Launch of the RESCOM project: Towards a more sustainable Mediterranean, preserving biodiversity and life quality

The Mediterranean Consortium for Biodiversity gathered on July 11th and 12th at the Tour du Valat in Camargue, France, to kick off the RESCOM project (“Strengthening Ecosystem Resilience in the Mediterranean”) during its first Regional Steering Committee meeting.


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In response to the degradation of biodiversity and living conditions of Mediterranean populations, exacerbated by global changes, this ambitious project aims to strengthen the social and environmental resilience of vulnerable marine and coastal areas in the Mediterranean. It seeks to achieve this through the implementation of Nature-based Solutions (NbS). Given the fragility of many Mediterranean ecosystems, such as seas, coastlines, forests, small islands, and wetlands, which are often treated in isolation, the RESCOM project is committed to conserving, restoring, and enhancing their ecological functioning and the services they provide. This will be accomplished through an innovative approach that is both collaborative and integrated, enabling action to be taken at the level of different biomes at the scale of coastal territories.

To achieve this objective, the project is mobilizing national and local stakeholders, as well as local communities, by raising awareness, training, and technical assistance activities. It combines regional activities and concrete measures implemented at six pilot sites in Albania, Italy, Morocco, Montenegro, Tunisia, and Turkey. 

Spanning four years, the project is funded by the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and the MAVA Foundation. It is led by the Mediterranean Consortium for Biodiversity (MCB), a coalition of influential organizations working to protect biodiversity in the Mediterranean region, including the International Association of Mediterranean Forests, IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, MedWet, MedPAN, PIM Initiative, and Tour du Valat Foundation, in partnership with the Conservatoire du Littoral.

To find out more about this project, visit the MCB website: 


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