Press Releases

IUCN Sailing to Barcelona

Conservation news from South Eastern Europe

The summer issue of the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin brings the nature conservation news from the region and features in the Focus section The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Throughout 2014 we are celebrating the its significant contribution in guiding conservation action and policy decisions over the past 50 years. …  

16 Jul 2014 | News story

Paysage Marocain

Two new IUCN Members in the Mediterranean region

The IUCN Council has just validated the decision taken by its Bureau, on 2 July 2014, to approve the admission of 11 new Members, two of which are from the Mediterranean region: the Moroccan Club for Environment and Development and the Jordanian Society for Microbial Biodiversity. …   | French

16 Jul 2014 | News story

Inauguration de l'atelier de Tripoli

Launching of the programme “Small Initiatives for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa”

The city of Tripoli (Libya) has welcomed last 19th of June the workshop launching the programme “Small Initiatives for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa” (PPI-OSCAN). This workshop which was attended by 50 participants, permitted officially to launch this new initiative and ensure a great involvement of both NGOs and governments representatives. The involvement of the Libyan administration since the beginning has to be underlined mainly through the Environment General Authority (EGA) support. …   | French | Spanish

08 Jul 2014 | News story

"Tour du Valat: 60 ans d'engagement pour les zones humides et les Hommes"

Tour du Valat celebrates its 60th anniversary

Created in 1954 within the French Camargue, Tour du Valat drew up a report of 60 years of activities during a day of activities organized last 30th of June. A tribute has been paid to the scientifical work provided by the biological station for a better knowledge of the ecosystems and wetlands in particular. …   | French

04 Jul 2014 | News story

Gorilla in Virunga National Park

IUCN welcomes emphatic ‘no’ to extractives in World Heritage

Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has sent a strong message to oil and gas and other extractive industries not to operate in World Heritage sites. The message came during discussions about World Heritage sites in Danger, including Africa’s iconic Virunga National Park, at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Doha, Qatar. …   | French | Dutch

19 Jun 2014 | News story

Table ronde sur les priorités internationales identifiées pour la mer d'Alboran

POCTEFEX-Alboran, a growing root

The Alboran-POCTEFEX project ended this week with a workshop organized in Almeria (Spain), from 17-19 June, after two years of work and activities. …   | French | Spanish

19 Jun 2014 | News story

Signature of the convention

Green light for the first Congress for Nature Conservation in North Africa

IUCN-Med signed an agreement of collaboration with the Algerian Ministry of land management and Environment, to organize the Congress for Nature Conservation in North Africa. The ceremony of signature took place the 16th of June in the premises of the Algerian Ministry and in presence of Mr. Mohamed BACHA General Secretary of the Ministry. …   | French

16 Jun 2014 | News story

European Commission

EU Calls opportunities for IUCN Members

The IUCN Brussels office has issued a new IUCN EC Funding Information for the month of June, containing a selection of recent Calls for Proposals and Calls for Tenders. …   | French

13 Jun 2014 | News story

Dickinson's Cypripedium (Cypripedium dickinsonianum) - Endangered

IUCN Red List raises more red flags for threatened species

Almost 80% of temperate slipper orchids and over 90% of lemurs are threatened with extinction, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The newly assessed Japanese Eel has been listed as Endangered, while the Brazilian Three-banded Armadillo – the mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup – remains Vulnerable as its population continues to decline. …   | French | Spanish | German | Dutch

12 Jun 2014 | News story

Taller de formación sobre geoportales. Sede de OREDD en Tánger.

Training Workshop for the Alboran Sea Geoportal

From the 10th to the 11st of June, the Regional Observatory for Environment and Sustainable Development (OREDD) of the Tanger-Tetouan region has been the headquarters for a workshop about data infrastructures and geoportal. Coordinated by the IUCN center for Mediterranean cooperation (IUCN-Med), this workshop was organized into the framework of the POCTEFEX-Alboran project. …   | French | Spanish

10 Jun 2014 | News story

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