Protected Areas

Cover of the publication "Mediterranean MPAs and climate change"

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas play a key role in understanding the effects of climate change

Climate change is likely to have drastic effects on the habitat of the Mediterranean flora and fauna, but its impacts will vary between Mediterranean regions and between marine protected areas (MPAs) within each region. This IUCN guide analyzes the threats and effects of climate change on Mediterranean marine biodiversity and provides MPA managers with tools to monitor and mitigate changes in their own MPA. …   | French | Spanish

24 Jul 2013 | News story

SOS nature

Flash conferences: 8 extra good reasons to visit “SOS nature” exhibition!

Starting July 9th, anyone in the Geneva region of Switzerland has 8 extra good reasons to visit the “SOS nature” exhibition in La Cité du Temps, central Geneva! All talks in this series of flash conferences will be delivered in the setting of SOS nature photographic exhibition. …  

05 Jul 2013 | News story

Delphine Batho, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Victorin Lurel, Minister of Overseas France, Pascal Canfin, Deputy Minister for Development and Anne Paugam, CEO of the French Development Agency sign a new agreement with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), represented by its Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre.

France and IUCN intensify their efforts to protect global biodiversity

Yesterday IUCN signed a new partnership agreement with France, which aims to support the Union's global biodiversity conservation work, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, oceans and global governance of natural resources. …   | French

13 Jun 2013 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Action is needed to preserve the world’s most inspiring natural sites

IUCN recommends taking action to tackle major threats to natural sites ahead of the 37th World Heritage Committee this June, including the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. …  

15 May 2013 | News story

Wave

Marine World Heritage: The Crown Jewels of the Ocean event calls for support of marine sites

International film stars Clive Owen and Jacques Perrin gave their support to Marine World Heritage: The Crown Jewels of the Ocean. See the short film on marine sites, narrated by Mr Perrin.

 
 

06 May 2013 | News story

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Ecuador.

Video from the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve

CEC member Ana Puyol shares a video about closing down an illegal wildlife market. …  

29 Apr 2013 | News story
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World heritage site in Korea

Seeking contributors for new World Heritage knowledge tool

Do you hold first-hand knowledge on natural and mixed World Heritage Sites, and the factors affecting them? IUCN is seeking contributions to compile Conservation Outlook Assessments for the State of World Heritage, a new knowledge tool. …  

16 Apr 2013 | News story

IUCN@CAMBODIA

Why you should come to Cambodia next June

Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh will be the backdrop of the next World Heritage Committee, from 17-27 June 2013. The annual event represents a key opportunity for civil society to advocate onsite issues and the World Heritage Convention’s policies and procedures. …  

12 Apr 2013 | News story

European Day of Parks

My Park. My Passion. My Story. European Day of Parks 2013

“My Park. My Passion. My Story.” is the motto of the European Day of Parks 2013 promoted by the EUROPARC Federation, an IUCN Member. Since its inauguration in 1999 this commemorative event day invites people to protected areas and raise awareness about the importance of these areas for biodiversity protection. The day is celebrated on and around 24 May.   …  

13 Mar 2013 | News story
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Coastal area outside Sendai which will be integrated into Sanriku Reconstruction Park

First Asia Parks Congress strives for protected area connections

Sendai, Japan is set to host the Asia Parks Congress (APC) from November 13 to November 17, 2013 – the first meeting of its kind to be held in the region. The Congress is being organized by the Ministry of the Environment-Japan (MoEJ) and IUCN. The theme “Parks Connect” signifies protected areas connections at many different levels, linking people with nature, people with people and protected areas with pressing world challenges, including disaster risk reduction, climate change, biodiversity loss, and sustainable development and livelihoods. …  

07 Mar 2013 | 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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