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.

Widening Doñana

The project wants to benefit from the power of Doñana protected area to improve management of ecosystems around it, namely in the estuary of Guadalquivir. This will in turn benefit Doñana and serve as an international model for widening the effect of protected areas.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF Spain 48 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.wwf.es

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/

Sustainable Economic Activities in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (SEA-Med)

Les Aires Marines Protégées de six pays méditerranéens ont progressé vers une phase d’autosuffisance opérationnelle et financière assurant ainsi que la biodiversité est protégée et que les avantages écologiques / sociaux / économiques sont démontrés.

Partenaire Durée (Mois) Fourchette de la contribution MAVA en EUR Site Web
WWF MedPo 45 entre 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.mediterranean.panda.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/

Appui à l'organisation du Congrès de Conservation de la Nature en Afrique du Nord

Implementation and operation of organizing commitees, scientific and secretariat, for the organization of the North African Congress for Nature Conservation. Objectives of the Congress: – Strengthen regional cooperation between public, private and civil society involved in the conservation of nature in North Africa – Identify national and regional joint initiatives in the field of conservation – Create sustainable frameworks of exchange and dialogue between the various actors in North Africa.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN Med) 8 between 50’000 and 100’000 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/

Strategic land acquisition for the Faia Brava Reserve in NE Portugal

Land acquisition for the Faia Brava Reserve in NE Portugal.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Associação Transumância e Natureza- ATN 7 between 50’000 and 100’000 http://www.atnatureza.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//

Nature and Culture

The overall objectives of this applied research project will be to understand and support cultural conservation practices and the cultural values and value systems that underpin them in a sensitive area of the Earth.​

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
DiversEarth 15 between 100’000 and 500’000 http://www.diversearth.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/

Fishing Reserves in Spain

The project aims to develop a national strategy to effectively support the efforts of fishermen that have committed to sustainably manage the fisheries, using new participatory models.
The overarching goal of the project is “By 2020, at least 25% of the coastal fisheries are managed through fishing reserves and/or Ecosystem Based Management Plans, including MSC-certified artisanal fisheries in Spain.

Partner Duration(Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF Spain 60 between 500’000 and 1’000’000 http://www.panda.org/

Maintien de la population de Lynx Ibérique sur les domaines privés de la Sierra Morena (Andalousie)

​Preserve, strengthen and increase the population of Iberian Lynx present on private properties of the Sierra Morena. This is the continuation of a successful effort started in 1998 by CBD habitat and partners.​

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Fundación CBD-Habitat 3.00 between 100’000-500’000 CBD-Habitat

Support au programme 2013-2017 du WWF-Grèce

Support to WWF-Greece 2013-2017 programme

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF-Greece 4.00 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.wwf.gr

Former un futur durable pour l'Europe du Sud-Est

Development of IUCN Strategy for the region and organisation of the MAVA Balkan partners platform.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN South-Eastern Europe 0.50 below 50’000 IUCN SEE

Keeping the Azores Bullfinch away from extinction

Saving from extinction an endemic bird of the Azores.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
SPEA 1.00 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.birdlife.org

Centre de formation en écologie appliquée aux Marais du Vigueirat: phase d'élaboration

First phase towards the creation of a training center in the Marais du Vigueirat for conservation practitioners in the Mediterranean.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Amis des Marais du Vigueirat 0.50 below 50’000 http://www.marais-vigueirat.reserves-naturelles.org/index.htm

Building capacity of ATN towards the effective management of the Faia Brava reserve and a leading role in nature conservation in the Northeast of Portugal

Organisational strengthening of ATN and capacity building of its staff towards the long term sustainable management of Faia Brava Reserve and to allow ATN to become a strong international player in the context of conservation of the West Iberian.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Transumância e Natureza-Associação (ATN) 5.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.ATNatureza.org