Pictures of the Participants.

2nd IUCN North Africa Conservation Forum concludes with renewed commitment to strengthen membership in the region

More than 70 people joined the 2nd IUCN North Africa Regional Conservation Forum held on 4-6th October in Cairo, Egypt, under the theme 'Conserving Nature in North Africa: A common challenge for a prosperous future'. The Forum concluded with a renewed commitment to strengthen membership in the region and to improve IUCN Member involvement in the implementation of the IUCN Programme 2017-2020. …  

06 Oct 2015 | Article

Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General in the inauguration of the IUCN North Africa Regional Conservation Forum

Le Forum d’Afrique du Nord place la nature au cœur du développement durable

C’est sous le thème “La Conservation de la Nature en Afrique du Nord: Un Défi Commun pour un Avenir Prospère’’, que plus de 70 participants débattent et discutent du développement durable et proposent des solutions aux grands enjeux nord-africains de l'environnement et du développement. Le Forum Régional de Conservation en Afrique du Nord de l’UICN a débuté aujourd’hui au Caire et a été inauguré ce matin par le Ministre de l’Environnement Égyptien, Dr. Khaled Fahmy, par M. Zhang Xinsheng, Président de l’UICN et par Mme Inger Andersen, Directrice Générale de l’UICN. …   | English

04 Oct 2015 | Article

North Africa Regional Conservation Forum

Le Forum Régional de Conservation en Afrique du Nord, une plateforme pour débattre des enjeux environnementaux et du bien-être humain

Plus de 70 participants, appartenant à des États membres de l’UICN, à des agences gouvernementales et non-gouvernementales, aux commissions de l’UICN et à des organisations partenaires, se rencontreront au Caire (Égypte) du 4 au 6 octobre 2015 pour assister au Forum Régional de Conservation en Afrique du Nord de l’UICN. Ce forum a pour objectif de discuter des problèmes environnementaux les plus pressants de la région, de partager les expériences et les meilleures pratiques, en plus d’identifier les actions nécessaires pour provoquer les changements souhaités. …   | English

01 Oct 2015 | News story

MEET meeting with ITOs

MEET shares its Brand Values amongst the ITOs

 The MEET project sets a brand in global markets. Different Inbound Tour Operators (ITOs) from different nationalities (Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Malta, Jordan and Lebanon) participated in an ITO training in Rome from 9th -10th September. …  

30 Sep 2015 | Article

GEF meeting in Amman

The Global Environment Facility workshop for the North Africa region in Aqaba (Jordan), 9-10 September 2015

The Global Environment Facility has organised a two-day (9-10 September) workshop in the Dead Sea (Jordan) where GEF national focal points, convention focal points and other key stakeholders, including civil society have kept abreast of GEF strategies, policies and procedures.  …  

10 Sep 2015 | News story


MEET Network Photo Contest (EXTENDED to October 12, 2015)

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The Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) Network will soon launch the MEET Catalogue, a compilation of new and unique ecotourism experiences in protected areas across various Mediterranean countries. With the aim of providing support for the conservation of nature and revitalizing less developed communities, the MEET Catalogue offers an authentic ecotourism experience for the traveler: MEETing locals, experiencing communities and lifestyles, and giving back.

18 Aug 2015 | News story

Lagocephalus sceleratus

L’initiative MedMIS de l’UICN a permis d’identifier des poissons-globe dans l’Adriatique

Il s’agit d’une espèce envahissante très agressive, nuisible pour l’environnement et hautement toxique, dont l’ingestion peut entraîner la mort. …   | English | Spanish

07 Aug 2015 | News story

Cap de Creuse

12 packages ready for the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism catalogue

Twelve ecotourism packages are ready to be part of the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) catalogue according to the evaluation of an experts meeting held in Malaga at the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation premises on 8-9 July, to discuss ecotourism principles and minimum criteria for inclusion of packages in the final MEET Catalogue. Fifteen protected areas in 5 countries will be the first ones to be tested by selected outbound tour operators (especially from North America, Canada, Australia and UK) in a round of familiarization trips that will be organised next September to November. …  

31 Jul 2015 | News story

Wadi Al-Hitan (Egypt)

Three North African natural World Heritage sites assessed as ‘under concern’ by last IUCN report

TABE’A II report is an update of the 2011 TABE’A report prepared by the TABEA Programme. Its main objective is to assist state parties in the Arab Region to enhance their performance in the World Heritage convention (1972). TABE'A II is tracking the conservation status of natural World Heritage sites in the Arab region and has recently been released in the 39th World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany.  …  

24 Jul 2015 | News story

Posidonia oceanica

Spain renews support to IUCN in the Mediterranean

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) together with the Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and the Andalusian regional government (CMAOT) in Spain have renewed their commitment to support the activities of the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN-Med). The new addendum signed by the four parties will extend the General Protocol of Cooperation initially formalized in 2010, whose objective is to promote conservation and sustainable development of the Mediterranean hotspot. …   | Spanish

23 Jul 2015 | News story