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Better management and funding needed to save the ocean

Marseille, France, 21 October 2013 – Effective management and more funding for marine protected areas are urgently needed to secure a longer life for our oceans and the vital services they provide, urges IUCN at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3), which opens today in Marseille, France. …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story

Grupo de expertos trabajando en la metodología de la lista roja de ecosistemas en Marruecos.

Consolidando la metodología para evaluar los ecosistemas terrestres en Marruecos

El tercer encuentro del Grupo de trabajo “Ecosistemas terrestres- Lista Roja de Ecosistemas en Marruecos” tuvo lugar en la Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas (EEZA-CSIC), en Almería del 1 al 3 de octubre de 2013. Este grupo está coordinado por el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN dentro del proyecto POCTEFEX-Transhabitat y tiene como finalidad generar una tipología de unidades ecosistémicas terrestres en Marruecos que puedan ser evaluables y objeto de seguimiento en el tiempo.  …  

18 Oct 2013 | News story

Logo IMPAC 3  - International Protected Areas Congress

IUCN Mediterranean projects showcased at IMPAC3

Several IUCN Mediterranean projects will be presented at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3). The Congress will take place in Marseille and Corsica, France, from October 21 to October 27, 2013 and will bring together major marine specialists and other maritime stakeholders every four years to assist in the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans. Impact 3 is organized by IUCN together with the French Marine Protected Areas Agency. …  

18 Oct 2013 | News story

Family group - Project Steering Committee held in Marseille (France),  27 September 2013.

The Mediterranean Experience of EcoTourism - MEET Network takes off

In the framework of the European Neighborhood Policy Instrument (ENPI CBC MED) funded “Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism - MEET” project, aimed at developing a new approach for Eco-tourism planning in Protected Areas of the Mediterranean, a Network has been established to improve the cooperation and support protected areas in employing and promoting Eco-tourism as a tool for conservation and sustainable development. …  

17 Oct 2013 | News story

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Developing the European Red List of Marine Fishes

 A five-day workshop, 14-18 October, held in Malaga started yesterday with the participation of 16 experts from 13 countries who will evaluate 300 species of marine fish, including some of commercial fishing interest as cod, hake, anchovy or scorpionfish , in order to develop the European Red List of Marine Fishes (pan-European and EU 27), according to the criteria and categories of the Red List of Threatened Species. …  

15 Oct 2013 | News story

Núria Marbà durante su presentación "Pérdidas de Posidonia oceanica en el Mediterráneo"

Building Partnerships between scientists, managers and society for marine forests conservation

The second workshop on seagrass meadows organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation brought together more than 100 participants, including scientists, managers, entrepreneurs and local representatives who debated about the state of conservation, management and natural and socio-economic services of seagrass on the Spanish coast and the Mediterranean. The meeting took place in Malaga from 9 to 10 October in the framework of the project LIFE+POSIDONIA Andalucía. …   | Spanish

11 Oct 2013 | News story

BiodivERsA Policy Brief #1 - RACE

Wildlife diseases threaten Europe’s biodiversity

Severe infectious diseases of wildlife are on the increase mainly due to the globalization of trade leading to increased mobility of pathogens, including invasive alien species. These epidemics are a serious threat to biodiversity and result in the degradation of ecosystem functioning.   …  

08 Oct 2013 | News story
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Séminaire régional sous le thème «L’écotourisme dans le Parc national d’Ifrane» organisé le 27 de septembre 2013 à Ifrane.

Programme éducatif d’écotourisme sur la biodiversité aquatique et piscicole dans la région du Moyen Atlas au Maroc

L’Association Marocaine pour l’Ecotourisme et la Protection de la Nature (AMEPN), Membre de l'UICN, a lancé le projet "Valorisation écotouristique de la biodiversité piscicole et aquacole pour la contribution à la préservation des ressources en eau du Moyen Atlas : cas des parcs nationaux d’Ifrane et du Haut Atlas Oriental’’. …  

03 Oct 2013 | News story

Réunion de présentation du projet MEET au siège du Ministère chargé de l’environnement (17 septembre 2013)

Le projet Mediterranean Eco-Tourism jette l'ancre en Tunisie

Dans le cadre du suivi des initiatives de l’UICN en Tunisie, le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med) a organisé une mission du 17 au 19 septembre 2013, consacrées au lancement du projet MEET «Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism» ainsi qu’à la présentation de nouvelles initiatives de l’UICN-Med à développer en Tunisie. …  

30 Sep 2013 | News story

Foto de Grupo - Participantes en el X Foro de Biodiversidad, Córdoba (España)

X Biodiversity Forum of the IUCN Spanish National Committe

The X Biodiversity Forum held at the University of Cordoba (UCO) on the 24th and 25th of September, brought together American and European experts facing a common problem, climate change, a major and challenging issue, such as bridging positions between the needs of society and scientific research, or the involvement of citizens in climate change adaptation strategies.  | Spanish

28 Sep 2013 | News story