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Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention

IUCN congratulates the Ramsar Convention on its 40th anniversary

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. …  

01 Feb 2011 | News story

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Worst attack on Virunga National Park rangers in years

IUCN's Global Protected Areas Programme is sad to announce that more rangers have recently been killed in the line of duty. On 24 January 2011 a patrol of three rangers and five soldiers, protecting a road in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, were attacked and killed by the FDLR Rwandan militia, an illegal movement thought to include the perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. …  

31 Jan 2011 | News story

A tiger in the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, India

All eyes on Manas

A UNESCO-IUCN monitoring mission to the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, India’s only World Heritage Site on the Danger List, will evaluate the progress made so far to increase the population of key species, including tigers, Indian elephants and great one-horned rhino. …  

25 Jan 2011 | News story

Photo lancement "Mami wata"

Lancement du livre "Mami Wata, mère des eaux - Nature et Communautés du littoral ouest-africain" à Bissau.

Le 19 janvier 2011, profitant de la présence à Bissau de délégués venus des 7 pays du PRCM dans le cadre d'un atelier sur l'éducation environnementale ainsi que de nombreux invités, 3 partenaires de la Guinée-Bissau (L'Institut de la Biodiversité et des Aires Protégées - IBAP, l'ONG Tiniguena et l'UICN) ont organisé une cérémonie pour le lancement du livre "Mami Wata, mère des eaux - Nature et Communautés du littoral ouest-africain". …  

25 Jan 2011 | News story
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More needed to save Congo’s natural heritage

A rescue plan for the five Democratic Republic of Congo sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger will be the focus of today’s high-level meeting organized by the Congolese authorities and UNESCO. …   | French

14 Jan 2011 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef

UN green light for science-policy platform on biodiversity

IUCN welcomes the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly yesterday to establish a new international body designed to boost the global response to the loss of the world’s biodiversity and ecosystems. …  

22 Dec 2010 | News story

Nik Lopoukhine, main author of Natural Solutions

Áreas Protegidas: contribución significativa a la reducción de los impactos del cambio climático.

El libro “Soluciones Naturales: Áreas silvestres protegidas, una alternativa frente al cambio climático” plantea que los gobiernos nacionales y locales deben de incorporar el papel de los sistemas de áreas silvestres protegidas dentro de las estrategias y planes nacionales contra el cambio climático. En el caso de la mitigación, por medio de la reducción de la pérdida y degradación de los hábitat naturales; y en la adaptación, por medio de la reducción de la vulnerabilidad y el aumento de la resiliencia de los ecosistemas naturales.   …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

La Fundación Patagonia Natural coordinará un nuevo Proyecto junto a las provincias y Nación para proteger las áreas costero-marinas de la Argentina

Proteger las áreas costero-marinas de la Argentina

La Fundación Patagonia Natural coordinará un nuevo Proyecto junto a las provincias y Nación para proteger las áreas costero-marinas de la Argentina. Ingrid Lucero Parada, miembro de la CEC, es responsable del área de comunicación de la FPN. …  

01 Dec 2010 | 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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