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Campbell Island Albatross (Thalassarche impavida)

Worrying declines for world’s seabirds

The status of the world’s seabirds has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades and several species and populations are now perilously close to extinction, according to a new review by BirdLife International, a partner of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Across the globe, commercial fisheries pose the most serious threat to seabirds. …   | French | Spanish

09 Mar 2012 | International news release

Mangrove coastline in Mozambique

IUCN Regions and Global Marine and Polar Programme set course for cooperation on global coasts

Representatives from IUCN Secretariat, Commissions, Membership and Council met in Zanzibar from March 5-9, 2012 to strengthen collaboration on coastal work and set priorities for the coming 5 years.  Participants learned that an impressive array of coastal activities are already being implemented across the globe but key areas of closer cooperation for future project development were identified. …  

09 Mar 2012 | Article

Woman voting on forest management in Ghana

IUCN’s world first: boosting women’s role in tackling climate change

International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women making history. Today, the voices of women in Africa are being heard as they engage in action to limit climate change through deforestation. …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story

West Norwegian Fjords

Survey: protected areas and invasive species in Europe

The Bern Convention and the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group are developing, with the support of EUROPARC and of WCPA, “Guidelines on Protected Areas and Invasive Species in Europe” and would like to hear your opinion. …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story
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 Local communities harvesting crab and shrimp from the mangroves

Blue Ventures Conservation receives world renowned grant

Blue Ventures Conservation, an IUCN Member from the UK, will explore leveraging markets to conserve mangrove biodiversity and alleviate poverty in Madagascar. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story
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6th World Water Forum, Marseille, 12-17 March 2012

Nature’s a solution to global water needs, IUCN

Media Advisory: Water resources are under increasing stress: with burgeoning populations, growing economies and a changing climate, water scarcity and pollution are set to intensify. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

Marine Park of the Glorieuses

France 1-1 UK

At the end of February 2012, France and UK announced new marine protected areas (MPA) in their overseas territories. France has created the Marine Park of the Glorieuses as part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF) located in Indian Ocean, while the UK have declared an MPA around the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands in the Southern Ocean.  …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

SOS FFEM logo 2

France joins 'Save Our Species'

The quest to protect globally threatened species has taken a large leap forward today with the announcement of the French Global Environment Facility’s (FGEF) commitment to support SOS (Save Our Species) with a € 1 million grant. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

Albatross in the Pacific Ocean

Best in Europe!

Tune in to a FRANCE Ô radio programme on how the European Union (EU) addresses environmental challenges in its Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories and learn more about the EU’s Preparatory Action for BEST, a Voluntary Scheme for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in these islands and regions spread across the world.  …  

05 Mar 2012 | News story

The new approach could increase food security and minimize the negative impacts of fishing on the environment.

A balanced kettle of fish – IUCN suggests a novel approach to fishing

An IUCN study published in the journal Science suggests major rethinking of fisheries management that could increase food security and minimize the negative impacts of fishing on the environment. …   | French | Spanish

01 Mar 2012 | International news release