Creating a common framework to assess the links between nature and cultural practices

The Alliance for Mediterranean Nature and Culture assessed the evidence of the environmental benefits of different cultural practices from the Mediterranean region at an international workshop in the city of Mersin, Turkey from 5-7th April 2022. We performed a joint assessment of these traditional cultural practices and worked towards establishing a common framework for measuring the benefits of the “cultural landscapes” in France, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

Synthesis: Coming Together to Create a Stronger Mediterranean Partnership

The Alliance for Mediterranean Culture and Nature continues to grow from strength to strength by drawing on our experiences as the M6 partnership, now harmonized as the AMNC, a new effective partnership for conserving the cultural landscapes of the Mediterranean.

This coming together was reflected beautifully in our long-awaited, in-person meet-up at the end of November. The AMNC partners gathered in the beautiful cultural landscapes of the Camargue in France, a biosphere reserve and natural park, home to a large diversity of animal and plant species.

Event poster for Fiesta de la Trashumancia de Madrid

Madrid’s Transhumance Festival is back

Fiesta de la Trashumancia de Madrid promotes the role of transhumance and extensive livestock farming as a tool for in conserving biodiversity and fighting climate change.

Poster of AMNC participation at IUCN WCC_feature image

AMNC heads to the IUCN World Conservation Congress

AMNC projects on sustainable land-use practices will share experiences and the true value of reconnecting to the lands and practices that sustain livelihoods, affirming the social, economic and environmental benefits of Mediterranean cultural landscapes.

Feature image for Lemnos story on basketry

Basketry and traditional cheese baskets

The first pilot workshop was held in Lemnos as part of a project led by MedINA to preserve the art of basketry and traditional cheese-making baskets and the role they play in the island’s cheese-making tradition.

Participants at the five-day virtual and face to face workshop

Hima Kfarmatta Management Plan shows we are on the right track

In order to strengthen the Hima communal governance system for participatory cultural landscapes’ management and to ensure local community empowerment, stewardship, and engagement in the management of the landscape, the Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) has finalized a five-year management plan for Hima Kfarmatta in Mount Lebanon.

Creating a common framework to assess the links between nature and cultural practices

The Alliance for Mediterranean Nature and Culture assessed the evidence of the environmental benefits of different cultural practices from the Mediterranean region at an international workshop in the city of Mersin, Turkey from 5-7th April 2022. We performed a joint assessment of these traditional cultural practices and worked towards establishing a common framework for measuring the benefits of the “cultural landscapes” in France, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

Synthesis: Coming Together to Create a Stronger Mediterranean Partnership

The Alliance for Mediterranean Culture and Nature continues to grow from strength to strength by drawing on our experiences as the M6 partnership, now harmonized as the AMNC, a new effective partnership for conserving the cultural landscapes of the Mediterranean.

This coming together was reflected beautifully in our long-awaited, in-person meet-up at the end of November. The AMNC partners gathered in the beautiful cultural landscapes of the Camargue in France, a biosphere reserve and natural park, home to a large diversity of animal and plant species.

Madrid’s Transhumance Festival is back

Fiesta de la Trashumancia de Madrid promotes the role of transhumance and extensive livestock farming as a tool for in conserving biodiversity and fighting climate change.

Event poster for Fiesta de la Trashumancia de Madrid

AMNC heads to the IUCN World Conservation Congress

AMNC projects on sustainable land-use practices will share experiences and the true value of reconnecting to the lands and practices that sustain livelihoods, affirming the social, economic and environmental benefits of Mediterranean cultural landscapes.

Poster of AMNC participation at IUCN WCC_feature image

Basketry and traditional cheese baskets

The first pilot workshop was held in Lemnos as part of a project led by MedINA to preserve the art of basketry and traditional cheese-making baskets and the role they play in the island’s cheese-making tradition.

Feature image for Lemnos story on basketry

Hima Kfarmatta Management Plan shows we are on the right track

In order to strengthen the Hima communal governance system for participatory cultural landscapes’ management and to ensure local community empowerment, stewardship, and engagement in the management of the landscape, the Society for Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) has finalized a five-year management plan for Hima Kfarmatta in Mount Lebanon.

Participants at the five-day virtual and face to face workshop