Mediterranean Region

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

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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

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

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Countdown begins to the world’s leading environmental summit

Gland, Switzerland, 1 September 2015 (IUCN) – Today marks one year to the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path for nature conservation. …   | French | Spanish

01 Sep 2015 | News story

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

World Water Week: A new course for water and development

Safeguarding the planet's water resources is critical to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the message of this year's World Water Week, the annual global conference on water, which starts on Sunday with the theme 'Water for Development.' …  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

MEET PHOTO CONTEST (EN)

MEET Network Photo Contest (EXTENDED to October 12, 2015)

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The Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) Network will soon launch the MEET Catalogue, a compilation of new and unique ecotourism experiences in protected areas across various Mediterranean countries. With the aim of providing support for the conservation of nature and revitalizing less developed communities, the MEET Catalogue offers an authentic ecotourism experience for the traveler: MEETing locals, experiencing communities and lifestyles, and giving back.
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18 Aug 2015 | News story

Lagocephalus sceleratus

IUCN’s MedMIS initiative has allowed the identification of pufferfish individuals in the Adriatic

 Pufferfish are very aggressive and environmentally damaging invasive species and their consumption can lead to death due to their high toxicity. …   | French | Spanish

07 Aug 2015 | News story

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