Al Hoceima Marine Observatory: Hi-Tech for a Blue Economy


On 24 January, the Workshop to launch the ODYSSEA Al Hoceima Marine Observatory project was held at the Faculty of Science and Technology in Al Hoceima. The event was organized by the Association AGIR in partnership with the High Commissioner for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD), the National Institute for Fisheries Research (INRH) and with the …

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Protected areas: Toubkal and Ifrane’s Parcs submitted to the UICN’s green list

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At Sharm El-Sheikh -Egypt-, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted on the 24 November, 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in protected areas. Sites in Egypt, France, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru and the United Arab Emirates received the certification …

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Off Your Map: don’t let coastal wetlands be wiped off the map

The Mediterranean sea is the largest enclosed sea in the world with 46,000 km of coastline. It includes a mosaic of coastal wetlands of high ecological value that are critical in the life of millions of people living there thanks to the vital services they provide. Unfortunately, wetlands in the Mediterranean region are declining fast and losing their functions and …

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