Save the last natural coasts in the Mediterranean


MEDMARAVIS is an international non-governmental association dealing with the study and conservation of coastal habitats  and marine avifauna throughout the Mediterranean region.
It propagates the importance of the seabirds’ rôle in the ecosystem.
Mediterranean seabirds breed in the few remaining unspoilt coasts, seacliffs and small islands which also harbour threatened endemic species of animals and plants. In some regions, the last seaturtles, Ospreys and Monk Seals find there a chance for their survival.
The main objective of MEDMARAVIS is to study and to protect these coastal biotopes and to monitor their wildlife.

Main Activities

MEDMARAVIS, enjoying a network of marine biologists, ornitologists and conservationists, organizes a major seabird conference every three years. It's engaged in the compilation of a conservation strategy for the Mediterranean.
MEDMARAVIS, also organizes specialized workshops and seminars on coastal management, oil pollution and island ecosystems. Together with RAC/SPA and AAO, MEDMARAVIS has just organized the 2nd Symposium on the conservation of marine and coastal birds in the Mediterranean, held in Hammamet (Tunisia).
MEDMARAVIS publishes volumes on seabird ecology and conservation of coastal habitats. It encourages governments and local authorities to protect the last wild coastal ecosystems in the Mediterranean.

Medmaravis News

The first issue, November 2014 (download 1.37 Mb)

Contents: See you at Hammamet; New opportunities for Medmaravis; 2nd World Seabird Conference; 6th Greater flamingo workshop; The CdL-Medmaravis liaison.

The second issue, December 2014 (download 0.97 Mb)

Contents: Medmaravis Council elections; Medmaravis Assembly: focuses; Encyclopedic Atlas of W Med; Global Fishing Watch; Lesser Crested Tern Monitoring; Pied Kingfisher in Italy.

The third issue, February 2015 (download 1.34 Mb)

Contents: Hammamet symposium at hand: and after?; Obituary to Alan R. Johnson; MedPAN Tirana meeting report; A new bird phylogenic tree; Cruise ship channel to Venice; Seabird Task Force is set up.

The fourth issue, March 2015 (download 0.96 Mb)

Contents: Message from the President; The New Secretary’s comment; Proceedings from Hammamet; REMPEC Focal Points Meeting; 1st Seabird Twitter Conference; Dalmatian Pelicans in the past; MAPAMED database of MPAs.

The fifth issue, July 2015 (download 1.2 Mb)

Contents: BirdLife forums for RL species; Medmaravis-CdL surveys; REMPEC Meeting: the report; Montenegro Dalmatian Pelicans; A by-catch survey in Turkey.

The sixth issue, September 2015 (download 1.0 Mb)

Contents: Malta workshop in November; Yelkouan shearwater still VU; IUCN Global Red list revision; Plastic accumulation in Med; Stress effects on Storm petrels.

The seventh issue, January 2016 (download 1.0 Mb)

Contents: 2015 retrospective; BirdLife Malta Workshop; Malaga Declaration; Shearwaters identification; Sandwich Tern survey; Booms containing… predators.

Download the Birdlife Malta full article (download 0.31 Mb)

Contact person: P.O. Fabrizio Borghesi (fab.borghesi@gmail.com)

Medmaravis Photogallery

Hammamet Symposium, 20-22 Feb 2015

Inside the symposium

Outside the symposium

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