A team of scientists coordinated by the Tour du Valat published “Living Mediterranean”

A team of scientists coordinated by the Tour du Valat, a research institute for the conservation of Mediterranean wetlands, today published “Living Mediterranean”, a detailed report on the evolution of Mediterranean biodiversity since 1993.

The natural resources of the Mediterranean basin have ensured the prosperity of human societies for thousands of years. However, the biodiversity of this exceptional region is under serious threat.

Climate change is occurring more rapidly and the impact of human activities is greater than elsewhere, with the direct consequence, according to the “Living Mediterranean” report, of the collapse of its biodiversity.

Galewski T., Segura L., Biquet J., Saccon E. & Boutry N. Living Mediterranean Report – Monitoring species trends to secure one of the major biodiversity hotspots. Tour du Valat, 2021. France.