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    • 19 MAY 15
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    Mare Nostrum identifies the major impediments to ICZM across the Mediterranean Sea

    The Mare Nostrum Project has identified the major impediments inhibiting Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) implementation in countries across the Mediterranean. The major challenges are outlined in case studies from Spain, Malta, Greece and Israel included in the Mare Nostrum second report, entitled Existing Practices and Impediments to Implementation: The Local and Cross-National Level. The 467-page document represents an important step for Mare

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    • 29 APR 15
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    Mare Nostrum partner featured at forum on Malta’s southern coast

    Together with Mare Nostrum Project partner Anna Spiteri of IRMCo, Maltese environmental NGO Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) recently held the Forum for the South, a ground-breaking event addressing development on the southern coast of the island nation and developing a vision for the area. “The South is at a crossroads and has this one-off

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    • 26 APR 15
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    Mare Nostrum meeting in Aqaba brings Israeli and Jordanian NGOs together

    The Mare Nostrum Project held an important meeting in March 2015 in Aqaba, Jordan. The meeting brought together Israeli and Jordanian bodies working to improve and conserve the coastal and marine environment in the Gulf of Aqaba, which is shared by the two countries, in the vicinity of Aqaba and Eilat, Israel, at the northern

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    • 29 MAR 15
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    Mare Nostrum researchers propose new method for ICZM coastal setbacks

    Mare Nostrum Project researchers, Sotiria Anastasiou and Dr. Georgios Sylaios, of the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), are set to propose a new methodology for defining coastal setbacks for implementing Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) at the Greek Oceanography and Fisheries Symposium in Mytilene, Greece, 13-17 May 2015. “We

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    • 02 MAR 15
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    ICZM implementation toolkit to take center stage at Mare Nostrum partners meeting in Kavala

    Developing a new toolkit of alternative legal-institutional instruments to improve the implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) principles in Mediterranean countries will be the focus of a meeting of Mare Nostrum Project partners hosted by the municipality of Kavala, Greece on March 10-13, 2015. “Instead of looking for generalized ‘best practice,’ which may not

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    • 26 FEB 15
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    NGOs in Mediterranean see coastal development as major threat

    Construction and development pressures are seen as the major threat to Mediterranean coastal zones, according to a survey conducted by the EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project among 43 environmental organizations in 11 countries. “The groundbreaking survey wishes to identify what environmental organizations see as the major threats to Mediterranean coastal zones,” said Mare Nostrum project initiator

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