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Stop Wildlife Trade, Celebrate World Wildlife Day 2014

“For millennia, people and cultures have relied on nature’s rich diversity of wild plants and animals for food, clothing, medicine and spiritual sustenance. Wildlife remains integral to our future through its essential role in science, technology and recreation, as well as its place in our continued heritage. That is why the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the 3rd of March — the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) — as World Wildlife Day” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.  …  

06 Mar 2014 | Article

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

IUCN welcomes 21 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 21 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2014 | News story

CBD meeting

Addressing National Targets and Plans for Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has aimed at supporting different parties in addressing national targets and plans for ecosystem conservation and restoration.  …  

02 Mar 2014 | Article

a fisherman from Tyre

Launching Sustainable Fisheries Management in Tyre - Lebanon

 IUCN ROWA in Partnership with The Association of the Development of Rural Capacities are holding a ceremony to launch the " Sustainable Fisheries Management for Improved Livelihoods of the Coastal Fishing Community in Tyre - Lebanon" Project funded by DROSOS foundation in Tyre Tomorrow. …  

23 Feb 2014 | Article

Student Scientific Poster Competition - Qatar

 During the International Training Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem, the Student Scientific Poster Competition is open to students actively working towards an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree program. …  

17 Feb 2014 | Article

Qatar University

International Training Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem-2014

 We are pleased to announce that the Registration of the First Workshop has commenced.
All the interested participants are requested to make their registartion at the earliest. …  

17 Feb 2014 | Article

Shark stocks are shrinking in regional waters as they are harvested for their fins to supply Far East markets for soup.

UAE Taking a Step Forward to Stop Shark-Finning in the Middle East

Seven Arab countries sign an agreement in Dubai that will protect migrating marine animals    …  

16 Feb 2014 | Article

Malayan Pangolin (Manis javanica) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

United for Wildlife commits to tackle the illegal wildlife trade

The Duke of Cambridge today joined the United for Wildlife organisations, including IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), at a symposium hosted by the Zoological Society of London to discuss the coordinated international effort that is required to combat the illegal wildlife trade. …  

12 Feb 2014 | News story

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World Parks Congress: IUCN ROWA call for content

 The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme "Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions", it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda. …  

10 Feb 2014 | Article

opening ceremony

A Forum for Dialogue Exchange: Experiences from Forest and Rangelands Conservation

 21st Near East Forestry and Range Commission and 3rd Near East Forestry Week was officially inaugurated by the Jordan’s Minister of Agriculture, H.E Dr. Akef Al-Zoubi on the 26th of January 2014 in Amman, Jordan. …   | French | Arabic

04 Feb 2014 | Article