18 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.
09 March 2022
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.
26 October 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.
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 ...
03 February 2021
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.
10 August 2020
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.
03 July 2021
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”.
03 July 2020
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.
22 April 2020
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).
09 April 2020
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.
26 November 2019
The Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen of Porquerolles (CBNMed) celebrated its 40th anniversary on the island of Porquerolles on September 24, 2019!
14 June 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.
03 December 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.
31 August 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.
16 April 2018
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.
31 January 2018
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.
31 January 2018
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.
21 September 2018
A joint meeting of GENMEDA members and the CARE-MEDIFLORA project was organised in Rome on 18 May 2017.