4 planes de recuperación para las mariposas endémicas y amenazadas en España. Las cuatro especies se encuentran en Andalucía y dos de ellas tienen parte de su área de distribución en las regiones de Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha y Aragón. En el seminario de presentación celebrado en la Universidad de Granada participaron técnicos de la Junta de Andalucía, responsables de espacios protegidos y expertos que han colaborado en del desarrollo de los planes, entre ellos, expertos de UICN. …  

25 Jun 2015 | News story

Mar Cano participando en la Reunión de Validación de la Estrategia del Arruí en Túnez, celebrado en mayo de 2014.

In memoriam: Falleció una gran experta de la conservación en el Mediterráneo

Desde UICN estamos profundamente entristecidos por la pérdida de la experta y bióloga María del Mar Cano, colaboradora del Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo, y extendemos nuestras condolencias a sus familiares, colegas y amigos. …  

19 Jun 2015 | News story
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Fagonia Garden in Egypt.

Egypt will host the IUCN North Africa Conservation Forum, 4-6 October 2015, Cairo (Egypt)

Egypt will be hosting the upcoming IUCN North Africa Conservation Forum which will be held in Cairo from 4 to 6 October 2015. The event will be organized jointly by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the Arab Office for Youth and Environment (AOYE), IUCN members NGO in Egypt.  …  

07 Jul 2015 | Event

Black Coral in the Mediterranean Seabed

Marseilles (France) will host the Mediterranean Deep Sea Ecosystems meeting, on 9 – 10 September 2015

This first meeting will be an occasion for participant organizations to assess the information currently available on deep sea environments and to discuss collaboration opportunities and possible measures that can be taken to gather and obtain additional data to better manage these vulnerable ecosystems. …  

07 Jul 2015 | Event

The Palatia bay at Saria

Review and Discussion of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development, Marrakesh, 9 – 11 June 2015

The 16th Edition of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) is currently held from 9 to 11 June 2015 in Marrakesh (Morocco). This event is hosted by the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco in collaboration with the Secretariat to Barcelona Convention/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and Plan Bleu. …  

10 Jun 2015 | Event

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