SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Dr Gabor Soos, Head of Department of International Cooperation, Hungarian National Office of Cultural Heritage.

World Heritage - Hungarian style

The World Heritage Committee may make decisions that enter international law. But what impact do these decisions have on the ground? It's important for World Heritage to enter national law as well, and that's just what the Hungarians have been doing. …  

24 Jun 2011 | News story

ENPI FLEG Forests Newsletter-Arboreum

ARBOREUM GEORGIA - Newsletter about Georgian forests, issue no.6

A new edition of ARBOREUM, Georgia electronic newsletter, was prepared in the framework of ENPI FLEG program. …  

24 Jun 2011 | News story
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A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story


A multi-convention approach to support Protected Areas work in Armenia

On June 15, 2011 key national experts from the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia, other governmental and scientific institutions and civil society finalized the TEMATEA consultation and capacity building process on protected areas. The main recommendations are summarized in a discussion document. …  

17 Jun 2011 | News story
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Arabian Oryx

A grain of hope in the desert

The regal Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx), which was hunted to near extinction, is now facing a more secure future according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Its wild population now stands at 1,000 individuals.   …   | French | Spanish

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Ignace Schops (right) with Jacko Vangronsveld, Doctor Professor of the Centre of Environmental Issues of the University of Hasselt (left)

Honorary doctorate to Director of IUCN Member

Director of Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland and former Countdown 2010 Ambassador Ignace Schops received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hasselt, Belgium on 30 May. …  

15 Jun 2011 | News story

Red List

New Red Book of Armenia published

The second edition of the Red Book of Armenia has been published with the support of the IUCN CCC and other organizations. …  

10 Jun 2011 | News story
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Christophe Lefebvre

Christophe Lefebvre élu à la présidence du Comité français UICN

Le Conseil d’administration du Comité français de l’UICN a élu Christophe Lefebvre comme nouveau Président de l’organisation, succédant ainsi à François Letourneux. Sa candidature présentée par Nausicaa / Réseau océan mondial a été acceptée à l’unanimité des membres constitués par 2 ministères, 10 organismes publics et 36 ONG …  

10 Jun 2011 | News story

The Iron Gates

New boost for the Carpathians

A third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention (COP3) was held on 25 - 27 May in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. The meeting brought together representatives of the parties to the Carpathian Convention (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine), representatives of the EC, Italy, the Alpine Convention, as well as numerous observers (ICPDR, IUCN, UNWTO, WWF, etc.). Two major protocols have been agreed at the conference: the Protocol on Sustainable Forest Management and the Protocol on Sustainable Tourism. …  

09 Jun 2011 | News story

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