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A Leopard Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum), Great Barrier Reef

Keep World Heritage standards high

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee opens its annual meeting in Paris today. The Committee will announce the new remarkable natural and cultural areas that have made it to the list of World Heritage Sites. A total of 42 sites are considered for inscription this year. …   | French | Spanish

19 Jun 2011 | News story

Mr. Javed Jabbar, global IUCN Vice President and Asia Regional Councilor during the press briefing on the World Day to Combat Desertification

IUCN Pakistan celebrated the World Day to Combat Desertification

Karachi, June 16, 2011 (IUCN)

A Press Briefing was organized by IUCN Pakistan in collaboration with Baanhn Beli and FPCCI (Environment & CSR) at IUCN Country Programme Office. A few presentations were made by the experts on the benefits of the drylands and threats faced by them. Mr. Javed Jabbar, global IUCN Vice President and Asia Regional Councilor informed the particpants that the World Day to Combat Desertification is observed every year on June 17th  all over the world. The aim of the United Nations in designating a day of observance is to sensitize the public and media to the increasing dangers of desertification, land degradation and drought. …  

16 Jun 2011 | International news release

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