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Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Tackling the tiger crisis

Crucial talks to bring Asia’s most iconic animal, the tiger, back from the brink of extinction are taking place in St Petersburg, Russia, from 21 to 24 November. The International Tiger Forum, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, includes leaders from 13 countries which still have wild tigers, along with conservation organizations including IUCN. They are expected to adopt a high-level declaration and a global recovery plan to save this critically endangered animal. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

IUCN Water marks World Toilet Day

The IUCN Water Programme, through the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), joins the global community to mark this year's World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Foro Mediterráneo de Conservación UICN

The Mediterranean is debated in Malaga

Malaga, Spain, 16 November 2010 (IUCN-Med) – The Mediterranean Forum of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature will meet next week with government representatives, public administrations, NGO´s, private businesses, scientists and biodiversity and development experts in the Mediterranean to agree on future commitments in environmental cooperation and to specify the priority projects for the conservation of the Mare Nostrum.   | French | Spanish

19 Nov 2010 | International news release
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"Sapo de nariz aguileña" - género Rhinella

Descubren tres nuevos anfibios "perdidos"

Entre los descubrimientos se encuentran un misterioso sapo con ojos color rubí, un diminuto "Sapo de nariz aguileña" que se esconde entre las hojas muertas, y una hermosa "Rana cohete" nueva con destellos color rojo en sus ancas. …  

18 Nov 2010 | News story

Tiger cubs

IUCN Council statement of support for tiger conservation

Ahead of the International Forum for Tiger Conservation, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, that takes place in St. Petersburg 21-24 November, the IUCN Council (governing body) issues the following statement: …  

18 Nov 2010 | IUCN statement

Fishing in the river Congo

Sea the Future

On 1st December 2010 the seminar “Sea the Future – The importance of marine biodiversity for local livelihoods in West-Africa” will take place at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I, former LNV) the Hague, the Netherlands. The seminar is organized by the Working Group Ecology and Development and is supported by the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands, World Wildlife Fund the Netherlands and the Ministry of EL&I. …  

18 Nov 2010 | News story

Climate Change

No time for crisis in climate change confidence

Two weeks ahead of the UN climate summit in Cancun, IUCN calls on policy-makers to restore confidence in the negotiation process, increase climate funding and ensure that natural solutions are part of a post-2012 regime. Adaptation, finance and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) are some of the key issues on the table of the 194-nation talks, starting at the end of November.   …   | French | Spanish

16 Nov 2010 | IUCN statement

The new squid is 70cm long

New large squid found

A new species of squid has been discovered by scientists analysing 7,000 samples gathered during last year’s IUCN-led seamounts cruise in the southern Indian Ocean. …   | French | Spanish

15 Nov 2010 | International news release

Marma channel in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

WANI provides participatory platforms for water decisions in West Africa

As part of the West Africa Regional Dialogue on hydraulic infrastructures initiated by ECOWAS, local communities are invited to participate with State and Basin organisations towards the decision making processes of hydro-electric dams. …   | French

11 Nov 2010 | News story

UNFCCC Cancun, host county logo

What can we expect from Cancun

After the failure in Copenhagen by world leaders to commit to binding targets for reducing climate warming emissions, hopes for a breakthrough in climate negotiations starting at the end of November are not high. Key solutions such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, making sure new and additional money is avaiable for developing countries to fight the impact of a warmer planet, and Adaptation will help restore lost confidence, according to IUCN's Ninni Ikkala. …  

10 Nov 2010 | Audio