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2nd IUCN North Africa Conservation Forum concludes with renewed commitment to strengthen membership in the region

More than 70 people joined the 2nd IUCN North Africa Regional Conservation Forum held on 4-6th October in Cairo, Egypt, under the theme 'Conserving Nature in North Africa: A common challenge for a prosperous future'. The Forum concluded with a renewed commitment to strengthen membership in the region and to improve IUCN Member involvement in the implementation of the IUCN Programme 2017-2020. …  

06 Oct 2015 | Article

Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General in the inauguration of the IUCN North Africa Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN North Africa Forum puts nature at the heart of sustainable development

Under the theme of “Conserving Nature in North Africa: A common challenge for a prosperous future,” more than 70 participants are discussing sustainability and proposing solutions to developmental and environmental challenges in North Africa during the IUCN Regional Conservation Forum, which started today in Cairo (Egypt). The Forum was inaugurated this morning by the Egyptian Minister of Environment, Dr. Khaled Fahmy; the IUCN elected President, Mr Zhang Xinsheng; and the IUCN Director General, Ms Inger Andersen. …   | French

04 Oct 2015 | Article

North Africa Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN North Africa Conservation Forum to debate environmental challenges and human welfare

More than 70 participants representing IUCN State Members, government agencies, NGO representatives, IUCN Commissions, and partner organisations, will gather in Cairo (Egypt) from 4 to 6 October 2015 for the IUCN’s North Africa Regional Conservation Forum. Together with the IUCN Secretariat, the Forum will focus on working together to deal with North Africa’s most pressing environmental issues, share experiences and best practices, identify actions and unite the forces needed for change to happen. …   | French

01 Oct 2015 | News story


Peninsula of Sinis (Sardegna, Italy)

Marine Protected Areas managers in the Mediterranean will gather in Sinis Marine Protected Area, Sardinia (Italy) on 24–26 November 2015

 The Mediterranean Protected Areas Network (MedPAN) Regional Experience Sharing Workshop will be hosted by the Marine Protected Area (MPA) of Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre (Sardinia, Italy) from 24 to 26 November 2015 and will explore the topic of sustainable tourism in Mediterranean MPAs. …  

10 Aug 2015 | Event

Fagonia Garden in Egypt.

Egypt will host the IUCN North Africa Conservation Forum, 4-6 October 2015, Cairo (Egypt)

Egypt will be hosting the upcoming IUCN North Africa Conservation Forum which will be held in Cairo from 4 to 6 October 2015. The event will be organized jointly by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the Arab Office for Youth and Environment (AOYE), IUCN members NGO in Egypt.  …  

07 Jul 2015 | Event

Gorgonian. Émile Baudot seamount, Majorca channel, Balearic Islands, Spain.

Marseilles (France) will host the Mediterranean Deep Sea Ecosystems meeting, on 9 – 10 September 2015

This first meeting will be an occasion for participant organizations to assess the information currently available on deep sea environments and to discuss collaboration opportunities and possible measures that can be taken to gather and obtain additional data to better manage these vulnerable ecosystems. …  

07 Jul 2015 | Event

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