Our members

Our membersMed-O-Med grows step by step. In this two years of existence, several members of special importance and relevance to the program development has joined it. Among them we can include the BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International), who attended the presentation of the Network of Botanical Gardens of the Mediterranean and Middle East at the Alhambra in Granada, in October 2009. UNESCO has add Med-O-Med through the Club Unesco Alterité. The Silene association, aimed to the conservation of the spritual and intangible cultural heritage in relation to nature conservation is also a member, and the Serra de Tramuntana Programm (Mallorca), which was declared World Heritage Site in 2011, under the Cultural Landscape Category is linked to us.

Also part of the Program are the botanical gardens of Fez and the Jardin d’Essais Botaniques of Rabat, dependent of INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique), with which the FUNCI maintains a close working relationship. Other members of Med-O-Med, among others, are the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan , the Botanic Garden of Córdoba, the Historic Botanical Garden of Málaga, the Olárizu Botanic Garden of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; the Botanical Garden in the Faculty of Science of Zagreb, the Botanic Garden of the University of al-Quds in Jerusalem, the Jardin Botanique du Hamma, Algier, Algier, Algeria, the Botanic Garden Nezahat Gökyicit of Istambul, the Biological Station Torretes Font-Roja belonging to the University of Alicante, the Qur’anic Garden of Doha, Qatar, and the last one to join de Net in 2017, the RAJBEN (Red Andaluza de Jardines Botánicos y Micológicos en Espacios Naturales).

Our membersUniversities and research centers have a strong presence not only through their botanic gardens, also with many specialists that collaborates with FUNCI. These include the CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain), IUCN-Med (International Union for Conservation of Nature), and the Universities of Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Politécnica de Madrid, Politecnica de Valencia, Notre Dame and the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), Cadi Ayyad (Marrakech) and EGE Izmir (Turkey).

In addition, Med-O-Med has international prestigious members, some of whom are working in cooperation projects. We can remark the Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l’Environnement (Morocco), the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (Jordan), the municipality of Doueir (Lebanon), Siryan Environment Association (Syria), the Bergerie Nationale de Rambouillet (France), ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and Al Shaheen Nurseries, Agriculture & Food Co., from Kuwait. The City Council of Benaudalla Vélez (Granada), through its Medieval Nasrid Garden has also become member.

In march 2014 we have sign an agreement with the morocan Agence pour l’Aménagement de la Vallée du Bouregreg, for the construction of a school of gardening with a social purpose in the town of Salé.

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Projects

MED-O-MED aspires to making the development of Islamic countries in these regions compatible with the preservation of their environment and heritage. It aims to set up projects involving maximum participation by regional social and public agents, with total respect for genetic sovereignty and the cultural identity of the local populations, all within an inter-cultural and a multi-disciplinary approach.

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This section, which will continue to grow as more research and projects are carried out in the future, contains practical information about Med-O-Med’s lines of work and the countries in the Mediterranean and the Middle East where the program develops its activities.

Library

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