Since 2015, 31 ecosystems have been identified, defined and assessed, making it possible to raise awareness and support decision-makers and stakeholders in the region so that developments can be planned more effectively.
In 2019, the first chapter on Mediterranean forest ecosystems reveals that 21% of them are threatened while 37% are almost threatened. The main pressures are related to the loss of natural areas within the region (particularly due to urban sprawl), the introduction of non-indigenous species, and climate change, which is responsible for the aridification of the Mediterranean climate and the intensification of fires. The results also highlight the consequences of agricultural and pastoral decline that are changing the composition of some forests.
In 2020, the project aims to finalize and publish the second chapter on coastal ecosystems on rocky substrates in France, but also to validate the list of Mediterranean coastal ecosystems on wet substrates that will be at the core of the third chapter. In addition, the IUCN French committee also plans to publish its report this year on threatened mountain forest ecosystems in mainland France. These different results will obviously be valued and disseminated to the public.