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Harvesting fish from an agricultural irrigation channel between Taungoo and Mandalay  Ayeyarwaddy Division  in Myanmar

Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge

Development of water resources in the Eastern Himalaya region is expanding at a rapid rate and there is a serious lack of information to guide conservation and development planning. This is putting freshwater ecosystems and the species within them at risk, along with the livelihoods and economies of local communities which they support. …  

13 Jan 2011 | International news release

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Adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

Thomas Greiber, ELC Senior Legal Officer and member of the German delegation to the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, was recently interviewed by German political magazine JointMag: Perspectives on German-African futures. …  

12 Jan 2011 | News story

Macaya Burrowing Frog, Eleutherodactylus parapelates. Critically Endangered

Mozart and ventriloquial frogs sound a note of hope and warning for Haiti’s recovery

As the people of Haiti mark a painful anniversary this week and slowly rebuild their earthquake-torn country, scientists from Conservation International (CI) and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) report news they hope might become a source of pride and hope for the country’s environmental future: the surprising re-discovery of six species of globally unique frogs in the country’s severely degraded tropical forests, which had been lost to science for nearly two decades. …  

12 Jan 2011 | International news release

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Next steps for biodiversity

See audio, video and photo resources from IUCN and the International Year of Biodiversity. IUCN takes stock of what has been achieved and looks at what lies ahead. 
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11 Jan 2011 | News story

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New oil platform off Sakhalin – whale scientists will have a say

The oil and gas company Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) announced on December 4th its intention to begin planning for construction of a third offshore oil and gas platform in the Piltun-Astokh field along the coast of Sakhalin Island, eastern Russia. As this platform would be located near the primary feeding ground of the endangered western gray whale population, Sakhalin Energy requested the advice of an independent panel of scientists, convened by IUCN, to minimize risks to the whale population. …  

07 Jan 2011 | News story

Ashok Khosla

Suddenly, we find that it's all gone

As vital to life as oxygen, soil is rapidly depleting, says Ashok Khosla, President of IUCN and chairman of the New Delhi-based Development Alternatives Group, an IUCN Member. …  

07 Jan 2011 | Article
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Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui

Sad loss of Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui

It is with great sadness that IUCN has received news of the death on 1 January 2011 of Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui, President of the Tunisian Association for the Protection of Nature and Environment, an IUCN Member since 1971, and President of the Tunisia National Committee of IUCN Members since 1999. …   | French | Spanish

05 Jan 2011 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

The International Year of Biodiversity: Where does it leave us?

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre sums up what we have achieved during the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

04 Jan 2011 | Video

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What next after the International Year of Biodiversity?

We ask prominent figures from around the world, representing both the public and the private sector, what they see as the greatest priorities for saving biodiversity after 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

04 Jan 2011 | Video

Happy 2011

New Year’s Message from Mark Smith, Head IUCN Water Programme

Every species -whether animal or plant- uses water every day. This includes each and every one of us. Water connects all people and all life. …  

03 Jan 2011 | News story