Page 4 - climate-change2013
P. 4



                           IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world
                          find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and develop-
                          ment challenges.

                         IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than
                         1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160
                         countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of part-
                         ners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.
                         IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation was opened in October 2001 with the core
                         support of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, the regional
                         Government of Junta de Andalucía and the Spanish Agency for International Development
                          Cooperation (AECID). The Centre’s mission is to influence, encourage and assist Mediter-
                          ranean societies to conserve and use sustainably the natural resources of the region and
                          work with IUCN members and cooperate with all other agencies that share the objectives
                          of the IUCN.


                             This guide was prepared by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation within the MedPAN
                             North project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and the Regional Activity Centre
                             for Specially Protected Areas (UNEP-RAC/SPA) biannual programme, funded by the Mediterranean
                             Trust Fund of the Barcelona Convention.

                             MedPAN North is a transnational cooperation project to enhance Management Effectiveness of
                             Marine Protected Areas in the Northern Mediterranean, conducted in the framework of the MedPan
                             The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) provided financial
                             support through the project “Preserving biodiversity and the sustainable use of marine and
                             freshwater resources in Mediterranean high priority areas”.
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9