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2001 IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria version 3.1 (Arabic)

Ya está disponible en árabe las Categorías y Criterios de la Lista Roja de la UICN, versión 3.1

UICN-Med tiene el placer de anunciarles que las Categorías y Criterios de la Lista Roja de la UICN, versión 3.1 ha sido publicada en árabe, con el apoyo de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) y con el objetivo de promover la creación de listas rojas en los países de habla árabe, tanto a nivel nacional como regional. Las “Guías para la aplicación de los Criterios de la Lista Roja de la UICN a nivel regional” serán también publicadas en árabe durante este año. …   | English | French | Arabic

01 Feb 2010 | News story

Diver enjoying the experience of diving on biodiverse and healthy Egyptian coral reefs. Photo by HEPCA

Tourism industry should better cater for climate-sensitive holiday makers

A survey of tourists and tour operators in the Egyptian Red Sea region shows that the industry often misperceives its clients’ environmental sensitivity, putting its own business at risk. Climate change is a growing threat to the tourism industry by making destinations less attractive and jeopardizing major sources of income. The awareness of tourists towards climate change and other environmental issues is likely to be a major driver of their future holiday choices.
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29 Jan 2010 | News story

Council of Europe

IUCN and the Council of Europe Strengthen Cooperation

The Council of Europe will today sign  a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with IUCN. The MoC complements and updates a co-operation agreement between both organisations dating from 1962, and it will be signed during the European Conference “Post-2010 Biodiversity Vision and Target – The role of protected areas and ecological networks in Europe”, hosted by the Spanish Presidency of the EU and held in Madrid (Spain) on 26-27 January 2010 …  

25 Jan 2010 | News story

Ferme biologique en Serbie

Encourager la biodiversité dans les marques, labels et certifications de productions agricoles

La biodiversité est peu valorisée dans les signes de reconnaissance agricoles, c’est-à-dire les marques, labels, AOC ou certifications attribués à des productions de vins, fromages, viandes, fruits, légumes, céréales. Pourtant plusieurs mesures favorables à la biodiversité existent, elles demandent à être encouragées. C’est le résultat d’une étude publiée aujourd’hui par le Comité français de l’UICN, en partenariat avec la Fédération des Parcs naturels régionaux de France, qui a porté sur l’analyse d’une cinquantaine de signes reconnus en France. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Analyses cover for CITES CoP15

IUCN and TRAFFIC release CITES CoP15 Analyses of the Proposals

In preparation for the upcoming CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) meeting (15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, CoP15) that will be taking place 13 – 25 March 2010 in Doha, Qatar, IUCN and TRAFFIC have released the results of their Analyses of the Proposals to Amend the Appendices. See here for the table with the Analyses. …  

12 Jan 2010 | News story

Celebrating Biodiversity

IUCN celebrates International Year of Biodiversity

Join us in celebrating the start of 2010 – the International Year of Biodiversity, declared by the United Nations. For the next 12 months we will be celebrating biological diversity – the variety of life on earth – and boosting awareness of how important it is for our lives. Most people appreciate the beauty of the natural world, but awareness of biodiversity, how seriously it is threatened, and the implications for human wellbeing, is alarmingly low. …  

01 Jan 2010 | News story
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Jordanian journalists

IUCN promotes investigative environmental reporting for journalists

In an effort to harness the vital role of press and media institutions in raising the consciousness towards environmental stewardship and sustainable development, a group of Jordanian journalists were engaged in an interactive 3-day training workshop entitled Media for Sustainable Development. …  

30 Dec 2009 | News story
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Le Directeur Général de l’UICN, Julia Marton-Lefèvre et  le Président de la BAD, Donald Kaberuka

Une délégation de l'UICN à la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD)

Une délégation de l'UICN à la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD)
Conduite par le Directeur Général de l’UICN, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, une délégation du secrétariat (composée de Margarita Astralaga, Aimé Nianogo, Ali Kaka et Jean-Yves Pirot) a effectué une visite de travail à la Banque Africaine de développement, à Tunis, les 2 et 3 Décembre 2009. Elle a été reçue par le Président, Donald Kaberuka, en présence du Vice-président de l’OSVP, Kamal Elkheshen. …   | English

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Inda, Surin, Kungrao, Ida and Gandhi.

¡Los Elefantes, La Hora del Planeta y la UICN!

Los Miembros de la UICN tuvieron oportunidad para interactuar bajo la luz solar en La Casa del Elefante del Zoológico de Copenhague en un evento especial realizado durante la COP15 de la CMNUCC en Copenhague.
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18 Dec 2009 | News story

Zarqa River in Jordan, December 2009

Restoring the Zarqa – Respecting Our Rivers

‘When you look down the Zarqa River at Janna’a Park it is hard to imagine that 30 years ago this area was green and fertile’, said Eng.Mohammad Al Zawahra from Zarqa Municipality. ‘People would swim in clear water pools, fish, swam in the river, and we had flowing water throughout the year’. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story
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