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Ratón arbóreo de Santa Marta (Santamartamys rufodorsalis)

Spectacular mammal rediscovered after 113 years!

A unique and mysterious guinea-pig-sized rodent, not seen since 1898 despite several organized searches, has bizarrely showed up at the front door of IUCN Member ProAves’ El Dorado Nature Reserve Eco-lodge in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of Colombia. …   | Spanish

19 May 2011 | News story

América del Sur

IUCN's South American Members Forum, ready

The forum will be held from the 13th to the 15th June 2011, in Lima, Peru. Around 100 people from the Union’s institutional membership, expert commissions, and the secretariat will participate. …   | Spanish

18 May 2011 | News story
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Fundisile Mketeni, the Chair of the IUCN National Committee of South Africa addressing the meeting.

IUCN members in South Africa urged to dialogue on key conservation issues

 IUCN members in South Africa have been urged to use the IUCN platform to reach consensus on conservation issues that affect the country. Speaking during the meeting held last Thursday, the Chair of the IUCN National Committee of South Africa, Mr Fundisile Mketeni informed the members that the best way to deal with controversial conservation issues is to have an open and frank discussion around such issues. …  

16 May 2011 | Article
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Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina, Brasil.

Reunião de Membros da UICN Oficializa Comitê no Brasil

No dia 9/05 de 2011, estiveram reunidos em Brasília, membros da UICN com o objetivo de discutir e aprovar a constituição de um Comitê Nacional de Membros da UICN no Brasil. …  

13 May 2011 | News story
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European Newsletter

The May 2011 edition of the European Newsletter is now available. To find our more about IUCN's different programmes and projects throughout Europe click here. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

Relic forest

Laying the foundation for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

Momentum is gathering behind the case for a Red List of Ecosystems which, modeled on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is hoped will generate better environmental management. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

Ocean acidification - Questions answered - English version

Ocean acidification - Making it clear

A fresh look at the global problem of ocean acidification for those people who want to know a little more. …  

13 May 2011 | Downloads - publication

Forest landscape restoration in Rwanda

Rwanda Moving Forward on Ambitious Landscape Restoration Plan

At the launch of the International Year of Forests, the Government of Rwanda, through a statement delivered by Honorable Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi, Minister of Environment and Lands, formally announced an ambitious plan to integrate landscape restoration into National development plans and to pursue a goal that would witness large‐scale border to border restoration of land, soil, forest and water resources for the benefit of the Rwandan population over the next twenty five years based on an Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Government of Rwanda, IUCN and the United Nations Forum on Forests.  …  

12 May 2011 | News story
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Woman wading through flood waters, Nadi, Fiji

Reducing flood risk through improved water governance in Fiji

Fiji has suffered from increasing numbers of floods in recent years, causing extensive damage across the country. Through improving water governance, IUCN and partners are helping reduce the risks and impacts of flooding through linking urban centres to the basins they rely on. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

Grouper Peek-a-Boo

Best underwater photos

As part of the IUCN 2011 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest, IUCN received 132 photographs of exceptional quality and creativity. Congratulations to the three winners: William Goodwin, Andre Seale and Lill Haugen. …  

12 May 2011 | News story