Mediterranean Region

Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

Pastoralism provides crucial services to humanity, can support green economy transition

Better management of neglected sector would boost water regulation and biodiversity and sequester up to 9.8 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions …   | French

09 Mar 2015 | News story

Hayedo de Serra de Sant Amand, en Ripollès (Girona).

13 particulares y 9 organizaciones ayudan a preservar uno de los mejores bosques maduros de Cataluña

Acciónatura, Miembro de UICN, ha formalizado la preservación efectiva a 25 años de 14.000 m2 del hayedo centenario de "Els Graus", en el Ripollès (Girona, España). Mediante una compensación económica de 2.479 euros, la propiedad cede a Acciónatura los derechos de explotación forestal para 25 años de esta reserva forestal, ahora ya destinada a conservar el bosque maduro, dejándola a evolución natural. Al ser una zona muy frágil, y para preservar sus valores, por el momento no es visitable abiertamente. …  

04 Mar 2015 | News story

Cap de Creus Natural Park (Catalonia, Spain)

Consolidating local partnerships for ecotourism in Mediterranean protected areas

This week the first workshop to consolidate local clusters for ecotourism starts in the protected areas of Cap de Creus, Aiguamolls, and Montgri Natural Parks in Catalonia (Spain). This is one of the 10 Mediterranean Experience of EcoTourism Product consolidation and Sustainability Workshops jointly organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in the framework of the activities of the Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism Network (MEET). …  

17 Feb 2015 | News story

Femmes dans le Parc National d'Al Hoceima (Maroc)

53 projects shortlisted for the 2nd phase of the Small scale initiatives for Civil Society Organisations in North Africa

The project call launched by the IUCN Mediterranean Co-operation Centre (IUCN-Med) in the framework of the Small Initiatives Programme for Civil Society Organisations in North Africa (PPI-Oscan) received 248 projects from organisations in Algeria (55 applications), Libya (10 applications), Morocco (78 applications) and Tunisia (105 applications). …   | French

10 Feb 2015 | News story

Barrage de Bin El Ouidane (Maroc)

Accord pour appuyer la conservation et la gestion durable des zones humides en Maroc

Le Secrétaire Générale aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD) du Maroc a signé aujourd'hui un Mémorandum d’Entente avec le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l‘UICN pour l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre d’un projet d’appui à la conservation et la gestion durable des zones humides au Maroc. …  

03 Feb 2015 | News story

Dark-winged Groundling (Brachythemis fuscopalliata)

IUCN study draws attention to the critical state of freshwater biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) presents alarming findings from the most comprehensive freshwater biodiversity assessment in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The study aims at raising the current low profile of freshwater biodiversity conservation in this region, promoting integrated water resource management practices, and providing reliable and up-to-date data for decision makers. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

Ras Mohamed National Park, Egypt .

Sharing the Mediterranean experience with the Arab World on marine protected areas

More than 60 experts on marine protected areas gathered at Hurghada, along the Egyptian Red Sea, in a symposium organised from 19-21 January by the IUCN Regional office for Western Asia (ROWA) supported by the Arab League. …  

21 Jan 2015 | News story

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UICN presenta nuevo estudio para mejorar la gestión de las praderas marinas en el litoral andaluz

El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN acaba de completar un análisis de las figuras de protección de los espacios de la Red Natura 2000 marina en Andalucía con presencia de fanerógamas marinas. El estudio concluye con una serie de recomendaciones de gestión y propuestas de modificación de zonificación para ayudar a optimizar la red de espacios costeros marinos en la protección de praderas marinas.  | French

16 Jan 2015 | News story

Peacock butterfly

IUCN welcomes 13 new Members

 The IUCN Council has admitted 13 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

14 Jan 2015 | News story

Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General

Inger Andersen takes up her duties as IUCN Director General

This week IUCN extends a warm welcome to Inger Andersen as she takes on her new role as Director General. …  

13 Jan 2015 | News story

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