Partner Projects

  Through capacity building and training, developing governance and civil participation, advocacy, monitoring biodiversity, and research, our partners support vital landscapes in the Mediterranean that are maintained by rural entrepreneurs cultural practices.

Biodiversity Knowledge and Monitoring

IUCN Med

By supporting 3 focus landscapes in the Mediterranean – the island landscapes of Lemnos, Greece, and Menorca, Spain; the mountain landscape at Shouf, Lebanon and High Atlas, Morocco; and the lowland agro-silvo-pastoral landscapes of Dehesas, Spain, and Montados, Portugal – Biodiversity Knowledge and Monitoring aims to strengthen the knowledge of links between cultural practices and biodiversity.

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About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 + member organisations and the input of more than 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

Capacity-Building and Transformal Education

GDF, MedINA, WWF NA

Through the organisation of regional training and peer-learning events, Capacity-Building and Transformal Education aims to enhance the capacities of community and NGO leaders, professionals and students involved in practices that sustain Mediterranean Cultural Landscapes.

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About GDF, MedINA and WWF NA

Global Diversity Foundation believes that our future depends on our respectful engagement with the vast biological and cultural diversity on Earth. We work to protect this diversity and enhance socioecological wellbeing. Our work contributes to the growing global transition towards justice, respect and dignity for all beings.

Τhe Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) works for the harmonious relationship between people and nature through research, action and awareness raising. Its main geographical focus is the Mediterranean region and its mission is to inspire and support people to recognise the value of their natural and cultural heritage for a sustainable and just future. 

Governance and Participation

SPNL, GDF, TyN, MedINA

By studying and analysing communal governance systems that practice sustainable use of natural resources, and their approaches to community engagement in natural resources management (NRM) planning and decision-making processes, Governance and Participation aims to identify best methods and practices for encouragement of community engagement and public participation to support biodiversity conservation.  

About SPNL, GDF, TyN and MedINA

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) strives to conserve biodiversity for the provision of a better quality of life through sustainin sites, habitats, species and people.

Global Diversity Foundation believes that our future depends on our respectful engagement with the vast biological and cultural diversity on Earth. We work to protect this diversity and enhance socioecological wellbeing. Our work contributes to the growing global transition towards justice, respect and dignity for all beings.

Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza (TyN) works to support and promote transhumance, extensive farming and pastoral systems in Spain, which are all traditional practices that help to maintain key ecosystems and the services they provide. TyN also promotes grazing and the use of common mountain pastures and other comunal areas as a rural development and job creation tool. 

Τhe Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) works for the harmonious relationship between people and nature through research, action and awareness raising. Its main geographical focus is the Mediterranean region and its mission is to inspire and support people to recognise the value of their natural and cultural heritage for a sustainable and just future. 

Biodiversity Knowledge and Monitoring

IUCN Med

By supporting 3 focus landscapes in the Mediterranean – the island landscapes of Lemnos, Greece, and Menorca, Spain; the mountain landscape at Shouf, Lebanon and High Atlas, Morocco; and the lowland agro-silvo-pastoral landscapes of Dehesas, Spain, and Montados, Portugal – Biodiversity Knowledge and Monitoring aims to strengthen the knowledge of links between cultural practices and biodiversity.

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About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 + member organisations and the input of more than 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

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Capacity-Building and Transformal Education

GDF, MedINA, WWF NA

Through the organisation of regional training and peer-learning events, Capacity-Building and Transformal Education aims to enhance the capacities of community and NGO leaders, professionals and students involved in practices that sustain Mediterranean Cultural Landscapes.

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About GDF, MedINA and WWF NA

Global Diversity Foundation believes that our future depends on our respectful engagement with the vast biological and cultural diversity on Earth. We work to protect this diversity and enhance socioecological wellbeing. Our work contributes to the growing global transition towards justice, respect and dignity for all beings.

Τhe Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) works for the harmonious relationship between people and nature through research, action and awareness raising. Its main geographical focus is the Mediterranean region and its mission is to inspire and support people to recognise the value of their natural and cultural heritage for a sustainable and just future. 

Governance and Participation

SPNL, GDF, TyN, MedINA

By studying and analysing communal governance systems that practice sustainable use of natural resources, and their approaches to community engagement in natural resources management (NRM) planning and decision-making processes, Governance and Participation aims to identify best methods and practices for encouragement of community engagement and public participation to support biodiversity conservation.  

About SPNL, GDF, TyN and MedINA

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) strives to conserve biodiversity for the provision of a better quality of life through sustainin sites, habitats, species and people.

Global Diversity Foundation believes that our future depends on our respectful engagement with the vast biological and cultural diversity on Earth. We work to protect this diversity and enhance socioecological wellbeing. Our work contributes to the growing global transition towards justice, respect and dignity for all beings.

Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza (TyN) works to support and promote transhumance, extensive farming and pastoral systems in Spain, which are all traditional practices that help to maintain key ecosystems and the services they provide. TyN also promotes grazing and the use of common mountain pastures and other comunal areas as a rural development and job creation tool. 

Τhe Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) works for the harmonious relationship between people and nature through research, action and awareness raising. Its main geographical focus is the Mediterranean region and its mission is to inspire and support people to recognise the value of their natural and cultural heritage for a sustainable and just future. 

Landscape Approach

MedINA, WWF NA, GDF, SPNL, WWF Portugal

The Landscape Approach aims to provide a spatial framework for enhancing the capacity of partners to perceive, document and map the links between cultural practices, biodiversity and the resulting landscape patterns while working towards a re-definition of the concept of Mediterranean cultural landscapes. 

About MedINA, WWF NA, GDF, SPNL and WWF Portugal

Τhe Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) works for the harmonious relationship between people and nature through research, action and awareness raising. Its main geographical focus is the Mediterranean region and its mission is to inspire and support people to recognise the value of their natural and cultural heritage for a sustainable and just future. 

Global Diversity Foundation believes that our future depends on our respectful engagement with the vast biological and cultural diversity on Earth. We work to protect this diversity and enhance socioecological wellbeing. Our work contributes to the growing global transition towards justice, respect and dignity for all beings.

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) strives to conserve biodiversity for the provision of a better quality of life through sustainin sites, habitats, species and people.

Formerly WWF MedPo, Associação Natureza Portugal (ANP) is dedicated to the conservation of Portugal’s natural wealth for the benefit of all. With headquarters in Lisbon, ANP continues to build on the successes achieved by WWF Mediterranean over the last 20 years to scale up the conservation of important forest ecosystems, the protection of Portugal’s vast marine area and improvement of fisheries management, the conservation of freshwater ecosystems and the water resources they provide.

Influencing Policy in Favour of Agro-Silvo-Pastoral Systems 

TyN, WWF Spain, Euronatur, MedINA

The project’s objective is to facilitate and promote policy changes in favour of agro-silvo-pastoral systems and their related practices, and challenge the proposed laws and policies at both EU and non EU Mediterranean areas that undermine them.

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About TyN, WWF Spain, Euronatur and MedINA

Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza (TyN) works to support and promote transhumance, extensive farming and pastoral systems in Spain, which are all traditional practices that help to maintain key ecosystems and the services they provide. TyN also promotes grazing and the use of common mountain pastures and other comunal areas as a rural development and job creation tool. 

The WWF Spain office works to promote sustainable agricultural practices, both on the regional, national and European level; and has been also working on policy level and on the field to conserve cultural landscapes such as the Dehesas or mountain olive groves.

EuroNatur‘s nature and species conservation projects help preserve Europe’s nature in its beauty and diversity by protecting large-scale natural landscapes as well as ecologically valuable cultural landscapes throughout Europe. EuroNatur emphasises cooperating with local partner organisations and providing partners in the EuroNatur project areas with the necessary support that enables them to effectively protect nature.

Τhe Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) works for the harmonious relationship between people and nature through research, action and awareness raising. Its main geographical focus is the Mediterranean region and its mission is to inspire and support people to recognise the value of their natural and cultural heritage for a sustainable and just future. 

Roads Less Travelled

DiversEarth, Yolda and TyN

Roads Less Travelled is a new collaborative and global programme of work which supports and helps mobile pastoralist communities maintain their lifestyles and continue moving freely through the landscape.

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About DiversEarth, Yolda and TyN

DiversEarth is a small NGO with big energy based in Switzerland but working globally. By working with custodians of lands and waters to enhance the protection, management, and restoration of Sacred Natural Sites; supporting and celebrating innovative cultural practices that benefit nature and biodiversity around the world; and engaging with faith-based leaders, communities and networks, they look for culturally appropriate ways of protecting the natural world.

Yolda Initiative is a nature conservation NGO based in Turkey and operating at international level. Yolda works for the conservation of biodiversity through research, advocacy, communications and partnerships. Recognizing that humans, with their cultural diversity, are an integral component of ecosystems, traditional cultural practises that benefits biodiversity are a particular focus of Yolda.

Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza (TyN) works to support and promote transhumance, extensive farming and pastoral systems in Spain, which are all traditional practices that help to maintain key ecosystems and the services they provide. TyN also promotes grazing and the use of common mountain pastures and other comunal areas as a rural development and job creation tool. 

Landscape Approach

MedINA, WWF NA, GDF, SPNL, WWF Portugal

The Landscape Approach aims to provide a spatial framework for enhancing the capacity of partners to perceive, document and map the links between cultural practices, biodiversity and the resulting landscape patterns while working towards a re-definition of the concept of Mediterranean cultural landscapes. 

