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State of Mediterranean Forests 2018

November 2018. Written by FAO and Plan Bleu.

Etat des forêts méditerranéennes 2018

The State of Mediterranean Forests 2018 analyzes the circum-Mediterranean region, a territory encompassing thirty-one countries and a wide range of political, economic, social and environmental contexts...


With its ancient history and rich heritage, the Mediterranean region is a meeting point between three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe. Surrounded by 21 countries, the Mediterranean is the largest semi-enclosed sea in the world. Countries in the Mediterranean region are usually divided into three sub-regions (FAO and Plan Bleu, 2013): the southern, eastern and northern Mediterranean. The Mediterranean region is home to a great variety of ecosystems and species subject to significant pressures. Thirty percent of all international tourists descend on the Mediterranean coast (UNWTO, 2017). The development of large cities and megacities, leading to population growth and increased economic activity, places a strain on coastal areas. The Mediterranean diet and agricultural products are world-renowned, but depend for their sustainability on rural landscapes, resources and decent working conditions.

Thursday, November 15th 2018
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