2013

Working on a stork nest

Protecting the White Stork in Poland

The Wildlife Society “Bocian” (meaning “White Stork”) has recently released a handbook on measures to protect the White Stork. The publication is primarily addressed to local authorities and veterinarians. …  

18 Apr 2013 | Article

Field work

Linking ground work to science

Four of our field professionals from Tonga, Vanuatu and Fiji recently took part in a workshop for research paper writing. …  

17 Apr 2013 | Article

Raccoon

Data collection on Invasive Alien Species in Poland

Invasive Alien Species are a major threat to biological diversity on a global scale, second only to habitat loss. Collection and dissemination of information on these species are widely recognised as crucial components for finding a solution to the problems they cause to nature and people. The IUCN Member Institute of Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences manages a website to collect and distribute information on Invasive Alien Species in Poland.    …  

17 Apr 2013 | Article
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Lista Roja Brasil: 2.600 especies serán validadas esta semana

La evaluación incluye primates, aves amazónicas, peces marinos y de agua dulce, entre otras, en un proceso coordinado por el Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservación de la Biodiversidad (ICMBIO) de Brasil. El taller terminará el 19 de abril. …  

16 Apr 2013 | News story

Experts

Questions aux experts: Les Paiements pour les Services Environnementaux avec Romain PIRARD de l'IDDRI

Une nouvelle rubrique démarre sur la Plateforme des connaissances africaines pour l’environnement - www.iucn.org/dialoguenvironnement . « Questions aux experts » est un espace d’approfondissement des grandes thématiques et problématiques environnementales avec des experts du secteur. …  

16 Apr 2013 | News story
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Seeking contributors for new World Heritage knowledge tool

Do you hold first-hand knowledge on natural and mixed World Heritage Sites, and the factors affecting them? IUCN is seeking contributions to compile Conservation Outlook Assessments for the State of World Heritage, a new knowledge tool. …  

16 Apr 2013 | News story

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A new SADC Biodiversity Action Plan endorsed for approval

Members of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Technical Committee on Environment have endorsed the new SADC Biodiversity Action Plan for approval by the SADC Ministers of Environment at the next Ministerial meeting in May 2013. The SADC Technical Committee meeting, which was held from April 9 – 12, in Gaborone, Botswana, convened 11 SADC Member States who thoroughly reviewed and discussed the final draft of the Action Plan that was presented by IUCN ESARO. …  

16 Apr 2013 | Article
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Nominate a plant conservationist from Eastern Europe

In order to promote best practices in plant conservation at community level, Plantlife is launching the Roger Crofts Plantlife Community Conservation Award. The Award is open to community groups, small non government organisations or individuals from Eastern Europe working on the plant conservation in the wild (in situ).  

16 Apr 2013 | News story
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Tatra, Poland

Nature in Poland

Poland’s biodiversity is among the richest in Europe. Its transitional climate which is influenced by oceanic and continental air masses, its favourable geographical position at the centre of the continent with no natural barriers to the east or the west, its varied geological structure, land and hydrographic make-up and soil types make it a good habitat for many plant and animal species.  …  

16 Apr 2013 | Article

Rhysodes sulcatus, Annex II Habitats Directive

Turnicki National Park – Future pearl of Polish nature

The Natural Heritage Foundation, an IUCN Member, plays a key role in developing the protected areas network in the Carpathians. It supports the creation of the Turnicki National Park in the Polish Carpathians and works actively to conserve the biodiversity of this area. …  

16 Apr 2013 | Article