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Ten seabirds added to the Mediterranean list of endangered or threatened species

The updated list of endangered or threatened species found in the Mediterranean entered into force in September 2018. It now includes 10 additional bird species classified as endangered or threatened. The list is now totaling 25 seabirds.
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Offre de stage "Prospective MED 2050"

Le Plan Bleu propose un stage d'une durée de 6 mois à partir de janvier 2019 (durée et date ajustables) visant à contribuer à la thématique « prospective » dans le cadre de l’initiative MED 2050. Plus particulièrement, le stage permettra un appui à la mise en place, à la structuration et au lancement/ à l’animation d’un réseau d’acteurs autour de MED 2050.
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Mediterranean of the Future - Act II - Priority to Youth and Innovation

Organized by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region around the theme "How to work together to create a favorable environment for youth and innovation in the Mediterranean?", the event brought together more than 700 participants (representatives of Mediterranean governments, regional and local authorities, experts from local and international organizations, young entrepreneurs, representatives of universities), with a common goal: to draw the Mediterranean of tomorrow.
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The November Newsletter has just been published!

Find the latest news and information from Plan Bleu in the new issue of its Newsletter and subscribe if you have not already done so!
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22nd edition of Ecomondo, the leading Euro-Mediterranean area green and circular economy expo

In the framework of the 22nd edition of Ecomondo, the leading Euro-Mediterranean area green and circular economy expo, that was held in Rimini, Italy, on 6-9 November 2018, six Interreg MED thematic communities (Green Growth, Blue Growth, Renewable Energy, Urban transports, Sustainable Tourism and Biodiversity Protection) organized a session on "Empowering territories for a sustainable Mediterranean".
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Accelerating climate changes in the Mediterranean Basin cause increasing risks to people and nature

Recent climate change has stronger impacts on the Mediterranean Basin than before, causing additional concerns in an environment also affected by other problems such as land use change, pollution and declining biodiversity. This is shown in a recent study from MedECC network's experts, which has just been published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
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Call for applicants: Consultant on the economic valuation of wetland ecosystem services for the S’Ena Arrubia pilot site

In the framework of the project “Overarching activities addressing Wetland Conservation in the Mediterranean Region: Saltpan Initiative and Socioeconomic valuation of coastal wetlands”, a consultant is seeked to work on the economic valuation of a selection of ecosystem services provided by the freshwater lagoon of S'Ena Arrubia, located in the Gulf of Oristano, Sardinia (Italy). The consultancy will extend on the period November 2018 to November 2019.
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Call for applicants: Support for the production of factsheets and technical paper on supporting decision-making in multiple-user approaches to address land-sea interactions and foster biodiversity protection

The scope of these Terms of Reference is to select an expert to provide services for writing the factsheets and the technical paper on Land Sea Interactions, in the framework of PANACeA Project (Regional Initiative of Streamlining Management Efforts in Protected Areas for an Enhanced Protection in the Mediterranean Sea). The expert is expected to start working late November 2018 and end 30th of July 2019.
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Call for applicants: Support for the production of factsheets and technical paper on supporting decision-making in Mediterranean Wetlands and Rivers

The scope of these Terms of Reference is to select an expert to provide services for writing the factsheets and the technical paper on wetland and river management and monitoring, in the framework of PANACeA Project (Regional Initiative of Streamlining Management Efforts in Protected Areas for an Enhanced Protection in the Mediterranean Sea). The expert is expected to start working late November 2018 and end 30th of July 2019.
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Fish Forum 2018 - Side-event "Promoting co-management as innovative tool for the sustainable use of coastal and marine natural resources"

In the framework of the Fish Forum 2018 (Forum on Fisheries Science in the Mediterranean and Black Sea), the Biodiversity Protection Community featured by the Interreg Med PANACeA is organizing a side-event called "Promoting co-management as innovative tool for the sustainable use of coastal and marine natural resources", on 10 December 2018.
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first edition of the Sea Forum - Bizerte 2018: Euro-Mediterranean meetings of the sustainable blue economy

The Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies (ITES) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) organized the first edition of the Sea Forum - Bizerte 2018, 20 and 21 October 2018 in Bizerte, Tunisia. This annual meeting is part of the "Blue Season" which brought together nearly 150 events promoting the Tunisian coast from June 15 to October 30, 2018. It aims to gather key players in the maritime sector and the blue economy in the Euro-Mediterranean area, but also to warn about the environmental challenges facing the Mediterranean Sea.
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Le Plan Bleu recrute un(e) Chargé(e) de mission/Expert(e) « Economie bleue et Tourisme durable en Méditerranée »

The position aims producing reports and recommendations on the Blue Economy based on case studies and supporting the facilitation of a community of scientific, public and private actors, on sustainable tourism, through the Interreg MED BleuTourMed Project, particularly in its “capitalization” component. If you are interested in the position, apply now !
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Regional meeting on Marine Litter Best Practices

Plan Bleu took part in the Regional meeting on Marine Litter Best Practices organized in Izmir, Turkey, on 9-10 October 2018 by UN Environment MAP components: MED POL, REMPEC and SCP/RAC. The meeting reviewed activities implemented by the Contracting Parties and especially acknowledged the progress achieved in the implementation of the Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management.
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Transferring ecosystem-based management tools: increasing regional capacities

The Biodiversity Protection Community featured by the PANACeA project, co-financed by the Interreg MED programme, organized in collaboration with Région Sud a knowledge sharing workshop on “Transferring ecosystem-based management tools: increasing regional capacities” that was held in Marseille, on 23 October 2018 from 14.30 to 17.30.
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Mediterranean Coast day: economic growth and the protection of the environment can and need to be conciliated

For this Mediterranean Coast Day, numerous experts gathered on 25 September in Split the Croatian city hosting PAP/RAC, “the Mediterranean Coastal Management Centre”, to discuss past successes and shortcomings of Mediterranean coastal management, as well as new environmental challenges that require a more ambitious and urgent action.
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