This project aims to develop a strategy for the elimination of plastic, in agreement with all the island’s stakeholders, based on the use of an innovative and low-tech pyrolysis solution.
This project aims to strengthen the knowledge and skills of local stakeholders in island life in order to promote a concerted and more autonomous management of small islands in the face of the impacts of climate change and the challenges of biodiversity preservation.
This project aims to support the local management of green waste in Porquerolles, the preservation of agro-biodiversity and landscapes in Sifnos, the emergence of a Marine Protected Area and education programmes in the Pakleni Islands, and the preservation of the aeolian wall lizard in Lipari.
The Friuli archipelago has joined the SMILO network, and is committed to working on the issues of preserving biodiversity, landscapes, sustainable management of water, energy and waste.
Different companies have joined SMILO through different forms of partnerships, involving financial support or joint activities.
7 actors involved in the preservation of islands in the Mediterranean have joined forces to work together for the protection of islands and their biodiversity, through a collective action strategy on a basin scale.
Drafting of the strategy and action plan: well advanced.
It will be finalised following the Islanders workshops currently taking place in different geographical areas of the Mediterranean and the results obtained from the MIC pilot projects.
Pilot Site 1 – Tavolara Islands (Sardinia)
Eradication of house mice and monitoring of impacts on biological compartments: ongoing
Pilot Site 2 – Ilets Coltelazzo & San Macario (Sardinia)
Eradication of invasive plant species (Opuntia): ongoing
Pilot Site 3 – Ile du Levant (Port Cros)
Protection of Discoglossus sardus from exogenous species: well advanced
Pilot Site 4 – Santa Giulia Laguna (Corsica)
Management of the coastline and resolution of illegal activities: ongoing
Pilot Site 5 – Zembra Island (Tunisia)
Operations to control invasive species: ongoing
Pilot Site 6 – Gavdos Island (Crete)
Protection of a highly endangered plant species: well advanced
Pilot Site 7 – Aeolian Islands (Sicily)
Reproduction and translocation of a highly endangered endemic lizard: ongoing
Pilot Site 8 – Island of Zlarin (Croatia)
Pilot Action Plan on Olive Landscape Restoration: ongoing
Pilot Site 9 – Balearic Islands (Spain)
Development of an alternative tourism model: ongoing
Pilot Site 10 – Balearic Islands (Spain)
Blue New Deal – investment plan to respond to the post-Covid crisis to regenerate marine and coastal ecosystems: ongoing
Pilot Site 11 – Cyclades Islands and Ibiza (Greece and Spain)
Sustainability Observatories – guiding priorities and actions for the conservation of an island or group of islands from a position of knowledge: well advanced
Pilot Site 12 – Paros Island (Greece)
Traditional stone micro-dams – green infrastructure to combat water scarcity in small dry islands: well advanced
Pilot Site 13 – Cyprus (Cyprus)
Removal of Pterois miles and Diadema setosum, established invasive alien species, for the conservation of native flora and fauna in two protected areas: well advanced
Pilot Site 14 – Menorca (Spain)
Training for the agricultural sector: well advanced
Pilot Site 15 – Greek Islands (Greece)
Creation of a roadmap for habitat and species conservation in heavily visited caves on the Greek islands: completed
Other planned MIC activity: Islanders workshops
In order to ensure that the strategy and action plan will be representative of the reality and specific needs of the whole Mediterranean basin, workshops and exchanges are taking place in different geographical areas. They aim to ensure the involvement and participation of local, national and regional stakeholders from the different regions of the Mediterranean Basin in the identification of conservation issues and priorities to feed the strategy and action plan.
This approach aims to identify networks and organisations working for the preservation of the environment and cultural heritage of the world’s islands, in order to identify and co-construct cooperation opportunities.
Through this agreement, SMILO and the Mediterranean Water Institute affirm their will to strengthen their cooperation for the implementation of water management and sanitation actions in the Mediterranean (training, technical assistance, exchanges, technology transfers, etc.).
By leading the Club of European and Mediterranean Coastal Agencies, the Conservatoire du Littoral supports and strengthens exchanges on adaptation to climate change and ecological restoration of coastal areas, and accompanies work on cooperation opportunities.
By organising 5 thematic workshops as part of its webforum “Shores on the move, territories of adaptation”, the Conservatoire du littoral has addressed the issues of nature-based solutions, social perception, agriculture, biodiversity and development and uses of coastal territories in the current context of climate change. Find the replay here :
This project aims to develop a common and shared framework for monitoring biodiversity and the impacts of management involving different partners around the Mediterranean. The objective is to develop monitoring tools that are common, comparable and disseminable over time.
The Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as manager, is committed to obtaining Clean Ports certification for Anse de la Réserve by 2022 and Active Ports in Biodiversity by 2023. This implies the development of various activities to reduce pollution, manage water, and strengthen biodiversity.
The Port of Marseille Fos has been involved since 2010 in the restoration and preservation of the Flèche de la Gracieuse dune belt, and has reiterated its commitment in 2021 by undertaking to continue its preservation activities.
The launch of a university diploma (DU) dedicated to the ecological restoration of shallow waters aims to support the development and effectiveness of ecological restoration actions in the long term. For more information: https://cutt.ly/oF4W47t
By launching a plan to recover nursery functions, the aim is to accelerate and accentuate the efforts already undertaken to protect and support nurseries in shallow waters and in port areas.
This commitment aims to improve the knowledge available on sandy environments, the main natural habitat of the Mediterranean coast, and to define what actions can be implemented to better manage and preserve it.
The immersion of ships can be beneficial for biodiversity, by forming nurseries and new habitats, but can also create new economic activities favourable to the surrounding territories. This commitment aims to propose a reference document delimiting the framework in which this type of immersion could take place under good conditions.
The objective of this commitment is to improve the evaluation of the effectiveness of the marine ecological restoration measures implemented, in order to reinforce the relevance and positive impacts of the new actions to be implemented.
The 6 organisations involved in the Mediterranean Biodiversity Consortium join forces to better preserve Mediterranean forests, wetlands, coasts, seas and islands in a cross-cutting manner. To this end, they are working on the development of innovative pilot projects.
Through a multidisciplinary French-speaking training course, given over several months, the aim is to strengthen the skills of future professionals in the management of coastal and island areas, with a multidisciplinary approach combining governance, communication, public management, ecological restoration and the economic dimension.
This commitment aims to strengthen the knowledge available on sandy environments, the main natural habitat of the Mediterranean coastline, and to define what actions can be implemented to better manage and preserve it.
The school has renewed its commitment to the preservation of biodiversity, in the name of which it has already implemented numerous activities, such as its support for the Casciomar project for the preservation of the shallow waters of Marseille, Cassis and La Ciotat.
The Metropolitan Business Act supported by the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a tool promoting responsible local purchasing, supports the territory’s VSEs and SMEs. For 2022, the latter wishes to strengthen its positioning on the responsible economy and the blue economy.
Identifying new models of finance that are sustainable and allow for the financing of the preservation and restoration of ecological ecosystems is a challenge of today. Today, the stakeholders wish to multiply the work and consultation workshops around this theme to identify sustainable solutions.
Corporate philanthropy is a real opportunity to support actors in the preservation of the environment, which is not sufficiently exploited today. The launch of a fund allowing companies to support Mediterranean conservation projects as well as sustainable economic development projects therefore aims to support this environmental and sustainable sponsorship.