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Rhino in the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, India

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary on the road to recovery

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in the eastern Himalaya foothills of India has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN. …  

21 Jun 2011 | International news release

Seychelles Government

Half of Seychelles land territory to be protected

The Seychelles Government has announced that it will soon declare new protected areas in the archipelago, which will result in half (50.59%) of all Seychelles land becoming protected under the law. …  

21 Jun 2011 | Article
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Skydive for Rhinos takes place on Saturday 6 August 2011 (alternate: Saturday 13 August, in case of bad weather) at Durban Skydive Centre’s base in Eston, next to Tala Game Reserve.

ACT skydives for rhinos

Thirty staff members and supporters of the African Conservation Trust (a member of IUCN) will bravely put aside their fear of heights and jump out of a plane to raise awareness and funding for anti-poaching activities and the protection of South Africa’s remaining black and white rhino populations. They will also be accompanied by Andrew Zaloumis, CEO of iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Jabulani Ngubane, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s Rhino Conservation Officer. …  

21 Jun 2011 | Article
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Professor Masahito Yoshida, the Chair of the Japan Committee for IUCN

Tourism threatens World Heritage in Japan

There are three natural World Heritage Sites in Japan. But as in many other areas of the world, these sites are facing a range of challenges, the most important of which is tourism, according to Yoshida Masahito, Chair of the Japan National Committee for IUCN.  …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Dhows in Socotra Islands.

More support needed to boost Arab natural World Heritage

With only two natural sites added to the World Heritage List in 15 years there is a need to review the process of nominating natural World Heritage Sites in Arab States, a new IUCN report has found. …   | French | Spanish

21 Jun 2011 | International news release

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

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