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.

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/

Let rivers flow freely: protecting Portuguese rivers from the new large dam programme.

Enhance awareness on the urgency of protecting and preserving Portuguese wild rivers, develop and promote alternative energy policies which are less expensive and less destructive, and halt the construction of the Tua dam​.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
GEOTA-Grupo de Estudos de Ordenamento do Territorio e Ambiente 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.geota.pt/

Leveraging the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund's investment to promote Integrated Coastal Zone Management throughout the Mediterranean Basin

S’appuyer sur l’investissement du Fond de Partenariat pour les Ecosystèmes Critiques afin de promouvoir la gestion intégrée des zones côtières dans tout le bassin méditerranéen.

Partenaire Durée (Mois) Fourchette de la contribution MAVA en USD Website
Conservation International Foundation 36 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.conservation.org/

Cybelle Méditerranée

​Cybelle Méditerranée se base sur la contribution d’amateurs, plongeurs ou plaisanciers pour effectuer, sans formation préalable, des observations en mer. Ces observations consistent à suivre l’évolution de la répartition et de l’abondance d’espèces sélectionnées.​

Partenaire Durée (Mois) Fourchette de la contribution MAVA en EUR Site Web
Cybelle Méditerranée 36 entre 100’000-500’000 http://www.cybelle-planete.org/

Fostering synergies around water and wetlands in the Mediterranean

Accroître l’efficacité et l’impact de MedWet par l’amélioration de ses activités dans les domaines de la mise en réseau, la communication, la création de synergies et la mobilisation des ressources pour l’utilisation rationnelle des zones humides méditerranéennes, dans les orientations fixées par les lignes directrices d’Agadir.

Partenaire Durée (Mois) Fourchette de la contribution MAVA en EUR Site Web
MedWet 36 entre 500’000-1’000’000 http://medwet.org/

Conservation of the Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) in NE Iberian Peninsula

Établir des objectifs de conservation pour garantir la viabilité à long terme de l’Aigle de Bonelli (Aquila fasciata), population en voie de disparition dans le nord de la péninsule ibérique.

Partenaire Durée (Mois) Fourchette de la contribution MAVA en EUR Site Web
Barcelona University 27 entre 100’000-500’000 http://www.ub.edu/aligaperdiguera/EEAPfra/indexfra.htm

Promoting and institutionalising the ecological footprint in the Mediterranean region

Global Footprint Network a pour objectif de collaborer avec les gouvernements nationaux dans le but de promouvoir et d’institutionnaliser l’Empreinte Ecologique dans la région méditerranéenne.

Partenaire Durée (Mois) Fourchette de la contribution MAVA en CHF Site Web
Global Footprint Network 36 entre 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.footprintnetwork.org

Mapping of key marine habitats in the Mediterranean

This project aims to establish cartographic inventory of marine habitats of conservation interest in order to extend the network of Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI).

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
RAC/SPA Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas of the Barcelona Convention 30 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.rac-spa.org

The Olm, Proteus anguinus in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro - Conservation research project plan

Improve the general knowledge of the Olm distribution and record possible on site threats for better conservation action planning whilst raising awareness among relevant stakeholders and local communities. Facilitate future conservation activities in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro..

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

Save the Blue Heart of Europe

​A campaign to stop three controversial daming projects in the Balkans, and to raise awareness on the EU parliament and European Commission level on the importance of defining no-go areas.

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

Inventory of the Cyprus wetlands. Mapping and identification of ecological status and threats following the methodology developed by WWF Greece

To identify all wetlands on the island of Cyprus and document their characteristics and ecological status, so as to create the datebase necessary to seek their protection in the face of degradation or changing land use.​

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Terra Cypria, The Cyprus Conservation Foundation 18 between 50’000-100’000 http://www.terracypria.org

Toward Strengthened Conservation Planning in South-Eastern Europe

Assessment of the state of conservation planning in the Balkan region and promotion of an harmonised regional approach to planning through capacity building and permanent networking through a regional platform​.​

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN SEE 36 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.iucn.org/southeasterneurope/

Programme de Petites Initiatives (PPI) pour les Organisations de la Société Civile (OSC) en Afrique du Nord (PPI-OSCAN)

Promote technical and organizational capacities of civil society young organizations (CSOs) in the countries of North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia) through the implementation of small projects in the field of environment and sustainable development.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN Med) 36 between 500’000 and 1’000’000 http://www.iucn.org/mediterranean/

Projet Verdier et compléments de frais de fonctionnement 2012

Additional operating costs for the TDV (assistanat Presidency; house work to accommodate graduate students) and project activities to Marsh Verdier.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Fondation Tour du Valat 12 between 100’000 and 500’000 http://www.tourduvalat.org/

Balkan Lynx Recovery Programme (BLRP)

The project aims to establish a monitoring system for lynx and its main prey species, to launch a multi-level initiative to promote sustainable hunting, to improve the legal protection and management of key areas for wildlife conservation and to strengthen capacity of and collaboration between local stakeholders.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Euronatur – Kora 36 between 1’000’000 and 5’000’000 http://www.euronatur.org/

Gypaète barbu Massif Central

This operation, spurred by VCF, aims to develop a core population of Bearded Vulture in the Massif Central to extend its area of distribution and create a continuum of population between Alpine and Pyrenean populations and thus break the genetic isolation of the latter reintroduced.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Association Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux – Antenne Grands Causses 35 between 100’000 and 500’000 http://www.rapaces.lpo.fr//

Renforcer la connaissance, la gestion, la durabilité, la représentation et la visibilité du réseau des Aires Marines Protégées en Méditerranée.

Support the acquisition and knowledge dissemination, the management and capitalization of good practices and the AMPs representation through a perennial and visible network.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Association MEdPAN 48 between 1’000’000 and 5’000’000 http://www.medpan.org//

Transhumance for biodiversity and a living countryside in Spain

Recuperation of the network of drovers’ roads linking the most important ecosystems in Spain for their long term conservation, ensuring a sustainable use of the countryside trough traditional transhumance herding.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Asociación Transhumancia y Naturaleza 40 between 100’000 and 500’000 www.pastos.es

Society for the Protection of Prespa - FY2013-FY2017 Programme

To protect both the natural and cultural wealth throughout the basin, whilst promoting the understanding that man needs to live in harmony with nature and that he can also benefit from it, both in economic and non-economic ways.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF Greece 60 between 1’000’000 and 5’000’000 http://www.panda.org/

Grand Dauphin, Etude et Gestion en Méditerranée

This project aims to improve the knowledge on the population of bottlenose dolphins in the north-western Mediterranean and improve its monitoring and management in the Marine Protected Areas around the Mediterranean and foster collaboration between the different actors involved

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique pour les Mammifères Marins de Méditerranée 30 between 100’000 and 500’000 http://www.gecem.org/