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Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

For the first time, all species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes (swordfish and marlins) have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 61 known species, seven are classified in a threatened category, being at serious risk of extinction. Four species are listed as Near Threatened and nearly two-thirds have been placed in the Least Concern category. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jul 2011 | International news release

El IV Foro de Ciudades Sostenibles será dedicado al tema del transporte urbano.

IV Foro Centroamericano Ciudades Sostenibles se llevará a cabo el próximo jueves y viernes

El tema de transporte y movilidad en áreas metropolitanas será el eje de discusión del IV Foro Centroamericano de Ciudades Sostenibles organizado por la UICN desde su iniciativa Pacto por la vida y con apoyo del Sistema de Integración Económica de Centroamérica (SIECA), HOLCIM y la Fundación para el Desarrollo Urbano (FUDEU), El foro, que se efectuará en San José, Costa Rica, el jueves 7 y viernes 8 de julio, convocará autoridades y técnicos de alcaldías metropolitanas, autoridades nacionales de transporte y sus técnicos en planificación y especialistas en planificación urbana y regional con el propósito de analizar la situación del transporte y movilidad y su relación con la sostenibilidad de las ciudades metropolitanas centroamericanas. …  

06 Jul 2011 | News story
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Bandar Khiran, Oman

Boosting ecotourism in Oman

For many years the rich biological and cultural diversity of Oman has been a major draw card for tourists but now eco-tourism is being given a special boost thanks to a project between IUCN and the Omani Ministry of Tourism. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Guatemala

Greener ways to end poverty

Poverty and environmental degradation go hand-in-hand throughout the world; each can cause the other. With the global population likely to reach nine billion by 2050 there is an urgent need to address both in tandem when devising new economic development models. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Large dams generate 19% of the world's total electricity supply. One-third of the countries in the world rely on hydropower for more than half their electricity supply.

Natural infrastructure part of the hydropower debate

During the recent World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, IUCN shared its views on the role of natural infrastructure in securing renewable energy supplies and enhancing sustainable development. …  

24 Jun 2011 | News story

Karst hills in Hon Chong, Kien Giang, Vietnam

Working with the cement industry

How does a cement company address the large and unavoidable environmental impacts of its quarrying operations? …   | Vietnamese

23 Jun 2011 | Article

Arabian Oryx

A grain of hope in the desert

The regal Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx), which was hunted to near extinction, is now facing a more secure future according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Its wild population now stands at 1,000 individuals.   …   | French | Spanish

16 Jun 2011 | News story

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

IUCN and Shell: guiding the way

IUCN has had an influential impact on the way Shell views and manages conservation challenges across 90 countries. That was one of the messages to emerge from a recent meeting that took place between Shell and the IUCN Council (the organization's governing body).  …  

07 Jun 2011 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 24 new Members and 3 National Committees

On 25 May 2011, the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 24 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 3 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story