"Phantom" Condor Chick Documented By Conservationists in Baja California

Conservationists working to release and maintain populations of the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) in the wild in Baja California, Mexico have confirmed the existence of a young condor chick that hatched and fledged in the wild. The young chick, is the first of its kind to be reared in the wild in Mexico for almost 80 years, and marks a significant step in the recovery of this species. The chick is believed to have been hatched at a very remote nest site in the spring of 2012 but had not been seen before by researchers. …  

13 Feb 2013 | News story

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Year of the Snake

This week, Chinese New Year celebrations mark the beginning of the Year of the Snake and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is celebrating snakes and their importance for healthy habitats and livelihoods. …  

13 Feb 2013 | Article

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IUCN is looking for a Director for its Caucasus Cooperation Centre

The Caucasus is one of the 34 global biodiversity hotspot. The IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre is responsible for the implementation of the IUCN Programme in the region, comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The deadline for application for the Director position at IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre is open until 28 February 2013. …  

13 Feb 2013 | News story
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Kabo (Congo) : Atelier de formation des Enquêteurs sur le processus d’élaboration des Plans de Développement Locaux

Dans le cadre du processus d’élaboration des Plans de Développement Locaux (PDL) dans les huit (08) villages périphériques au Parc National de Nouabalé Ndoki (PNNN) financé par le programme d’Appui à la Conservation des Ecosystèmes du Basin du Congo en sigle PACEBCo, l’UICN a organisé un atelier de formation ayant regroupé seize (16) enquêteurs à Kabo (Département de la Sangha) du 05 au 07 Février 2013 dans la Salle de réunion de la CIB-OLAM. …  

13 Feb 2013 | News story

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The World Heritage Convention: back on the right track?

By Jim Thorsell, IUCN Senior Advisor on World Heritage …  

12 Feb 2013 | News story
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Powered by Nature: social media student competition for nature-based solutions to energy challenges

Today, IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication and Alcoa Foundation announced the launch of the Powered by Nature competition in which European communications students are challenged to co-create a social media campaign. The goal of the final campaign is to raise awareness of “natural solutions” for energy and encourage the young generation to become "powered by nature". Students will work together with experts from environmental organisations and communications agencies on their final submissions.   …  

12 Feb 2013 | News story

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Discussions & Scenario Building: Adaptive Climate Change Strategies for Morocco

The regional SEARCH project encourages discussions about climate change adaptive strategies and proposals on institutional measures, adaptation activities and funding opportunities localy, nationally and regionally. …  

12 Feb 2013 | Article
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Launch of the International Year of Water Cooperation

The International Year of Water Cooperation was officially launched today by UNESCO during a high-level event, including scientists, UN agencies, government officials and youth groups in Paris, France. …  

11 Feb 2013 | News story


Two New Salamanders Discovered

  A team of young researchers from Colombia have recently published an article in the journal Zootaxa describing two new species of salamander discovered during a project supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme and Save Our Species. This exciting discovery is just one of a number of such discoveries made during an SOS funded project that will be reported soon in a special news article. What follows is the original release published by our partners, the Conservation Leadership Programme. …  

11 Feb 2013 | News story

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Lead Free Flights for California's Condors

Soaring high in the skies over Baja California’s Sierra San Pedro Martir Park is a growing number of California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus), Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. For those who have worked for years on the project to reintroduce them to their Pacific coast territories, the sight represents a significant success. These birds, identifiable by GPS enabled number tags on their 3m wingspan, have been hand-reared and taught how to be condors by team members at San Diego Zoo Global, an SOS grantee. …  

11 Feb 2013 | News story