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BiodivERsA Policy Brief #1 - RACE

Wildlife diseases threaten Europe’s biodiversity

Severe infectious diseases of wildlife are on the increase mainly due to the globalization of trade leading to increased mobility of pathogens, including invasive alien species. These epidemics are a serious threat to biodiversity and result in the degradation of ecosystem functioning.   …  

08 Oct 2013 | News story
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Séminaire régional sous le thème «L’écotourisme dans le Parc national d’Ifrane» organisé le 27 de septembre 2013 à Ifrane.

Programme éducatif d’écotourisme sur la biodiversité aquatique et piscicole dans la région du Moyen Atlas au Maroc

L’Association Marocaine pour l’Ecotourisme et la Protection de la Nature (AMEPN), Membre de l'UICN, a lancé le projet "Valorisation écotouristique de la biodiversité piscicole et aquacole pour la contribution à la préservation des ressources en eau du Moyen Atlas : cas des parcs nationaux d’Ifrane et du Haut Atlas Oriental’’. …  

03 Oct 2013 | News story

Réunion de présentation du projet MEET au siège du Ministère chargé de l’environnement (17 septembre 2013)

Le projet Mediterranean Eco-Tourism jette l'ancre en Tunisie

Dans le cadre du suivi des initiatives de l’UICN en Tunisie, le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med) a organisé une mission du 17 au 19 septembre 2013, consacrées au lancement du projet MEET «Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism» ainsi qu’à la présentation de nouvelles initiatives de l’UICN-Med à développer en Tunisie. …  

30 Sep 2013 | News story

Foto de Grupo - Participantes en el X Foro de Biodiversidad, Córdoba (España)

X Biodiversity Forum of the IUCN Spanish National Committe

The X Biodiversity Forum held at the University of Cordoba (UCO) on the 24th and 25th of September, brought together American and European experts facing a common problem, climate change, a major and challenging issue, such as bridging positions between the needs of society and scientific research, or the involvement of citizens in climate change adaptation strategies.  | Spanish

28 Sep 2013 | News story

Conference "Invasive Alien Species: the urban dimension", 05.09.2013

Urban areas and biological invasions: what can cities do about it?

IUCN has brought together key actors from all over Europe at a conference aiming to exchange knowledge and best practices to reduce the risk of invasive alien species in urban areas. …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story
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Participantes del Segundo Encuentro Técnico para la creación de un geoportal del Mar de Alborán

El geoportal como instrumento para la gobernanza del Mar de Alborán

Una de las actividades que desarrolla el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la UICN (UICN-Med) como socio del proyecto POCTEFEX-Alborán es impulsar el diseño y estructura de un geoportal sobre información de los recursos naturales del Mar de Alborán. Con el fin de conocer mejor las bases de datos e información ambiental de tipo geográfico sobre el Mar de Alborán disponibles, el pasado 17 y 18 de septiembre, UICN-Med organizó en Sevilla un segundo encuentro técnico invitando a participar a más de una decena de instituciones científicas, administrativas y académicas de ambas orillas y que fue inaugurado por Javier Madrid, Director general de Gestión del Medio Natural de la Junta de Andalucía. …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

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We are now on Twitter!

IUCN-Med is now a member of the Twitter community! Follow our account, IUCN Med, to learn about our activities, read interesting news on the Mediterranean or discover more about the Mediterranean wildlife. …   | French

13 Sep 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release

•	The American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is introduced to the British Isles and Italy where it is having a significant impact on both the agriculture sector and the forestry industry, as well as causing ecological damage to forest ecosystems.

European Commission move to tackle invasive species a good start but more needed

The new legislative proposal released yesterday by the European Commission aims to ensure coordinated action at the EU level to curb the impacts of invasive alien species. IUCN, uniting some of the leading experts on this subject in Europe, welcomes the new proposal but highlights some concerns.  …   | Dutch

10 Sep 2013 | News story

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