Mesoamérica

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

At last some good news for the high seas: Progress towards a legally-binding treaty to safeguard the ocean beyond national boundaries

In the early hours of a snowy Saturday morning in New York, United Nations delegates took a historic step towards safeguarding the global ocean commons. Government representatives at a UN meeting agreed to launch a formal preparatory process for a global and legally-binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. …  

26 Jan 2015 | News story

SOS, Sinkhole Cycad

Sinkhole Cycad Conservation Project Featured in Leading Botanical Journal

The Sinkhole Cycad project made an important scientific finding – botanic garden conservation collections can help support cycad survival.   …  

25 Jan 2015 | News story

Bees in the process of honey production.

UICN publica estudio sobre el impacto de los plaguicidas sistémicos en la biodiversidad

El Grupo de Trabajo sobre plaguicidas sistémicos (TFSP, por sus siglas en inglés), que es un equipo independiente y multidisciplinario de científicos, es un grupo de trabajo conjunto de la Comisión de Supervivencia de Especies de la UICN (CSE) y de la Comisión de Gestión de Ecosistemas de la UICN (CGE), publicó un estudio científico completo sobre el impacto de los plaguicidas sistémicos en la biodiversidad mundial.  …  

20 Jan 2015 | News story

Saba from the Sea

International Recognition for Protected Areas and Species in the Dutch Caribbean

Nature conservation in the Dutch Caribbean just took a giant leap toward a more sustainable future with international recognition of three more or our protected areas and six more species, including our most important reef building corals. The Saba National Marine Park, the Man O’ War Shoal Marine Park on St. Maarten and the St. Eustatius National Marine Park are now officially recognized as protected areas under the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW).
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20 Jan 2015 | News story

IUCN World Heritage Panel, December 2014

IUCN World Heritage Panel meets to discuss proposed new listings for 2015

The IUCN World Heritage Panel met in December to examine the nominations submitted for possible World Heritage listing in 2015. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will convene in June and IUCN will provide its recommendations on natural sites.  …  

19 Jan 2015 | News story

Peacock butterfly

UICN acoge con beneplácito a 13 nuevos Miembros

El Consejo de la UICN admitió a 13 nuevos Miembros. …   | English | French

14 Jan 2015 | News story

Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General

Inger Andersen takes up her duties as IUCN Director General

This week IUCN extends a warm welcome to Inger Andersen as she takes on her new role as Director General. …  

13 Jan 2015 | News story

Miguel Alamilla, manager of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve explains the reserve management scheme at the BIOPAMA Learning Exchange for Junior MPA managers (Feb 2014, Belize)

Call for participants: Caribbean training for trainers 2015

The 11th edition of the Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management (CaMPAM) Training of Trainers on Marine Protected Area Management regional course will take place from 16 to 25 February 2015 in Granada. The EU-funded BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) programme is collaborating with the UNEP-CEP/SPAW CaMPAM Network and the Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Network (ECMMAN) project to deliver this course, and the Grenada Fisheries Division will provide local support to facilitate the training. …  

19 Dec 2014 | News story

Mensaje del Presidente y de la Directora General

Mensaje de fin de año del Presidente y de la Directora General de la UICN. …   | English | French

17 Dec 2014 | News story

Terre Sauvage

Helping celebrate more than 50 years of IUCN’s contribution to wildlife conservation with a magazine and free digital app

To help celebrate more than 50 years of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) work protecting our global natural heritage, Terre Sauvage has published a special edition of their renowned wildlife magazine. …  

11 Dec 2014 | News story

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