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Grey Whale

Oil business and conservation work to protect Western Pacific Gray Whales

Sakhalin Energy and the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, convened by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), have agreed to work together on seismic surveys and oil spill prevention. These are some of the biggest threats to the critically endangered Western Gray Whales from the oil and gas development in the whales’ feeding area, off Sakhalin island. …  

27 Apr 2007 | News story

The oil spill

“The oil spill” – How the Lebanese environment was affected by the war

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) and partners launch new documentary of the Lebanon oil spill and its impact on the environment. …  

26 Apr 2007 | News story

Deep-sea catch

28 recommendations on deep-sea fisheries

IUCN was part of the Expert Consultation on deep-sea fisheries on the high seas who have recently released a report of conclusions and recommendations to deep-sea fisheries on the high seas. Among them was recognition that spatial and temporal management tools such as Marine Protected Areas are particularly useful in data-poor situations such as encountered in the deep seas. …  

24 Apr 2007 | News story

Congreso Académico sobre Derecho del Agua

El Programa de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN y la Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica (ORMA) participaron activamente en el Congreso Académico sobre Derecho del Agua. Este evento fue organizado por la Asociación Costarricense de Derecho Ambiental (ACDA) en San José y contó con el auspicio de UICN y otras varias organizaciones. …  

19 Apr 2007 | News story

Turtle

New road map for establishing marine protected area networks

Connecting marine reserves to large networks will make marine species and ecosystems more resistant to threats such as climate change, overfishing or pollution. Today, a new roadmap for establishing marine protected area networks is being released at the IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit in Washington, DC. …  

11 Apr 2007 | News story

Nik Lopoukhine,Chair,WCPA

Help the seas to help us

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report warning that climate change will have a greater impact on the poor than on the rich.
The reason is that it is harder for the poor to adapt, say, to a rise in sea levels, water shortages or loss of species. …  

11 Apr 2007 | News story

Clown fish in bleached anemone

Ensuring oceans against climate change

The IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit in Washington, DC (10-12 April 2007) will come up with survival strategies for oceans and people in the face of climate change, overfishing and other threats to the marine environment. …  

04 Apr 2007 | News story

IUCN and TRAFFIC review of CITES proposals available online now

Gland, Switzerland, 30 March 2007 (IUCN - The World Conservation Union) - Today is a landmark for IUCN's Species Trade and Use Unit and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, as they complete technical reviews of all the proposals submitted to change the listing of plant and animal species on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendices. …  

30 Mar 2007 | News story

Tales of Water - IUCN Multimedia Water project, Malaga

Andalucia and Children’s View on Water: New Video Launch

More than 100 students from Malaga participated in the international IUCN Multimedia Water project, thanks to the Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Agencia Andaluza del Agua de la Junta de Andalucía. …  

29 Mar 2007 | News story

Almaty, Kazakhstan

IUCN shares its global experience in the International Conference on Introduction of Integrated Management in the Ili-Balkhash Basin

The Ili- Balkash basin is a unique natural unit with a territory exceeding the area of Great Britain, Denmark, Switzerland, Holland, and Belgium altogether. The basin has a huge potential for ecotourism, agriculture, energy generation and industry. Due to increased human-made interventions and increased water intake, the ecosystem is threatened to undergo the same disaster as that of the Aral sea. …  

29 Mar 2007 | 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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