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MEDITERRANEAN: Six international organisations launch a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity

MEDITERRANEAN: Six international organisations launch a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A memorandum of understanding was signed on March 12, 2021 in Marseille, for the creation of a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity. It is composed of six international organizations, mainly based in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in France: MedWet (Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative under the Ramsar Convention- Based in Arles), MedPan (Network of Managers of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean - Marseilles), PIM (Mediterranean Small Islands Initiative - Marseilles), La Tour du Valat (Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean Wetlands - Arles), IAMF (International Association of Mediterranean Forests - Marseilles), and IUCN-Med (International Union for Conservation of Nature's Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation - Malaga). The Conservatoire du littoral (French public institution member of the IUCN) will bring its support.

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Méduses en Tunisie : Au-delà d’une simple piqûre, un enjeu écologique

Méduses en Tunisie : Au-delà d’une simple piqûre, un enjeu écologique | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Cet été, les méduses ont envahi les plages en Tunisie, au grand dam des baigneurs. Une invasion qui témoigne du déséquilibre touchant le milieu marin depuis des années. Surexploitation des ressources maritimes, pollution, réchauffement climatique, autant de causes qui facilitent la reproduction des méduses. Ainsi, l’humain est à la fois la victime et le responsable de leur multiplication.
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Spain creates second-largest national marine park in Mediterranean

Spain creates second-largest national marine park in Mediterranean | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The new designation offers the highest level of legal protection under Spanish law for threatened marine life, including corals, dolphins, sperm whales and bluefin tun

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TURKEY's aquaculture production on the upswing

TURKEY's aquaculture production on the upswing | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Marine aquaculture has been developing rapidly in Turkey over the past decade, according to a new research paper.

A new 430-page report from the Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), “Marine Aquaculture in Turkey: Advancements and Management,” offers a thorough examination of the aquaculture sector, looking at lessons learned, how Turkey is embracing a “blue economy” model, and the challenges the country faces in improving the sustainability of its fish and shellfish farming sectors.
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L'Unesco et la Commission européenne veulent mieux planifier l'espace maritime

L'Unesco et la Commission européenne veulent mieux planifier l'espace maritime | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
La Commission océanographique intergouvernementale (COI) de l'Unesco et la Commission européenne se préparent à lancer, les 11 et 12 février 2019 au siège de l'Unesco à Paris, le projet MSPglobal. De l'aquaculture à l'exploitation des fonds marins, en passant par le tourisme et les énergies marines, ce programme devrait permettre une meilleure planification de l'espace maritime afin d'éviter les conflits et favoriser le bon déroulement des activités humaines en mer.
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World Bank Launches New Water Bond To Raise Money For Oceans

World Bank Launches New Water Bond To Raise Money For Oceans | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The World Bank is aiming to raise $3 billion for water, sanitation, and marine protection — and it’s not doing this through a typical fundraiser. Instead of hosting a telethon or a swanky benefit, the international financial institution has announced plans to offer a bond series designed to pour money into the world’s oceans.
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