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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.

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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.

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Sign to save Akamas | You can

The encirclement of Akamas by developers is getting tight. Very soon final decisions will be taken for the future of the area. Can we save Akamas, this precious jewel of Cyprus? Yes if we can have it declared first into a National Park.

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Mediterranean region exposed to resource depletion and price volatility

The Mediterranean region currently uses approximately 2.5 times more natural resources and ecological services than its ecosystems can provide. Consequently, the region depends heavily on imports and is vulnerable to volatility in the international price levels of natural resources such as agricultural commodities, minerals and fossil fuels.

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