Press Releases

Allocution de bienvenue par Antonio Troya
Directeur de l’UICN-Med et Youssef Saâdani
Directeur Général des Forêts (Tunisie)

Renforcement de la gouvernance et de la coopération entre les Réserves de Biosphère en Méditerranée

Les 24 et 25 Novembre à Tunis (Tunisie), Le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med), avec l’appui technique de l’Organisme Autonome des Parcs Nationaux Espagnols (OAPN), tient un atelier pour encourager le renforcement du partenariat et des opportunités d’apprentissage pour une meilleure gestion et gouvernance des Réserves de Biosphère en Méditerranée. …  

25 Nov 2015 | News story

Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Grazalema (Andalucía, España)

Échanges d'expériences entre l'Espagne et le Maroc dans le domaine de la gestion des réserves de biosphère

Les 19 et 20 Novembre à Tétouan,  IUCN-Med a tenu un atelier pour l’amélioration de la gestion des Réserves de Biosphère et des Aires Protégées du Maroc, en coopération avec l'Agence Nationale des Parcs Autonomes (OAPN) de l'Espagne et le programme MAB-Espagne.   | Spanish

19 Nov 2015 | News story

Freshwater biodiversity experts from European scientific institutions, and governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Identification of Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas in the North-Western Mediterranean Region

 The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation is currently holding a workshop on Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) belonging to the North-Western Mediterranean sub-region. This workshop is jointly held with the IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit (FBU), based in Cambridge, and will gather about 20 freshwater biodiversity experts from European scientific institutions, and governmental and non-governmental agencies, at the National Museum of Natural History in Madrid (Spain), from November 17th to 20th, 2015. …  

17 Nov 2015 | News story

MEET stand at the London World Travel Market

Ecotourism in Mediterranean Protected Areas promoted at the World Travel Market

The Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) project was exhibited their catalogue of 12 ecotourism packages at the London World Travel Market (WTM) held on 2-5 November at Excel London. WTM is the leading global event for the travel industry, attracting over 50,000 travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press. …  

12 Nov 2015 | News story

De gauche à droite, Alain Jeudy (Responsable de Programme - Conservation du Milieu Marin), Abdellah Srour (Secrétaire Exécutif de la Commission Générale des Pêches pour la Méditerranée) et Antonio Troya (Directeur de l'UICN-Med)

IUCN-Med and the GFCM-FAO meeting to discuss activities included in the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.

The Executive Secretary of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM-FAO), Mr Abdellah Srour, and the Director of the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Mr Antonio Troya, have held a meeting on October 30th, 2015 in the IUCN office of Malaga, to follow up the activities included in the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations, signed on May 19th, 2014.  …  

30 Oct 2015 | News story

IUCNMed, Medoffice, species, dolphins, red list, short beaked common dolphin, cetaceans, Mediterranean

Continuing efforts to enhance cetaceans’ conservation in the Mediterranean and Black Seas

From 22-24 October 2015, IUCN-Med attended the Agreement for the Conservation of cetaceans of the Black and Mediterranean Seas and Atlantic contiguous waters (ACCOBAMS) 10th meeting of its Scientific Committee, which took place in Nice (France), to present all the conservation efforts developed throughout the year and to prepare the relevant recommendations for adoption at the next Meeting of Parties, to be held in Monaco, on 22-25 November 2016. …  

29 Oct 2015 | News story

Bearded Vulture, Near Threatened

Conservationists warn Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction

Gland, Switzerland 29 October 2015 (IUCN) – Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species – the continent’s largest and most recognisable birds of prey – are now at a higher risk of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, carried out by BirdLife International – an IUCN Red List partner. …  

29 Oct 2015 | International news release

Algérie: Répartition géographique des projets sélectionnés

38 projects ready to go in North Africa

Under the framework of the Small Initiatives Programme for Civil Society Organisations in North Africa (PPI-OSCAN), 38 projects are ready to start in Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. …   | French

23 Oct 2015 | News story

North Africa Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN North Africa Conservation Forum to debate environmental challenges and human welfare

More than 70 participants representing IUCN State Members, government agencies, NGO representatives, IUCN Commissions, and partner organisations, will gather in Cairo (Egypt) from 4 to 6 October 2015 for the IUCN’s North Africa Regional Conservation Forum. Together with the IUCN Secretariat, the Forum will focus on working together to deal with North Africa’s most pressing environmental issues, share experiences and best practices, identify actions and unite the forces needed for change to happen. …   | French

01 Oct 2015 | News story

GEF meeting in Amman

The Global Environment Facility workshop for the North Africa region in Aqaba (Jordan), 9-10 September 2015

The Global Environment Facility has organised a two-day (9-10 September) workshop in the Dead Sea (Jordan) where GEF national focal points, convention focal points and other key stakeholders, including civil society have kept abreast of GEF strategies, policies and procedures.  …  

10 Sep 2015 | News story

Mediterranean landscape