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Close-up of shallow river winding through forest.
Adonis River, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, Lebanon.
© O. Langrand
Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation Priorities for the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot
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IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources - UK
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CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy

Collate and map ecological data for key freshwater species groups in the eastern Mediterranean to identify Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and assess human use. Hold stakeholder workshops throughout the Mediterranean hotspot focused on KBAs to refine potential site boundaries, identify sustainable management and conservation actions, and identify those organizations to take the lead on conservation actions at each site.

Strategic Direction: 2 Establish the sustainable management of water catchments and the wise use of water resources with a focus on the priority corridors of the (1) Atlas Mountains, (2) Taurus Mountains, (3) Orontes Valley and Lebanon Mountai