Mediterranean Region

Inaugural session of the regional workshop to identify EBSAs in the Mediterranean.

How to protect Mediterranean marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction

The need to increase protection for oceans is urgent, not only to fulfill international commitments, but to alleviate the increasing degradation of marine ecosystems. To this end, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mediterranean Action Plan – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-MAP) have organised, from 7-11 April in Malaga (Spain), a Mediterranean regional workshop to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs). …   | French | Spanish

07 Apr 2014 | News story

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New IUCN App for marine invasive species in Mediterranean marine protected areas

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation has released today a new app for smart phones, and an online tool to help managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) control the spread of invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea. The presentation took place during the workshop on Climate Change and Marine Protected Areas held in Cadaqués (Spain), organised by the Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) and the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the Barcelona Convention (UNEP/MAP RAC/SPA) in collaboration with the Generalitat of Catalunya, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, and with the support of the Rhone-Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency and the MAVA Foundation. …   | French | Spanish

03 Apr 2014 | News story

Participants à l’atelier de lancement du project CEPF.

Lancement du Projet CEPF sur la valorisation des zones clés pour la biodiversité au Maroc

Le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med) en collaboration avec le Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD) a tenu à Marrakech le 19 Mars 2014 un atelier de lancement du projet «Promotion de la valeur des zones clés pour la biodiversité en Afrique du Nord à travers l’implication des organisations de la société civile dans leur conservation et gestion». Ce projet est financé par le Fonds de Partenariat pour les Écosystèmes Critiques (CEPF).  …  

27 Mar 2014 | News story

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

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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


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