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Participants in the meeting on the protection of marine areas in the Mediterranean.

UNEP, FAO and ACCOBAMS join efforts on protection of marine areas in the Mediterranean

An important joint meeting between three main regional organizations, the UNEP-Mediterranean Action Plan (represented the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas - RAC/SPA), the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean of FAO (GFCM) and the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) that have among their mandates the development of spatial base management measures for marine conservation and sustainable development, in particular Marine Protected Areas (MPA), was held in Tunis (Tunisia) on 9-12 June 2015.  …  

15 Jun 2015 | News story

MEET Project conference

MEET Project Catalogue presentation and discussion at Expo Milano 2015 in Italy

Project partners from Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia had the opportunity to share their thoughts in a conference entitled ‘Eco-Tourism supporting ecosystems resilience: the successful experience of MEET Project’, which took place at a universal exhibition Expo Milano 2015, Italy on June 12th, to present and discuss various components of the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) Project Catalogue.   …  

13 Jun 2015 | News story

The rabbitfish (Siganus luridus) native to the Red Sea is considered as an important invasive species in the Mediterranean.

IUCN invites scuba diving clubs to collaborate in the monitoring and identification of marine invasive species

The MedMis programme focuses on the control of invasive species in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. This programme provides its volunteers users with a website, a mobile application, and can be followed on social networks using the hashtags #invasivespecies and #MedMIS  | French | Spanish

09 Jun 2015 | News story

Mural made by students from Malaga, who participated in WED activities.

Malaga encourages citizen’s commitment on the World Environment Day

The city joined this worldwide environmental awareness event encouraging citizens to change their consumption behavior and make them more aware of their impact on the environment. …   | Spanish

05 Jun 2015 | News story

The glorious Lake Nivolet basks in the Italian sunshine

Greening Europe – recommendations for the Green List of Protected Areas from the Little Sydney conference

What are some key considerations for rolling out the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas (GLPA) in the European context, building on the successful involvement of France, Spain and Italy in the GLPA pilot phase? Being “one of the biggest successes of the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney”, as Jean-Philippe Siblet of the French GLPA expert group put it, the Green List featured prominently at the Little Sydney conference in Hainburg, Austria. …  

05 Jun 2015 | Article

Ifrane National Park (Morocco)

IUCN-Med congratulates the Tour du Valat for receiving the Ramsar Convention Award for Merit

The Tour du Valat received the Ramsar Convention Award for Merit, at the 12th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention in Punta del Este (Uruguay). This award recognizes the outstanding research efforts this unique organization has made toward wetland preservation, management and restoration over the past 60 years. …  

04 Jun 2015 | News story

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

First complete assessment of European marine fishes highlights major threat from overfishing

A total of 7.5% of all European marine fish species are threatened with extinction in European waters, according to the European Red List of Threatened Species published today by IUCN and the European Commission. While some species are recovering, marine management has been less successful for many other commercial fishes: 40.4% of European sharks, rays and chimaeras face an elevated risk of extinction. …  

03 Jun 2015 | News story

Cartel del concurso de Microrrelatos - Día Mundial de Medio Ambiente

El Ayuntamiento de Málaga y UICN promueven un concurso de microrrelatos para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente

El Ayuntamiento de Málaga y el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) organizan la 1º Edición del concurso de microrrelatos dentro del conjunto de actividades programadas por la ciudad de Málaga para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medioambiente 2015, el próximo 5 de junio. …  

22 May 2015 | News story

Biodiversity is the cornerstone of our existence

International Day for Biological Diversity 2015: Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Every year on May 22, people around the world celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, a day aimed at increasing understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. From habitat loss and overexploitation to illegal wildlife trade and climate change, a whole host of very real and damaging threats is facing the planet’s incredible biodiversity. Combatting these issues lies at the core of IUCN’s work and feeds into the organisation’s mission of ‘a just world that values and conserves nature’. …  

22 May 2015 | Article

Brochure de sensibilisation sur le cap de Trois Fourches (Maroc)

Le cap des Trois Fourches

Le Centre d’Activités Régionales pour les Aires Spécialement Protégées (CAR/ASP) de la Convention de Barcelone et le Centre de Coopération de la Méditerranée de l’UICN avec la collaboration du Haut-Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD) du Maroc viennent de réaliser une publication dédiée au Cap des Trois Fourches, sur la façade méditerranéenne du Maroc. …  

21 May 2015 | Downloads - publication