2013

Cover repport: Elasmobranchs of the Mediterranean and Black Sea

Bycatch a problem for the sharks and rays in the Mediterranean and Black sea

A new study has been recently published by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, Elasmobranchs of the Mediterranean and Black Sea: status, ecology and biology. The information compiled by the authors shows that cartilaginous species, including sharks, rays and chimaeras, are by far the most endangered group of marine fish in the Mediterranean Sea. This is in line with the results of the IUCN Red List (2007 regional assessment) that clearly remarks the vulnerability of elasmobranchs and the lack of data on these species. …   | Spanish

19 Feb 2013 | News story

Colourful sea squirt , cold water Ascidiaceae, a Botryllus species

€9m EU project on deep-sea organisms under way

IUCN is supporting the PharmaSea project which will bring European researchers to some of the deepest, coldest and hottest places on the planet. …  

19 Feb 2013 | News story

Katíos, Colombia

Buena nueva para los apasionados de las áreas protegidas

A través de un grupo de discusión en Facebook, la UICN-Sur retoma el trabajo de La Red Virtual de Áreas Protegidas Latinoamericanas que surgió en 2007 a propósito del II Congreso Latinoamericano de Parques, Bariloche, 2007. Para unirse a este grupo, ingrese a Facebook, busque: Red Latinoamericana de Áreas Protegidas y ¡únase al grupo! …  

18 Feb 2013 | News story
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Indígena Secoya, Ecuador.

How do we strengthen the Nagoya Protocol implementation?

As part of the GEF ABS LAC activities on access and benefit sharing (ABS), IUCN is developing the Virtual Forum “Nagoya Protocol Implementation” (www.foroadb.jimdo.com). This space will allow participants to discuss the national policies and legal frameworks on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) in different countries. The Virtual Forum is carried out from January to March. …   | Spanish

18 Feb 2013 | News story
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Plane in the village of Kozy, Poland

Less than two weeks to go: Vote for the European Tree of the Year

Vote for the European Tree of the Year 2013 on www.treeoftheyear.org – there are only few days left! Trees from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia take part in this year's contest with their stories. …  

18 Feb 2013 | News story
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Tropical rainforest in Borneo, Malaysia rehabilitated by Face the Future

IUCN Congress fully offset

IUCN has fully offset the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the IUCN World Conservation Congress, which took place last September in Jeju, Republic of Korea. …  

18 Feb 2013 | News story

Les travaux en plénière au cours de l'atelier

Changement climatique : un partenariat fort pour trouver les solutions d'adaptation

Les experts environnementaux d’Afrique de l’Ouest, réuni à Ouagadougou les 11 et 12 février 2013, ont établi les axes potentiels d’un partenariat, sur la base des différentes initiatives sous régionales, dans le but de développer un programme conjoint sur les changements climatiques dans l’espace CEDEAO. …  

18 Feb 2013 | News story
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Photo Emmanuel TAMOUNANG

A last farewell to Emmanuel Tamounang (1967–2013)

With deep sadness the Cameroon Programme of IUCN announces the death of Mr Emmanuel Tamounang, staff member with TRAFFIC’s Central Africa office. …   | French

18 Feb 2013 | Article

Woman carrying wood and leaves

Organizations will be trained to incorporate gender in energy policies

 From 4th to 7th March the Global Gender Office of the International for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will be developing the Regional Workshop on Gender and Power in Central America. The meeting also involved organizations from Cuba. This effort is conducted jointly with the International Organization ENERGIA and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE by its Spanish acronym). The event is funded by HIVOS Dutch cooperation. …  

17 Feb 2013 | Article
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Kuroiwa's Ground Gecko (Goniurosaurus kuroiwae)

Almost one in five reptiles struggling to survive

Nineteen percent of the world’s reptiles are estimated to be threatened with extinction, states a paper published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in conjunction with experts from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC). …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

15 Feb 2013 | International news release