The Mediterranean Biodiversity Consortium is launched!
The Mediterranean, which represents less than 1% of the world's ocean surface, and its region, which represents no more than 2% of the world's wooded area, is at the heart of urgent environmental challenges. It is a true biodiversity hotspot with the highest rate of endemism in the world: it has more than 30,000 species of plants and vertebrates, with an endemism rate of over 40% for plants, reptiles, amphibians and freshwater fish.
- To protect and restore Mediterranean biodiversity as effectively as possible by relying on Nature-based solutions;
- To inspire the actors of a territory to launch similar approaches, adapted to the local context;
- or to contribute to a greater awareness of the importance of acting for biodiversity in the Mediterranean.