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13 November 2023

GENMEDA at the 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week

The history of the GENMEDA network and its activities as well as the future challenges for the conservation of the Mediterranean flora were presented at the 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week (4MPCW) which took place in Valencia, Spain, from 23 to 27 October 2023.

GENMEDA was among the organisers of the event together with the GENMEDA members Centre for Forestry Research and Experimentation (CIEF, Generalitat Valenciana), Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia (BGUV) and IUCN. 

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09 November 2023

GENMEDA General Assembly meeting 2023

The General Assembly annual meeting of GENMEDA took place at the Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia on 23 October 2023. The meeting took place in conjunction with the 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week (4MPCW), 23 - 27 October 2023, which was organised by the GENMEDA members in Valencia, CIEF and JBUV. Most GENMEDA members were participating and contributed to the 4MPCW which included an oral communication about the GENMEDA network and its activities.

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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 ...

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18 April 2023

4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week, Valencia, 23-27 October 2023 - 2nd call - Registration open

The Centre for Forestry Research and ExperimentationCIEF, 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.

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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.

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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!


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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".

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24 October 2022

Odissea Seminum Issue 7: October 2022

See Issue 7 - October 2022 - of the GENMEDA newsletter "Odissea Seminum" here.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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)

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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*) .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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).

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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. 

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26 November 2019

Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen de Porquerolles, 40ème anniversaire

Le Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen de Porquerolles a célébré ses 40 ans sur l’île de Porquerolles le 24 septembre 2019!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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16 April 2018

Appel pour des résumés scientifiques - 2ème Semaine pour la Conservation des Plantes Méditerranéennes

La 2ème Semaine pour la Conservation des Plantes Méditerranéennes (MPCW) aura lieu à La Valette, Malte, le 12-16 Novembre 2018. Le thème de cette année est «La Conservation de la Diversité des Plantes Méditerranéennes : Approches Complémentaires et Nouvelles Perspectives». L’appel pour les résumés scientifiques est ouvert des maintenant et jusqu’au 15 mai 2018.

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31 January 2018


EUROGARD VIII- le 8ème Congrès pour les Jardins Botaniques Européens : «Jardins Botaniques, Peuples et Plantes pour un Monde Durable» et le XV Symposium AIMJB - Asociación Ibero-Macaronésica de Jardines Botánicos auront lieu à Lisbonne, Portugal, du 7-11 mai 2018.

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31 January 2018

Le Premier Echange de la Communauté Européenne sur la Diversité des Semences et la Souveraineté à Barcelone, en Espagne

Du 23 au 27 septembre 2017, Global Diversity Foundation (GDF) – la Fondation pour la Diversité Globale a organisé le premier Echange de la Communauté Européenne (ECE) sur la Diversité des Semences et la Souveraineté.

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21 September 2018

Réunion du Réseau GENMEDA et du projet CARE-MEDIFLORA à Rome

Une réunion conjointe des membres de GENMEDA et du projet CARE-MEDIFLORA a été organisé à Rome, le 18 mai 2017.