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Julia Marton-Lefèvre and Miss Reunion at the opening of Reunion Island’s first National Park

New National Park for Reunion Island

Today saw the official opening of Reunion Island’s first National Park, which covers nearly 50 per cent of the islands interior. This includes the spectacular primary forest of Bébour-Bélouve. …  

09 Jul 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Apply now for the Business Night School

Three-hour long Learning Opportunities will equip non-business delegates to the IUCN World Conservation Congress with knowledge and skills to work with business on contributing to ecosystem management solutions. Each evening (6-8 October), four sessions will run in parallel on (1) business basics, (2) partnerships, (3) communication and (4) tools, using case examples from a wide variety of sectors including energy, agri-business, advertising and communication technology. …   | Spanish

08 Jul 2008 | News story

Asturias, Spain

Climate Change will bring Spain more than just lack of rain

For a long while it looked odds-on that big international conference in Barcelona this autumn about the environment would find the Spanish host city deep in the grip of a water crisis triggered by its worst drought in 50 years. …  

07 Jul 2008 | News story

Uranium mine located in an 'enclave' within Kakadu National Park World Heritage Site, Australia

Put natural World Heritage sites off limits for mining and oil exploration, IUCN says

 More than a quarter of natural World Heritage sites are under pressure by existing or future mineral extraction. For this reason, IUCN is calling on the private sector, state-run companies and governments themselves to adopt and enforce the “no go” principle, meaning that no mining and/or mineral and oil exploration and production can be carried out in World Heritage sites. The call was made today in Québec City, Canada, during the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee.
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04 Jul 2008 | News story

China's Huangshan Mountain World Heritage site with its travertine pools

Enhancing our Heritage

Natural World Heritage sites are formally recognized by the international community, under the framework of the World Heritage Convention as among the most outstanding intact ecosystems on Earth. It is critical that managers have the information needed to manage these sites effectively and that the global community has confidence that site values are being maintained. …  

02 Jul 2008 | News story

Forest landscape restoration in Northern Thailand

New Trees that Breathe Life into a Degraded Landscape

IUCN helps restore a forest landscape to benefit local communities in Northern Thailand …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

Platform

Scientists work with oil consortium to limit effects of seismic work on critically-endangered whale population

A taskforce of whale and oil industry experts convened by IUCN have published a list of monitoring and mitigation measures aimed at minimising the impacts of a seismic survey off Sakhalin Island in eastern Russia scheduled for 2009. …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

Nuts that save forests

IUCN supports nut farmers in Brazil to improve their livelihoods and sustain their forests …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

The Banteng (Bos javanicus), one of the nine threatened species of Asian wild cattle and buffalo.

IUCN Red List status: Endangered

Regional conservation strategy aims to reverse decline of Asian wild cattle and buffaloes

Over 40 delegates from across South-east Asia have this week agreed to a new regional conservation strategy aimed to reverse the dramatic decline of Asian wild cattle and buffalo species. The landmark meeting was held over six days in Vĩnh Phúc Province, Vietnam. …  

25 Jun 2008 | News story

A group activity during the training course

Build your skills: Apply now to participate in one of fifty Learning Opportunities during the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Fifty Learning Opportunities are offered to you as a fully registered delegate during the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Barcelona from 5 to 9 October 2008. These are interactive, skills-building workshops on topics ranging from ecosystem data collection, analysis and use, to the basics of working with business; from conflict resolution to online tools driving conservation action; from multilateral negotiation skills to techniques for accelerating change. Apply to participate now! More >>  | French | Spanish

20 Jun 2008 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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