Story | 02 Dec, 2022

TransCap fosters cooperation between Moroccan and Tunisian civil society organisations for environmental conservation

From 29 November to 3 December, the beneficiary associations of  the "TransCap" programme are meeting in Morocco to foster cooperation on climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation. TransCap, funded by the General Directorate for Cooperation of the Balearic Islands and coordinated by the IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation, aims to improve the living conditions of Mediterranean populations through environmental conservation.

This regional meeting marks the closing of the first edition of TransCap projects implemented by 6 Moroccan and Tunisian associations in the provinces and governorates bordering the Mediterranean (2021-2022), and the inauguration of 6 TransCap 2 projects by new associations (2022-2023). Throughout the week, all actors involved in the programme will learn about the actions implemented by the Moroccan associations in the provinces of Nador el Al Hoceima, in order to discuss the achievements as well as the local challenges with the various beneficiaries, fishermen, farmers, students, population and local authorities.

In addition to project visits, participants will benefit from training and exchange meetings to explore opportunities for cooperation involving the Mediterranean civil society in the conservation and sustainable management of terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems.

In this context, the National Agency for Water and Forests hosted a working session with the participation of representatives of the Regional Government of the Balearic Islands in Spain (DG International Cooperation: María Estela Blanco, DG of Natural Spaces and Biodiversity: Llorenç Mas Parera and Tomas Bosch Llul) and a delegation of IUCN-Med.

The goal of this meeting was to present the Osprey action plan and to identify synergies to strengthen the conservation of this bird of prey between Morocco and the Balearic Islands.

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