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André Hoffmann awarded WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award

MAVA President André Hoffmann has been named the recipient of WWF’s annual Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award which honours and recognises valuable contributions made toward the global conservation movement. “Receiving this award, 20 years after my father, is a great honour. I am grateful to the committee for having selected me as I am not an obvious choice. I am …

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WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative bulletin

Mediterranean MPA Forum 2016 The Mediterranean MPA Forum, organised by MedPAN and RAC/SPA, together with many international and regional partners was held in Tangiers, Morocco, 28 November to 1 December. Forum participants agreed to the Tangier Declaration – a series of recommendations to improve the regional MPA network. Recommendations include the need to reach at least 2% of no-take zones …

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Only a handful of countries on track to meet their biodiversity goals, assessment shows

At the Convention on Biological Diversity today, global conservation NGOs released a report revealing that just 5 percent of countries who have reported progress on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets are on track to reach their global biodiversity goals by 2020. The assessment, which was conducted by Birdlife International, the Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB), Conservation International, The Nature …

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It’s autumn, free the Nature Directives!

By Ariel Brunner It’s “back to school” for the European Commission after the summer break and one of the first issues on the table is the conclusion of the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives. The two year long process has seen  near unanimous support for the EU nature legislation from experts, citizens, regions, Member states and the …

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