Targeted actions for a sustainable impact on the environment


Since launching in 2001, the International Union for Conservation of Nature Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) has developed strong cooperation with North African countries (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia). As a union, it brings together government institutions, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and academic facilities. In the framework of various initiatives, we advise governments on best practices to enhance nature protection and local populations’ resilience. We also work with CSOs in North Africa to strengthen their role in national strategies on biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation. Currently, 37 Civil Society Organizations from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Libya and Tunisia are IUCN members and receive scientific support and guidance on their contribution to the launch of the IUCN Programme for biodiversity conservation and action against climate change in the region.





The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM): Founded by the French government following the first Earth Summit in 1994, the FFEM supports innovative environmental projects in developing countries. Its particularity: focusing on pilot projects to learn lessons and share innovations on a larger scale. Since 2014, the FFEM has co-financed the PPI-OSCAN programme. Visit the site

The MAVA Foundation: Founded in Switzerland in 1994, MAVA is a private foundation focusing on biodiversity conservation for people and nature, which finances, coordinates and strengthens the conservation community in Switzerland, the Mediterranean and West Africa. MAVA is launching its final phase of activities and has planned to withdraw its funding in 2022. It has co-financed the PPI-OSCAN programme since its launch in 2014. Visit the site

The Sigrid Rausing Trust Foundation (SRT): Founded in 1995, it aims to promote the values and principles of human rights, equality and the rule of law and to protect nature from harm. The SRT foundation launched a new partnership with IUCN-Med in 2021 and is co-financing the third phase of the PPI-OSCAN programme (2021–2024). Visit the site  

The General Directorate for Cooperation of the Balearic Islands: The General Directorate for Cooperation of the Balearic Islands, in the framework of its IV masterplan, works to strengthen civil society in the northern Maghreb and support young local organizations in launching ecosystem and biodiversity conservation projects to benefit local populations. The DG Baléares has financed the TransCap programme since 2021. Visit the site

Platform promoting civil society’s role in biodiversity protection and action against the effects of climate change. Developed by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation).