Optimistic times for IUCN in North Africa

07 October 2011 | News story

Leading voices from the environmental field were present in Rabat, Morocco, for IUCN's North Africa Members Forum. The three-day meeting resulted in a fresh set of priorities for nature for the region.

Antonio Troya, Director of IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, explains how recent political changes across the region are having an impact on the way conservation will be done in North Africa in the future.



IUCN is encouraging its members and partners to agree together a common approach to dealing with environmental challenges. Antonio Troya thinks there's been a real sense of achievement and opportunity at the meeting in Rabat.