IUCN -Med joined the 14th Annual Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group Meeting

UICN-Med was part of the Workshop which took place in Porto (Portugal) from the 30 April to the 2nd of May 2014, and was organized by the Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group and CIBIO/UP.

Gazelle de Cuvier Photo: Stan Osolinski /gettyimages.

In the last annual Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group Meeting celebrated in Porto (Portugal) from 30 April to 2 May, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) played an active role providing a presentation the project Improving capacities for species conservation in the Mediterranean region. This was also a good opportunity to exchange with experts working in north Africa.

This annual event is organised by the Sahara Conservation Fund and is addressed to all those working in wildlife conservation within the arid areas of Africa and the Middle-East. It provides an opportunity to bring people together to share ideas and projects, and to continue a strong tradition of collaboration on behalf of Sahelo-Saharan wildlife and people.

The event was attended by 65 participants from 17 countries and over 40 talks were given. IUCN-Med representative, Violeta Barrios, used the experiences from North Africa to address conservation of threatened species through strengthening capacities. It was a great opportunity for IUCN-Med to meet the SSIG experts to discuss the project on capacity building and elaboration of conservation strategies.

For further info: Violeta Barrios

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