The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation is implementing a project to improve capacities on species conservation planning and management in three Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia). One of the main activities of this project for this year is to hold training courses about elaboration of Species Conservation Strategies in these three countries.
Two training courses were already celebrated in April in Marrakech and Tunis. The last training course was held on 10-13 June in Algiers. This four-day intensive workshop was a fast-track entry to strategic plans for species conservation, selection and prioritization of species and processes on how integrate strategic plans into the administrative structure of the country.
The workshop provided training in the design and implementation of species conservation measures. The talks were led by experts of IUCN’s Specialist Groups and other international experts. An important part of the training was devoted to practical exercises, conducted in groups, to practice some of the main concepts discussed during the course. On wednesday afternoon, a visit to the Centre Cynégétique de Zéralda was organized by the Algerian Ministry of Environment.
IUCN is providing its expertise from the science-based network of experts across countries and the IUCN Species Survival Commission. The Mava Foundation, the Organismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionales from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the regional government of Junta de Andalucia provide financial support to this project.
For further info: Violeta Barrios