15th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean and its Protocols, known as Barcelona Convention was held in Almeria (Spain), 15 – 18 January 2008. TÜDAV has been accredited as a partner to this convention. Dr. Ayaka Amaha Öztürk from our foundation participated in the meeting as an observer. Almeria Declaration was prepared to stress the importance of conservation of the Mediterranean Sea from anthropogenic stress and particular attention was paid to climate change.