Mediterranean Region

Octopus vulgaris, Cap de Trois Fourches (Maroc)

Discover the biological richness of ”Cap des Trois Fourches” in Morocco

The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, in collaboration with theHaut-Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification  Moroccan (HCEFLCD) in Morocco, have just released a new publication dealing with the "Cap des Trois Fourches" on the Mediterranean coasts of Morocco. …   | French

11 May 2015 | News story

RiverPrize logo

Applications open for European RiverPrize 2015

The International RiverFoundation is now calling for applications for the 2015 IRF European Riverprize - Europe’s most esteemed award for the restoration, protection or sustainable management of rivers and wetlands across the continent. …  

05 May 2015 | News story

Ranunculus coronaria. Palestine

Strengthening the network of botanists in the South and East Mediterranean

The project ‘Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean’, which was launched in October 2014, is moving ahead. The Scientific Institute of Mohamed V University in Rabat (Morocco) has recently hosted the first workshop for experts who are going to document the conservation status and distribution of selected rare and threatened plant species in Important Plant Areas (IPAs), especially in those countries where information is insufficient (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine). …  

08 Apr 2015 | News story

Photo de groupe. Atelier d'Ifrane. Projet PPI-OSCAN

Renforcement des capacités pour l’élaboration des projets de conservation de la nature en Afrique du Nord

Les 15 Organisations de la Société Civile (OSC) présélectionnées en Maroc pour passer à la 2ème phase du Programme des Petites initiatives pour les Organisations de la Société Civile d’Afrique du Nord (PPI-OSCAN) ont participé dans un atelier organisé par le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN, qui a eu pour but renforcer ses capacités sur l'élaboration des projets. …  

31 Mar 2015 | News story

Ainsi, la ZMPV participe en droit de la Mer à la protection d'un site dont la conservation mobilise des outils juridiques de nature variée.

The Pelagos sanctuary deserves more

Mediterranean associations call on French, Italian governments and the Principality of Monaco "the Pelagos sanctuary deserves more" An appeal on behalf of the Mediterranean’s most extensive protected area, covering 4% of the entire basin and home to the fin whale, the sperm whale and dolphins,the Pelagos sanctuary.   …   | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2015 | News story

Little Sydney

“Little Sydney” Conference registration is open

IUCN, along with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), have now opened registration for the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” Conference, the biggest European protected areas event of the year, scheduled to run May 28-31 in Hainburg, Austria. …  

19 Mar 2015 | News story

The Race For Water Odyssey to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution in the ocean set off from Bordeaux, France.

Race against oceans of plastic

A unique sailing expedition to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution across the most polluted ocean areas set off yesterday from Bordeaux, France. …  

16 Mar 2015 | News story

Azraq Wetland - Jordan

Environmental interpretation training for Mediterranean protected areas

Tourism is becoming a way of increasing the financial resources of protected areas and improving their administrative capacity. To manage the impact of tourists in protected areas is necessary to use tools to establish communication between the natural and cultural element we wish to protect and the visitors. In this light, Environmental Interpretation is one of the most successful ways of forming conservationist awareness in the last decade. …  

13 Mar 2015 | News story

Image for the IV Mediterranean Forest Week

The role of nature tourism to debate in the IV Mediterranean Forest Week

In a bid to provide a solid common regional platform for cooperation and foster dialogue between the Mediterranean forest research community, policy-makers and relevant stakeholders, the IV Mediterranean Forest Week is organised this year in Barcelona, from 17 to 20 March, with the support of the Spanish Government, the regional government of Catalonia, FAO, and Forest Europe. …  

13 Mar 2015 | News story

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

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