From fisheries in Galicia to flyways in the Balkans, our portfolio of Mediterranean projects encompasses a cross-section of the full diversity of this unique eco-region.

Conservation of the cave fauna of Greece

Provide scientific base for the conservation of Greek cave fauna by sorting and identifying the existing collection of samples, and by making the data publicly available.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
HISR 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.inspee.gr

CARE-MEDIFLORA

Conservation actions for threatened Mediterranean island flora: ex-situ and in-situ joint actions

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
CIHEAM Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania 33 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 https://www.ciheam.org/

KARST - Dinaric Arc Karst biodiversity conservation programme

Improve the current knowledge in the conservation of the Dinaric Karst biodiversity and develop future conservation leaders in the region.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
HYLA 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.hhdhyla.hr

ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative

Cetacean inventory by areal flyover and by boat in the whole of the Mediterranean Basin.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
ACCOBAMS 42 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.accobams.org

Restoring Hima ecosystem functions through promoting sustainable community-based water management systems - Phase II

Strengthen a sustainable and community-based water management system in the Anjar and Kfar Zabad pilot areas in Lebanon, in order to promote the Hima functions for biodiversity conservation for the benefit of the local communities.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in USD Website
SPNL 12 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.spnl.org

Supporting the attainment of Aichi Target 11 in the Med Sea through the designation of Important Marine Mammal Areas

Contribute to the identification of Important Marine Mammals Areas” in the Med by analysing already existing data (Critical Cetacean Habitats) and by developing a management model in the area of the Sicily canal/Tunisian plateau

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Tethys Research Institute 12 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.tethys.org

State of the Green Economy in the Mediterranean

Proposing the way forward based on a review and assessment of ongoing policies and initiatives in the region

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
MIO-ECSDE, ECO-UNION and Green Economy Coalition 4 between 50’000-100’000

Restoring the ecological function of carrion feeders in Douro/Duero Canyon

Strengthen the Egyptian Vulture population in the Douro/Duero valley by improving its reproductive rate and reducing the adult mortality causes.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
SPEA 36 between 100’000-500’000 www.spea.pt

Mediterranean Mosaics

Strengthening the resilience of Mediterranean landscapes to socio-economic and climate change – PHASE II

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
LIPU 36 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.lipu.it/

Programmatic support

​A programmatic grant that supports EuroNatur’s work on conservation of freshwater habitats, migratory birds, and large carnivores. ​

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
EuroNatur 36 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 euronatur.org

Coordinated Efforts for International Species Recovery

Updating and strengthening the efficiency of several species action plans in the framework of the European Union Bird Directive

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
BirdLife International 36 between 100’000-500’000 birdlife.org

Integrated Approach to Plant Conservation in the Moroccan High Atlas

​Demonstrate and value the role of the Agdals in biodiversity conservation in the High Atlas and the sustainability of natural resources exploitation linked to these traditional areas.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Global Diversity Foundation 36 between 100’000-500’000 global-diversity.org

Deep Sea Lebanon

To increase the surface of MPAs in Lebanon, to contribute to reaching Aichi Target 11 by 2020, and strengthen the natural marine biodiversity corridor in the Eastern basin.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Oceana Europe 24 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 eu.oceana.org

Un programme LIFE pour le rétablissement de connexions et d'échanges au sein de la métapopulation du Gypaète barbu du paléarctique occidental - GYPCONNECT

Strengthening the viability of Bearded vulture populations in Western Europe by reestablishing the connectivity between the population of the Pyrenees and the Alps.​​

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
LPO France 72 between 100’000-500’000 lpo.fr/

Support to three Mediterranean learning and networking events

Strengthening the representation of Mediterranean civil society at major international meetings and involving Mediterranean NGO representatives in regional and global conservation dynamics

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN South-Eastern Europe 6 >50’000

Contribution to the conservation of Endangered Giant Devil Ray, incl. a monitoring programme of the Gaza fishery and satellite telemetry to investigate the species' migratory habits

Collect historical and current data on the mobulid and other elasmobranch fisheries from of Gaza and estimate their scale and sustainability. Uncover information on the associated national and international trade of elasmobranchs, specifically Mobula gill plates and shark fins.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
National Research Center Gaza 24 between 100’000 and 500’000

Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Cuture - Consolidation Stage

To support and celebrate the threatened cultural practices of the Mediterranean that benefit nature and biodiversity.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
DiversEarth 30 between 500’000 and 1’000’000 http://diversearth.org/

Western Iberia: Protection, management and promotion of the natural environment

Improving the conservation status of key habitats and species in Western Iberia, turning biodiversity into an opportunity for local development, and strengthening conservation associations to replicate the project in other areas.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Fundacion Naturaleza y Hombre 48 between 1’000’000 and 5’000’000 http://fnyh.org/

A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean - Measuring, monitoring and promoting an environmentally friendly economy in the Mediterranean region

The project aims to identify indicators, select tools and recommend policies to promote an environmentally sustainable economy in the Mediterranean region, called “Blue Economy” as per the Paris Declaration of the Barcelona convention (http://shar.es/AwHub).

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Plan Bleu – MAP 18 between 100’000 and 500’000 http://planbleu.org/en

IUCN Med Conservation programme 2015-2019

Support to the implementation of IUCN Med’s conservation programme, geographically covering the entire Mediterranean Basin.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN Centre for Med Cooperation 60 >5’000’000 http://www.iucn.org

Capacity building for flyway conservation in the Mediterranean - Phase II

To continue to address the key threats to migratory birds in the Mediterranean region by strengthening a dynamic and self-sustaining network of NGOs working with key stakeholders for the coordinated, sustainable and effective implementation of conservation action in the region.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Birdlife International 27 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.birdlife.org/

MEDFORVAL

To develop a network of forest areas with high ecological value, building on AIFM’s experience.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
AIFM 36 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.aifm.org/

Espèces marines menacées: atténuation des impacts liés aux activités de la pêche

To improve the conservation of endangered species such as cetaceans, marine turtles and sea birds, within fishing activities in the Mediterranean.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
ACCOBAMS 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.accobams.org/

MedWet Partnership for Water 1

Water resource management plans and investments in support of Mediterranean wetlands to alleviate water scarcity for people and biodiversity​.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Wetlands International 34 between 500’000-1’000’000 www.wetlands.org

WWF Spain Conservation Programme FY14-18

Programmatic support to WWF Spain.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF Spain 48 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.wwf.es

Mediterranean Marine Initiative (MMI)

​Core support to Mediterranean Marine Initiative of WWF.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF International 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.panda.org

Towards an Integrated Approach for the Sustainable Management of Mediterranean Natural and Cultural Heritage

Programmatic support to Med-INA.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Med-INA 36 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.med-ina.org

WWF Mediterranean Programme Strategic Plan Framework FY14-17

​Programmatic Support to MedPo.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF Med 36 over 5’000’000 http://www.wwf.org

Evaluation économique des services écologiques rendus par les zones humides dans le cadre du changement climatique en Méditerranée

Promote the consideration of the role of climate “damper” played by wetlands in the strategies of adaptation to climate change in the Mediterranean.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Plan Bleu 23 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.planbleu.org/fr

Wetland Management and Dalmatian Pelican Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin

Contribute to the management of unique Mediterranean wetlands thanks to targeted conservation efforts on Dalmatian Pelican and improved local ownership for these natural heritages.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Noé Conservation 36 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.noeconservation.org/