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13 July 2017

CARE-MEDIFLORA- Sicily field-trip, 6-8 July 2017

The third joint field trip of the project took place in Sicily from 6 to 8 July 2017.  The sunny and hot biggest Mediterranean island hosted the CARE-MEDIFLORA team in its full composition. More than 20 botanists and conservation specialists participated in the 3-day field work, exploring some of the most beautiful sites of eastern Sicily.

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11 July 2017

Training for ex situ conservation by CARE-MEDIFLORA partners in collaboration with IUCN-Med in progress

Ex situ conservation techniques are not yet sufficiently known in some institutions in the South and East of the Mediterranean. In order to help fill this gap, IUCN-Med as part of the the IPAMed project (Important Plant Areas of the Mediterranean Region), in collaboration with CIHEAM Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) in Crete and Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus (HBK) in Sardinia as part of the CARE-MEDIFLORA project, have offered to representatives of 11 partner institutions from 7 countries of the South and East of the Mediterranean practical trainings on the application of these techniques.

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20 June 2017

GENMEDA network and CARE-MEDIFLORA project meet in Rome, 18 May 2017

A joint meeting of GENMEDA members (Network of Mediterranean Plant Conservation Centres) and CARE-MEDIFLORA project was organized in Rome on 18 May 2017.

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13 June 2017

Introduction of a new population of Myosurus minimus in Mallorca

The CARE-MEDIFLORA team in Balearic Islands (Sóller Botanic Garden, JBS) is working on one of the CARE-MEDIFLORA in situ conservation actions, the introduction of Myosurus minimus L. in Mallorca.

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12 June 2017

Reintroduction of Peganum harmala to Nicosia old walls, Cyprus

Peganum harmala occurs in Southeastern Europe, Mediterranean region and to the east towards central Asia and northwest India. It is a perennial species, flowering from May to June and fruiting from May to August. In Cyprus, it was recorded only at one location, near the walls of the old city of Lefkosia, on waste ground.

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Mediterranean Plant Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC) Sóller Botanical Garden Foundation, Balearic Islands Office of the Environment of Corsica - National Botanical Academy of Corsica Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, Sardinia University of Catania, Sicily Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus Department of Forests, Cyprus