AMNC is working to strengthen awareness and understanding of cultural landscapes, support traditional producers, and advocate for the enhanced environmental, social and economic benefits for biodiversity and the livelihoods of local people.

© Inanc Tekguc / Global Diversity Foundation

Environmental education programme by AMNC partner SPNL | Sustaining Mediterranean cultural landscapes

Our Vision

We share the vision of a Mediterranean region where cultural practices and cultural landscapes contribute effectively to conserving biodiversity and maintaining the wellbeing 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.

© Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL)

Environmental education programme by AMNC partner SPNL | Sustaining Mediterranean cultural landscapes

Our Vision

We share the vision of a Mediterranean region where cultural practices and cultural landscapes contribute effectively to conserving biodiversity and maintaining the wellbeing 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.

© Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL)

Our Story

We joined forces in 2021 to support the conservation of Mediterranean cultural landscapes after seeing the benefits it has for the ecosystem and biodiversity, and for the people who live and work sustainably on our project sites. Funded by the MAVA Foundation to implement the M6 action plan on promoting sustainable land-use practices our partners have been working since 2017 to deliver better economic and environmental outcomes for sustainable producers. Through the Alliance of Mediterranean Nature & Culture (AMNC) we are continuing a legacy that launched with the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture in 2013, and continuing the success of the Rooted Everyday awareness campaign. The Alliance is a big step towards strengthening an effective partnership that will be able to continue its work in the long-term by scaling up its membership, impact and international collaboration and recognition.  

© David Arquimbau Sintes / GOB Menorca

Our Partners

As of February 2021, AMNC is comprised of 13 organisations:

Al-Shouf Cedar Society (ACS)

ANP in association with WWF (ANP|WWF)

European Nature Heritage Fund (EuroNatur)

Global Diversity Foundation (GDF)

Balearic Group of Ornithology and Defence of Nature Menorca (GOB Menorca)

International Union for Conservation of Nature Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN Med)

Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA)

Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL)

Tour du Valat (TdV)

Trashumancia y Naturaleza (TyN)

World Wide Fund for Nature North Africa (WWF North Africa)

World Wide Fund for Nature Spain (WWF Spain)

Yolda Initiative (Yolda)

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