Blanket bog of the Flow Country, Forsinard, UK

New Report highlights multiple benefits of peatland restoration around the world

Europe is rich in peatlands and these important ecosystems can bring environmental, social and economic benefits for communities and wildlife alike. A new report published today highlights innovative projects from around the globe which are helping restore and conserve our threatened peatlands. …  

29 Apr 2014 | News story

Coral Sea MPA Map

The Government of New Caledonia creates a big MPA in the Coral Sea– le parc naturel de la mer de Corail (nature park of the Coral Sea)

During its 23 April meeting, the government of New Caledonia adopted a decree to create le parc naturel de la mer de Corail. As stated by the president, Harold Martin, New Caledonia is adopting an integrated policy towards management of marine areas that are under its shared responsibility with the French Government. …  

23 Apr 2014 | News story


Conservation news from South Eastern Europe

The spring issue of the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin brings the nature conservation news from the region and invites the readers to learn about the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 themes. The focus section on IUCN website will be introducing the main themes of the Congress, showcasing the many ways protected areas benefit species and people. …  

17 Apr 2014 | News story

The American red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is a freshwater turtle usually sold as a pet, and now introduced in several European countries where it represents an ecological threat for the indigenous fauna and flora.

European Parliament adopts legislation to tackle invasive alien species at EU level

The European Parliament today adopted legislative plans to prevent the introduction and manage the spread in the EU of invasive alien species (IAS) of plants, animals or insects that cause ecological and economic damage. The legislation aims to tackle the threat through better, more coordinated action by member states, and provides for a ban on species declared to be of “Union concern”. …  

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Asian rhinos

IUCN calls for strengthening international cooperation to tackle wildlife crime

Wildlife crime, including poaching, illegal harvesting and other illegal cross-border trade in biological resources taken from the wild, has reached worrying levels and become a serious transnationally organised criminal business, now representing the fourth largest illegal activity in the world after drug trafficking, counterfeiting and human trafficking. This can have potentially disastrous implications for the conservation of the trafficked species. …  

11 Apr 2014 | News story

Inaugural session of the regional workshop to identify EBSAs in the Mediterranean.

Comment protéger la biodiversité marine de Méditerranée au-delà des juridictions nationales

La nécessité d'augmenter la surface protégée des océans est urgente ; non seulement pour respecter les engagements internationaux, mais aussi parce que la détérioration des écosystèmes marins est en augmentation. C’est dans ce but que la Convention sur la Diversité Biologique (CBD in English) et le Plan d’Action Méditerranéen (Programme des Nations Unies pour l’Environnement) ont organisé un atelier à Malaga (Espagne). Se déroulant du 7 au 11 Avril, cet atelier régional méditerranéen doit travailler sur la définition des aires marines d’importance écologique ou biologique. …   | English | Spanish

07 Apr 2014 | News story


A new spring for bees

A high-level conference at the European Parliament on 2 April 2014 as part of the third European Week of Bees and Pollinators once again highlighted the urgency for action to halt population declines and the loss of bee diversity.  …  

07 Apr 2014 | News story

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Nouvelle application de l’UICN sur les espèces envahissantes dans les aires marines protégées en Méditerranée

Le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée de l’UICN (UICN-Med) a présenté aujourd'hui une application nouvelle pour téléphones intelligents, et un outil en ligne, pour aider les gestionnaires d'aires marines protégées (AMP) à repérer et à contrôler la propagation des espèces envahissantes dans le bassin méditerranéen. La présentation a été faite lors de l'atelier sur le changement climatique et les aires marines protégées qui s'est tenu à Cadaqués (Espagne), organisé par le Réseau de gestionnaires d’aires marines protegées en Méditerranée (MedPAN) et le Centre d'Activités Régionales pour les Aires Spécialement Protégées de la Convention de Barcelone (RAC/ASP-PNUE/PAM), en collaboration avec la Generalitat de Catalunya, l’UICN-Med, et avec le soutien de la Fondation MAVA et l’Agence de l'Eau Rhône-Méditerranée et Corse. …   | English | Spanish

03 Apr 2014 | News story

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Partenariat entre AFD et UICN : la biodiversité au service du développement

L’Union Mondiale pour la Conservation de la Nature et de ses Ressources (UICN) et l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) ont signé ce jour une convention financière d’un montant de 2,6 millions d’euros. …   | English

21 Mar 2014 | News story

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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