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