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Invasive alien species: The biodiversity time bomb is ticking!

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) poses a significant threat to native biodiversity in Europe, as well as to our economy and health. They cause some 12.5 billion Euro worth of damage each year in the European Union alone. On 21 February, BirdLife and IUCN co-hosted an event in the European Parliament in Brussels to shed some light on this ticking time bomb ahead of the EU legislative proposal that is expected in March. The event was hosted by MEP Poc, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D) and supported by the European Habitats Forum. …  

22 Feb 2013 | News story

Turtle release

New funds for Europe overseas’ BEST!

The Director General of IUCN and the Director of the French Aid Agency (AFD) signed a financial agreement of 800,000 Euros last December. The grant aims at supporting the BEST initiative for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories, as well as IUCN’s work on the establishment of a dedicate tool for Europe overseas’ biodiversity.  …  

22 Feb 2013 | News story
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Colourful coral reef, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia

Secrets of world’s richest marine area revealed

A new study finds that sea surface temperature, as well as the size and variety of habitats are the main factors responsible for the proliferation of marine life in the Coral Triangle – the most biologically diverse marine region in the world. …   | Chinese

21 Feb 2013 | International news release

Kuroiwa's Ground Gecko (Goniurosaurus kuroiwae)

Almost one in five reptiles struggling to survive

Nineteen percent of the world’s reptiles are estimated to be threatened with extinction, states a paper published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in conjunction with experts from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC). …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

15 Feb 2013 | International news release

Leptophis mexicanus

Year of the Snake

This week, Chinese New Year celebrations mark the beginning of the Year of the Snake and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is celebrating snakes and their importance for healthy habitats and livelihoods. …  

13 Feb 2013 | Article

10A-01-07

Two New Salamanders Discovered

  A team of young researchers from Colombia have recently published an article in the journal Zootaxa describing two new species of salamander discovered during a project supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme and Save Our Species. This exciting discovery is just one of a number of such discoveries made during an SOS funded project that will be reported soon in a special news article. What follows is the original release published by our partners, the Conservation Leadership Programme. …  

11 Feb 2013 | News story

Vice-Presidents of IUCN 2013-2016: Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan, Pakistan; Mr. Miguel Pellerano, Argentina; Dr John Robinson, USA;  and Ms Marina von Weissenberg, Finland. 
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IUCN Council appoints Vice-Presidents for 2013-16

Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan (Pakistan), Mr. Miguel Pellerano (Argentina), Dr John Robinson (USA) and Ms Marina von Weissenberg (Finland), have been named Vice-Presidents of IUCN for 2013-16. …   | French | Spanish

01 Feb 2013 | News story

Sergei Bereznuk, a Russian conservationist and ecologist, is committed to saving the Amur tiger.

Tiger conservation supported by 2012 Rolex Award

Sergei Bereznuk is a recipient of a 2012 Rolex Award for Enterprise that will support the conservation of the Amur Tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. altaica), which is listed as Endangered on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. By educating children and supporting anti-poaching rangers, Bereznuk has dedicated himself to saving this magnificent species from extinction. …  

31 Jan 2013 | Article

12B-02-08

Mali's Warzone Elephants

The year–long and now escalating conflict in Mali poses a real threat to the Gourma Elephants, so WILD Foundation, an SOS grantee, has adjusted its planning and on-the-ground work to anticipate issues that may arise. Originally awarded a Rapid Action Grant by SOS to train and deploy mobile anti-poaching teams, this activity has been put on hold until the conflict in the region calms down. Meanwhile the following article is an adaptation of an original blog post written by Dr. Susan Canney, Project Leader with the Mali Elephant Project in association with Nomba Ganame, Project Coordinator on the ground in Mali outlining other activities initiated by WILD Foundation. This article addresses the impact of the conflict on the elephant range; the status of the anti-poaching efforts and how the project is adapting through mobilising the young men of the area.   …  

30 Jan 2013 | News story

SOS, Golden Mantella Frog

In Golden Ponds

It is a symbolic irony the Golden Mantella frog’s habitat and the species’ very survival is under threat due to the proliferation of artisanal gold mining among the rivers and ponds that form its jungle habitat in Madagascar’s Mangabe region.   …  

29 Jan 2013 | News story


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