Capacity building session 1: Plant species conservation planning

Theme I – Element of Planning

Introduction, building a regional network to preserve plant and cultural diversity.

IPA: a tool for plant conservation. Bertrand De Montmollin, IUCN / SSC Mediterranean Plant Specialist Group.

Conservation planning as a tool for conservation implementationNigel Maxted, University of Birmingham.

Taxonomic and geographic prioritizationJoana Magos Brehm, University of Birmingham.

Ecogeographic surveys and gap analysisNigel Maxted, University of Birmingham.

 Species distribution modelling, climate change and conservation planningJoana Magos Brehm, University of Birmingham.

Theme 2 – Planning to Implementation

On-line plant conservation planning toolkit. Joana Magos Brehm, University of Birmingham.

Working with stakeholder communities. Nigel Maxted, University of Birmingham.

Conservation strategies and action plans contentJoana Magos Brehm, University of Birmingham.

Important Plant Areas (IPAs) – an introductionBen Mc Carthy, Plantlife.

CS.1.1. Implementation of plant conservation planning at sub-national and local levelsEmilio Laguna, Generalitat Valenciana.

CS.1.2. Inventorying and delimitation of Algerian IPA, ongoing researchNassima Yahi, Université des sciences et de la technologie Houari Boumediene.

CS.1.3. Setting conservation priorities is a priority: case of Lebanese floraMagda Bou Dagher, Université Saint Joseph.

Global and Regional conservation planningNigel Maxted, University of Birmingham.


Capacity building session 2: Pastoral management and plant conservation

CS.2.2. Fostering grazing when land abandonment is the issue: High Nature Value farming in Europe. Jabier Ruiz, European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism.


Capacity building session 3: From ex situ to in situ conservation


Session 1: Integrating wild plant information for site management and conservation

S.1.1. Valencian plant micro-reserves: 25 years of a pioneer experience to conserve Important Plant Areas. Emilio Laguna, Generalitat Valenciana.

S.1.2. Towards the conservation and management of Mediterranean coastal sandy ecosystems and their endemic flora: The Lebanese coast as a case studyMohammad Souheil Al-Zein, American University of Beirut.

S.1.3. Conserving range- and site-restricted endemics in an urban setting: Beirut and coastal Lebanese endemics as a case studyMoustapha Itani, American University of Beirut.

S.1.4. La gestion participative pour la conservation de la diversité de la ore et des habitats : Cas de la ZIP de Jbel Bou-Nacer. Toufik Ouagga, Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêt et à la Lutte Contre la Déserti cation.

S.1.5. Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association – Integrated approach to plant conservation and cultural practices in the Moroccan High AtlasHassan Rankou, Global Diversity Foundation.

S.1.6. Biodiversity situation in Palestine- West Bank. Banan AlSheikh, NARC.

S.1.7. Enjeux de conservation d’une zone humide d’eau douce méditerranéenne exceptionnelle : la Garâa Sejenane (Tunisie septentrionale)Amina Daoud-Bouattour, Faculté de Sciences de Tunis.

S.1.8. Exploitation de la cartographie et la dynamique de la végétation des marais de l’écosystème Ichkeul- Tunisie pour l’identification d’un outil d’aide à sa gestion et conservationZeineb Ghrabi, INAT.

S.1.10. The project CAREMEDIFLORA: conservation actions for rare and endangered island mediterranean flora. Gianni Bachetta, Università degli Studi di Cagliari.

S.1.12. Inventaire et conservation de la flore des ZIP de Gouraya (Béjaia, Algérie). Khellaf Rebbas, Université Mohamed Boudiaf de M’sila.

S.1.13. Etat des connaissances et mesures de conservation de la flore endémique dans l’Atlas Tellien Occidental d’AlgérieMohamed Djamel Miara, Université d’Oran.

S.1.14. Etude de la dynamique végétale et de la diversité oristique des marais de la Macta (Algérie). Application à la conservation et à la préservation de la biodiversitéZahira Souidi, Université de Mascara.

S.1.15. Conservation status assessment of Primula boveana in South Sinai, Egypt. Karim Omar, Consultant.

S.1.16.Threatened habitats on Crete – Conflicts and Perspectives. Florian Goedecke Georg-August, University of Goettingen.

S.1.17. Integrating mapping data for conservation strategies of plant diversity in traditional Mediterranean agro- ecosystems: the case of GreekStefan Meyer, Georg-August-University of Goettinge.

S.1.18. Lessons learned and goals yet to reach: Mediterranean islands plant conservation ten years after the first edition of the Top 50Salvatore Pasta, Consultant.


Session 2: Cultural practices for conservation in the Mediterranean region

S.2.1. Case study of documentation and promotion of CPCs for plant conservation from the Moroccan High AtlasGary Martin, Irene Teixidor, and Ugo D’Ambrosio, Global Diversity Foundation.

S.2.3. Transhumance, nature conservation, and hima community-based management in Lebanon. Shalimar Sinno and Assad Serhal, Society for the Protection of Nature, Lebanon.

S.2.5. Urban biocultural networks in Barcelona: linking human diversity and plant conservation. Ugo D’Ambrosio Palau, Universitat de Barcelona and Institut Botànic de Barcelona.

S.2.6. Dehesa and transhumance: cultural and environmental treasures threaned by policy neglect. Concha Salguero, Trashumancia y Naturaleza and Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture.

S.2.7. L’effet de la pratique de l’anastomose des tiges du Frêne dimorphe: Fraxinus dimorpha sur la production foliaireSoufiane M’sou, Université Cadi Ayyad and Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association, Morocco.

S.2.8. L’importance des Agdals pour la conservation de la diversité oristique dans le Haut-Atlas MarocainRachid Ait Babahmad, Université Cadi Ayyad and Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association, Morocco.

S.2.9. Mount Athos: community management of a sacred site. George Dimitropoulos, Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA).

S.2.10. Marabout sacred sites in North Africa. Sana Mzoughi and Faouzi Maamouri, WWF North Africa, Tunisia.


Session 3: Community-conserved areas in the future management of biodiversity, land and water in the Mediterranean

ICCAs as landscape level CPCs for plant conservation. Gary Martin, Global Diversity Foundation.

S.3.1. ICCAs in conservation action and policy in Europe and the MediterraneanConcha Salguero, Iniciativa Comunales, ICCA Consortium, and Mediterranean Consortium on Nature and Culture.


Session 4: Networking, building synergies involving volunteers and citizen science

S.4.1. Public engagement and citizen science—what are they and how do we achieve them? Felicity Harris, Plantlife International.

S.4.2. Experience on creating synergies, volunteerism and citizen science from the IPAMed project partnersKsenija Medenica, Green Home.

S.4.3. Important Plant Areas conservation in Macedonia in the hands of local communitiesRobertina Brajanoska, Macedonian Ecological Society.

S.4.4. Successes and challenges in plant conservation: insights from TurkeyCanan Orhun, Rubicon Foundation.

S.4.5. A vision for meadow restoration in abandoned lands in CroatiaTomislav Hudina, Association BIOM.

S.4.6. People and wild plants – naturally connectedIrena Andreevska, Macedonian Ecological Society.

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