2017-2022 Final Evaluation Report
By Alliance for Mediterranean Nature & Culture and MAVA Foundation
The Mediterranean basin is one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, home to cultural landscapes of high ecological value shaped by land use practices over millennia. These practices provide food and other goods, support essential ecosystem services, and sustain biodiversity and livelihoods. However, the region faces significant environmental, social and economic challenges, including climate change, desertification, rural emigration, and abandonment of cultural practices, all of which negatively affect these landscapes and the communities that depend on them.
The Alliance for Mediterranean Nature & Culture (AMNC) shares the vision of a Mediterranean region where cultural practices and cultural landscapes contribute effectively to conserving biodiversity and maintaining the well-being of communities. Our mission is to recognise, promote and sustain practices that maintain these landscapes, underpinned by our belief that nature and culture are profoundly interconnected and together deliver environmental, social and economic benefits to society.
We support and protect cultural landscapes of high ecological value in the Mediterranean. 13 organisations joined their forces in 2017 to collectively conserve the cultural landscapes and practices of the Mediterranean. Since then, we have worked with various stakeholders, including local communities, practitioners, scientists and policy-makers.
The partner NGOs that form the AMNC have been working together since 2017, documenting and supporting cultural land use and management practices as a means to revitalize endangered cultural landscapes. The report covers work done within the 2017-2022 period. There, we outline our field sites, objectives, progress, activities, impacts and achievements, as well as what we have planned for the future.
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