Mediterranean Region

Réunion de présentation du projet MEET au siège du Ministère chargé de l’environnement (17 septembre 2013)

Le projet Mediterranean Eco-Tourism jette l'ancre en Tunisie

Dans le cadre du suivi des initiatives de l’UICN en Tunisie, le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med) a organisé une mission du 17 au 19 septembre 2013, consacrées au lancement du projet MEET «Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism» ainsi qu’à la présentation de nouvelles initiatives de l’UICN-Med à développer en Tunisie. …  

30 Sep 2013 | News story

Foto de Grupo - Participantes en el X Foro de Biodiversidad, Córdoba (España)

X Biodiversity Forum of the IUCN Spanish National Committe

The X Biodiversity Forum held at the University of Cordoba (UCO) on the 24th and 25th of September, brought together American and European experts facing a common problem, climate change, a major and challenging issue, such as bridging positions between the needs of society and scientific research, or the involvement of citizens in climate change adaptation strategies.  | Spanish

28 Sep 2013 | News story

Conference "Invasive Alien Species: the urban dimension", 05.09.2013

Urban areas and biological invasions: what can cities do about it?

IUCN has brought together key actors from all over Europe at a conference aiming to exchange knowledge and best practices to reduce the risk of invasive alien species in urban areas. …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story
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Participantes del Segundo Encuentro Técnico para la creación de un geoportal del Mar de Alborán

El geoportal como instrumento para la gobernanza del Mar de Alborán

Una de las actividades que desarrolla el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la UICN (UICN-Med) como socio del proyecto POCTEFEX-Alborán es impulsar el diseño y estructura de un geoportal sobre información de los recursos naturales del Mar de Alborán. Con el fin de conocer mejor las bases de datos e información ambiental de tipo geográfico sobre el Mar de Alborán disponibles, el pasado 17 y 18 de septiembre, UICN-Med organizó en Sevilla un segundo encuentro técnico invitando a participar a más de una decena de instituciones científicas, administrativas y académicas de ambas orillas y que fue inaugurado por Javier Madrid, Director general de Gestión del Medio Natural de la Junta de Andalucía. …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

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We are now on Twitter!

IUCN-Med is now a member of the Twitter community! Follow our account, IUCN Med, to learn about our activities, read interesting news on the Mediterranean or discover more about the Mediterranean wildlife. …   | French

13 Sep 2013 | News story

La réserve "Campanarios de Azaba"

Spain´s first entomological reserve

The biological reserve Campanarios de Azaba, a property of the Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre, was designated as Spain´s first entomological reserve by the Spanish Entomology Association. Through this nomination, the association acknowledges the efforts carried out to conserve arthropods and their habitats in the reserve. …   | French

11 Sep 2013 | News story

•	The American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is introduced to the British Isles and Italy where it is having a significant impact on both the agriculture sector and the forestry industry, as well as causing ecological damage to forest ecosystems.

European Commission move to tackle invasive species a good start but more needed

The new legislative proposal released yesterday by the European Commission aims to ensure coordinated action at the EU level to curb the impacts of invasive alien species. IUCN, uniting some of the leading experts on this subject in Europe, welcomes the new proposal but highlights some concerns.  …   | Dutch

10 Sep 2013 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN prepares to recruit its next Director General

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, the longest serving Director General of IUCN, has expressed her intention to step down next year, after nearly eight years at the helm of the organization. The process of recruiting her successor has now officially been launched and the IUCN Council’s Search Committee will develop a Terms of Reference for this position shortly. …  

05 Sep 2013 | News story


Nature is...better in the dark!

A new social media campaign, launched as a result of the Powered by Nature Awards, encourages people to turn off their lights and turn on their senses. With cheeky humour and simple graphics, the campaign “Better in the Dark” invites community contributions to the question: What things are better in the dark?   …  

03 Sep 2013 | News story
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