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06/23: Call for consultancy to develop a draft sub-regional Action Plan on Non-Indigenous Species

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This call for consultancy is aimed at developing a draft sub-regional Action Plan concerning species introduction and invasive species for the Eastern Mediterranean, within the framework of the Barcelona Convention.




Among marine ecosystems altered by invasion, the Eastern Mediterranean Sea underwent the most intense and exceptionally rapid changes in terms of number of arrivals, number of established species and related impacts with respect to other Mediterranean subregions. These profound alterations are today fostered by climatic changes and other anthropogenic drivers, which are rendering the Eastern Mediterranean (EMED) a more favorable environment to tropical invaders, at the expenses of their native analogues.

The aim of this call for consultancy is to elaborate a sub-regional Action Plan on non-indigenous species and species introduction for the Aegean-Levantine Basin based on the national Action Plans to coordinate and step up the efforts made by the countries of the sub-region to prevent and control the introduction of alien species, the Mediterranean Ballast Water Management Strategy (2022-2027) and the sub-regional monitoring plan on NIS/Fisheries.

To participate in this call for consultancy, please read the terms of reference.

Proposals must be received electronically at the following e-mail address: car-asp@spa-rac.org, before 14 July 2023 13:59 pm UTC+1 (Tunis Time).


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