New Caledonian reefs

Carole Martinez speaks up for Europe Overseas

Listen to Carole Martinez, Project coordinator for IUCN’s Europe Overseas Programme, talk about the challenges faced by Europe’s overseas entities on French radio station Rédaction Radio. Recorded at  the European Parliament in May, Carole makes the case for a dedicated European funding mechanism to support conservation work in European overseas entities. …  

11 Jun 2013 | Article
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IUCN-Med at the Senior Officials´ Meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean

The Director of IUCN-Med, Antonio Troya, addressed today the Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean held in Malaga (Spain) from 10-11 June. It was the first time that IUCN was invited to participate in a meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean. He took this opportunity to present the main activities of the IUCN Mediterranean Programme.    …   | French | Spanish

11 Jun 2013 | News story

Indian rhinoceros, Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Using Red List Data for Transboundary Water Resource Management

Gathering and analyzing data is no small job: getting information into a position where it can be used – especially by those outside your immediate discipline, peer group, and sector – is a big step in mobilizing knowledge products across these boundaries. …  

11 Jun 2013 | News story

Participants at the meeting on islands's challenges at the European Parliament

IUCN highlights islands’ challenges at the European Parliament

Speaking at an event in the European Parliament, both IUCN and the Global Island Partnership have highlighted the key sustainable development challenges faced by Europe’s overseas entities as well the potential of islands across the globe to help achieve both EU and international environmental targets.  …  

10 Jun 2013 | Article
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Tertiary form of giant salvinia (Photo: Mic H. Julien, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, www.forestryimages.org)

Una especie sudamericana, incluida en la lista de las 100 especies exóticas invasoras más dañinas del mundo.

Más de 650 expertos de 63 países votaron el día de ayer, por la especie invasora que para ellos debería ocupar el puesto número 100 en la lista mundial de especies invasoras. La votación dio como resultado la elección de la Salvinia molesta, un helecho acuático nativo de Brasil.  

10 Jun 2013 | News story

Reef, Mayotte

Supporting Mayotte’s Biodiversity Strategy

Since June 2012, IUCN French National Committee has worked to help develop a Biodiversity Strategy for Mayotte. The process has involved the participation of numerous stakeholders and the organisation of several workshops to map out how the island’s rich biodiversity can be better protected.  …  

10 Jun 2013 | Article
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Mangroves, Mayotte

Managing Mayotte’s under threat mangroves

Ever since the mid 20th Century, Mayotte’s mangroves have steadily been in decline due largely to major development projects encroaching on these important biodiversity hotspots. Although measures are now being taken to rectify the situation, more action is required and this is exactly why IUCN is aiming to support Mayotte’s mangrove conservation efforts over the coming years. …  

10 Jun 2013 | Article
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Giant Salvinia covering a farm pond

Giant aquatic fern added to the IUCN Invasive Species list

The Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta), an aquatic fern has been added to the list of 100 of the World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species. Compiled by the IUCN Species Survival Commission Invasive Species Specialist Group, (ISSG) the list aims to increase awareness about invasive alien species and to help prevent further invasions. …  

10 Jun 2013 | News story

Membres du panel

Lutte anti braconnage : L’UICN soutient l’appel à S.E M. Paul Biya pour sauver les éléphants du Cameroun

Une conférence de presse portant sur l’appel à Son Excellence Monsieur Paul Biya pour sauver les éléphants du Cameroun s’est tenue le 30 Mai 2013 au siège de l’Union Européenne à Yaoundé au Cameroun. …  

10 Jun 2013 | Article

Conferencia interactiva con los escolares de El Ejido en presencia del Alcalde y Delegado de la Junta de Andalucía.

Life+ Festival « Seas of Posidonia » drops anchor in El Ejido

On the 8th and 9th of June, El Ejido municipality welcomed the 3rd edition of the Life+ Festival “Seas of Posidonia”. Through entertaining and fun activities, this festival raises awareness in the population on the crucial role played by marine meadows in the good health of the littoral. Indeed, they serve as a habitat and breeding ground for many commercial species, as water purifiers and as carbon sinks. …   | French | Spanish

08 Jun 2013 | News story