About MedINA, WWF NA, GDF, SPNL and WWF Portugal

Τhe Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) works for the harmonious relationship between people and nature through research, action and awareness raising. Its main geographical focus is the Mediterranean region and its mission is to inspire and support people to recognise the value of their natural and cultural heritage for a sustainable and just future. 

Global Diversity Foundation believes that our future depends on our respectful engagement with the vast biological and cultural diversity on Earth. We work to protect this diversity and enhance socioecological wellbeing. Our work contributes to the growing global transition towards justice, respect and dignity for all beings.

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) strives to conserve biodiversity for the provision of a better quality of life through sustainin sites, habitats, species and people.

Formerly WWF MedPo, Associação Natureza Portugal (ANP) is dedicated to the conservation of Portugal’s natural wealth for the benefit of all. With headquarters in Lisbon, ANP continues to build on the successes achieved by WWF Mediterranean over the last 20 years to scale up the conservation of important forest ecosystems, the protection of Portugal’s vast marine area and improvement of fisheries management, the conservation of freshwater ecosystems and the water resources they provide.

Influencing Policy in Favour of Agro-Silvo-Pastoral Systems 

TyN, WWF Spain, Euronatur, MedINA

The project’s objective is to facilitate and promote policy changes in favour of agro-silvo-pastoral systems and their related practices, and challenge the proposed laws and policies at both EU and non EU Mediterranean areas that undermine them.

Find out more

About TyN, WWF Spain, Euronatur and MedINA

Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza (TyN) works to support and promote transhumance, extensive farming and pastoral systems in Spain, which are all traditional practices that help to maintain key ecosystems and the services they provide. TyN also promotes grazing and the use of common mountain pastures and other comunal areas as a rural development and job creation tool. 

The WWF Spain office works to promote sustainable agricultural practices, both on the regional, national and European level; and has been also working on policy level and on the field to conserve cultural landscapes such as the Dehesas or mountain olive groves.

EuroNatur‘s nature and species conservation projects help preserve Europe’s nature in its beauty and diversity by protecting large-scale natural landscapes as well as ecologically valuable cultural landscapes throughout Europe. EuroNatur emphasises cooperating with local partner organisations and providing partners in the EuroNatur project areas with the necessary support that enables them to effectively protect nature.

Τhe Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) works for the harmonious relationship between people and nature through research, action and awareness raising. Its main geographical focus is the Mediterranean region and its mission is to inspire and support people to recognise the value of their natural and cultural heritage for a sustainable and just future. 

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Roads Less Travelled

DiversEarth, Yolda and TyN

Roads Less Travelled is a new collaborative and global programme of work which supports and helps mobile pastoralist communities maintain their lifestyles and continue moving freely through the landscape.

Find out more

About DiversEarth, Yolda and TyN

DiversEarth is a small NGO with big energy based in Switzerland but working globally. By working with custodians of lands and waters to enhance the protection, management, and restoration of Sacred Natural Sites; supporting and celebrating innovative cultural practices that benefit nature and biodiversity around the world; and engaging with faith-based leaders, communities and networks, they look for culturally appropriate ways of protecting the natural world.

Yolda Initiative is a nature conservation NGO based in Turkey and operating at international level. Yolda works for the conservation of biodiversity through research, advocacy, communications and partnerships. Recognizing that humans, with their cultural diversity, are an integral component of ecosystems, traditional cultural practises that benefits biodiversity are a particular focus of Yolda.

Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza (TyN) works to support and promote transhumance, extensive farming and pastoral systems in Spain, which are all traditional practices that help to maintain key ecosystems and the services they provide. TyN also promotes grazing and the use of common mountain pastures and other comunal areas as a rural development and job creation tool. 

 Socio-Economic Sustainability of Cultural Practices

IUCN

The experience and research developed so far on cultural landscapes and cultural practices of ecological and human value in the Mediterranean region, and globally, show that there are powerful drivers influencing the erosion of such landscapes and practices – among them the political economy of resource use; pressures from the market; the expansion of tourism and associated infrastructures; land use change including urbanization; agricultural intensification; labour markets that drain human resources from rural areas, and others.

About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 + member organisations and the input of more than 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

 Socio-Economic Sustainability of Cultural Practices

IUCN

The experience and research developed so far on cultural landscapes and cultural practices of ecological and human value in the Mediterranean region, and globally, show that there are powerful drivers influencing the erosion of such landscapes and practices – among them the political economy of resource use; pressures from the market; the expansion of tourism and associated infrastructures; land use change including urbanization; agricultural intensification; labour markets that drain human resources from rural areas, and others.

About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 + member organisations and the input of more than 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

Help protect Mediterranean areas of outstanding natural beauty.

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Help protect Mediterranean areas of outstanding natural beauty.

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