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Important Plant Areas of the south and east Mediterranean region: priority sites for conservation’ (eds E. A. Radford, G. Catullo and B. de Montmollin)

New international report to secure natural riches of North Africa and the Middle East

An international conservation project has brought together botanists and scientists from the Middle East and North Africa - Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Syria and Tunisia - in an unprecedented bid to secure the future of the region’s wildlife. …   | French | Spanish

01 Jun 2011 | International news release

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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

Grouper Peek-a-Boo

Best underwater photos

As part of the IUCN 2011 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest, IUCN received 132 photographs of exceptional quality and creativity. Congratulations to the three winners: William Goodwin, Andre Seale and Lill Haugen. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

Whole bear gall bladders and pills are the most frequently encountered products

Illegal bear bile trade rampant in Asia

Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF, has found. …  

11 May 2011 | News story

Fehmida explains turtle conservation to local people

The Turtle Lady

Dr Fehmida Firdous – Pakistan

The efforts of Dr Fehmida Firdous, known as the ‘Turtle Lady of Pakistan’ to save marine turtles has earned accolade from the country’s President and international media attention. …  

03 May 2011 | News story

Whale photograph

Following Flex - the western gray whale

Meet Flex. Flex belongs to the highly threatened population of western gray whales. He has been tagged by satellite and tracked by scientists in the hope to discover the migration routes of the species and ways to better protect it from threats such as accidental entanglement in fishing gear, underwater noise and exposure to spilled oil. …  

02 May 2011 | News story

Offshore wind farm

Expanding IUCN’s science engagement for better conservation

IUCN welcomes distinguished scientists from around the world and a wide variety of disciplines to the new IUCN Science Advisory Board. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story

The Small Red Scorpionfish (Scorpaena notata) on Mediterranean coralligenous assemblage

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer

More than 40 species of marine fish currently found in the Mediterranean could disappear in the next few years. According to a study for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ on the status of marine fish in the Mediterranean Sea, almost half of the species of sharks and rays (cartilaginous fish) and at least 12 species of bony fish are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, marine habitat degradation and pollution. …   | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | News story

Raoul du Toit Peter Scott Award

Raoul du Toit awarded Goldman Environmental Prize

Raoul du Toit, IRF African Rhino Program Coordinator, and member of the IUCN SSC African Rhino Specialist Group,  has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.  The Prize recognizes individuals from six regions around the world for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. Each winner was honored at ceremonies in San Francisco and Washington DC, and received a cash prize, the largest award in the world for grassroots environmentalists. Of course, in his typical fashion, Raoul plans to plow his award right back into the Lowveld Rhino Trust programs in Zimbabwe.  Read full stroy here
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12 Apr 2011 | News story

Ngwe Lwin demonstrating the use of GPS software

Sneezing in the rain

Ngwe Lwin - Myanmar

It may be more common these days to hear doom and gloom stories of biodiversity loss and environmental degradation, but exciting discoveries of new species do happen and give heart to conservationists the world over. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story


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