Here you will find the main publications and tools related to IPA and plant conservation in the Mediterranean region that are key references for the work we are developing or that has been produced in the framework of the IPAMed project.

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PUBLICATIONS

Radford. E.A., Catullo, G. and Montmollin, B. de. (eds.) 2011. Important Plant Areas of the south east Mediterranean region: priority sites for conservation. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Málaga, Spain: IUCN. VIII + 108 pp.
To download this publication, please click here. Available in English, French and Arabic.

This report describes a rapid assessment of Important Plant Areas in the South and East Mediterranean. Important Plant Areas (IPAs) are internationally important sites for wild plants and fungi, identified at national level using standard criteria.

 

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Radford, E.A. and Odé, B. (eds.) 2009. Conserving Important Plant Areas; investing in the Green Gold of South East Europe. Plantlife International, Salisbury.
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This report identifies IPA in South-East Europe, one of the most diverse regions in Europe for wild plants and their habitats, which occur in a mosaic of ecosystems including mountains, forests, grasslands, river gorges, lakes and coastlines.

Plantlife International. 2004. Identifying and protecting the world’s most important plant areas. A guide to implementing target of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Plantlife International.
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This guide provides information on Plantlife International’s Important Plant Area (IPA) programme, and its contribution to the CBD Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. It describes how Important Plant Areas are identified around the world, how they can be protected and the materials that are available to assist this process.

Anderson, S. 2002. Identifying Important Plant Areas. Plantlife International.
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This manual describes the aims and background of the IPA Programme, the role of IPAs in global and European conservation, and the organisational structure of the IPA Secretariat and the IPA national teams. It outlines the IPA criteria, the methodology for applying the criteria and the guiding principles for selecting sites. The data collection process is described and the information that should be recorded about each IPA is given in the IPA questionnaire.

IPA online database:
To access the IPA online database, please click here.

Managed by Plantlife International, the IPA database provides free access to factsheets on all Important Plant Areas for plant lovers, specialists, decision makers or anyone who needs to know more about the most important sites for plants and their features.

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PROJECT DOCUMENTS

Handbook habitats
As a result of the “IPA Habitat mapping workshop” that took place in Tolox (Málaga, Spain) in 2015, a methodology handbook and a brief analysis of habitat mapping in the south and east Mediterranean region were produced by the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants.
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Habitat Mapping in Important Plant Areas. Methodology Handbook. Available in English and French.
Habitat Mapping in the south and east Mediterranean region. A brief situation analysis. Available in English and French.

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IPAMed project Poster.
This poster presents the activities the IPAMed project “Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East” is implementing throughout the Mediterranean Region. Examples of two different approaches to plant conservation in North Africa and the Balkans were provided to illustrate the preliminary results of the IPAMed project. They were presented during the XV OPTIMA (Organization for the Phyto Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area) meeting, which was held in Montpellier (France) from June 6-11, 2016 and was organized by Tela Botanica, the Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen de Porquerolles and the University of Montpellier.
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Round trip from Red List data to in situ conservation of Important Plant Areas.
This infographic poster will provide you with an overview of The IUCN Red List of threatened plant species of the Mediterranean region and how it has been used in the IPAMed project “Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East”.
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IPAMED DOCUMENTATION PLATFORM

This documentation platform will give you access to materials and tools to contribute to or/and to develop plant conservation actions in the Mediterranean regions and will give you access to the training courses and to the events implemented in the framework of the IPAMed project.

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Radford. E.A., Catullo, G. and Montmollin, B. de. (eds.) 2011.
Important Plant Areas of the south east Mediterranean region: priority sites for conservation. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Málaga, Spain: IUCN. VIII + 108 pp.
To download this publication in English, please click here.
To download this publication in French, please click here.
To download this publication in Arabic, please click here.

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Radford, E.A. and Odé, B. eds. 2009.
Conserving Important Plant Areas; investing in the Green Gold of South East Europe. Plantlife International, Salisbury.
To download this publication in English, please click here.

Plantlife International. 2004.
Identifying and protecting the world’s most important plant areas. A guide to implementing target of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Plantlife International.
To download this publication in English, please click here.

Anderson, S. 2002.
Identifying Important Plant Areas. Plantlife International.
To download this publication in English, please click here.

Handbook of Habitat mapping
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To download this publication in French, please click here.

 

Habitat mapping analysis
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To download this publication in French, please click here.

 

IPA-Med Project Poster
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Infografic poster Round Trip from Red List to Plant Conservation
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PRESS

Welcome to IPAMed media centre.

In this section you will find our news releases.

For any media enquiries please feel free to CONTACT US or browse IUCN Media Contacts page.

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