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Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission.

Concerns about pollution

Pollution is one of the most important threats to the environment in North Africa, says Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Wafae Benhardouze, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission

More research needed to save nature

Support for scientific research by governments is vital for conservation efforts, according to Wafae Benhardouze, a member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Dr Brahim Haddane, IUCN's Regional Councillor for Africa

Seizing the Arab Spring for nature

The political change sweeping the Arab World is offering opportunities for a radical change in the way national authorities approach environmental issues across the region, according to Dr Brahim Haddane, IUCN Councillor for Africa. …  

06 Oct 2011 | Article

Maher Mahjoub, IUCN Programme Officer for North Africa

Stronger working together in North Africa

More can be achieved to preserve nature in North Africa by working together, that's one of the messages coming out loud and clear from IUCN's North Africa Members Forum in Rabat, Morocco . …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Paule Gros, Programme Manager Mediterranean Basin, MAVA Foundation

Water is top priority for North Africa

One of the major environmental priorities facing the North African region and across the Mediterranean is the issue of water, that's according to Paule Gros, Programme Manager for the Mediterranean Basin at the MAVA Foundation. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed following a workshop jointly organized by TNC and IUCN. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Mme Leila Bahri, President, Alliance Femme et Environnement Tunisienne

Une conservation durable pour une economie plus stable - Tunisie

Les pays d'Afrique du Nord font face à une série de défis environnementaux urgentes. Mais les Membres de l'UICN réunis au Forum de Membres d' Afrique du Nord à Rabat, au Maroc, sont désireux de trouver des solutions. Un de ces membres est Leila Bahri, présidente de l'Alliance Femme et Environnement en Tunisie. …  

05 Oct 2011 | News story

Usama Ghazali from Egyptian National Parks

Stronger institutions needed for nature in Egypt

The IUCN North Africa Members Forum in Rabat, Morocco, brings together IUCN’s members from across the whole of North Africa. Among the delegates from Egypt is Usama Ghazali from Egyptian National Parks. He explains what he sees as the priorities for conservation within the region. …  

05 Oct 2011 | News story

M. Mohammed Endichi, Directeur de la Lutte Contre la Désertification et de la Protection de la Nature au Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre Désertification.

Morocco speaks

Le début du Forum des Membres de l’UICN d’Afrique du Nord a Rabat, a été introduit par M. Mohammed Endichi, Directeur de la Lutte Contre la Désertification et de la Protection de la Nature au Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre Désertification. …  

05 Oct 2011 | Article

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story