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Maher Mahjoub

Maher Mahjoub, new Vice Chair of the IUCN WCPA

Maher Mahjoub from Tunisia has just been named Vice Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas for the region encompassing North Africa, the Middle East and Western Asia. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2009 | News story

Compost project Sharkia, Egypt

Estimated carbon emissions from the IUCN World Conservation Congress fully offset

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a truly unique event in its capacity to unite so many members of the global environmental community. To the delegates, this unmatched opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, and meeting new people is priceless. …   | French | Spanish

12 Feb 2009 | News story

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Buy, Sell and Trade! Free Game on Ecosystem Services.

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with input from key stakeholders (Earthwatch Institute, World Resources Institute, Katoomba Group/Forest Trends, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Fundacion Entorno) have developed a free, interactive and fun game about how ecosystem markets work. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

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Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants on Google

IUCN-Med has created and published its “Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants” layer on Google Earth. This layer is based on “The Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants” publication presenting a selection of 50 of the most threatened plant species growing on Mediterranean islands.  

15 Dec 2008 | News story

Vista de málaga

La UICN en Andalucía, galardonada por su contribución a la conservación

El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo recibe premio a la conservación de la Junta de Andalucía …  

07 Oct 2008 | International news release

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED

IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

Mediterranean MPAs

A network of marine protected areas to safeguard biodiversity urgently needed in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Sea covers only 0.8% of the world’s ocean surface, but it also accounts for 7% of all marine species known. Considered a hotspot of biodiversity, almost one fourth of Mediterranean species are endemic to the region. An almost closed sea surrounded by an overpopulated coast, it is encountering serious damages due to overexploitation and pollution linked to the human presence. …   | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | Media advisory

Distribution of Mediterranean MPAs.

The new database of Mediterranean MPAs is NOW online!

The inventory of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Mediterranean Sea has been recently updated and improved and the online database is freely searchable at www.medpan.org 

12 Sep 2008 | News story

Striped frog. Tavi, Portugal

A Voice for Species Conservation

Why should we care about species when the world has so many other challenges to face? Help us create a Global Voice for Species Conservation!
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26 Aug 2008 | News story

Congress footprint

Wanna be a responsible Congress participant? Read "My guide to a sustainable Congress"

My guide to a sustainable Congress has been put together to help delegates make environmentally-smart decisions at different stages of their trip to and stay in Barcelona. It is part of the IUCN’s effort to practice what it preaches at this year’s event on sustainability and conservation. The guide will hopefully get you thinking about how you can combine your own plans and interests with more sustainable forms of travel. The Spanish and French version of the guide will be available shortly. …  

12 Aug 2008 | News story

Mediterranean landscape