Mediterranean

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Mediterranean” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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IUCN Med's work in two regional initiatives focused on developing and promoting ecotourism that supports the conservation of Mediterranean protected...
IUCN has played a leading role in these two sister projects, the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET), financed by the European Neighborhood Policy Instrument (ENPI-CBC Med), and DestiMED,...
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the global power company Enel have signed a one-year agreement aimed at strengthening...
Under the agreement, IUCN will support the development of new systems and tools to measure the effectiveness of the company’s biodiversity conservation activities with the intention of demonstrating...
The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) of Zaragoza, in collaboration with the International Union for...
The course will address the new and latest scientific and technical advances in land restoration with the purpose of combating desertification. It will also pay close attention on how to effectively...
This project represents an ambitious and innovative initiative to quantify  blue carbon and protect coastal habitats in Andalusia. Context and challenges Coastal habitats composed of marshes and...
In 2005, the Mediterranean Islands Plant Specialist Group (IUCN / SSC) published The Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants - Wild plants at the brink of...
Almost half of the plants (22) have a modified level of threat compared to the 2005 assessment. 21 plants species have a lower threat level and only one has a higher one. This is the case of  ...
It has been a busy summer for POSBEMED project team! The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and project partners have been conducting surveys...
The surveys included questions on perception, awareness, valuation and management of the banquettes. The beach users were asked to express if they could attribute a monetary value to maintaining the...
Held every four years, IMPAC is a high quality international congress aiming to assist Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) managers and practitioners to...
During this congress, IUCN-Med, in collaboration with the NOAA, World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), the EU transatlantic project and the support of MedPan (the network of Marine Protected...
Proyecto LIFE + NATURALEZA (LIFE 09/NAT/ES/00534) CONTEXT Posidonia oceanica belongs to Posidoniaceae family, with just one gender (Posidonia). It is a superior plant that develops a system of...
In order to promote biodiversity in the implementation of nature-based solutions in climate policies, five recommendations were made to guide the...
These recommendations are presented in two reports which have just been published in the form of a study and a policy brief focusing on Morocco and Tunisia, the two Mediterranean countries that have...
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. It is a joint...
Explore the world's Marine Protected Areas on the Marine Protected Planet Read the latest Protected Planet Report 2016 Visit the Protected Planet website to search the global database on ...
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) released the new Ecosystem Profile for the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot, valid for the next five years.
Ecosystem profiles are a rapid assessment of a biodiversity hotspot or priority area within a hotspot. Each one provides an overview of biodiversity importance, overall conservation targets or “...
Natural protected areas like forests, beaches, mountains, scrublands and river ecosystems provide a wide variety of benefits to both people and...
Disruption to natural ecosystem services such as water provision, soil formation and retention, regulation of climate, carbon storage, oxygen production, and the provision of wood, honey, etc. is...

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