Mediterranean Region

Participants in the workshop on conservation of the Alboran Sea - Malaga, july 2009

Priority areas for conserving the Alboran Sea

Among the different marine areas of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alboran Sea represents a unique element given its ecological wealth, due to its blend of Atlantic and Mediterranean marine biodiversity, its socioeconomic importance, and its geopolitical location between Europe and Africa. The adequate management of this space, and in particular the conservation of certain areas, is essential for the three bordering countries of the Alboran Sea: Algeria, Morocco, and Spain. …   | French | Spanish

05 Aug 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvbre at Holcim event in Fez

Holcim Awards Gold prize for sustainable construction to Fez in Morocco

This innovative approach to sustainable construction project was selected for the top international prize from almost 5000 plans and visions from 121 countries. IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and celebrated architects and building professionals presented on 16 July the trophy at a hand-over event in Fez , Morocco …  

17 Jul 2009 | News story
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Centro Tecnologico del Habitat - IUCN-Med offices

New Med offices 2009

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation has moved to a new  building, up the same road. Please note the change: C/ Marie Curie 22 (previously 35).  | French | Spanish

14 Jul 2009 | News story

Esparto

Esparto in your wallet? Currency against desertification

 17 June: World Day against Desertification …   | French | Spanish

16 Jun 2009 | News story
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Elias & Sven en el Acuarium de  Monterrey

Málaga acoge el estreno de “Un mar cambiante”, la primera película documental sobre la acidificación de los océanos

Con motivo de la celebración del Día Mundial de los Océanos el 8 de junio, Málaga acoge el estreno de “Un mar cambiante” la primera película documental sobre la acidificación de los océanos. Esta actividad se enmarca dentro del Convenio para la conservación de la fauna y flora del litoral malagueño firmado entre el Área de Medio Ambiente del Ayuntamiento de Málaga, Aula del Mar y con la colaboración de UICN-Med. Proyecciones de “Un mar cambiante” se realizarán en Europa, Australia, Norte América, Hawai y en diversas ciudades de España como parte de esta importante celebración.
 

04 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN Regional Directors meet with the President, Director General, Global Directors and other Senior Secretariat Staff members of IUCN

IUCN Regional Directors meet with the President, Director General, Global Directors and other Senior Secretariat Staff members of IUCN

From 23 to 27 May, Regional Directors met in Delhi in order to discuss common understanding of how to strengthen collaboration between regions and how to work more effectively as a Union …   | Spanish

02 Jun 2009 | News story

Aula del Mar - logo

Premian al Aula del Mar por su defensa del medio ambiente

Este organismo ha obtenido el Premio Chico Mendes, que da el Ayuntamiento de Córdoba 

19 May 2009 | News story

Forests in Lebanon

Lebanese Council of Ministers approves the new National Forest Fires Strategy supported by IUCN-Med

Lebanon´s well known and unique Cedrus libani forests have been the object of a constant quest to control the access and trade of its valuable timber for millennia. A new national strategy, supported by IUCN-Med was approved on 15 May by the Council of Ministers. This strategy  integrates the need for adapting to climate change in order to reduce the risk of harmful fires and build ecological and social resilience to the impacts of global change. As project leader, this is a significant achievement for IUCN-Med and places it in an excellent position for the implementation phase.  | Spanish

16 May 2009 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

mano de muerto (alcyonium glomeratum)

The Alboran Sea continues transnational work for the conservation of its biodiversity and sustainability

The Alboran Sea is the most western part of the Mediterranean, and is situated in the centre of the geological region, the Gibraltar Arc.  | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2009 | News story

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