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For Collective Change in the Area of Coastal and Marine Conservation
A TWO-YEAR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR MPA PRACTITIONERS FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN
Starting in June 2017
The program is managed by WWF Mediterranean and is co-funded by the MAVA Foundation, the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and the European Union.

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Posted on March 14, 2017 - 8:45am, by abrown
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Via BBC News

"A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves. The footage shows one way that waste plastic could be entering the marine and global food chain."

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"Rare marine plant formations, nesting migratory birds, two uninhabited islands with beautiful sandy beaches. This might seem like a safe place for a rare species of turtle to nest, but Kuriat Islands in Tunisia are swamped every summer by thousands of tourists. Even local artisanal fishermen who frequent the islands can be unaware of their importance for the loggerhead sea turtle – the only place in Tunisia where this Endangered species nests, and the most important in the southern Mediterranean.

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"Contrary to the message of a popular song from Disney’s 1989 animated hit film The Little Mermaid, not everything is so wonderful “under the sea”.

According to a new Tel Aviv University study, foreign species crossing the Suez Canal are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, damaging vital marine resources and raising concerns about human health issues.

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Posted on February 27, 2017 - 4:07pm, by abrown

Via nocamels 

"According to a new Tel Aviv University study, foreign species crossing the Suez Canal are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, damaging vital marine resources and raising concerns about human health issues."

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Today (24/2) the Commission adopted a proposal for a multi-annual plan for the management of small pelagic stocks (anchovy, sardine, mackerel and horse-mackerel) in the Adriatic.

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"Today, 7.14% (179,798 km2) of the Mediterranean Sea is placed under a protection status, this is what emerges from the first analyzes to report on the 2016 status of the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas – that will contribute to a report published every four years by MedPAN and RAC / SPA in collaboration with many partners. This report is based on the 2016 update of MAPAMED, the database of sites of interest for the conservation of the marine environment in the Mediterranean Sea.

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"The abundance of some rare species in the Mediterranean and the generally good ecological state of the marine environment mean that the Rachgoun island is a witness to the past, or an overview of “the Mediterranean of 2000 years ago !” as Pr Alfonso Ramos Espla, from the University of Alicante, would say. Images of a visit of the island. "

Via RAC/SPA newsletter 

With Many more beautiful stories about conservation in the Mediterranean 

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