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Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Top scientists rally together in fight against invasive species

A flurry of articles in influential scientific journals in recent months has questioned the urgency to address the growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The assertion is that the concern with invasive species derives from an unreasonable desire to maintain pristine ecosystems and exclude all alien species. Such criticism is, in fact, unfounded. …  

22 Jul 2011 | News story

Cascading Waterfall, Blue and John Crow National Park, Jamaica

A park for resisting slavery

Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (BJCMNP), Jamaica …  

18 Jul 2011 | Fact sheet
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UICN-PACO : Les Membres préparent le prochain Congrès mondial de la nature

Brazzaville, la capitale de la République du Congo a abrité du 5 au 8 Juillet 2011, le forum régional de l’environnement en Afrique centrale et occidentale sous le thème « Coalition pour la conservation de la biodiversité et la gestion durable des paysages forestiers confrontés au changement climatique ». …  

14 Jul 2011 | News story
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IUCN welcomes The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province

IUCN’s network in SEE is now strengthened by a new GO Member, The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province, whose membership application was approved during the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council. …  

12 Jul 2011 | News story

Pierre-Yves Cousteau at work

Young Cousteau floats IUCN’s boat

Dedicated marine conservationist Pierre-Yves Cousteau has joined IUCN’s global team of Goodwill Ambassadors. …   | French | Spanish

12 Jul 2011 | International news release

Nu’utele Island, part of the Aleipata Islands, Upolu, Samoa

IUCN welcomes Samoa as new State Member

The Government of the Independent State of Samoa has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the Union’s Statutes, becoming a State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been designated by the Government of Samoa as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

08 Jul 2011 | News story

Mapeo de actores, Cuenca del Plata y Gran Chaco.

Convocan a organizaciones para integrar mapa del Gran Chaco y Cuenca del Plata

6 julio 2011.- Organismos no gubernamentales, ONGs, organizaciones sociales, empresas privadas, públicas y mixtas, cooperativas, cámaras empresariales, instituciones educativas y de investigación y desarrollo, comunidades indígenas, campesinas y de pescadores, organismos internacionales y de cooperación internacional, podrán registrarse desde hoy y acceder libremente a un innovador mapa y a una base de datos que será la más completa en su tipo en la región –informaron los promotores de la iniciativa. …  

08 Jul 2011 | News story
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El alto comisario de Aguas y Bosques y la Lucha contra la Desertificación del Reino de Marruecos, Abdeladim Lhafi, la ministra de Medio Ambiente, y Medio Rural y Marino, Rosa Aguilar, y el consejero de Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Andalucía José Juan Díaz Trillo

Spain, Andalusia and Morocco agreed on a shared action plan

On 5 July several IUCN members signed in Malaga an agreement to collaborate for the Intercontinental Reserve for the Mediterranean. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jul 2011 | News story
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Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

For the first time, all species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes (swordfish and marlins) have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 61 known species, seven are classified in a threatened category, being at serious risk of extinction. Four species are listed as Near Threatened and nearly two-thirds have been placed in the Least Concern category. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jul 2011 | International news release

Vida Silvestre, Uruguay

Plaguicidas ponen en peligro la biodiversidad de sitio RAMSAR en Uruguay

El proyecto “Evaluación participativa de plaguicidas en el sitio RAMSAR, Parque Nacional Esteros de Farrapos e Islas del Río Uruguay”, fue desarrollado por la organización Vida Silvestre Uruguay, con financiación del Programa de Fondos para Ecosistemas del Comité Holandés de UICN (EGP-UICN Holanda). …  

06 Jul 2011 | News story
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