2013

Rueppell's Vulture
(Gyps rueppellii)

Vultures – the silent victims of Africa’s wildlife poaching

The recent death of up to 600 vultures after feeding on a poisoned elephant carcass near Namibia’s Bwabwata National Park in July confirms that the indiscriminate use of poison is one of the major causes of the ongoing decline in vulture populations across most of Africa.   …  

15 Aug 2013 | News story

Congreso Mundial de Parques de la UICN, 2014.

UICN lanza sitio web del Congreso Mundial de Parques 2014

Ingrese a: http://www.worldparkscongress.org y entérese cómo avanzan los preparativos para el Congreso Mundial de Parques de la UICN, que se celebrará entre el 12 y 19 de noviembre del 2014, en Sídney, Australia. …  

15 Aug 2013 | News story
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Bradypus torquatus - Salvador.

Brasil conclui avaliação do estado de ameaça de mais de 4.000 especies

Entrevista ao Ugo Eichler Vercillo, Coordenador-Geral, Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade – ICMBio, Diretoria de Pesquisa, Avaliação e Monitoramento da Biodiversidade – DIBIO Coordenação-Geral de Manejo para Conservação …  

15 Aug 2013 | Article
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Sugar cane farm

Feeding a growing population - new initiative joins conservation and agriculture

A year ago, when global leaders met in Rio de Janeiro to shape the future of sustainable development, ensuring food security and sustainable agriculture was central to their discussions. As the world faces ongoing food crises, extreme weather and population growth, IUCN and partners led by Bioversity International, have launched an initiative to develop solutions to food security. …  

15 Aug 2013 | News story

Espinal, Central Chile

¿Quiere conocer más sobre la Lista Roja de Ecosistemas?

Acceda a la conferencia virtual organizada por la presidencia regional sudamericana de la Comisión de Gestión de Ecosistemas.  …  

14 Aug 2013 | News story
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Bosque tropical

San Pedro Sula, capital forestal de Centroamérica

Entre el 24 y 28 de septiembre San Pedro Sula será la capital forestal de Centroamérica, durante la realización del VIII Congreso Forestal Centroamericano y el Pre - Congreso Forestal Comunitario.  …  

14 Aug 2013 | News story
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M. Griffith EAZA

Seminar for zoo educators focuses on social and emotional learning

A recent EAZA Academy seminar highlighted the value of social and emotional learning and how educators can use this approach in zoos and aquariums. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story

World Commission on Protected Areas

Logo competition - IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group

Logo competition - IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group …  

12 Aug 2013 | Article
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Arabian Oryx, Qatar

Saving species by translocation – new IUCN Guidelines

A new publication by IUCN has set a precedent for deliberately moving plants and animals for conservation purposes around the world. Based on 30 years of experience and pioneering reintroductions such as the Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) in Oman, the Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) in Brazil and the Red Wolf (Canis rufus) in the USA, and many other plants and animals subsequently, this publication is an essential guide to the contentious but increasingly necessary action of translocating species. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story

Arabian Oryx

New Guidelines on conservation translocations published by IUCN

As the world’s biodiversity faces the incessant threats of habitat loss, invasive species and climate change, there is an increasing need to consider more direct conservation interventions. Humans have moved organisms between sites for their own purposes for millennia, and this has yielded benefits for human kind, but in some cases has led to disastrous impacts. In response to this complex aspect of conservation management, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) and Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) have revised and published the IUCN ‘Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations’. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story