Mediterranean Region

Monk seal pup

Greece's natural wonders

In terms of biodiversity, Greece is one of the richest countries of the European Union. Its diverse features combine with a variable climate generating a great range of habitat niches and a spectacular flora and fauna. In January 2014, Greece will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. …  

16 Dec 2013 | News story

Alboran Island

Identifying sites in the Alboran Sea to be managed for conservation and sustainable use

This week, representatives from the neighboring countries of the Alboran Sea are meeting at the premises of the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) in Malaga to re-launch multilateral working groups to identify and establish Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the open seas, including the deep seas. …  

11 Dec 2013 | News story

Antonio Troya, Director of the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and Elizabeth MARUMA MREMA, Deputy Director- Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) UNEP, at the moment of the signature.

Working together for the Mediterranean: IUCN signs an agreement with the Barcelona Convention

In the framework of the 18th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of Mediterranean, the Secretariat of the Barcelona Convention/Mediterranean Action Plan and IUCN signed today a Programme of Cooperation to more efficiently address issues related to the conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems and the sustainable use of marine living resources in the Mediterranean region. …   | French | Spanish

03 Dec 2013 | News story

The Coypu, originally from South America, is now established in large parts of Europe causing great damages.

IUCN gathers EU Member States to support consensus on forthcoming invasives legislation

IUCN European Union Representative Office has recently organized a gathering with representatives from EU Member States to present the latest scientific knowledge on invasive alien species offering a platform for informal exchange in view of the upcoming Council discussions on the EU legislative proposal.   …  

02 Dec 2013 | News story
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Nature at the centre of regional dialogue

By officially endorsing a 'Big Win for Dinaric Arc' joint statement, nature conservation authorities from South-Eastern Europe have agreed to work together on strengthening cooperation in the region. With the support of IUCN, WWF and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, each institution has formed a set of national commitments setting a new agenda for protected areas and nature conservation. …  

02 Dec 2013 | News story

Atlas Boumalne du Dades (Morocco) 
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Adapter l'agriculture au changement climatique au Maghreb

Le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN a été invité à participer au séminaire «Adaptation de l’Agriculture et des Grandes Cultures aux Changements Climatiques » organisé par l’Union du Maghreb Arabe (UMA) en collaboration avec la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD), le 19-20 Novembre 2013 à Casablanca (Maroc). …  

28 Nov 2013 | News story

Portrait of penguin, South Africa

IUCN welcomes 52 new Members

On 27 November 2013, the 82nd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

28 Nov 2013 | News story

N. Buxa

Enabling the wise use of wetlands through integrated wetland management

An innovative action planning toolkit on wetland conservation and management is now available online. Funded by the European Commission, as part of the HighARCS project, the Wetland Resources Action Planning (WRAP) Toolkit offers researchers, technical planners and policy-makers a systematic approach to conserving and sustainably managing aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity at any site scale. The toolkit provides a suite of methods and practices, together with insights from lessons learned. …  

19 Nov 2013 | News story

Gazella de Cuvier

Préparation d’une Stratégie de conservation pour la gazelle de Cuvier au Maghreb

La gazelle de Cuvier, originaire d'Afrique du Nord, est une espèce endémique de la région de l'Atlas (Maroc, Algérie, Tunisie). Le braconnage et la dégradation des habitats qu’elle occupe ont conduit à des populations considérablement fragmentées.  …  

19 Nov 2013 | News story

Beluga

IUCN steps up the pace on investigating climate change impacts on wildlife

At a time when global climate change is among the most important of issues for humankind to address, there remains significant uncertainty about how changes in the climate system will impact upon the world’s species and ecosystems, not to mention how societies and decision-makers might go about reducing these impacts. In response to this, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has recently formed a new group of international experts who will focus on topics surrounding climate change impacts on biodiversity. …  

18 Nov 2013 | News story


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