Mediterranean Region

First birds survey in Shebenik Jabllanice NP

Albania’s nature revealed

IUCN's project in Albania brings exciting results: hidden cameras show the rich wildlife of Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park: a brown bear, a wolf, a red fox, badgers, a wild cat, a European hare and a wild boar. The camera trapping results will be used for management plan development for this protected area. Check this photo gallery and read the latest project news in the Advance Albania Newsletter. …  

05 Jul 2013 | News story
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A new practical tool to evaluate Marine Protected Areas management in the Mediterranean

According to a recent survey conducted by the MedPAN Association over 80 Mediterranean marine protected areas (MPA) more than half of them did not yet have a management plan for the sites and 75% of the Natura 2000 sites (in EU countries) still did not have a management body. In order to reinforce the effectiveness of Mediterranean marine protected areas and to achieve a more unified approach, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and WWF-Italy have worked in close collaboration with MPA managers to create an inclusive yet synthetic tool to assess MPA management. …   | French | Spanish

03 Jul 2013 | News story

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Keeping the spirit of the 2012 Congress alive

IUCN is pleased to announce the launch of the IUCN Conservation Trends Platform, which illustrates trends for conservation based on analysis undertaken during the Forum of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on a selection of workshops under each Congress theme. A Trend Report has been produced for each day, identifying the main conservation messages coming out of the collective work. …   | French | Spanish

01 Jul 2013 | News story

Foto de familia de los participantes del Encuentro Técnico

Promoting conservation of the Alboran Sea

Over 50 technicians and experts in the conservation of the Alboran Sea, coming from Morocco and Spain, gathered in Malaga from the 19th to the 21rst of June for a Technical Meeting, in the framework of the POCTEFEX-Alboran project. This meeting had been set to analyze the current situation of marine protected areas, cetaceans and marine turtles, integrated coastal zone management and global change in the Alboran Sea.   …   | French | Spanish

21 Jun 2013 | News story


Marine Protected Areas workshop in Croatia

On June, 14, 2013, a national workshop on Marine Protected Areas was organized in Zagreb, Croatia by the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UNEP/MAP – RAC/SPA) the IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (IUCN ELC). …   | French | Spanish

18 Jun 2013 | News story

Jeju wild flowers- January 2012

IUCN celebrates key achievement of the 2012 World Conservation Congress

Representatives from the Ministry of Environment and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea, together with IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre unveiled the Jeju Declaration commemorative plaque at IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland last Friday, emphasizing their commitment to continued cooperation with IUCN following the successful 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

17 Jun 2013 | News story

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IUCN-Med at the Senior Officials´ Meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean

The Director of IUCN-Med, Antonio Troya, addressed today the Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean held in Malaga (Spain) from 10-11 June. It was the first time that IUCN was invited to participate in a meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean. He took this opportunity to present the main activities of the IUCN Mediterranean Programme.    …   | French | Spanish

11 Jun 2013 | News story

Conferencia interactiva con los escolares de El Ejido en presencia del Alcalde y Delegado de la Junta de Andalucía.

Life+ Festival « Seas of Posidonia » drops anchor in El Ejido

On the 8th and 9th of June, El Ejido municipality welcomed the 3rd edition of the Life+ Festival “Seas of Posidonia”. Through entertaining and fun activities, this festival raises awareness in the population on the crucial role played by marine meadows in the good health of the littoral. Indeed, they serve as a habitat and breeding ground for many commercial species, as water purifiers and as carbon sinks. …   | French | Spanish

08 Jun 2013 | News story

Experts at the workshop on equitable medicinal plant trade, biodiversity conservation and local livelihoods in Morocco

Ensuring plant conservation and local livelihoods in Morocco

IUCN-Med has been invited to participate in a two-day workshop on equitable medicinal plant trade, biodiversity conservation and local livelihoods in Morocco, which ended on June 1, 2013. It marked the start of a 3-year project funded by a UK Darwin Initiative grant awarded to the Global Diversity Foundation (GDF). The project addresses livelihood improvement and threats to the sustainable harvesting of medicinal roots, particularly among the Amazigh (Berber) communities of the Moroccan High Atlas.    …  

06 Jun 2013 | News story

Presentación del cartel del Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente 2013 en Málaga por la Segunda Teniente alcalde del Ayuntamiento, María del Mar Martín Rojo, el concejal de Medio Ambiente del Ayto. de Málaga, Raúl Jiménez, el director de la Cátedra UNESCO de Comunicación de la Universidad de Málaga, Bernardo Díaz Nosty, y el director de UICN-Med, Antonio Troya.

Málaga celebrará el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente con una reflexión sobre la alimentación y el consumo responsable

Los actos se desarrollarán en la calle Alcazabilla con la participación de escolares en talleres de cocina solar o reciclaje, entre otros. …  

04 Jun 2013 | News story

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