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Más de 1600 km2 de praderas marinas tapizan las costas españolas

La UICN ha colaborado en la realización del Atlas de praderas marinas de España que servirá como una herramienta para la gestión de estos ecositemas fundamentales para la biodiversidad marina y planificación espacial marítima. …  

17 Mar 2016 | News story

Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Luc Bas at the Save Wildlife Conference, The Hague in The Netherlands

Game over - or game on for wildlife?

Illegal trade in animals and plants has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, threatening the local extinction of populations. Sadly, the international community lags behind in responding to this urgent wildlife crisis. The Dutch EU Presidency has put the matter high on the agenda - and the European Commission has launched an ambitious plan to tackle wildlife trafficking. …  

04 Mar 2016 | News story

The European Union needs to live up to the Paris commitments

Today, a major new coalition of businesses, cities, trade unions and NGOs are calling on EU leaders to act on the Paris Agreement and ensure that EU climate policies are coherent with its goals. …  

02 Mar 2016 | News story

Seizure of illegal pelts, ©Catherine J. Hibbard, USFWS

IUCN welcomes the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) welcomes the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, which was announced today –  just a few days ahead of World Wildlife Day. Illegal trade in animals and plants has surged in recent years, and with the EU playing a pivotal role as a major market and transit point for trade in wildlife, international action is urgently needed. …  

26 Feb 2016 | News story

Kayanza tea plantation, Burundi

Europe’s civil society asks for action on the Sustainable Development Goals

A broad coalition of environmental, social and development organisations urges the European Commission to take action on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations, this Agenda spells out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets to reach a sustainable world by 2030, in terms of people, planet and prosperity. …  

10 Feb 2016 | News story

Birdlife Europe, Nature Alert

European Parliament calls for tougher measures in the EU's Biodiversity Strategy

Brussels, 2 February 2016 - The chance that Europe’s Nature Directives will be revised, has slimmed further. With an impressive majority, today’s plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted its own report on the EU Mid-Term Review of the 2020 Biodiversity Strategy. The European Parliament calls upon the Commission and the EU Member States to fully implement the Habitats and Birds Directives, restore ecosystems and promote Nature Based Solutions, in order to halt the ongoing loss of biodiversity in Europe by 2020.
 

02 Feb 2016 | News story

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

Massif de l'Ennedi, Chad

Twelve nomination files reviewed for natural World Heritage in 2016

IUCN’s World Heritage Panel gathered last December to consider 12 files for possible inscriptions of natural sites on the World Heritage List in 2016. This includes proposals for boundary changes in two natural World Heritage sites in Russia. As the official Advisory Body on natural World Heritage, IUCN will issue its recommendations six weeks before UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting due to take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 10 to 20 July 2016. …  

06 Jan 2016 | News story

Participants at RCF in Helsinki, 2015

European IUCN members define future priorities for joint action towards 2020

The IUCN Regional Conservation Forum 2015, which concluded this week in Helsinki, and was attended by IUCN members and experts from across Europe, North and Central Asia has identified key opportunities for the Union to strengthen its impact on halting biodiversity loss and enhancing nature conservation. The Forum also presented a timely opportunity to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe, and the ramifications of the Paris Climate Agreement. …  

18 Dec 2015 | News story

IUCN Regional Conservation Forum 2015 in Helsinki, Finland

Regional Work Plan for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in focus at the IUCN Regional Conservation Forum

As part of IUCN’s ‘One Programme’ approach, discussions on IUCN’s Regional Work Plan for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and how it can contribute to IUCN’s global programme was held in Helsinki.  …  

17 Dec 2015 | News story

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