Press Releases

Government of Guatemala

Assessing countries’ true land restoration potential now possible, says IUCN

The largest landscape restoration initiative in history gained further momentum today - the International Day of Forests - as IUCN and other partners provide the world’s nations with new guidance on assessing their national restoration potential. 

21 Mar 2014 | International news release

Le Secrétaire Général de l’UMA, M. Habib Ben Yahya, et le Directeur du Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN, Monsieur Antonio Troya, se saluent après la signature après la signature du MoU.

New alliance between IUCN and Arab Union for the Maghreb for biodiversity conservation

IUCN and the Arab Union for the Maghreb have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Rabat on 18 March 2014 to promote cooperation between both institutions as to create and implement joint initiatives in the field of conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity in the Maghreb countries.   | French | Spanish

18 Mar 2014 | News story

Area marina Protetta Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo, Sargena (Italia)

Working together for the Mediterranean: IUCN signs MoU with the Italian Ministry of Environment and Federparchi

The Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, the Italian Federation of Parks and Natural Reserves (Federparchi), and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to identify and carry out specific collaborative projects and activities.  …   | French | Spanish | Italian

12 Mar 2014 | News story

NOAA

Governments unite to conserve iconic Sargasso Sea

Governments of Bermuda, the Azores, Monaco, United Kingdom and the United States have signed a declaration committing to the conservation of the Sargasso Sea – a vast patch of mid-Atlantic Ocean known for its unique floating seaweeds that harbour rich biodiversity. This is the first time an international alliance has been formed to protect this unique haven of marine life. …  

12 Mar 2014 | International news release

Dunas, Doñana

Mediterranean Contribution to the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) has organized on 10 -11 March, at the Historical-Botanical Garden “La Concepcion” in Málaga, a regional training workshop on the global initiative of the IUCN Green List with the participation of three Mediterranean regional groups representing Spain, France and Italy. …   | French | Spanish

09 Mar 2014 | News story

Réunion 5+5 Processus de Barcelone, 26 février 2014 à Valencia.

À la recherche d’une stratégie de l’eau en Méditerranée

Les chefs de la diplomatie espagnol et algérienne ont inauguré le séminaire sur l’initiative conjointe relative à la stratégie de l’eau pour la région méditerranéene dans le cadre du processus de Barcelone avec le pays de la Méditerranée Occidentale connu sous le nom de “5+5”, qui a eu lieu le 26-27 février à Valence sous les auspices du Secrétariat Général du Réseau Méditerranéen des Organisations de Bassin (MEMBO).  …  

06 Mar 2014 | News story

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

IUCN welcomes 21 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 21 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2014 | News story

Paisaje de montaña

Consensuadas las Directrices del Gran Corredor ecológico que une el Norte de Portugal con los Alpes

Agentes públicos y entidades locales de España, Portugal y Francia definen las líneas de actuación para conservar la funcionalidad de los ecosistemas y los paisajes de montaña desde el norte de Portugal hasta los Alpes. …   | French

27 Feb 2014 | News story

Mr Kostis GRIMANIS, MEDASSET Director, during his presentation.

Conservation of Bardawil Wetland and sea turtles in Egypt

Stakeholders met in Cairo to discuss sea turtle mortality and conservation problems in Bardawil lagoon. The Mediterranean semi-enclosed coastal water body in North Sinai is listed among the Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance. …  

27 Feb 2014 | News story

Example of a meeting with a participatory approach.

Stakeholder Participation Toolkit for Identification, Designation and Management of Marine Protected Areas

The Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) signed in 2012 a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-Med) for the “Assessment and support to Adriatic countries’ priority needs for legal, policy and institutional reforms to strengthen the creation processes and the management of marine protected areas (MPA)”. One of the first outcomes of this collaboration has been the “Stakeholder Participation Toolkit for Identification, Designation and Management of Marine Protected Areas”. …  

25 Feb 2014 | News story


Mediterranean landscape