07 June 2023
The rediscovery after 61 years of Consolida samia, a rare plant of the Greek flora
On May 27, 2023, a research team of the Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), located a sizeable population of the plant Consolida samia, at the southwestern slopes of Mt Kerkis, in the western part of Samos Island, probably at the same place (locus classicus) where the plant was discovered for the first time (26.5.1962) by the Swedish botanist Sven Snogerup. The NKUA discovery field team was ...
18 April 2023
4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week, Valencia, 23-27 October 2023 - 2nd call - Registration open
The Centre for Forestry Research and Experimentation, CIEF, together with the Botanical Garden of Valencia and with the collaboration of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), GENMEDA and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM-MAICh) will organise the fourth edition of the Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week from 23 to 27 October 2023 at the Botanical Garden of Valencia.
03 February 2023
Gavdos Island - Crete - Endangered Plant Recovery Project
The pilot project "Gavdos Island - Crete - Endangered Plant Recovery Project" (2021-2022) was implemented in the context of the wider project "Mediterranean Islands Collective: Collaborating to protect Nature on Mediterranean Islands" in which 25 organizations (including institutes, NGOs and municipalities among others) participate from all over the Mediterranean.
16 January 2023
20th International Scientific Days of INRGREF, 16 to 18 May, 2023 . Save the date!
The National Institute for Research in Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (INRGREF), GENMEDA member in Tunisia, are pleased to invite you to the 20th International Scientific Days of INRGREF.16 to 18 May, 2023 at the Blue Marine hotel (ex. Laico) in Hammamet, Tunisia. Save the date!
15 December 2022
4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week, Valencia, 23-27 October 2023 - SAVE THE DATES
We are pleased to communicate that the 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week (4MPCW) will take place in Valencia, Spain, 23 - 27 October 2023. Title "Plant Conservation and Ecosystem Restoration in the Mediterranean".
24 October 2022
Odissea Seminum Issue 7: October 2022
See Issue 7 - October 2022 - of the GENMEDA newsletter "Odissea Seminum" here.
14 October 2022
GENMEDA General Assembly meeting 2022
The GENMEDA General Assembly annual meeting of 2022 was held in Cagliari, Sardinia, 28 September 2022, along with a series of other events involving GENMEDA members, all organised by the University of Cagliari - Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus (HBK).
22 September 2022
In memory of Vernon Heywood
We recently received the sad news of the death of Professor Vernon Heywood on Saturday 17 September at the age of 94 -and very close to 95-, after a convalescence that had taken him away from conferences and meetings, but not from Botany, in the last period.
09 September 2022
Six International Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
The Coordination Committee of the International Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) has the great pleasure to announce the organization of the 6th edition (SIPAM-6) of this event during the period 18 - 21 March 2023 in Djerba - Tunisia.
08 September 2022
Week of events for the flora conservation in Cagliari at the end of September
A series of events are scheduled in Cagliari, hosted by the University of Cagliari, during the last week of September focusing on the valorisation and conservation of Mediterranean flora. During this week several meetings, workshops, and sharing events are on the program. In collaboration with GENMEDA and RIBES ...
08 September 2022
BESTMEDGRAPE project events: two international conferences during 2022
The BESTMEDGRAPE project (New Business opportunities & Environmental suSTainability using MED GRAPE nanotechnological products), funded by the ENI CBC MED programme, is in its last year and is preparing to share the obtained results with the Mediterranean scientific community, stakeholders, experts and public at large with two international conferences.
07 September 2022
MEDLENTISK project: the “Good practice guide on lentisk fruit oil: from the field to the laboratory” has been published!
Within the framework of the ERASMUS+ project “MEDLENTISK" (Partnership for the exchange of good practices on fixed mastic tree oil, an emblematic non-wood forest product in the Mediterranean), the coordinator AIFM (Association Internationale des Forêts Méditerranéennes) and its 5 Mediterranean partners ...
04 August 2022
BOOK REVIEW: Diaspores of the Balearic Islands – a superb new book
GRADAILLE, J. Ll., BONET, J. (2022) DIÀSPORES. Fruits I llavors de la Flora balear. Dispersió. Ed. Fundació Jardí Botànic de Sóller - Museu Balear de Ciències Naturals. SÓLLER. 548 pp., ISBN 978-84-09-37211-9. [2036 photos and 58 illustrations, all in colour] - Review by Costas A. Thanos, Prof. Emer., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) Seed Bank (June 2022)
25 July 2022
Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process – Networking Event “Disentangling the complexity and variability of Mediterranean temporary ponds (habitat type *3170)”
On 9-11 March 2022, a Natura 2000 networking event was organised at the Botanical Garden of Rome by LIFE PRIMED (LIFE17 NAT/GR/000511) to exchange good practices, forefront methods, lessons learned and results on the interpretation, conservation and management of EU Mediterranean temporary ponds (habitat 3170*) .
18 May 2022
WILDFOOD Mid-term Conference & Policy Forum, 26-27 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
CARE-MEDIFLORA project publication becomes winner of 2022 Diversity Best Paper Award
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
GENMEDA General Assembly meeting at Chania, Crete, 27 September 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
3dr Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week - SAVE THE NEW DATES!
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
GENMEDA becomes partner network of RESEDA-Flore
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
CARE-MEDIFLORA capitalisation in Crete with new project for threatened plants
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
After CARE-MEDIFLORA actions in Crete
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 final publication
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
1st Announcement – 3rd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week
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
Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen of Porquerolles, 40th anniversary
The Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen of Porquerolles (CBNMed) celebrated its 40th anniversary on the island of Porquerolles on September 24, 2019!
14 June 2019
GENMEDA & CARE-MEDIFLORA meet in Rome, 30 May 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 GENMEDA team meet in La Valetta, Malta, 12 November 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
"I Seminário Brasil × Itália de Pesquisa”, Macaìba, Brasil, 4 September 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
Call for Abstracts - 2nd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week
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 and XV AIMJB Symposium
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
The first European Community Exchange on Seed Diversity and Sovereignty in Barcelona, Spain
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
GENMEDA network and CARE-MEDIFLORA project meet in Rome
A joint meeting of GENMEDA members and the CARE-MEDIFLORA project was organised in Rome on 18 May 2017.