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UN Member States formally adopt a resolution for the introduction of legal measures to protect the high seas

A major step towards a legally-binding deal for the high seas

Another significant step towards improved protection and management of the high seas was achieved today as UN Member States formally adopted a resolution for the development of legal measures to conserve marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. …  

19 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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Cooperation agreement between IUCN and EFE

IUCN and EFE set to hold the first environmental journalism forum of Mediterranean press agencies

The two institutions formalize their first cooperation agreement, with the purpose of improving the quality of environmental information in the Mediterranean.  | French | Spanish

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Participants in the meeting on the protection of marine areas in the Mediterranean.

UNEP, FAO and ACCOBAMS join efforts on protection of marine areas in the Mediterranean

An important joint meeting between three main regional organizations, the UNEP-Mediterranean Action Plan (represented the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas - RAC/SPA), the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean of FAO (GFCM) and the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) that have among their mandates the development of spatial base management measures for marine conservation and sustainable development, in particular Marine Protected Areas (MPA), was held in Tunis (Tunisia) on 9-12 June 2015.  …  

15 Jun 2015 | News story

MEET Project conference

MEET Project Catalogue presentation and discussion at Expo Milano 2015 in Italy

Project partners from Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia had the opportunity to share their thoughts in a conference entitled ‘Eco-Tourism supporting ecosystems resilience: the successful experience of MEET Project’, which took place at a universal exhibition Expo Milano 2015, Italy on June 12th, to present and discuss various components of the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) Project Catalogue.   …  

13 Jun 2015 | News story

The rabbitfish (Siganus luridus) native to the Red Sea is considered as an important invasive species in the Mediterranean.

IUCN invites scuba diving clubs to collaborate in the monitoring and identification of marine invasive species

The MedMis programme focuses on the control of invasive species in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. This programme provides its volunteers users with a website, a mobile application, and can be followed on social networks using the hashtags #invasivespecies and #MedMIS  | French | Spanish

09 Jun 2015 | News story

Mural made by students from Malaga, who participated in WED activities.

Malaga encourages citizen’s commitment on the World Environment Day

The city joined this worldwide environmental awareness event encouraging citizens to change their consumption behavior and make them more aware of their impact on the environment. …   | Spanish

05 Jun 2015 | News story

Ifrane National Park (Morocco)

IUCN-Med congratulates the Tour du Valat for receiving the Ramsar Convention Award for Merit

The Tour du Valat received the Ramsar Convention Award for Merit, at the 12th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention in Punta del Este (Uruguay). This award recognizes the outstanding research efforts this unique organization has made toward wetland preservation, management and restoration over the past 60 years. …  

04 Jun 2015 | News story

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

First complete assessment of European marine fishes highlights major threat from overfishing

A total of 7.5% of all European marine fish species are threatened with extinction in European waters, according to the European Red List of Threatened Species published today by IUCN and the European Commission. While some species are recovering, marine management has been less successful for many other commercial fishes: 40.4% of European sharks, rays and chimaeras face an elevated risk of extinction. …  

03 Jun 2015 | News story

Cartel del concurso de Microrrelatos - Día Mundial de Medio Ambiente

El Ayuntamiento de Málaga y UICN promueven un concurso de microrrelatos para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente

El Ayuntamiento de Málaga y el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) organizan la 1º Edición del concurso de microrrelatos dentro del conjunto de actividades programadas por la ciudad de Málaga para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medioambiente 2015, el próximo 5 de junio. …  

22 May 2015 | News story

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