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Red List of Birds of Croatia

Celebrating a new Red Book in Croatia

The State Institute for Nature Protection of Croatia and the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts have launched two bird conservation publications of great importance, the Red Book of Birds of Croatia and the Croatian Bird Migration Atlas. On this occasion, all the so far published Red lists and Red data books of Croatia were exhibited, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

12 Mar 2014 | News story
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Area marina Protetta Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo, Sargena (Italia)

Signature de l'Italie pour une conservation améliorée en Méditerranée

C'est avec le ministère de l'Environnement, de la Protection du territoire et de la Mer de l'Italie et la Fédération italienne des Parcs et des Réserves Naturelles (Federparchi) que l'IUCN a signé un accord d'entente (MoU en anglais). Celui-ci a pour but d'identifier et de réaliser des projets et des activités de collaboration spécifiques. …   | English | Spanish | Italian

12 Mar 2014 | News story

Dunas, Doñana

Approche commune pour la Liste verte des Aires Protégées de l’IUCN

Le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l'Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN-Med) a organisé, les 10 et 11 mars derniers, un atelier de formation à Malaga. Celui-ci prenait place dans le Jardin Botanique-Historique de « La Concepcion », et avait pour thème la Liste Verte élaborée par l'IUCN. Trois pays ont participé à cet atelier via leurs groupes régionaux méditerranéens : l'Espagne, la France et l'Italie. …   | English | Spanish

09 Mar 2014 | News story

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

L’UICN accueille 21 nouveaux Membres

Le Conseil de l’UICN a admis 21 nouveaux Membres. …   | English | Spanish

05 Mar 2014 | News story

CITES World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day message from IUCN Director General

IUCN is delighted to join in the global celebrations of the inaugural World Wildlife Day on 3 March, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, says the Union's Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …  

02 Mar 2014 | News story

Marine trash and plastic debris, Midway Atoll

IUCN explores marine debris and its effect on migratory species

IUCN has partnered up with Eunomia and the Marine Conservation Society for a study that will explore the relationship between marine debris and migratory species. It is hoped the investigation will shed some further light on the marine waste problem and the solutions that are needed to tackle this menace to the marine environment. 

28 Feb 2014 | News story

Example of a meeting with a participatory approach.

Stakeholder Participation Toolkit for Identification, Designation and Management of Marine Protected Areas

The Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) signed in 2012 a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-Med) for the “Assessment and support to Adriatic countries’ priority needs for legal, policy and institutional reforms to strengthen the creation processes and the management of marine protected areas (MPA)”. One of the first outcomes of this collaboration has been the “Stakeholder Participation Toolkit for Identification, Designation and Management of Marine Protected Areas”. …  

25 Feb 2014 | News story

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Conservation news from South Eastern Europe

The winter issue of the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin brings an overview of conservation activities in the region and sheds light on the 'Big Win for Dinaric Arc', a new agenda for protected areas and nature conservation in South-Eastern Europe. …  

21 Feb 2014 | News story

American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), invasive to Europe

A framework for the identification of Invasive Alien Species of EU concern

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are considered to be one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, particularly through their interactions with other drivers of change. There are around 12,000 IAS within EU territory, of which 1,500 have negative impacts on the environment, economy and society as a whole, and they are thought to cost EU over 12 billion € a year. There are a number of international agreements that recognise the negative effects of IAS and reflect the growing concerns of many people.   …  

20 Feb 2014 | News story

Um Zibil forest reserve, Sudan

Nature-based solutions for a sustainable future

On 13-14 February, the European Economic and Social Committee organized a conference on “A new global partnership – European civil society positions on the post -2015 framework" in Brussels, Belgium. A wide range of civil society representatives, EU Officials and UN delegates debated to address key themes and areas for possible goals, as well as the underlying principles of universality and integration for a new development model. …  

18 Feb 2014 | News story

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