«On the move»

We are currently trying to help the transhumant shepherds and nomadic pastoralists in the Mediterranean since they hold so many keys to shaping a sustainable future. We first of all want to celebrate them and their extraordinary ecological knowledge through a professional photography exhibition and book that will capture the spirit of their lives.

Professional photographers from each sub-region (Iberian Peninsula, North Africa, West Asia, Turkey and Greece & Balkans) have been engaged in this exciting project. Please have a look on this blog to learn more about the photographers.

The exhibition will be shown in the Bardo Muesum in Tunis in July this year, and from October onwards in the Natural History Museum of Geneva. In 2015, Tunis the photo exhibition will travel to Istanbul, Beirut and Athens and Madrid. And our coffee table book will pull it all together.

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What we need and what you get

We need funding:

  • to ensure the highest quality exhibition (which will be launched in some of the most prestigious exhibition centers and museums in the Mediterranean, as well as the celebrated Natural History Museum in Geneva, Switzerland)
  • to support «On the Move’s» travel to the various Mediterranean centers
  • to produce a beautiful coffee table book, the proceeds of which will go back into the technical projects that will help support this cause

We have organised a number of perks for you, and would appreciate however much you can afford to give.

Who are we?

We are the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture. That is a group of reputable Non-Profit organizations (DiversEarth, WWF North Africa, Doga Dernegi, Med-INA, Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, Trashumancia y Naturaleza) Currently we are working in the Mediterranean to support ordinary people who make a difference for nature – just by the way they live their lives.

The impact

Transhumant shepherds and nomadic pastoralists move their domestic herds for miles, adapting to the climate and availability of food and water. This process is a wonderful example of how people really can live in harmony with nature. Yet they are rarely given the recognition they deserve and in most cases they face growing hardship and their lifeways are becoming more and more threatened.

Through this project we aim to reinforce traditional practices, techniques and ways of living such as this, as well as celebrating the ingenuity of people all across the Mediterranean to protect and manage their lands, waters and resources. We hope that you can join us today and contribute to a real revival of such practices so that they remain - or become - robust enough to stand their ground in the 21st century

Other ways to help

If you can’t help financially but would like to show your support for this cause, there are always many ways of getting involved. Just get in touch with us through our websites.