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Fiche de Globicépahle noir - Projet: POCTEFEX-Alboran

Fact sheets of cetaceans and marine turtles in the Alboran sea

The Alboran Sea is one of the richest biodiversity points in the Mediterranean Sea, but at the same time, it is one of the busiest shipping routes. The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation IUCN has just published 9 fact sheets of cetacean and 5 of marine turtles that frequent the waters of the Alboran Sea. These fact sheets aim at describing the current knowledge about these species in the Alboran Sea and their fragile status of conservation.  | French | Spanish

01 Aug 2014 | Downloads - publication

Calderón común (Globicephala melas)

¿Qué conoces sobre los cetáceos y tortugas marinas del mar de Alborán?

El mar de Alborán es uno de los puntos con mayor biodiversidad del mar Mediterráneo pero al mismo tiempo es una de las rutas de transporte marítimo más transitadas del mundo. El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN acaba de editar 9 fichas de cetáceos y 5 de tortugas marinas que frecuentan las aguas del mar de Alborán. Estas fichas tienen como finalidad divulgar el conocimiento que tenemos actualmente sobre estas especies en el mar de Alborán y su delicado estado de conservación. …   | French

31 Jul 2014 | News story

Mar del Alborán

Resultados del proyecto POCTEFEX-Alborán

El Proyecto ALBORÁN, “Espacio Transfronterizo de Gestión Natural Compartida”, ha tenido por objetivo principal, durante los dos años de duración, potenciar un desarrollo armónico con el medioambiente y contribuir a una mayor vertebración del Mar de Alborán, así como fomentar una gestión sostenible e integrada de su entorno ambiental.  …  

29 Jul 2014 | News story

IUCN Sailing to Barcelona

Conservation news from South Eastern Europe

The summer issue of the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin brings the nature conservation news from the region and features in the Focus section The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Throughout 2014 we are celebrating the its significant contribution in guiding conservation action and policy decisions over the past 50 years. …  

16 Jul 2014 | News story

Paysage Marocain

Two new IUCN Members in the Mediterranean region

The IUCN Council has just validated the decision taken by its Bureau, on 2 July 2014, to approve the admission of 11 new Members, two of which are from the Mediterranean region: the Moroccan Club for Environment and Development and the Jordanian Society for Microbial Biodiversity. …   | French

16 Jul 2014 | News story

marine protected area

Greek fishermen approve a marine sanctuary

Dedicated marine conservationist and IUCN Ambassador, Pierre-Yves Cousteau is founder of Cousteau Divers, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the marine world. Cousteau Divers is behind the move to create a marine sanctuary in waters off the Greek Island of Santorini which is gaining broad support from the community. …  

11 Jul 2014 | Article

Kings Canyon Australia

Protected areas critical to future of the world's drylands

An IUCN study has revealed that well-designed and managed protected areas are crucial to the survival of ecosystem services in dryland regions. They can also play a significant role in preserving indigenous communities and reducing climate change and desertification. …  

11 Jul 2014 | Article

Inauguration de l'atelier de Tripoli

Launching of the programme “Small Initiatives for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa”

The city of Tripoli (Libya) has welcomed last 19th of June the workshop launching the programme “Small Initiatives for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa” (PPI-OSCAN). This workshop which was attended by 50 participants, permitted officially to launch this new initiative and ensure a great involvement of both NGOs and governments representatives. The involvement of the Libyan administration since the beginning has to be underlined mainly through the Environment General Authority (EGA) support. …   | French | Spanish

08 Jul 2014 | News story

"Tour du Valat: 60 ans d'engagement pour les zones humides et les Hommes"

Tour du Valat celebrates its 60th anniversary

Created in 1954 within the French Camargue, Tour du Valat drew up a report of 60 years of activities during a day of activities organized last 30th of June. A tribute has been paid to the scientifical work provided by the biological station for a better knowledge of the ecosystems and wetlands in particular. …   | French

04 Jul 2014 | News story

Gorilla in Virunga National Park

IUCN welcomes emphatic ‘no’ to extractives in World Heritage

Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has sent a strong message to oil and gas and other extractive industries not to operate in World Heritage sites. The message came during discussions about World Heritage sites in Danger, including Africa’s iconic Virunga National Park, at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Doha, Qatar. …   | French | Dutch

19 Jun 2014 | News story

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