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Jornada de pesca en el Paraná, 1973

Analizarán el estado de amenaza de peces de interés comercial en la Cuenca del Plata

Especialistas de Argentina, Brasil, Bolivia, Paraguay y Uruguay, que vienen trabajando en un foro electrónico, analizarán en Buenos Aires el estado de especies de peces de interés pesquero en la cuenca. Aplicarán y compararán los resultados de dos metodologías, una ellas los criterios de la Lista Roja de la UICN a nivel nacional y regional.
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03 Aug 2010 | News story

Autoridades gubernamentales de Ecuador, firman Memorando de Acuerdo para la Administración y otros servicios relacionados con el fondo Yasuní ITT

Se firma el Fideicomiso Yasuní ITT

Ayer se realizó la firma del Memorando de Acuerdo para la Administración y otros servicios relacionados con fondo Yasuní ITT. …  

03 Aug 2010 | News story

Papahanaumokuakea, Hawai’i

World Heritage goes marine – Hawai’i and Phoenix Islands Added

Six new natural sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List at the 34th World Heritage Committee meeting which closed in Brasilia last night. The Committee also updated its List of World Heritage in Danger. …   | Spanish

03 Aug 2010 | International news release

Gray whale

Endangered whales at risk from rush to exploit offshore oil and gas in Russian Far East

In 1974 the western North Pacific population of gray whales was thought to be extinct. Thankfully, to quote Mark Twain, news of its demise was “exaggerated” but sadly, not “greatly exaggerated”. Today, a slowly growing population, numbering perhaps 130, visits the northeastern coast of Russia’s Sakhalin Island each summer to feed. This population is imminently threatened unless the Russian Government postpones a planned seismic survey. …  

03 Aug 2010 | Article
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Fishing vessels

Biodiversity offsets and marine and coastal development

Biodiversity offsetting has helped promote conservation of endangered species on land, but can the same ideas be applied to the sea? Dr Ameer Abdulla highlights the utility of developing marine-based biodiversity offsets. …  

03 Aug 2010 | Article
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La Reunion, Piton cabris, copyright IUCN Wendy Strahm

New natural jewels on the World Heritage crown

Following IUCN’s recommendations, the landscapes of France’s La Reunion Island, Russia’s Siberian Putorana Plateau and the Phoenix Islands Protected Areas of Kiribati have been added to the List of Natural World Heritage sites by UNESCO. The Committee also decided to add Danxia (China) to the List. …  

02 Aug 2010 | International news release

A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil

IUCN opens a new office in Brazil

IUCN has opened a new office in Brazil, to be located in the federal capital Brasilia. Establishing a permanent institutional presence in a country that offers great opportunities and challenges in the social and environmental fields was considered essential, and IUCN’s Brasilia office will address the need to effectively and efficiently implement the IUCN programme in South America. …  

02 Aug 2010 | News story

Taporopora No Apopo, an education for sustainable event held on Rarotonga by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education in 2010

Cook Islands Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

Students from 16 schools attending an ESD conference on Raratonga, Cook Islands, explored issues of culture and the environment through art, song, dance and drama. From Jane Taurarii and Anaseini Pokino of the Ministry of Education, and CEC member Seema Deo of Fiji. …  

02 Aug 2010 | News story

An environmental education workshop in Guinea Bissau in early 2010 aims to be the start of a new network of EE professionals in West Africa.

Newsletter du PREE - Programme Régional d’Education à l’Environnement en Afrique de l’Ouest

Version française en pièce jointe. English version in attachment. Shared with CEC by Frédéric Airaud, Chargé de Programme UICN Guinée Bissau.
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02 Aug 2010 | News story

Community members rally to protect the sea turtle in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Community Outreach and Education Efforts Mobilize Sea Turtle Conservation Movement

Community parnterships, social marketing and environmental education are raising the profile of the sea turtle conservation movement in Baja California Sur, Mexico, as documented in a new study by CEC member A.J. Schneller with Patricia Baum. …  

02 Aug 2010 | News story

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