Espèces

Local authorities are checking and tagging the turtle

The role of community participation in marine turtle conservation

On April 21, 2011, the Quang Tri Department of Agricultural and Rural Development (DARD) informed IUCN Vietnam Office about the successful rescue and release of a hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) the day before. …   | Vietnamese

31 May 2011 | News story

Logo de l'UICN

L’UICN accueille 24 nouveaux Membres et 3 Comités nationaux

Le 25 mai 2011, le Conseil de l’UICN, lors de sa 76e session, a admis 24 nouveaux Membres et reconnu officiellement 3 Comités nationaux. …   | English | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story

Grouper Peek-a-Boo

Best underwater photos

As part of the IUCN 2011 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest, IUCN received 132 photographs of exceptional quality and creativity. Congratulations to the three winners: William Goodwin, Andre Seale and Lill Haugen. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

Whole bear gall bladders and pills are the most frequently encountered products

Illegal bear bile trade rampant in Asia

Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF, has found. …  

11 May 2011 | News story

Fehmida explains turtle conservation to local people

The Turtle Lady

Dr Fehmida Firdous – Pakistan

The efforts of Dr Fehmida Firdous, known as the ‘Turtle Lady of Pakistan’ to save marine turtles has earned accolade from the country’s President and international media attention. …  

03 May 2011 | News story

Whale photograph

Following Flex - the western gray whale

Meet Flex. Flex belongs to the highly threatened population of western gray whales. He has been tagged by satellite and tracked by scientists in the hope to discover the migration routes of the species and ways to better protect it from threats such as accidental entanglement in fishing gear, underwater noise and exposure to spilled oil. …  

02 May 2011 | News story

Offshore wind farm

Expanding IUCN’s science engagement for better conservation

IUCN welcomes distinguished scientists from around the world and a wide variety of disciplines to the new IUCN Science Advisory Board. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story

Bluefin Tuna

Encore beaucoup de poissons dans la Méditerranée ? Plus pour très longtemps

Plus de 40 espèces de poissons marins présentes actuellement dans la Méditerranée pourraient disparaître dans les quelques prochaines années. Selon une étude réalisée pour la Liste rouge de l’UICN des espèces menacées ™ sur le statut des poissons marins dans la mer Méditerranée, près de la moitié des espèces de requins et de raies (poissons cartilagineux) et au moins 12 espèces de poissons osseux sont menacées d’extinction en raison de la surpêche, de la dégradation des habitats marins et de la pollution. …   | English | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | News story

Raoul du Toit Peter Scott Award

Raoul du Toit awarded Goldman Environmental Prize

Raoul du Toit, IRF African Rhino Program Coordinator, and member of the IUCN SSC African Rhino Specialist Group,  has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.  The Prize recognizes individuals from six regions around the world for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. Each winner was honored at ceremonies in San Francisco and Washington DC, and received a cash prize, the largest award in the world for grassroots environmentalists. Of course, in his typical fashion, Raoul plans to plow his award right back into the Lowveld Rhino Trust programs in Zimbabwe.  Read full stroy here
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12 Apr 2011 | News story

Ngwe Lwin demonstrating the use of GPS software

Sneezing in the rain

Ngwe Lwin - Myanmar

It may be more common these days to hear doom and gloom stories of biodiversity loss and environmental degradation, but exciting discoveries of new species do happen and give heart to conservationists the world over. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

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