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Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Experts Identify World’s Most Threatened Sea Turtle Populations

Top sea turtle experts from around the globe have discovered that almost half (45%) of the world’s threatened sea turtle populations are found in the northern Indian Ocean. The study also determined that the most significant threats across all of the threatened populations of sea turtles are fisheries bycatch, accidental catches of sea turtles by fishermen targeting other species, and the direct harvest of turtles or their eggs for food or turtle shell material for commercial use. …   | French | Spanish

29 Sep 2011 | International news release

vallée Sourou

The Sourou Valley: Yesterday and Tomorrow

The Sourou Valley, a wetlands region in the north of Burkina Faso, was for a time considered a breadbasket for the country. However, an IUCN economic valuation study of the region's ecosystem services overturned this idea. …   | French

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Shanti Karanjit Ojha, Senior Programme Officer, Women in Environment Nepal

Women, Climate Change, Nepal

Women have a major role in dealing with the impacts of climate change, especially in countries that lie in the climate change frontline such as Nepal. Shanti Karanjit Oha works with Women in Environment Nepal and told the IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum how their work with women in local communities is dealing with the day to day challenges of climate change impacts. …  

28 Sep 2011 | Article

Mr Ronnakorn Triraganon, Senior Programme Officer at RECOFTC speaking at the release of the Natural Resource Governance Trainers’ Manual at the 5th Asia RCF

Natural Resource Governance Trainers’ Manual Released at the 5th Asia RCF

 Joint efforts of IUCN and its Member brings out the first natural resource governance report in Asia 

28 Sep 2011 | News story
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre formally opening the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea

The 5th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum Commences in Incheon, Republic of Korea

IUCN lays the foundation for the World Conservation Congress with the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea  

28 Sep 2011 | News story
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Wangari Maathai

Nature loses a heroine

IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of Wangari Maathai, one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners and a great advocate for social justice, human rights, peace and democracy. Wangari Maathai has passed away in Nairobi at the age of 71. …   | Spanish

26 Sep 2011 | News story


A regional conservation showcase closes at the IUCN Pavilion in Johannesburg

A four-day exhibition of conservation activities implemented in the Eastern and Southern Africa region closes today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The IUCN Green Pavilion was organized as a platform for showcasing conservation activities that contribute to biodiversity management, livelihoods, food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation. …  

23 Sep 2011 | News story
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Miss Kerala (Puntius denisonii)

Collateral damage: Western Ghats freshwater species in peril

Freshwater species in the Western Ghats, India, are being sacrificed as collateral damage in the race for rapid economic development. For the first time, comprehensive data are available on the conservation status and distribution of all freshwater fishes, molluscs, dragonflies, damselflies and aquatic plants across peninsular India. Water pollution from agricultural and urban sources, overharvesting and invasive species are the major threats that have led to 16% of freshwater species in the region for which we have sufficient data being classified as threatened with extinction on The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. …  

22 Sep 2011 | News story


Strengthening Africa's capacity for food security and forest management

Experts have called for accelerated efforts to strengthen capacity to enable the implementation of strategies and plans for food security and forest management in Africa. The call was made yesterday at the 2011 IUCN Regional Conservation Forum held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

22 Sep 2011 | Article
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SER Mexico 2011

SER2011 Mexico Call to Action

Message from the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration to the Convention on Biological Diversity

22 Sep 2011 | News story