MEET meeting with ITOs

MEET shares its Brand Values amongst the ITOs

 The MEET project sets a brand in global markets. Different Inbound Tour Operators (ITOs) from different nationalities (Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Malta, Jordan and Lebanon) participated in an ITO training in Rome from 9th -10th September. …  

30 Sep 2015 | Article

GEF meeting in Amman

The Global Environment Facility workshop for the North Africa region in Aqaba (Jordan), 9-10 September 2015

The Global Environment Facility has organised a two-day (9-10 September) workshop in the Dead Sea (Jordan) where GEF national focal points, convention focal points and other key stakeholders, including civil society have kept abreast of GEF strategies, policies and procedures.  …  

10 Sep 2015 | News story

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Countdown begins to the world’s leading environmental summit

Gland, Switzerland, 1 September 2015 (IUCN) – Today marks one year to the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path for nature conservation. …   | French | Spanish

01 Sep 2015 | News story

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

World Water Week: A new course for water and development

Safeguarding the planet's water resources is critical to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the message of this year's World Water Week, the annual global conference on water, which starts on Sunday with the theme 'Water for Development.' …  

20 Aug 2015 | News story


MEET Network Photo Contest (EXTENDED to October 12, 2015)

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The Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) Network will soon launch the MEET Catalogue, a compilation of new and unique ecotourism experiences in protected areas across various Mediterranean countries. With the aim of providing support for the conservation of nature and revitalizing less developed communities, the MEET Catalogue offers an authentic ecotourism experience for the traveler: MEETing locals, experiencing communities and lifestyles, and giving back.

18 Aug 2015 | News story

Lagocephalus sceleratus

IUCN’s MedMIS initiative has allowed the identification of pufferfish individuals in the Adriatic

 Pufferfish are very aggressive and environmentally damaging invasive species and their consumption can lead to death due to their high toxicity. …   | French | Spanish

07 Aug 2015 | News story

Cap de Creuse

12 packages ready for the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism catalogue

Twelve ecotourism packages are ready to be part of the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) catalogue according to the evaluation of an experts meeting held in Malaga at the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation premises on 8-9 July, to discuss ecotourism principles and minimum criteria for inclusion of packages in the final MEET Catalogue. Fifteen protected areas in 5 countries will be the first ones to be tested by selected outbound tour operators (especially from North America, Canada, Australia and UK) in a round of familiarization trips that will be organised next September to November. …  

31 Jul 2015 | News story

Wadi Al-Hitan (Egypt)

Three North African natural World Heritage sites assessed as ‘under concern’ by last IUCN report

TABE’A II report is an update of the 2011 TABE’A report prepared by the TABEA Programme. Its main objective is to assist state parties in the Arab Region to enhance their performance in the World Heritage convention (1972). TABE'A II is tracking the conservation status of natural World Heritage sites in the Arab region and has recently been released in the 39th World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany.  …  

24 Jul 2015 | News story

Posidonia oceanica

Spain renews support to IUCN in the Mediterranean

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) together with the Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and the Andalusian regional government (CMAOT) in Spain have renewed their commitment to support the activities of the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN-Med). The new addendum signed by the four parties will extend the General Protocol of Cooperation initially formalized in 2010, whose objective is to promote conservation and sustainable development of the Mediterranean hotspot. …   | Spanish

23 Jul 2015 | News story

Cedar Cones- Lebanon

IUCN welcomes three new members in the Mediterranean region

The IUCN Council has just validated the decision taken by its Bureau, on 29 June 2015, to approve the admission of 16 new Members. Three of them belong to the Mediterranean region and are: the Association for the Development of Rural Capacities, the Italian Zoological Union and the Action for Wildlife. 

15 Jul 2015 | News story