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IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Establishing IPBES: Deadlines are set, work in progress

Significant progress in shaping the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has recently been achieved. What is the vision and involvement of IUCN? Find out in the interview with Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General. …  

21 Oct 2011 | Article

Antonio Troya, Director of IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Optimistic times for IUCN in North Africa

Leading voices from the environmental field were present in Rabat, Morocco, for IUCN's North Africa Members Forum. The three-day meeting resulted in a fresh set of priorities for nature for the region. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

Dr. Abderrahmen GANNOUN , Director 
RAC/SPA- UNEP-MAP

Increased population pressure on natural resources in North Africa

The pressure of an increasing population is putting excessive demands on the natural resources of the region of North Africa, according to Dr Abderrahmen Gannoun, Director of the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas, based in Tunisia. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

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