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Barbary macaque

Deforestation spells doom for Barbary Macaque

Malaga, Spain, 15 July, 2009 (IUCN) – Deforestation and forest degradation in the rural mountain areas of Morocco and Algeria are threatening endangered species, such as the Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus), according to IUCN.   | French | Spanish

15 Jul 2009 | International news release
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Centro Tecnologico del Habitat - IUCN-Med offices

New Med offices 2009

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation has moved to a new  building, up the same road. Please note the change: C/ Marie Curie 22 (previously 35).  | French | Spanish

14 Jul 2009 | News story

Esparto

Esparto in your wallet? Currency against desertification

 17 June: World Day against Desertification …   | French | Spanish

16 Jun 2009 | News story
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Elias & Sven en el Acuarium de  Monterrey

Málaga acoge el estreno de “Un mar cambiante”, la primera película documental sobre la acidificación de los océanos

Con motivo de la celebración del Día Mundial de los Océanos el 8 de junio, Málaga acoge el estreno de “Un mar cambiante” la primera película documental sobre la acidificación de los océanos. Esta actividad se enmarca dentro del Convenio para la conservación de la fauna y flora del litoral malagueño firmado entre el Área de Medio Ambiente del Ayuntamiento de Málaga, Aula del Mar y con la colaboración de UICN-Med. Proyecciones de “Un mar cambiante” se realizarán en Europa, Australia, Norte América, Hawai y en diversas ciudades de España como parte de esta importante celebración.
 

04 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN Regional Directors meet with the President, Director General, Global Directors and other Senior Secretariat Staff members of IUCN

IUCN Regional Directors meet with the President, Director General, Global Directors and other Senior Secretariat Staff members of IUCN

From 23 to 27 May, Regional Directors met in Delhi in order to discuss common understanding of how to strengthen collaboration between regions and how to work more effectively as a Union …   | Spanish

02 Jun 2009 | News story

Aula del Mar - logo

Premian al Aula del Mar por su defensa del medio ambiente

Este organismo ha obtenido el Premio Chico Mendes, que da el Ayuntamiento de Córdoba 

19 May 2009 | News story

Forests in Lebanon

Lebanese Council of Ministers approves the new National Forest Fires Strategy supported by IUCN-Med

Lebanon´s well known and unique Cedrus libani forests have been the object of a constant quest to control the access and trade of its valuable timber for millennia. A new national strategy, supported by IUCN-Med was approved on 15 May by the Council of Ministers. This strategy  integrates the need for adapting to climate change in order to reduce the risk of harmful fires and build ecological and social resilience to the impacts of global change. As project leader, this is a significant achievement for IUCN-Med and places it in an excellent position for the implementation phase.  | Spanish

16 May 2009 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Sesiones de trabajo en el hotel Atlas Terminus de Oujda

An agreement regarding the future of the Alboran Sea

The 2nd International Meeting on the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Alboran Sea which was held in the city of Oujda (Morocco) from 16-18 April, has ended with the “Oujda Declaration on the conservation and sustainable development of the Alboran Sea”; a document that will enable a strategy to be drawn up for carrying out pilot actions in the coming years.  | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2009 | International news release

Castillo de Santa Cruz

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation participates in an international seminar for cooperation in managing protected areas

The seminar, which was organised by CEIDA (Centre for Continuing Education and the Dissemination of Environmental Information of Galicia), was held in the Santa Cruz Castle in Oleiros (A Coruña) from 26 to 27 March and was attended by the Spanish Liaison Officer of IUCN-Med, Andrés Alcántara. To end the event, representatives from the protected areas signed a Declaration of Intent for a joint collaboration which will be directed by CEIDA and IUCN.     …   | Spanish

08 Apr 2009 | International news release

Mediterranean landscape