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Round-table on ICZM Regional governance platform for the Mediterranean and the Black sea.

The PEGASO 4 year project ends up presenting innovative outcomes for ICZM in the Mediterranean and Black seas

The PEGASO final conference took place in Antalya (Turkey), from 14th to 17th of January gathering a wide range of institutes and networks from the Mediterranean and Black Sea and representatives from Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) initiatives in other regional seas. PEGASO is a collaborative project between twenty-five partners that have co-worked over four years under the lead coordination of the Autonomous University of Barcelona to develop common, novel approaches to support integrated policies for the coastal, marine and maritime realm of the Mediterranean and Black sea basins. …  

24 Jan 2014 | News story

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A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG). …   | Dutch

21 Jan 2014 | News story

Bees in the process of honey production, Madagascar

IPBES work begins - roll up sleeves

Almost 10 years after the launch of the idea and 5 years of intense discussions on the design, IPBES has adopted its first work plan for 2014-2018. The plan includes developing a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges. …  

06 Jan 2014 | News story

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IUCN North Africa Programme 2013-2016 (in Arabic)

The IUCN North Africa Programme 2013-2016 approved by Member at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, September 2012 in Jeju (Republic of Korea). …   | French | Spanish

02 Jan 2014 | Downloads - publication

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A Mediterranean wish for 2014

With more than 12 funded projects helping to achieve both the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in 2013, the IUCN Mediterranean team wishes all our Members, donors, supporters, partners, and friends the very best for the year ahead. …   | French | Spanish

23 Dec 2013 | News story

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