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04 August 2022

BOOK REVIEW: Diaspores of the Balearic Islands – a superb new book

GRADAILLE, J. Ll., BONET, J. (2022) DIÀSPORES. Fruits I llavors de la Flora balear. Dispersió. Ed. Fundació Jardí Botànic de Sóller - Museu Balear de Ciències Naturals. SÓLLER. 548 pp., ISBN 978-84-09-37211-9. [2036 photos and 58 illustrations, all in colour] - Review by Costas A. Thanos, Prof. Emer., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) Seed Bank (June 2022)

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25 July 2022

Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process – Networking Event “Disentangling the complexity and variability of Mediterranean temporary ponds (habitat type *3170)”

On 9-11 March 2022, a Natura 2000 networking event was organised at the Botanical Garden of Rome by LIFE PRIMED (LIFE17 NAT/GR/000511) to exchange good practices, forefront methods, lessons learned and results on the interpretation, conservation and management of EU Mediterranean temporary ponds (habitat 3170*) .

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18 May 2022

WILDFOOD Mid-term Conference & Policy Forum, 26-27 May 2022

WILDFOOD is a PRIMA funded project (2020-2023). The overall aim of WildFood is to promote the implementation of joint innovative strategies by involving different actors of the Wild Food Products value-chains in the Mediterranean area, focusing on selected products (mushrooms, truffles, aromatic plants, pine nuts, and acorns) in view of improving their quality and safety controls and sustainability.

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09 March 2022

CARE-MEDIFLORA project publication becomes winner of 2022 Diversity Best Paper Award

The CARE-MEDIFLORA project final publication "Common Approach to the Conservation of Threatened Island Vascular Plants: First Results in the Mediterranean Basin." published in the Diversity journal Volume 12 (2020), Issue 4 was announced winner of the 2022 Diversity Best Paper Award.

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26 October 2021

GENMEDA General Assembly meeting at Chania, Crete, 27 September 2021

The General Assembly annual meeting of GENMEDA took place at CIHEAM-MAICh, Chania, Crete on 27 September 2021. It was a “hybrid” meeting with 17 persons participating physically and another 21 virtually. This meeting took place in combination with the 3rd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week (3MPCW), 27 September - 1 October 2021, which was co-organised by the GENMEDA team.

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04 March 2021

CARE-MEDIFLORA project case studies in new book of IUCN SSC Conservation Translocation Specialist Group

GENMEDA members from 5 Mediterranean islands share their experiences from the CARE-MEDIFLORA project in situ conservation actions in the new book of the IUCN SSC Conservation Translocation Specialist Group (CTSG): “Global conservation translocation perspectives: 2021. Case studies from around the globe”. See ...

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03 February 2021

3dr Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week - SAVE THE NEW DATES!

After postponement of the 3rd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week (3MPCW) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new dates are 27 September to 1 October 2021. The conference will be held at the International Conference Centre of CIHEAM Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Crete, Greece.

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10 August 2020

GENMEDA becomes partner network of RESEDA-Flore

The RESEDA-Flore network (Reseau d’acteurs pour la conservation de la flore méditerranéenne) is an initiative of the GENMEDA member Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen of Porquerolles (CBNMed). Created in 2018, RESEDA-Flore is the very first network working all over the French Mediterranean territory for the conservation of flora.

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03 July 2021

CARE-MEDIFLORA capitalisation in Crete with new project for threatened plants

The experience acquired from CARE-MEDIFLORA serves as a foundation for a new 3-year project to protect threatened plants of Crete: “Development of a methodology for the enhancement and protection of populations of endangered plant species in Crete. Pilot implementation in the Prefecture of Chania”.

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03 July 2020

After CARE-MEDIFLORA actions in Crete

The Mediterranean Plant Conservation Unit (MPCU) of MAICh has secured funding for the follow-up of the in situ actions for Horstrissea dolinicola Greuter, P. Gerstberger & B. Egli and Androcymbium rechingeri Greuter, two taxa for which in situ actions were implemented in Crete during the CARE-MEDIFLORA project.

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22 April 2020

CARE-MEDIFLORA final publication

CARE-MEDIFLORA, "Conservation Actions for Threatened Mediterranean Island Flora: ex situ and in situ joint actions", is a project which was successfully completed by institutions of six Mediterranean islands, all of which are members of GENMEDA, and the Mediterranean Plant Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC).

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09 April 2020

1st Announcement – 3rd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week

POSTPONED to a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Organising Committee will continue to monitor closely this evolving situation and keep you informed about the new dates with due notice. 

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26 November 2019

Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen of Porquerolles, 40th anniversary

The Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen of Porquerolles (CBNMed) celebrated its 40th anniversary on the island of Porquerolles on September 24, 2019!

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14 June 2019

GENMEDA & CARE-MEDIFLORA meet in Rome, 30 May 2019

The 3rd GENMEDA meeting supported by CARE-MEDIFLORA took place at the Botanical Garden ‘Sapienza’, Rome. This meeting was joint with CARE-MEDIFLORA which had its final project meeting on the same premises on 29 May.

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03 December 2018

The GENMEDA team meet in La Valetta, Malta, 12 November 2018.

The annual meeting of GENMEDA took place in Malta, 12 November 2018, under the support of the ‘CARE-MEDIFLORA’ project. It was within the 2nd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week which took place place at the University of Malta, Valletta Campus, Malta from 12 to 16 November 2018.

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31 August 2018

"I Seminário Brasil × Itália de Pesquisa”, Macaìba, Brasil, 4 September 2018

On 4th September 2018, at the Auditorium Escola Agrícola de Jundiaí - UFRN, in Macaìba, Brazil, the President of the GENMEDA network, Gianluigi Bacchetta, Director of Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, University of Cagliari, will participate in the "I Seminário Brasil × Itália de Pesquisa” to celebrate the 4th year of collaboration between EAJ-UFRN and CCB-UniCA.

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16 April 2018

Call for Abstracts - 2nd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week

The 2nd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week (MPCW) will take place in La Valetta, Malta, 12-16 November2018. This year's theme is “Conservation of Mediterranean Plant Diversity: Complementary Approaches and New Perspectives”. The Call for Abstacts is now open until 15 May 2018.

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31 January 2018

EUROGARD VIII and XV AIMJB Symposium

EUROGARD VIII – Eighth European Botanic Gardens Congress: “Botanic Gardens, People and Plants for a Sustainable World” and XV AIMJB Symposium – Simposio de la Asociación Ibero-Macaronésica de Jardines Botánicos will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 7-11 May 2018.

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31 January 2018

The first European Community Exchange on Seed Diversity and Sovereignty in Barcelona, Spain

From 23 to 27 September 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, the Global Diversity Foundation (GDF) organised the 1st European Community Exchange (ECE) on Seed Diversity and Sovereignty.

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21 September 2018

GENMEDA network and CARE-MEDIFLORA project meet in Rome

A joint meeting of GENMEDA members and the CARE-MEDIFLORA project was organised in Rome on 18 May 2017.