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Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

United Nations issues guidelines to minimize risk of invasive species

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has adopted new guidelines to prevent and control biological invasions by pets, aquarium and terrarium species, live bait and live food. The new guidance is largely based on input from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG). …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of severe storms in the Pacific

Oceans and climate change at the forefront as three sailing canoes unite on an important voyage

Pressure increases on the developed world to open its eyes to the realities of climate change, as the Mua Voyage expands to three canoes – sailing on behalf of all Pacific Islanders with the message to the world about ‘Our People, Our Islands, Our Ocean, Our Future’. …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

Mountain lake water captured for electricity production.

Blog: Tackling the water-energy-food nexus without reinventing the wheel

By Beatrice Mosello. Does a shift in global policy debates toward the ‘water-energy-food security nexus’ – that is, looking at competition over natural resources to provide for these vital needs – translate into any real change in the way water is managed? Is the concept useful in this era of a changing climate?  …  

13 Oct 2014 | News story

HSH Prince Albert II with the awardees

IUCN Red List receives Prince Albert II of Monaco Biodiversity Award

Yesterday, The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM was honoured with this year’s Prince Albert II of Monaco Biodiversity Award. …  

13 Oct 2014 | News story

#IUCNRedListis50

Celebrating 50 years of The IUCN Red List

Throughout 2014 we are celebrating the significant contribution of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ in guiding conservation action and policy decisions over the past 50 years. …  

10 Oct 2014 | News story

Bens Bluff Waterfall

Communities and Managers Help Improve Life around Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize

On the road to the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia in November 2014, the IUCN Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean wants to highlight those protected areas in the region that stand out for their management plans, conservation proposals and involvement with the local communities. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is co-managed by one of our members, the Belize Audubon Society (BAS) is globally known for being the first reserve for the protection of the Jaguar.
During an interview with the Executive Director of BAS, Amanda Burgos-Acosta, she also commented on the contribution of the youth and women groups to the work done at Cockscomb.
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10 Oct 2014 | Article

El Dr. Gerardo Budowski durante el acto de reconocimiento del 2011 en la Oficina Regional de la UICN para México, América Central y el Caribe.

Falleció un gran valor para la conservación, el ex Director General de la UICN, Dr. Gerardo Budowski

El Dr. Gerardo Budowski, primer Director General de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) de 1970 a 1976, falleció a mediados de esta semana.  …  

10 Oct 2014 | Article

Help us assess 160,000 species by 2020!

160,000 species by 2020 – will you help?

This year is an important milestone for IUCN as it marks the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. By scientifically documenting on a case-by-case basis the nature and severity of threats to the survival of species, The IUCN Red List helps drive meaningful and appropriate conservation action. …  

10 Oct 2014 | News story

Dr Gerardo Budowski, IUCN Director General from 1970 to 1976

Tribute to a great conservation leader, former IUCN Director General, Gerardo Budowski

Dr Gerardo Budowski, IUCN’s first Director General, who served from 1970 to 1976, passed away earlier this week. …  

10 Oct 2014 | Article

Communication skills training in Can Gio

The Building Coastal Resilience project update from Viet Nam

As part of the EU-funded project, Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia (BCR), the provinces Soc Trang, Kien Giang, Ben Tre and Can Gio District in Viet Nam have been selected to strengthen capacity and pilot adaptation activities for reducing climate change vulnerabilities. In Viet Nam, the BCR project partners with the Viet Nam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation).
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10 Oct 2014 | Article

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