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2012 Congress Online Programme

IUCN Congress Programme now live

As the World Conservation Congress draws closer, you can now view what’s on and when. Regularly updated, the Online Programme is a handy companion to organize your schedule in Jeju and make the most out of your experience. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2012 | News story

Talleres Festival de Posidonia en Nerja - 18 de junio 2011

Mares de Posidonia pone rumbo a Almuñécar

Los días 8 y 9 de junio Almuñecar acogerá la segunda edición del Festival Life+ "Mares de Posidonia" organizado por el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN y Aula del Mar en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento de Almuñécar en Granada. …  

29 May 2012 | Event

Proposed IUCN Pakistan – PIBT collaboration for mangrove restoration

IUCN Pakistan is in the process of negotiating with Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Limited (PIBT) an initiative focused on mangrove restoration and planting in Korangi Phitti Creek System near Port Qasim, Karachi. …  

25 May 2012 | News story

Group discussion:Trans-boundary biodiversity, opportunities for collaboration

Ruling the Statutes

A new discussion area is now open to allow online exchanges and debate on proposed changes to the way IUCN and the Congress are run. …  

25 May 2012 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Message from the Director General

Dear members of the IUCN network, after years of international negotiations, the world has just seen the establishment of IPBES, a top global platform that is to regularly assess the state of biodiversity, our fragile ecosystems and the essential services they provide to all of us.  …   | French | Spanish

25 May 2012 | Article

SOS dugong 2011A-005 EWT

Full force of the law needed to save stricken dugongs

Law enforcement is key to saving one of the world’s most threatened marine mammals - the Dugong (Dugong dugon) - and a project funded by SOS - Save Our Species is on the case in Mozambique. …  

23 May 2012 | News story

Atlas of natural hazards and risks in Georgia

The Caucasus Environmental NGO Network presents the Atlas of Natural Hazards and Risks in Georgia

The Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN), an IUCN member, together with the University of Twente presented the Atlas of Natural Hazards and Disaster Risks in Georgia during an international conference titled “Disaster Risk Management – Challenges for Development”, held in Tbilisi, Georgia. …  

22 May 2012 | News story
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Barreleye fish (Macropinna microstoma)

The hidden wonders of marine biodiversity

Marine biodiversity is the theme of this year’s International Day for Biodiversity - 22 May. Oceans cover about 70% of our planet’s surface area and there are an estimated 250,000 marine species. …  

22 May 2012 | Article

European Day of Parks

European Day of Parks

"See the sky, touch a tree, feel the air and find yourself! Europe’s natural parks – a living health spa for stress fatigued Europeans." This event, organized by EUROPARC, takes place on 24th May 2012 in more than 50 parks in 20 countries. …  

21 May 2012 | News story
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Saola habitat, Au Rong, Greater Annamites, central Vietnam.

Saola still a mystery 20 years after its spectacular debut

Two decades after the sensational discovery of a new ungulate species called the Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), this rare animal remains as mysterious and elusive as ever. The Saola Working Group (SWG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, WWF and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) warn that the species is sliding towards extinction because of intensive hunting pressure and poor reserve management. …   | French | Spanish

21 May 2012 | International news release