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Applications open for European RiverPrize 2015

The International RiverFoundation is now calling for applications for the 2015 IRF European Riverprize - Europe’s most esteemed award for the restoration, protection or sustainable management of rivers and wetlands across the continent. …  

05 May 2015 | News story

Coqenpâte-sos partnership school items giraffe

COQENPATE teams up with IUCN’s SOS to offer fun kidswear with a cause.

Now by buying official COQENPATE children’s wear, shoppers can directly and easily help protect wildlife from extinction. A percentage of sales will go directly to SOS which currently supports 87 projects worldwide protecting more than 230 species of plants and animals threatened with imminent extinction. The clothes will hit the shops in July 2015 across Europe and North America. …  

04 May 2015 | News story

Coqenpâte-sos partenariat trousse giraffe

Tout le monde met la main à la pâte pour protéger la vie sauvage

Désormais, en achetant des vêtements et des accessoires COQENPATE, les consommateurs contribuent également à protéger les animaux et les plantes menacées d’extinction. Un pourcentage des ventes sera versé directement à SOS qui soutient actuellement 87 projets partout dans le monde. …  

04 May 2015 | News story

Water doesn't follow political boundaries.

Blog from the World Water Forum VI: Count in Nature to Better Share Water

Isabelle Fauconnier, IUCN Water Policy and Sustainability Advisor. As I reflect on the rich sessions of the 7th World Water Forum, I feel at once buoyed by the stimulating challenges that water management offers us, and very curious about how we – the global water community of practice and beyond – will actually tackle these in the coming years. …  

30 Apr 2015 | News story

Taxonomic focus of vulnerability assessments in the analysed papers

New study provides guidance on assessing species’ vulnerability to climate change

A study by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Climate Change Specialist Group in collaboration with other international experts reviews different approaches for assessing the vulnerability of species to climate change and provides valuable guidance for conservation practitioners. The study found an imbalance in the coverage of different species groups and geographic areas, with the majority of studies focusing on birds, mammals, and plants in North America, Europe, and Australia. …  

30 Apr 2015 | News story

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Conservation action makes vital difference to world’s biodiversity, study shows

A new IUCN study evaluating the impact of conservation action on ungulates (hoofed mammals) shows that species have greatly benefited from measures taken to prevent their extinction. If the conservation actions that have already been implemented had not taken place, at least 148 ungulate species would have deteriorated by one IUCN Red List category, including six species that would now be listed as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild. 

30 Apr 2015 | News story

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S'adapter ou mourir : les enseignements tirés de la conservation des vautours en Asie du Sud

Passer du domaine technique des jauges au suivi des oiseaux par GPS offre un bel exemple de gestion adaptative, que présente Ananya Mukherjee, conservatrice bénéficiant d'une subvention SOS. De fait, ce changement de technique a permis au projet de conservation des grands vautours de continuer la poursuite de son objectif : créer trois Aires de protection des vautours dans le sous-continent indien. …  

28 Apr 2015 | News story

Increasing urban and agricultural water demands put pressure on groundwater aquifers - Zarqa, Jordan

Blog from the World Water Forum V: Can networking really change anything?

Lara Nassar of IUCN’s Regional Office for West Asia reflects on the power of networking from her experience at the recent 7th World Water Forum. …  

27 Apr 2015 | News story

Water, a scare resource

Blog from the World Water Forum IV: Two global water conventions: so what?

Juancarlos Sanchez, legal Officer at the IUCN Environmental Law Centre. I arrived in Daegu, South Korea, expecting to learn from different countries and regions about the implications of the entry into force of the UN Watercourses Convention and the global opening of the UNECE Water Convention.  …  

23 Apr 2015 | News story

Participants of the Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being for Latin America and Caribbean

Blue Solutions of Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region

For the second time now, the Blue Solutions Initiative convened a Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being. This time it was held in Cancun, Mexico (April 2015) for participants from Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

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