Mediterranean wetlands – their current state and ways to improve their conservation

The recent report entitled “Mapping and assessment of the state of wetland ecosystems: a Mediterranean perspective” led by ETC-UMA, in the frame of the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community initiative co-funded by the EU Interreg Mediterranean programme, is the result of the collaborative efforts of EU and Mediterranean projects and partners that made available 23 input geo-spatial datasets including the WetMainAreas …

El nuevo Instituto Universitario Hábitat, Territorio y Digitalización de Málaga (iHTD) abre sus puertas al Liceo Francés Internacional

Hoy martes 28 de junio de 9:30 a 13:00 hrs un equipo del recién creado iHTD formado por el  European Topic Centre on Spatial Analysis and Synthesis (ETC-UMA), el Laboratorio de Geomorfología y Suelos, y el grupo de investigación Hábitat, Turismo y Territorio de la Universidad de Málaga ha acogido la visita de más de 50 escolares del Liceo Francés …

Influence of ecotourism to lemur reproduction in Ranomafana National Park (Madagascar)

Offering organization Madagascar National Parks Offer description Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar, has about 7 species of diurnal lemurs which attract many researchers and tourists from all over the world. These species are endemic to Madagascar and have EN and CR status according to the IUCN. However, the ecological monitoring observed for more than ten years has shown that the population …

Analysis of the devices necessary for the ecological monitoring of protected areas managed by Madagascar National Parks

Offering organization Madagascar National Parks Offer description The management of a protected area is based on maintaining the integrity of the ecosystem in order to better conserve biodiversity through the ecological monitoring of conservation targets. Ecological monitoring is a core conservation activity; it is presented as the core of nature conservation worldwide. For decades, Madagascar National Parks has installed systems …

Conservation activities impact on the biological health of Ankarafantsika and Andasibe National Parks (Madagascar)

Offering organization Madagascar National Parks Offer description Ankarafantsika and Andasibe National Parks are two entities responsible for the conservation, sustainable environmental and socioeconomic management. For more than ten years, the fight against anthropogenic pressures has been the objective of the two parks to maintain their ecological integrity and its biodiversity through conservation activities presented on 31 performance indicators. These activities …

A new cooperation era for Mediterranean forests supported by technology

More than 120 Mediterranean representatives are participating in the thematic session on  “The use of new technologies and open data to better support restoration and sustainable management of forests” on Monday 21 March 2022 – 11:00am – 12:30pm (GMT+3) in the frame of the Mediterranean Forest Week taking place in Turkey. In partnership with the European Environment Agency (EEA), ETC-UMA …

ETC-UMA renews collaboration with Interreg Volunteer Youth

ETC-UMA has launched a new call to host two volunteers in Malaga for 6 months through the EU Interreg Volunteer Youth programme: 1. One enthusiastic volunteer will support the EU ENI CBC MED funded project “ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas – ENSERES”, that aims to improve the socio-ecological resilience of vulnerable areas and local economies for boosting long …

Job offer – GIS, remote sensing and data management specialist (INDALO project)

  We are looking for a GIS, remote sensing and data management specialist to support our research and development activities in the field of wetland mapping and monitoring. This position is part of our contribution to the INDALO project (Infraestructuras Científicas para el Seguimiento y Adaptación ante el Cambio Global en Andalucía), led by the Andalusian Environment and Water Agency …

Marking wetlands and water

Like in the case of human bodies where 60% is water, our planet’s surface is alike with 71% water serving the rest of biodiversity living on it, us included. On 2 February 2022, International Wetlands Day, ETC-UMA wants to share with you our contribution to make wetlands better understood. We keep working on reconnecting (to) wetlands and helping set up …