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Oil-soaked Northern Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi)  in the rehabilitation shed

Endangered penguins in rehab

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSBP), an IUCN Member, other conservationists and volunteers, are working hard to save a colony of threatened Northern Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi) after a devastating oil spill in the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. …  

29 Mar 2011 | News story

Seagrass, Madagascar

Urgent action needed to protect Earth’s blue carbon

The destruction of coastal carbon ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrasses and tidal marshes, is leading to rapid and long-lasting emissions of CO2 into the ocean and atmosphere, according to 32 of the world’s leading marine scientists. …  

25 Mar 2011 | News story

The Kahouanne Anole (Anolis kahouannensis) is a lizard endemic to Guadeloupe

EU grants 2 million euros to overseas biodiversity projects

In March 2011, the European Commission (EC) decided to provide 2 million euros to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in European overseas territories. A call for proposals will be published in May 2011. …   | French

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Signing the MOU - Regional Director for IUCN Oceania, Taholo Kami and Chief Executive Officer for South Pacific Tourism Organisation, Ilisoni Vuidreketi.

Tourism seals new environment partnership

In light of current high demands for green tourism, The South Pacific Tourism Organisation today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, officially forging a five year partnership to pursue greener tourism developments within the region. …  

16 Mar 2011 | Media statement

King Penguin

Join IUCN's email discussion forum of Europe overseas!

IUCN's Europe Overseas Forum has been launched. It is an email discussion group, hosted on Google Groups, for everyone interested in advancing biodiversity and climate change action in the Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (EU). …  

09 Mar 2011 | News story

Nonsuch Island, Bermuda archipelago

OCTA Info Day: From the poles to the tropics

The Info Day of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) will be held on 12 April 2011, at the European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, Belgium. …  

07 Mar 2011 | Event

Pinta Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdoni)

The 25 most endangered turtles and tortoises

Without concerted conservation action, many of the planet’s turtles and tortoises, iconic survivors from the Age of Dinosaurs, will become extinct within the next few decades. That’s according to a new report from the Turtle Conservation Coalition, a global alliance of conservation groups, including the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG), which names the world’s 25 most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Call open for Ramsar Wetland Awards

Ramsar is launching a call for nominations for the Ramsar Wetland Awards, which will be presented at the next Ramsar COP in Romania, June 2012. …   | French | Spanish

25 Feb 2011 | News story

Polar bears

Polar bears: proceedings of the 15th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 June–3 July 2009

Polar bears: proceedings of the 15th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 June–3 July 2009 …  

25 Feb 2011 | Downloads - publication

Sea urchin in sea grass

Scientists start work under International Blue Carbon Working Group

Leading scientific experts in the field of coastal and marine biogeochemistry, carbon dynamics and ecology gathered in Paris (15-17 February 2011) to discuss the role of coastal and marine ecosystems in the global carbon cycle and for climate change mitigation. This 3-day workshop was organized by IUCN together with Conservation International and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, with additional financial support from NASA and UNEP. …  

24 Feb 2011 | News story