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Marine protected areas: Sharing the Mediterranean experience

In recent years we have witnessed the growing importance of marine issues, both in the scientific and political field but at the same time, the effects of overfishing, pollution and especially acidification of the oceans are becoming more and more worrisome. …  

11 Nov 2013 | News story
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Ocean, our planet's 'blue heart'

No time to lose for our planet’s “blue heart”

A strong commitment to conserve and sustainably manage the ocean, including areas beyond national jurisdiction, was among the outcomes of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress, whose ministerial segment closed yesterday in Ajaccio, Corsica. …  

28 Oct 2013 | News story

Professeur Ali el Hili

Hommage au Professeur Ali Hili

Le Professeur El Hili, fut un des membres fondateurs de l’association « Les Amis des Oiseaux », (Membre de UICN depuis 1996) et assuma pendant presque trois décennies le poste de président. Fervent militant écologiste, il s'est battu toute sa vie pour la sauvegarde de la faune sauvage et a été à l’origine de la désignation de plusieurs aires protégées en Tunisie.  …  

28 Oct 2013 | News story
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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

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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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