Mediterranean Region

Forest Communication Network

Forest Communicators of the Mediterranean have their own network

Rabat, 13-15 May 2014 - Rabat hosted the first Mediterranean Forest Communicators workshop on 13-15 May 2014 where more than 25 experts, administration’s representants and journalists from 10 different countries gathered in order to exchange knowledge and experiences. …   | French

29 May 2014 | News story

Kayangel Atoll, Palau

Celebrate the unique and wonderful nature of the world’s islands

IUCN joins its member organizations and partners around the world in celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity, advocating the role of islands in addressing pressing global issues through ingenuity, innovation and use of traditional knowledge. …   | French

22 May 2014 | News story

Colourful coral reef scene

IUCN welcomes 9 new Members and 2 National Committees

The IUCN Council has admitted 9 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

21 May 2014 | News story

Engraulis Encrasicolus

IUCN-Med and GFCM FAO renew commitment for a sustainable use of marine resources

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) signed this morning a new agreement with the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM – FAO) during the 38th session of the Commission to tighten links towards a sustainable use of marine resources. …   | French

19 May 2014 | News story

National Park of Djurdjura (Algeria)

North Africa key biodiversity areas project takes off

The project "Enhancement of biodiversity key areas in North Africa, through the involvement of civil society's organizations for their management and protection" was recently presented in Morocco and Algeria by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation team. Involving Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, this subregional project aims at improving the management and governance of protected areas and key biodiversity areas in the Mediterranean. The project is funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the framework of its strategic direction "Improving the conservation and the protection status of 44 Key Biodiversity Areas". …   | French | Spanish

12 May 2014 | News story

Guiding Toolkit for Increasing
Climate Change Resilience

A new Guiding Toolkit for Increasing Climate Change Resilience for the Mediterranean region

Started in January 2011, the SEARCH project comes to its end, and is happy to announce the launching of a Guiding toolkit for Increasing Climate Change Resilience. …   | French | Spanish

28 Apr 2014 | News story

Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Nominate experts for the work of IPBES

On 2 April 2014, IPBES issued the second call for nominations of experts through IPBES member governments and other relevant stakeholders to help implementing its first work programme 2014-2018. It is highly relevant to the experts within the IUCN's network, especially in the light of the Resolutions from the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on IPBES itself, and on IUCN’s role in the Platform. …   | French | Spanish

11 Apr 2014 | News story

Participants at the 3rd Project Steering Committee in Barcelona

Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism website launched in Barcelona

The eight partners of the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) project gathered at the premises of the Directorate-General for Natural Environment and Biodiversity from the regional Government of Catalonia in Barcelona for two days, 10-11 April 2014, to assess the state of implementation of the activities and decide the next steps to move the project forward. …   | French | Spanish

11 Apr 2014 | News story

Inaugural session of the regional workshop to identify EBSAs in the Mediterranean.

How to protect Mediterranean marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction

The need to increase protection for oceans is urgent, not only to fulfill international commitments, but to alleviate the increasing degradation of marine ecosystems. To this end, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mediterranean Action Plan – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-MAP) have organised, from 7-11 April in Malaga (Spain), a Mediterranean regional workshop to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs). …   | French | Spanish

07 Apr 2014 | News story

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New IUCN App for marine invasive species in Mediterranean marine protected areas

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation has released today a new app for smart phones, and an online tool to help managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) control the spread of invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea. The presentation took place during the workshop on Climate Change and Marine Protected Areas held in Cadaqués (Spain), organised by the Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) and the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the Barcelona Convention (UNEP/MAP RAC/SPA) in collaboration with the Generalitat of Catalunya, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, and with the support of the Rhone-Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency and the MAVA Foundation. …   | French | Spanish

03 Apr 2014 | News story

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