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.