Marine biodiversity legal profiles for the Mediterranean!

02 May 2013 | News story

On 30 April 2013, the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and the Environmental Law Centre (ELC) of IUCN organized an Editorial Board meeting in Malaga, Spain in the context of the NEREUS project (Towards a Representative Network of Mediterranean Marine Managed Areas) related to the preparation of strategic documents for marine conservation in the Mediterranean.

The IUCN-Med office and the ELC launched a new activity whose main objective is to produce series of publications on Non-EU Mediterranean Legal and Institutional Country Profiles related to marine conservation. Those profiles will aim at providing the most updated information on the existing legal and institutional framework for key issues and concepts in matter of conservation of marine and coastal environment in Mediterranean countries which are not part of the European Union.
The meeting held in Malaga provided the opportunity to set the Project’s Editorial board including the IUCN Med, the ELC and experts from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, who will be responsible for developing the legal profiles for their respective country. Content, target audience, format, date of release and communication strategy for diffusion of the country profiles were some of the aspects discussed by the editorial board. A work plan and next steps to ensure a smooth implementation of the activity and the quality of its deliverables were also set.

NEREUS project, implemented by IUCN-Med, is co-financed by the MAVA Foundation and will end in December 2013.

For more information, please contact: Sarah Lucas, sarah.lucas@iucn.org and Alain Jeudy de Grissac, alain.jeudy@iucn.org