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Survey on online networking tools for biodiversity

The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) welcomes your views on an online networking tool for a more effective management of biodiversity and ecosystems worldwide. …  

29 Oct 2014 | News story

Rock Islands - Palau

BIOPAMA: Preparing for the protected areas event of the decade

More than 5000 people interested in conservation and protected areas will converge in Sydney, Australia, for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 (WPC). BIOPAMA is closely involved in several sessions and events during the WPC, in particular related to capacity development, information management, and data analysis for decision-making, as well as the Leaders’ Dialogues. …  

28 Oct 2014 | News story

Scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini

New commitments for the conservation of migratory species

Internationally coordinated conservation measures for the world’s migratory species will be discussed next week at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The IUCN Delegation, including participants from the Regional Office for South America and experts from the Species Survival Commission (SSC), will provide technical advice to Parties on the submitted proposals. …   | Spanish

28 Oct 2014 | News story

Mono, Amazonía.

A new regional project aims to join 8 countries with a common conservation vision for Amazon protected areas

The main goals are to increase the ecosystem’s resilience to the effects of climate change, and to maintain the provision of environmental goods and services. …   | Spanish | Portuguese

23 Oct 2014 | News story

Island of Vilm, Germany

International Conservation Course on Vilm Island

On September 29, an ELC Legal Officer travelled to the island of Vilm in the North Sea to give a presentation on international environmental conventions to a group of Masters' degree students participating in a course run by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). …  

22 Oct 2014 | News story

Disneynature supporting SOS

Disneynature’s BEARS supporting SOS - Save Our Species

SOS - Save Our Species is proud to team up with the world-renowned Disneynature. The film studio that presented the record-breaking film "Earth", brings its new documentary Bears (“Grizzly” in French) to the silver screen. …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Collage of all White-lipped Peccary artworks

Artists unite for threatened species

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Peccary Specialist Group recently enlisted the voluntary help of artists to raise awareness of the White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari), which is increasingly threatened by habitat loss and hunting. The creativity and generosity of the artists resulted in over 38 artworks showcasing a wide range of artistic styles, and capturing the peccary’s social behaviour, environment and charm. …  

20 Oct 2014 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre Interview at Stockholm Water Week

Interview with Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN Director-General Julia Marton-Lefèvre answers key questions on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus at Stockholm World Water Week. …  

18 Oct 2014 | News story

Inspiring action for a protected planet: National Geographic teams up with IUCN

IUCN Member National Geographic has been announced today as the official media partner for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 – a global forum on protected areas taking place in Sydney, Australia this November.  …  

17 Oct 2014 | News story

CBD COP12

SOS: A Powerful Tool for governments

Learn more about SOS – Save Our Species at a celebration on resource mobilisation with colleagues also from the CBD, CEPF and LifeWeb at the Rio Convention Pavilion Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 18:30– 20:00. …  

14 Oct 2014 | 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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