Mediterranean Region

IUCN welcomes eight new Members

On 30 January 2013, the 81st Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 8 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

01 Feb 2013 | News story

Logo Poctefex

Construction de la Liste rouge des écosystèmes au Maroc

 Au sein du projet TRANSHABITAT, financé par le programme POCTEFEX de l'Union Européenne, le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée (UICN-Med) travaille en collaboration avec d'autres partenaires pour la construction de la Liste Rouge des écosystèmes au Maroc. …   | Spanish

29 Jan 2013 | News story

Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb

Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb: Understanding and Addressing the Problem of Invasive Species in Europe

On 21 February 2013, IUCN and BirdLife, with the support of the European Habitats Forum, will organize a high-level debate at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the issue of invasive alien species in Europe and the development of a EU policy instrument to tackle them. The event is hosted by MEP Pavel Poc, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D).  …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story


El Comité Español de UICN participa en la búsqueda de soluciones a los desafíos ambientales en Latinoamérica

El proyecto COMET-LA (Gestión Comunitaria Participativa de los Desafíos Ambientales en Latinoamérica) ha cumplido su primer año de ejecución. El Comité español de UICN participa en esta iniciativa, financiada por el 7º Programa Marco de la Unión Europea, que tiene una duración de tres años y cuyo fin último es elaborar una herramienta potencialmente útil para las comunidades locales que enfrenten cambios medioambientales.   …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story

The World We Want 2015

Post 2015 Global Water Consultations

As 2013 kicked off, the IUCN Global Water Programme is gearing up for a year which promises to be filled with great opportunities for promoting and enhancing water’s role on the international sustainable development agenda. …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story

Sydney Harbour National Park

Leaders wanted for sixth World Parks Congress

The world’s most influential gathering of people involved in parks and protected area management – the IUCN World Parks Congress - is calling for inspiring leaders who will help position protected areas as solutions to some of today’s biggest global challenges and shape the agenda for protected areas and their management over the next decade and beyond. …   | Spanish

24 Jan 2013 | News story

Marine biodiversity in Lebanese's waters

Lebanon moves forward to protect marine habitats

Lebanon's Ministry of Environment and IUCN with the support of partners such as the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UN Environment Programme-Barcelona Convention) have brought forward a Marine Protected Areas Strategy aimed at achieving a healthy, productive, and biologically diverse marine environment in Lebanese waters. …   | French | Spanish

08 Jan 2013 | News story

Community-based, sustainable and commercially viable Aloe vera products as alternative income for fisherwomen in Bar Reef Special Management Area in Kalpitiya

SEED Initiative: 10 years old and growing

The SEED Initiative, a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy, recently marked its 10th anniversary by celebrating numerous projects that are creating jobs while safeguarding the environment. …  

08 Jan 2013 | News story

Happy Christmas!

A wish for the Mediterranean

This year has been marked by the Río+20 Summit and the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju (South Korea). Their results, along with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (Aichi targets), have been definitively reflected on the IUCN Mediterranean Programme 2013-2016 and IUCN North Africa Programme that Members have approved. …   | French | Spanish

20 Dec 2012 | News story

Experts participatingn at the KBA workshop in Bosnia and Herzegovina

IUCN workshop on Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas in Bosnia

The Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of IUCN Species Programme organised a workshop bringing together a range of stakeholders to validate Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in the southern European part (Balkan region) of the Mediterranean Biodiversity Hotspot. …   | French | Spanish

20 Dec 2012 | News story

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