Press Releases

Red Coral in Portofino Marine Protected Area (Italy)

More research efforts are needed to understand the conservation status of Mediterranean corals

Over the last two years, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation was coordinating the expert group to assess the status of the Mediterranean anthozoans. After intensive data gathering, monitoring and analysis the experts estimated that around 45% of species were listed as Data Deficient, that is, there is no adequate information to make an assessment of its risk of extinction. The preliminary results of the evaluation indicate that approximately 11% of the species assessed are threatened of extinction according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. 

24 Oct 2014 | News story

Chimpanzees in Taï National Park Park, Côte d'Ivoire

Governments still behind on commitments to avert biodiversity crisis

Pyeongchang, Republic of South Korea, 17 October 2014 – Despite increasing recognition of the biodiversity crisis and its impacts on human well-being, the scale of the government response is far from commensurate with the magnitude of the calamity, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12), closing today in South Korea. …   | Spanish

17 Oct 2014 | International news release

Peninsula of Sinis (Sardegna, Italy)

Sinis Marine Protected Area, a true Ecotourism experience

The managers of the Protected Marine Area Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre (Italy) have participated in the test phase for the preparation of a catalogue of ecotourism packages in Mediterranean protected areas as part of the EU-funded MEET project. 

16 Oct 2014 | News story

Inger Andersen

Inger Andersen named IUCN Director General

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, announced today the appointment of Inger Andersen as the new Director General of the Union starting in January 2015. …   | Dutch

14 Oct 2014 | International news release

Surpâturage dans la forêt de Chêne liège entourant Majen Choucha- Février 2010-

Open call for North Africa civil society organizations: Submit your project!

The call for projects of the IUCN-Med “Small-Scale Initiatives Programme for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa” (PPI-OSCAN) has been launched today, 29th September 2014. Addressed to Civil Society Organizations of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, this initiative aims to support young civil society organisations in developing and implementing two-years innovative projects in the field of biodiversity conservation, natural resources management and climate change adaptation. …   | French | Spanish

29 Sep 2014 | News story

Parc National d'Ichkeul (Tunesie)

Enquête pour l’inventaire bibliographique relatif aux sites de l’Ichkeul et de la Sebkha de Sidi Mansour (Tunisie)

Le projet “Promotion de la valeur des zones clés pour la biodiversité à travers l’implication des organisations de la société civile (OSC) dans leur conservation et gestion en Afrique du Nord” est un projet sous régional, coordonnée par le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med), visant l’amélioration du mode de gestion et de gouvernance des espaces protégés et des zones clés pour la biodiversité dans le hotspot de la Méditerranée.  

28 Sep 2014 | News story

Bahia Palma Vella

The IUCN Spanish Committee supports the Green List of Protected Areas

The Green List of Protected Areas is a new standard implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which aims to assess the Natural governance and management quality (efficiency and equity) of Protected Areas. This List will be officially presented next November (2014) during the World Park Congress organized in Sydney (Australia). …   | French

23 Sep 2014 | News story

Ecotourism

New website set to benefit Mediterranean ecotourism sector

The MEET Network aims to improve the cooperation between Mediterranean protected areas and sustainable tourism. …   | French | Spanish

18 Sep 2014 | News story

Calderón común (Globicephala melas)

What do you know about Alboran cetaceans and marine turtles ?

The Alboran Sea is one of the richest biodiversity points in the Mediterranean Sea, but at the same time, it is one of the busiest shipping routes. The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation IUCN has just published 9 fact sheets of cetacean and 5 of marine turtles that frequent the waters of the Alboran Sea. These fact sheets aim at describing the current knowledge about these species in the Alboran Sea and their fragile status of conservation. …   | French | Spanish

31 Jul 2014 | News story

Mar del Alborán

Results of the POCTEFEX-Alboran Project

The two years project "POCTEFEX-ALBORAN:Shared natural management of cross-border space", has aimed to facilitate the exchange of experience between front line contributors and stakeholders to identify the priorities that can improve natural resource governance in the Alboran Sea and promote sustainable and integrated management of the environment. IUCN-Med has played an important role in the development this POCTEFEX project. …   | French | Spanish

29 Jul 2014 | News story

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