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IUCN teams up with the International Olympic Committee for conservation win in 2024

A new agreement between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, aims to ensure conservation and sustainability are integrated into the bids of the four candidate cities competing to hold the 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. …  

13 Apr 2016 | Article

Carole Martinez, NetBiome-CSA Advisory Board Member

European Parliament hosts NetBiome-CSA conference

The European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD) organised the final conference of NetBiome-CSA last Wednesday 6th of April entitled “Boosting Biodiversity Research Cooperation – A NetBiome Roadmap for European (sub)Tropical Overseas”.   …  

13 Apr 2016 | Article

French Polynesia

French Polynesian communities lead the way for creating the World’s largest Ocean Sanctuary

Communities from the Austral Islands, a remote archipelago comprising of five inhabited islands south of Tahiti have announced they want to create what would become the World’s largest ocean sanctuary – 1 million square kilometres (386,000 square miles) around French Polynesia, 163,000 square kilometres (63,000 square miles) larger than the current largest sanctuary of United Kingdom’s Pitcairn Islands.   …  

13 Apr 2016 | Article

Stewart McPherson presenting at the Royal Geographical Society

Britain’s Treasure Islands to be broadcast on BBC4 on the 12th and 13th of April

Following the lecture given by Stewart McPherson at the Royal Geographical Society in London on the 24th of March, the BBC has confirmed that the Britain’s Treasure Islands documentary will be broadcast as a three-part series starting on the 12th of April at 9pm GMT and repeated on the 13th at 8pm GMT. …  

13 Apr 2016 | Article

UN takes significant step towards a new treaty to conserve marine life beyond boundaries

New York, April 8, 2016.

In response to mounting concerns about declines in ocean health, States at the United Nations (UN) delivered some good news last week.  The first of four two-week UN Preparatory Committee sessions concluded on a positive note on Friday April 8, 2016  by identifying key elements for a new treaty to better protect and sustain the marine environment and marine life in the two thirds of the ocean beyond national boundaries and adopted a roadmap for the path ahead.  The next session will be convened from 26 August to 9 September 2016. …  

13 Apr 2016 | News story

13A-061-011, Miriam, Pretoma, Costa Rica, SOS Save Our SPecies, Hammerhead Sharks, Miriam Vargas

Hammerhead shark conservation in Costa Rican fishing communities

A day in the life of community leader Doña Miriam Vargas highlights her fishery’s work to protect Costa Rica’s hammerhead sharks – as described by Andy Bystrom, project coordinator with SOS Grantee PRETOMA.   …  

13 Apr 2016 | News story

Key Figures 2014/2015 (1)

IUCN-Med’s 2014-2015 Biennial Report now available

 The document provides an overview of IUCN-Med's main projects and achievements in the Mediterranean during the last two years. …   | French | Spanish

12 Apr 2016 | News story

Participants à la formation TOP-SECAC au Mali

Mali : Des collectivités formées à l’intégration du changement climatique dans les Plans Locaux de Développement

Du 04 au 06 avril 2016, a eu lieu à Sélingué au Mali, l’atelier de renforcement des capacités des acteurs locaux dont l’objet était d’outiller les participants à la démarche d’intégration du changement climatique dans la planification locale. …  

11 Apr 2016 | News story

Newsletter IPAMed

Spring 2016 IPAMed Network Newsletter Release

We recently published the second and revamped issue of the IUCN-Plantlife IPAMed Network Newsletter.  …  

11 Apr 2016 | Article

Professor Duncan Poore

Tribute to former IUCN Director General, Professor Duncan Poore

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Professor Duncan Poore, former IUCN Director General. …  

11 Apr 2016 | Article

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