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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.

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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

Conservación y cooperación internacional del Ibis eremita en Marruecos

Conservation of Ibis Eremita in your hands

Northern bald ibis is one of the most endangered bird species in the world. …   | French | Spanish

09 Jun 2011 | Event

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IUCN NL Committee disagrees with ODA policy

Prompted by a budget cut for Official Development Assistance (ODA), the Dutch government has announced that ecosystems and the environment will no longer be at the core of its development aid. IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands (IUCN NL) regrets this decision. …  

09 Jun 2011 | Article

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

Professor Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam, Chief Executive, Wildlife Trust of Bangladsh, receiving the award on behalf of WTB from honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh receives national award for conservation

The Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh (WTB), a member of IUCN since 2008, received the Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation from the honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 1 June 2011. …  

08 Jun 2011 | News story

Albatross in the Pacific Ocean

Breakthrough at the United Nations: hopes grow for the high seas

Today, World Oceans Day, IUCN is celebrating a major breakthrough in global efforts to conserve the high seas. …  

08 Jun 2011 | News story

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CEESP Annual Report 2010

A Message from the Chair …  

07 Jun 2011 | News story

Stephen Woodley

Protected Areas get a boost from Parks Canada

Providing a major boost to IUCN’s Global Programme on Protected Areas, Parks Canada and IUCN are pleased to announce that Dr Stephen Woodley will take up a new position as Senior Programme Advisor on Protected Areas and Climate Change for the next two years. …  

07 Jun 2011 | News story
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A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

IUCN and Shell: guiding the way

IUCN has had an influential impact on the way Shell views and manages conservation challenges across 90 countries. That was one of the messages to emerge from a recent meeting that took place between Shell and the IUCN Council (the organization's governing body).  …  

07 Jun 2011 | News story