Plane in Eger, Hungary

Hungarian Plane Tree wins European Tree of the Year award

The winner of the third international contest European Tree of the Year organized by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation is the Plane tree in Eger, Hungary which scored 14,205 votes. Over 45,000 votes were cast in this year’s contest that aspires to bring attention to trees and their stories.  …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story
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European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

7 years to address the issue of bee health: the clock is ticking

Luis Manuel Capoulas Santos, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Rapporteur for the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) hosted a conference on ‘Bee Health in Europe’ at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday 26 February 2013. The conference was organised by the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” run jointly by IUCN and IUCN Member European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD). …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story
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African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

New data on African elephant populations released

The fifth update on the status of the African elephant released today covers 37 range States and includes new or updated information for 194 sites, including 39 new survey areas, mainly in Eastern and Central Africa. …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story


Philippine Cockatoos face new challenges

SOS grantee Katala Foundation Incorporated (KFI), working to protect the Critically Endangered Philippine cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia expresses serious concerns after the recent approval of the construction of a coal-fired power plant opposite Rasa Island, about one kilometre from the project's site.  …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story

Elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Time to put a stop to illegal wildlife trade, says IUCN

Bangkok, Thailand, 28 February 2013 – Poaching, illegal trade and other important issues facing wildlife today will be discussed at the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), taking place from 3 to 14 March 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, calls for urgent measures to halt illegal wildlife trade which is pushing many species to the brink of extinction. …  

28 Feb 2013 | International news release

MFF - Project Cycle Management Training Participants

Mangroves for the Future Programme trains Local Organisations for the development works along the Balochistan and Sindh coasts

A two-day workshop organised by the Mangroves for the Future Programme on Project Cycle Management and proposal writing concluded here in Karachi today. …  

28 Feb 2013 | News story


Team WILD – the search for science superheroes gets gamified

Wildlife educational charity, Wildscreen, releases new online education game to inspire the science superheroes of the future.

28 Feb 2013 | News story

Aluminium is in great demand for its unique qualities such as durability, strength and its ability to be recycled forever without loss of quality.

Global brands and IUCN to set standard for aluminium sustainability

Gland, Switzerland, 28 February 2013 – Audi, BMW Group, Hydro and Rexam join the IUCN-led Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, to develop a global standard for aluminium sustainability by the end of 2014. …  

28 Feb 2013 | International news release

Mangroves, Tetepare, Solomon Islands

Mangrove project assesses progress

In the past three years IUCN has helped Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu address some key management challenges in mangrove conservation through the project Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods (MESCAL). In the past month the project has assessed its progress and mapped a way forward for its final year of implementation. …  

28 Feb 2013 | Article

Tenodera rungsi nymph

Rediscovery of two rare mantid species in Morocco

A team of Italian and Moroccan scientists has recently rediscovered two mantid species, which have not been recorded for 60 years. …  

28 Feb 2013 | Article