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Into the deep unknown – scientists on a mission to explore underwater mountains

Top marine scientists from around the world are setting off on a six-week cruise on board the RRS James Cook today to explore underwater mountains – or seamounts – of the southwest Indian Ocean Ridge. Their main focus will be to study species which live on the seabed and to understand the impacts that deep sea fishing has on marine life in the region. …  

07 Nov 2011 | News story

Mattias Klum

The power of pictures: filmmaker joins team of IUCN Ambassadors

Swedish filmmaker and photographer Mattias Klum joins IUCN’s growing team of Goodwill Ambassadors to help spread the nature conservation message worldwide. …  

07 Nov 2011 | News story

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi), a species endemic to Cayman Islands and listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

Europe’s overseas territories need more protection

Giant “Mountain Chicken” frogs, the 25 million bird island, and a rainforest the size of Portugal are increasingly threatened by the impacts of climate change and in need of greater protection, according to a new report published by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …   | French | Spanish

02 Nov 2011 | News story


Collectif « En haut ! » : De nouveaux outils pour l’animation territoriale et la gestion des aires marines protégées

En haut ! est un collectif récent, qui fait intervenir différentes personnes ressources autour d’une petite équipe de passionnés, géographes et chargés de programmes de conservation marine. Leur spécialité, la photographie aérienne par cerf-volant. Leurs applications : l’animation territoriale pour favoriser la gestion des ressources naturelles, la compréhension de l’identité territoriale des aires protégées, les récits de paysages, et, parfois de façon plus ciblée, le dénombrement des nids d’oiseaux en zone difficilement accessible sans dérangement des colonies, le suivi de l’enlèvement d’épaves, comme actuellement à Nouadhibou en Mauritanie, ou encore de la progression de quartiers urbains et périurbains. …  

25 Oct 2011 | News story
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IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Establishing IPBES: Deadlines are set, work in progress

Significant progress in shaping the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has recently been achieved. What is the vision and involvement of IUCN? Find out in the interview with Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General. …  

21 Oct 2011 | Article

Polar bear

Action now to save polar bears

 A study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) predicts a dramatic reduction in polar bear habitats over the next 10 to 50 years, due largely to global warming. 

20 Oct 2011 | News story

Plage au Cap Vert

Reproduction des tortues caouannes : Vers un atlas des plages de Santa Luzia et São Vicente, au Cap Vert

L’ONG Biosfera I, qui a été honorée du prix de la conservation du Programme Régional de Conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l’Ouest (PRCM) en 2010, a bénéficié des appuis de diverses équipes scientifiques pour renforcer son action dans le domaine de la conservation des tortues marines au Cap Vert. …  

19 Oct 2011 | News story
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Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed following a workshop jointly organized by TNC and IUCN. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Experts Identify World’s Most Threatened Sea Turtle Populations

Top sea turtle experts from around the globe have discovered that almost half (45%) of the world’s threatened sea turtle populations are found in the northern Indian Ocean. The study also determined that the most significant threats across all of the threatened populations of sea turtles are fisheries bycatch, accidental catches of sea turtles by fishermen targeting other species, and the direct harvest of turtles or their eggs for food or turtle shell material for commercial use. …   | French | Spanish

29 Sep 2011 | International news release

Limestone Rock Pillar of Flower Pot Island, Fathom Five Marine National Park, Canada

Legacy in a sweetwater sea

 Fathom Five National Marine Park, Canada …   | French

23 Sep 2011 | Fact sheet
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