From Tuesday 29 November to Saturday 03 December 2022, the beneficiary organisations of the “TransCap” program meet to strengthen their cooperation on climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation.

The TransCap programme, which aims to improve the living conditions of Mediterranean populations through environmental conservation, is funded by the Directorate General of Cooperation of the Balearic Islands and coordinated by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation.

This regional meeting marks the closing of the first 6 TransCap 1 projects (2021-2022), implemented by 6 Moroccan and Tunisian organisations in the provinces and governorates bordered by the Mediterranean and the inauguration of 6 TransCap 2 projects (2022-2023) by new organisations. During one week, all the actors and partners of the program will discover the actions implemented by Moroccan associations in the provinces of Nador el Al Hoceima, in order to exchange on the achievements as well as the local challenges with the various beneficiaries, fishermen, farmers, students, population and local authorities.

In addition to project visits, participants will benefit from training and dialogue sessions to explore opportunities for cooperation between Mediterranean civil society organisations to improve the conservation and sustainable management of terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems.

In this context, the Moroccan National Agency for Water and Forests, also chaired a working session in the presence of representatives of the Regional Government of the Balearic Islands in Spain (DG of Cooperation: María Estela Blanco, DG of Natural Areas and Biodiversity: Llorenç Mas Parera and Tomas Bosch Llul) and a delegation from IUCN-Med.  The objective of this meeting was to present the Osprey action plan and identify synergies to strengthen the conservation of this raptor between Morocco and the Balearic Islands. Learn more about the TransCap program and the projects implemented