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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Background Over the last few decades, pressure on the Mediterranean marine environment has increased at an unprecedented rate: over-exploitation of resources, habitat destruction, pollution and the...
Background Small scale fisheries and environmental conservation have a long history in the Mediterranean basin, with many common features but also numerous conflicts on the use and management of the...
The second meeting of the Regional Cooperation Platform was held on 9-10 November 2017, in Barcelona (Spain), to review the progress achieved on the...
Representatives from 19 regional organizations and sub-regional actors from different sectors (academia, policy-making, industry, fisheries, research institutions, and NGO), including the IUCN Centre...
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reports the decline of the Plains Zebra due to illegal hunting, and the growing extinction threat to Hawaiian plants posed by invasive species. Thirty eight of the...
The IUCN Centre of Mediterranean Cooperation in collaboration with the IUCN Global Species Programme is organizing a 5-day workshop to establish an...
This assessment will review the conservation status of approximately 500 Monocotyledon plants belonging to the Eastern Mediterranean region according to the IUCN Red List regional guidelines. It will...
Mediterranean Ecotourism Destination: main components (joint planning, monitoring, management and promotion) for a governance system in Mediterranean...
Background Tourism illustrates an important source of revenues and employment in the Mediterranean area. At the same time it implicates enormous negative impacts for nature and society. Some years...
Background Residues of seagrass Posidonia oceanica beached in tourist zones represent often a problem in the Mediterranean.The leaf debris help to reduce the swell’s energy and can act as a seedbank...
Background The Mediterranean Sea climate will undergo rapid changes over the next decades. Direct evidence of climate change is already being observed in the Mediterranean coast and in Marine...
Le mouflon à manchettes (Ammotragus lervia) est un ongulé endémique du nord de l’Afrique dont les effectifs ne cessent de diminuer dans la région....
Le mouflon à manchettes est l’ongulé des zones montagneuses le mieux adapté aux environnements arides et chauds. Il constitue une partie importante de la biodiversité de l’Afrique du Nord, dont la...
Stratégie et plan d’action pour la conservation du mouflon à manchettes (Ammotragus lervia) en Tunisie 2018-2027 Le mouflon à manchettes (Ammotragus lervia) est un ongulé endémique du nord de l’...
Natural solutions : protected areas helping people cope with climate change
Protected areas play a major role in reducing climate changing carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. Fifteen percent of the worlds terrestrial carbon stock - 312 gigatonnes - are stored in...
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,...

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