Méditerranée

Ranunculus coronaria. Palestine

Strengthening the network of botanists in the South and East Mediterranean

The project ‘Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean’, which was launched in October 2014, is moving ahead. The Scientific Institute of Mohamed V University in Rabat (Morocco) has recently hosted the first workshop for experts who are going to document the conservation status and distribution of selected rare and threatened plant species in Important Plant Areas (IPAs), especially in those countries where information is insufficient (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine). …  

08 Apr 2015 | News story

Photo de groupe. Atelier d'Ifrane. Projet PPI-OSCAN

Renforcement des capacités pour l’élaboration des projets de conservation de la nature en Afrique du Nord

Les 15 Organisations de la Société Civile (OSC) présélectionnées en Maroc pour passer à la 2ème phase du Programme des Petites initiatives pour les Organisations de la Société Civile d’Afrique du Nord (PPI-OSCAN) ont participé dans un atelier organisé par le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN, qui a eu pour but renforcer ses capacités sur l'élaboration des projets. …  

31 Mar 2015 | News story

Ainsi, la ZMPV participe en droit de la Mer à la protection d'un site dont la conservation mobilise des outils juridiques de nature variée.

Le Sanctuaire Pelagos pour les mammiferes marins merite mieux

Un appel pour l’aire protégée la plus large de la mer Méditerranée est aujourd’hui adressé aux gouvernements qui, en 1999, ont signé l’Accord Pelagos relatif à la création en Méditerranée d’un sanctuaire pour les mammifères marins. Cette aire protège à elle seule près de 4% du bassin méditerranéen et accueille de nombreuses espèces symboliques comme le rorqual commun, le cachalot et divers dauphins.   …   | English | Spanish

24 Mar 2015 | News story

Little Sydney

“Little Sydney” Conference registration is open

IUCN, along with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), have now opened registration for the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” Conference, the biggest European protected areas event of the year, scheduled to run May 28-31 in Hainburg, Austria. …  

19 Mar 2015 | News story

The Race For Water Odyssey to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution in the ocean set off from Bordeaux, France.

Race against oceans of plastic

A unique sailing expedition to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution across the most polluted ocean areas set off yesterday from Bordeaux, France. …  

16 Mar 2015 | News story

Azraq Wetland - Jordan

Environmental interpretation training for Mediterranean protected areas

Tourism is becoming a way of increasing the financial resources of protected areas and improving their administrative capacity. To manage the impact of tourists in protected areas is necessary to use tools to establish communication between the natural and cultural element we wish to protect and the visitors. In this light, Environmental Interpretation is one of the most successful ways of forming conservationist awareness in the last decade. …  

13 Mar 2015 | News story

Image for the IV Mediterranean Forest Week

The role of nature tourism to debate in the IV Mediterranean Forest Week

In a bid to provide a solid common regional platform for cooperation and foster dialogue between the Mediterranean forest research community, policy-makers and relevant stakeholders, the IV Mediterranean Forest Week is organised this year in Barcelona, from 17 to 20 March, with the support of the Spanish Government, the regional government of Catalonia, FAO, and Forest Europe. …  

13 Mar 2015 | News story

Drylands in Kenya - Garba Tula

Le pastoralisme fournit des services essentiels à l'humanité, et peut contribuer à la transition vers une économie verte

Une meilleure gestion des secteurs négligés stimulerait la réglementation et les politiques en matière d'eau ainsi que la biodiversité et pourrait séquestrer jusqu'à 9,8 % des émissions de carbone anthropique …   | English

09 Mar 2015 | News story

Hayedo de Serra de Sant Amand, en Ripollès (Girona).

13 particulares y 9 organizaciones ayudan a preservar uno de los mejores bosques maduros de Cataluña

Acciónatura, Miembro de UICN, ha formalizado la preservación efectiva a 25 años de 14.000 m2 del hayedo centenario de "Els Graus", en el Ripollès (Girona, España). Mediante una compensación económica de 2.479 euros, la propiedad cede a Acciónatura los derechos de explotación forestal para 25 años de esta reserva forestal, ahora ya destinada a conservar el bosque maduro, dejándola a evolución natural. Al ser una zona muy frágil, y para preservar sus valores, por el momento no es visitable abiertamente. …  

04 Mar 2015 | News story

Cap de Creus Natural Park (Catalonia, Spain)

Consolidating local partnerships for ecotourism in Mediterranean protected areas

This week the first workshop to consolidate local clusters for ecotourism starts in the protected areas of Cap de Creus, Aiguamolls, and Montgri Natural Parks in Catalonia (Spain). This is one of the 10 Mediterranean Experience of EcoTourism Product consolidation and Sustainability Workshops jointly organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in the framework of the activities of the Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism Network (MEET). …  

17 Feb 2015 | News story

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