Protected Areas

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Elizabeth Erasit. WCPA Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania

WCPA Regional Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania

Elizabeth Erasito is the new Regional Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania for IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). Elizabeth will lead the WCPA network in the region, particularly for the Pacific Islands.  

14 Apr 2009 | News story
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mano de muerto (alcyonium glomeratum)

The Alboran Sea continues transnational work for the conservation of its biodiversity and sustainability

The Alboran Sea is the most western part of the Mediterranean, and is situated in the centre of the geological region, the Gibraltar Arc.  | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2009 | News story

PA Steering Group

ICCAs and the PA Legislation Guidelines

ELC Project ‘Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation’: the draft Guidelines are progressing well, and presently the object of an intensive review process. A two-day meeting took place at the ELC to consider the chapter of the draft dealing with ICCAs (Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas). …  

13 Mar 2009 | News story
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Temperate eucalypt forest in the Blue Mountains, Australia

IUCN statement on Australian fires

IUCN extends its sympathies to those who have suffered from the extreme fires in south-eastern Australia, especially to those who have lost family, friends and their homes. …  

13 Feb 2009 | News story

Birdlife International

Seychelles success story

This week BirdLife International and Nature Seychelles (BirdLife in Seychelles) are celebrating the anniversary of one the world’s greatest conservation success stories. In 1968, Cousin Island was purchased by the International Council of Bird Preservation (ICBP now BirdLife International) to save the last remaining population of Seychelles Warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis from extinction. Forty years on, warbler numbers have risen by 300%, and the island has been transformed from a coconut plantation to a profitable Nature Reserve which greatly benefits local people and global biodiversity. 

07 Jan 2009 | News story

Manta Ray

IUCN President Valli Moosa to launch 10 principles to save the high seas

IUCN’s President, Valli Moosa, will this Tuesday launch 10 Principles for modern high seas governance and challenge international experts to find new ways to implement them. The 10 Principles reflect fundamental principles that nations have agreed to in various treaties and declarations but have largely failed to implement on the nearly 50% of the planet that lies beyond individual nation’s jurisdiction. …  

05 Oct 2008 | News story

Le RAMPAO désormais sur la toile

L’adresse www.rampao.org vous connecte désormais au Réseau régional des Aires Marines Protégées en Afrique de l’Ouest (RAMPAO). …  

27 Sep 2008 | News story

Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)

Hotspots highlighted in new film

Hotspots, a film by Michael Tobias, was shown for the first time in Europe at IUCN on Friday, September 5. …  

05 Sep 2008 | News story

Edwin Sabuhoro, winner of the 2008 Young Conservationist award

From poachers to protectors: Young conservationist honoured

A Rwandan conservationist who helped turn mountain gorilla poachers into tourism guides has been given an award by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the International Ranger Federation. …  

29 Aug 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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