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Experts will examine how to protect cold-water corals, sponges, seamounts and submarine canyons and their interaction with deep-sea fishing.

Malaga hosts a meeting of the experts group for the identification of vulnerable marine ecosystems of the Mediterranean, co-organized for the first time by the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the FAO, the International Union for...
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In order to promote biodiversity in the implementation of nature-based solutions in climate policies, five recommendations were made to guide the implementation of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the Mediterranean by studying the cases of Morocco and Tunisia. This initiative was promoted by IDDRI and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation.

These recommendations are presented in two reports which have just been published in the form of a study and a policy brief focusing on Morocco and Tunisia, the two Mediterranean countries that have put forward the most NBS-type measures in their...
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Background Small scale fisheries and environmental conservation have a long history in the Mediterranean basin, with many common features but also numerous conflicts on the use and management of the marine resources. The FishMPABlue PHASE 2 proposal is...

The 5th Mediterranean Forest week is taking place in Agadir (Morocco), from March 20-24th 2017. This forum, held every two years, is a major event featuring Mediterranean forests and brings the focus on the restoration of Mediterranean forests and landscapes. It gathers forest administrations, scientific and academic community, private sector, funders, civil society and NGOs and allows them to discuss selected themes.

For the first time, biodiversity considerations are in the focus of forest management , as part of a week focusing mainly in Forest Landscape Restoration. The International Union for Conservation of Nature - Centre of Mediterranean Cooperation (...
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Dans le cadre du Programme de Petites Initiatives pour les Organisations de la Société Civile d'Afrique du Nord (PPI-OSCAN), et afin de continuer le processus de renforcement des capacités des associations bénéficiaires du programme dans les pays impliqués, le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l'Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN-MED) a organisé en mars deux sessions de formation sur la thématique du suivi-évaluation des projets. 

La première session a eu lieu à Ifrane au Maroc du 2 au 5 mars 2017 en faveur des 10 associations PPI. Elle a été réalisée en partenariat avec le Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD). Quant à la deuxième...
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Marseille is hosting the kick off meeting of the Streamlining Networking and Management efforts in Mediterranean Protected Areas for Enhanced Natural Conservation and Protection (PANACeA) project this week. The objectives of this meeting are to gather all participating partners belonging to the nine thematic projects focusing on biodiversity protection in the Mediterranean, and to set up a partnership and a work methodology in order to obtain the best results during the lifetime of the PANACeA project.

 

IUCN-Med is contributing to the kick off meeting by presenting its three modular projects: Sustainable management of the systems Posidonia-beaches in the Mediterranean region (PosbeMED), Guiding Mediterranean MPAs through the climate...
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Le Réseau Associatif du Parc National de Khenifiss a remporté le Trophée Lalla Hasnaa du Littoral Durable, le 6 mars dernier au palais des Congrès de la ville de Skhirat (Maroc).

Le projet ‘écotourisme pour la conservation de la biodiversité de la lagune du Parc National de Khenifiss’ du Réseau Associatif du Parc National de Khenifiss, qui vise le développement de l’écotourisme dans la lagune du parc national de Khenifiss à...
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The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation has just launched a call for the identification of coastal Protected Areas (PAs) in Spain interested in the implementation of Pilot Ecotourism Actions in the framework of the DestiMED project. These pilot actions will help define a sustainability standard and a monitoring system for Mediterranean PAs, sustainable ecotourism products, andcreating the preconditions for a Mediterranean Protected Areas Destination management organization (DMO).

 

All DestiMED partners are currently involved in the process of selection of DesitMED Pilot Areas in their respective countries. This process will be finalised in the spring and by the end of it, 13 Mediterranean Pilot areas will...
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New fact sheet to help conserve antelope species that occur naturally in North Africa and Arabia in order to preserve their genetic integrity and keep them apart.

Throughout time, antelopes have adapted to the most extreme desert environments in the world and have always been of great cultural importance in both regions. Although well known, close similarity between the smaller species of North Africa and Arabia has...
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In the framework of the DestiMED project, IUCN-Med is launching a call for tenders for the development of an online monitoring platform and resource center for the use of Protected Areas and tourism service providers that will enable the territory and the project partners to collect data, evaluate key sustainability and quality indicators of tourism-related services, and track progress over time.

DestiMED is an INTERREG MED project led by Regione Lazio which aims to build the pre-conditions for a Mediterranean destination management organisation (DMO). Specifically, the project aims to further develop and test ecotourism packages, standards, and...
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