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Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

For the first time, all species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes (swordfish and marlins) have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 61 known species, seven are classified in a threatened category, being at serious risk of extinction. Four species are listed as Near Threatened and nearly two-thirds have been placed in the Least Concern category. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jul 2011 | International news release

Some of the IUCN Members during the IUCN Members’ meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.

IUCN Members in Kenya agree on the roadmap to the World Conservation Congress

IUCN Members in Kenya met in Nairobi on Monday this week to discuss the preparations for the IUCN Regional Conservation Forum and the World Conservation Congress. The meeting was attended by representatives from the IUCN membership, IUCN Commissions and the IUCN Secretariat. …  

05 Jul 2011 | News story
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Field visit during the Al Hima Workshop held in Lebanon

The old ways are the best—reviving traditional knowledge in West Asia

An ancient conservation practice born in the Arabian desert more than 1,500 years ago is now being revived in the battle-scarred greenery of Lebanon to help meet the complex challenges of a modern economy. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

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New video release: dialogue on dams in West Africa

A new documentary film, entitled 'Large dams in West Africa: Building the Dialogue' was recently released and made available on YouTube, in order to raise awareness and communicate the work of IUCN in facilitating dialogue on dam developments in West Africa. …   | French

30 Jun 2011 | News story

Firewood

IUCN to convene a forum on forests and food security

IUCN is planning to convene its State and Government members, NGO members; United Nations bodies and other international cooperating partners, international and local NGOs, academic and research institutions; and the business sector from Eastern and Southern Africa to a Regional Forum to discuss the link between forests, food security and finance in a changing climate. To be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 20 to 23, 2011, the Regional Forum will enhance knowledge, attitudes and practice for integrating forest conservation and food security, in a context of change, in Eastern and Southern Africa. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story
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Saro Karez, Pakistan

Saro Karez – reviving indigenous water management systems

The water discharge from Saro Karez reduced significantly after the Pakistan drought of 1998-2002 and the devastating earthquake of October 2008. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

The Tigerfish, Hydrocynus vittatus (LC), a species popular among the sport fishing community. This iconic species is generally common and abundant with a wide distribution across Africa, but is locally depleted by heavy fishing pressure

Lifeline for Africa’s freshwater species

Gland, Switzerland, 9th June, 2011 (IUCN) – Africa is being given a unique opportunity to conserve its tremendous diversity of freshwater species – a critical resource for many of Africa’s poorest people. African countries can now decide to use their water resources sustainably, and avoid paying millions of dollars, as is the case in Europe, to rectify poorly planned wetland development. …   | French | Arabic

09 Jun 2011 | International news release

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IUCN welcomes 24 new Members and 3 National Committees

On 25 May 2011, the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 24 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 3 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story