“Centers of Plant Diversity” is a term created in this analysis, which aims to include all institutions working in matters related to plant diversity in any way, regardless of them being public or privately owned. In this directory we have included institutions devoted to research and conservation, as well as other whose activities are related to education, recreation and the like. We have deemed appropriate also to include Research Centers, Universities, Botanic Gardens, Gene Banks and some specific Public Parks. All types of institutions have been added to this list, even if they have not botanic gardens, because they are places were potentially botanic gardens could exist in the future, due to their common priorities and lines of work, although they have different approaches.
- MED-O-MED was initiated to make up for the shortage of funds available for conserving biodiversity and natural and cultural heritage in the South and East of the Mediterranean basin and in the Middle East.
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In this section we will try to show the wealth of cultural traditions, both material and intangible, from the countries within Med-O-Med’s geographical scope.
Al-Andalus: a water culture
This short video aims to reflect on the millenary culture associated to the traditional use of water in A-Andalus, not only as an important historic legacy, but also as an alternative solution to the current management problems related to this precious natural resource. A virtual exhibition expanding on the contents of this video will be available on this website shortly.