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Jane Smart, Director of IUCN's Biodiversity Conservation Group and Global Species Programme
Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN and H.E. Razan Al Mubarak, Secretary General of EAD during the signing ceremony

IUCN and Abu Dhabi join forces for conservation

IUCN and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) have signed a four-year Framework Agreement in support of the IUCN Programme, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC). …  

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Arabian Oryx

A grain of hope in the desert

The regal Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx), which was hunted to near extinction, is now facing a more secure future according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Its wild population now stands at 1,000 individuals.   …   | French | Spanish

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Ignace Schops (right) with Jacko Vangronsveld, Doctor Professor of the Centre of Environmental Issues of the University of Hasselt (left)

Honorary doctorate to Director of IUCN Member

Director of Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland and former Countdown 2010 Ambassador Ignace Schops received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hasselt, Belgium on 30 May. …  

15 Jun 2011 | News story

Duane Smith's keynote address at the Canadian Committee for IUCN's Panel on Sustainable Development in the North

Sustainable Development in Canada’s North

Sustainable development in Canada’s North was the theme of a half-day public panel discussion organized by the Canadian National Committee for IUCN (CCIUCN) at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa on May 26, 2011. …  

15 Jun 2011 | News story

Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, 11-15 January 2011, Whakatane New Zealand

CEESP Sharing Power Conference Film

A short film produced by participants at the CEESP Conference in Whakatane, New Zealand (January 2011) …  

15 Jun 2011 | Video

Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species category: Least Concern

Yellowstone: the return of the wolf

Many of us carry childhood memories of the ravening wolf that haunted us through fairy tales and often, hearing a wolf's howl still sends a shiver down our spines. But after so many years of conflict between man and this enigmatic species, the time has come to finally say: ‘maybe they’re not so bad’? Wolves are now being successfully reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park and are an important part of the natural system once again. …  

14 Jun 2011 | Video

Conservation Sciences in the Mediterranean Region

Conférence: "Sciences de la conservation en région méditerranéenne"

La Tour du Valat, en étroite collaboration avec le CEFE-CNRS (Montpellier) et l’IMEP (Aix-Marseille), lance un cycle de conférences sur le thème des Sciences de la Conservation dans la région méditerranéenne à destination des jeunes chercheurs. …  

13 Jun 2011 | Event

Colibrí Esmeralda, Cozumel, México.

Comité Mexicano de la UICN celebra 20 años de existencia

Miembros actuales, fundadores y colaboradores cercanos recibieron un homenaje de parte del Comité Ejecutivo y de la Dirección Regional de UICN. Durante la celebración se presentó el Programa de trabajo del Comité para el periodo 2011 – 2013. …  

11 Jun 2011 | News story

Christophe Lefebvre

Christophe Lefebvre élu à la présidence du Comité français UICN

Le Conseil d’administration du Comité français de l’UICN a élu Christophe Lefebvre comme nouveau Président de l’organisation, succédant ainsi à François Letourneux. Sa candidature présentée par Nausicaa / Réseau océan mondial a été acceptée à l’unanimité des membres constitués par 2 ministères, 10 organismes publics et 36 ONG …  

10 Jun 2011 | News story

The Wadden Sea became the 200 natural site on the World Heritage List.

Get latest news on World Heritage Sites

New remarkable natural and cultural sites to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List will be announced at the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, June 19-29. A total of 42 sites will be considered for inscription this year. …   | French | Spanish

10 Jun 2011 | News story