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European and Mediterranean Coastal Agencies and ICZM

The Conservatoire du littoral celebrated fourty years of its action all along 2015. The year also coincided with other anniversaries of organisations involved in coastal conservation, i.e. 50th anniversary of the National Trust programme "Neptune", 40th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP), 30th anniversary of the Regional Activity...
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An initiative and an international label to promote remarkable island territories

The Conservatoire du Littoral organised the first meeting of the SUSTAINABLE ISLANDS INITIATIVE network, from 26 to 29 October 2015 on the island of Porquerolles in Port-Cros national Park, France. This event brought together over 100 participants representing nearly 20 islands across the globe, that are all stakeholders in the creation of this Initiative and the "Sustainable Islands Label...
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The Pelagos sanctuary strengthens its governance

France hosted the 6th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Pelagos Agreement in Hyères, France, on 15 and 16 December 2015. On this occasion, the Head of the Italian delegation passed the Presidency on to Mr. Xavier Sticker, French Ambassador Delegate for the Environment , marking the beginning of a period of two years during which France will assume this responsibility. This...
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Towards a more sustainable recreational fishing activity in catalan natural parks

Recreational fishing is a widespread activity on the Mediterranean coast, especially in marine protected areas (MPAs), where this type of fishing has specific ecological impacts, some of which being little studied and little known by recreational fishermen. These impacts include the consequences on vulnerable fish species, the use of exotic species as bait and lost or abandoned fishing gear....
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The Mediterranean Sea won't sustain our economy if we don't turn the tide now

The Mediterranean region is currently facing impressive growth, a real “blue Gold Rush”. Without a long-term vision for sustainable development, the Mediterranean Sea will not be able to sustain our economy and our well-being. This is what emerges from MedTrends , a study run by WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative, that provides, for the first time, a global and integrated picture of...
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