Continuous violation of the Hunting Moratorium in Albania

The Association for the Protection and Preservation of the Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) and the Albanian Society for the Protection of Birds and Mammals (ASPBM) raise the issue for the continuous and escalating violations of the hunting moratorium which has become evident during the last months.

Council of Europe’s Bern Convention urges Turkey to improve management of protected sea turtle habitats

The Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats adopted two Recommendations urging Turkey to prevent habitat destruction and ensure improved management of Fethiye and Patara Specially Protected Areas (SPAs). Indicative of the strong reaction to current pressures on the habitats is the call for a construction ban on the sea turtle nesting beaches of the SPAs.

The Day of the Tree returns!

After the great success of the past edition, the Day of the Tree returns in 2015! On the occasion of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) to be held from 30 November to 11 December 2015, MIO-ECSDE Member, Legabiente dedicates its initiative to climate change, using the tree as a messenger to promote change towards sustainable development.

New Study: Mediterranean countries fall short of achieving region’s vision of sustainable development

BARCELONA, SPAIN—No country in the Mediterranean region meets two key minimum conditions for global sustainable development: living within the planet’s natural resource budget and satisfactory well-being for its residents, according to a new brief to be launched at the SwitchMed Connect conference October 29 by international think tank Global Footprint Network.