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The Mediterranean is characterised by a high diversity of species and ecosystems, highly productive lands and seas, a moderate climate, as well as a particular landscape and harmony between man and nature. Among the problems affecting the region are the rapid urbanisation of coastal zones, thus reducing the extent of natural areas; the modification of coastal landscapes; the increasing conflicts between the uses of land, water and other natural resources; the increasing loss of soil due to erosion, and the scarcity of water.

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Shouf Biosphere Reserve (Lebanon) – Biodiversity in Autumn

A Mediterranean wish for 2015

From everyone in the IUCN Mediterranean Office, we wish to express our thanks to everyone, Members, donors, supporters, partners, and friends, who has been involved in what has been a truly fruitful year. 

22 Dec 2014 | News story

Alboran Geoportal

The Alboran Sea geoportal now on line!!

After two years of work, the geoportal on natural resources and biodiversity of the Alboran Sea in now available online in three languages. The development of this geoportal was part of the activities under the project POCTEFEX-ALBORÁN, which aimed to facilitate the exchange of experiences among stakeholders as to identify and unify the priorities that will improve the governance of natural resources in the Alboran Sea. 

01 Dec 2014 | News story

Network of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean

New agreement signed to boost marine protected areas in the Mediterranean

IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and the network of marine protected area managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) signed a new memorandum of understanding today, with the aim of enhancing coordination in scientific research related to ecosystems services, sustainable development and reduction of poverty in the region.  …   | French | Spanish

18 Nov 2014 | News story

Events


Great Bustard

Workshop for Great Bustard’s conservation in Morocco, 17-19 September 2014

A workshop will be organized in Asilah (Morocco) by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation Centre to examine the strategy for the conservation of Great Bustard (Otis tarda) in Morocco, and will gather about twenty experts from scientific institutions, and governmental and non-governmental agencies. …   | French

10 Sep 2014 | Event

Doñana National Parc

Mediterranean Co-ordination Meeting for the Green List of Protected Areas, 8-10 September, Sevilla, Spain

In the framework of the Green List of Protected Areas Initiative (GLPA), the second meeting of the Green List Mediterranean Reference Groups (Italy, France and Spain, coordinated by IUCN Med) will take place in Seville to analyze the level of achievement of the common goals of the group (established during the first meeting in Malaga (see HERE), to identify common and specific issues related to GLPA standard adaptation and assurance procedure, to clarify final doubts and prepare the way up to the World Parks Congress held in Sydney next November. …   | French

02 Sep 2014 | Event

Warning sign for dung beetles

Mediterranean Red List Workshop for Dung beetles in Doñana (Spain), 21-25 July

Organized into Doñana Biological Station (Natural Space of Doñana, Huelva, Spain) thanks to the support of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC in Spanish), the workshop gathered 12 experts from different Mediterranean countries and dealt with the conservation statute of dung beetles in the Mediterranean region. …   | French

07 Jul 2014 | Event

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