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Duba lilies, Okavango delta

New study shows over one fifth of the world’s plants are under threat of extinction

A global analysis of extinction risk for the world's plants, conducted by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew together with the Natural History Museum, London and IUCN, has revealed that the world’s plants are as threatened as mammals, with one in five of the world’s plant species threatened with extinction. …   | Spanish

29 Sep 2010 | News story

Survey of coral  growth in Weh Island,Indonesia

IUCN joins "I am the ocean" campaign

IUCN is part of the Mission Blue “I am the Ocean” global campaign calling for action to protect the oceans and restore the health and productivity of this vital natural resource. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

President James Michel (centre), with Mr. Barry Faure Secretary of State in the office of the President (extreme left),  Mr. Matthew Forbes the British High Commissioner to the Seychelles (left), Mr Nirmal Shah (right)  and Mr. Alain St. Ange, the STB Chief Executive (extreme right).

Seychelles launches World’s First Carbon Neutral Nature Reserve

President James Alix Michel has congratulated Nature Seychelles on the work it has undertaken, which has resulted in Cousin Island Special Reserve becoming the world's 1st carbon neutral nature reserve. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Ford Foundation commits $85 million to advance rural land rights and reduce climate change

Ford Foundation Looks to Indigenous People in Climate Change Response

The Ford Foundation has committed $85 million to advance rural land rights and reduce climate change. CEC member Pam Puntenney shares the news. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Developing in vitro protocols for the propagation of valuable plant species like Phyllanthus anarus, Tylophora indica.

Education and the Conservation of Threatened Plants

CEC member Deepika Mishra is engaged in efforts to conserve the valuable plant biodiversity of Rajasthan state of India by running awareness programs and exploring biotechnological approaches. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

CEC member Chittaranjan Baruah of India holds a box turtle

Turtle Conservation Programme Launched by CEC Young Professional

CEC member Chittaranjan Baruah, 28, is a member of the CEC Young Professionals Leadership Team. He has launched a community-based turtle conservation programme with collaborative initiatives in northeast India. …  

26 Sep 2010 | News story

Jr Wildlife Ambassador holds a wolf in an animal therapy program

Students, Biodiversity and Wildlife in Iowa

Pella Wildlife Company offers opportunities for school age children to become Jr. Wildlife Ambassadors and share information they have learned about biodiversity and the return of extirpated predators to Iowa, USA. From CEC member Rod DeArmond. …  

26 Sep 2010 | News story

Omaniundu Reed Frog (Hyperolius sankuruensis)

Amphibians Rediscovered After Decades Lost to Science

Scientists on a global quest to rediscover "lost" amphibian species have returned from their first set of expeditions having rediscovered three species that had not been seen for decades, Conservation International (CI) and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) announced on the 22nd September.   …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

The programme My Island - My Community  was launched in an event on St.Lucia with more than 60 participants from 11 Caribbean countries, working together to create regional soap opera characters and story arcs.

Soap Opera to Address Climate Change in the Caribbean

To fight climate change in the Caribbean, PCI-Media Impact, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and more than 25 regional partners are using soap and a lot of elbow grease. CEC member Sean Southey reports on the regional effort.   …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Melting iceberg

Protecting vulnerable ecosystems in the melting Arctic

Ocean warming and loss of ice is expected to accelerate in the Arctic in the coming years, due to the dramatic impacts of climate change. New approaches are needed to anticipate and mitigate these changes on the unique and vulnerable plants and animals living in the Arctic. …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story


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