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IUCN Sri Lanka Members forge ahead !

On 17 November, 2011, the Members of the Sri Lanka National Committee of IUCN and its programme staff, together with IUCN’s programme staff came together  to discuss IUCN’s programme in Sri Lanka and the way forward based on IUCN’s programme for the next four years. All the members of IUCN National Committee participated at the meeting. 

21 Nov 2011 | News story
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Species on the Edge app for iPad and iPhone

Species on the Edge app is launched

Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn about threatened species from around the world. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story

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KCS celebrates and reflects on the future of Africa’s wildlife

Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS) hosted its 2011 Gala Dinner Dance at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) on the 11 November 2011. The theme for this spectacular day was 'The future of the African wildlife under the changing climatic conditions' and the keynote address was delivered by Dr Richard Leakey, a well-known conservationist and paleoanthropologist. Prominent people who were in attendance were the KCS Patron and President of Botswana, His Excellency Seretse Khama Ian Khama, who was the Guest of Honor; KCS Honorary President The Honorable Dr. G.K.T. Chiepe and the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Honorable Kitso Mokaila. The ceremony was directed by Hastings Chikoko from IUCN. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story
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Klaus Toepfer Fellowship

IUCN supports Klaus Toepfer Fellowship: Apply now

Applications for the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia are now open. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story
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Southern White Rhino subspecies (Ceratotherium simum simum) Dr Richard Emslie

Another leap towards the Barometer of Life

The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ illustrates the efforts undertaken by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and its partners to expand the number and diversity of species assessed, improving the quality of information in order to obtain a better picture of the state of biodiversity. With now more than 61,900 species reviewed, another big step forward has been made toward developing the IUCN Red List into a true ‘Barometer of Life,’ as called for by leading experts in the magazine Science in 2010. …   | French | Spanish

10 Nov 2011 | International news release

Sabratha

Nature’s key to a bright future for Libya

As Libya emerges after a long period of political turmoil, better protection and management of its marine and coastal areas can help rebuild the country and increase the economic security of its people. …   | French | Spanish

09 Nov 2011 | News story

Jane Smart (IUCN) and Ahmed Djoghlaf (CBD) sign the agreement

IUCN and CBD Secretariat sign invasive species agreement

A supplementary agreement for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 regarding invasive species has been signed by Jane Smart, Global Director, Biodiversity Conservation Group, of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). …  

08 Nov 2011 | News story

Into the deep unknown – scientists on a mission to explore underwater mountains

Top marine scientists from around the world are setting off on a six-week cruise on board the RRS James Cook today to explore underwater mountains – or seamounts – of the southwest Indian Ocean Ridge. Their main focus will be to study species which live on the seabed and to understand the impacts that deep sea fishing has on marine life in the region. …  

07 Nov 2011 | News story

Mattias Klum

The power of pictures: filmmaker joins team of IUCN Ambassadors

Swedish filmmaker and photographer Mattias Klum joins IUCN’s growing team of Goodwill Ambassadors to help spread the nature conservation message worldwide. …  

07 Nov 2011 | News story

Rabat

IUCN North Africa Members Forum

The IUCN North Africa Members Forum took place from 5 to 7 October 2011 in the Hotel Ibis Moussafir in Rabat, Morocco. …   | French | Spanish

07 Nov 2011 | Event