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News from IUCN members: Save Our Seas Foundation study basking sharks and call to protect cetaceans

Marine experts, assembled by the Save Our Seas Foundation in July, called for action to sustain the Indian Ocean whaling ban and protect dolphins from growing slaughter. Despite the ban on whaling in a large area of the Indian Ocean, populations of both whales and dolphins appear to be on the decline, mainly because of accidental entrapment in fishing gear and in some cases, intentional hunting. …  

08 Sep 2009 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 3 new Members

On 26 August 2009, the 54th IUCN Bureau of Council admitted 3 new Members to IUCN: le Réseau des Aires Protégées d’Afrique Centrale – RAPAC [Central Africa Protected Areas Network] - an international non-governmental organisation based in Gabon; and two non-governmental organisations: The Jordanian Society for Organic Farming JSOF – Jordan, and The Garrison Institute – USA. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2009 | News story

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Valuing the Dead Sea Basin

IUCN is involved in a study to integrate environmental economic values into planning scenarios for part of the Dead Sea Basin (Jordan). It’s the first work of its kind in the region. …  

05 Sep 2009 | News story

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Oustanding rescue of the giant sable antelope !!

Rescue of the giant sable antelope (Hippotragus niger variani) in Cangandala NP, Angola - Contributed by Pedro Vaz Pinto …  

04 Sep 2009 | News story

Windturbine and rapeseed

US IUCN Members comment on recent climate legislation

US IUCN Members have commented on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 approved by the US House of Representatives. …  

03 Sep 2009 | News story

The only live adult Saola ever seen by the outside world. This female was captured in 1996 in Laos by local villagers, and transferred to a nearby menagerie, but survived only a few weeks. Copyright 1996 by W. Robichaud/WCS.

Last chance to save Saola from extinction – IUCN

One of the world’s most enigmatic mammals, the Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), could be on the brink of extinction, according to a group of experts who held an emergency meeting in Lao PDR to try to save the animal. …  

03 Sep 2009 | International news release

Bleached coral head, Bahamas.

Use ecosystems to fight climate change, says study

Investing in the Earth’s multi-trillion dollar ecosystems can counter climate change and help climate-proof vulnerable economies, according to the latest update by The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. …  

02 Sep 2009 | News story

A blackbreasted pipefish in the Red Sea, Egypt

Red Sea, White Coral?

What is the potential effect of climate change on Red Sea coral reefs and tourism in Egypt? Kuoni, HEPCA, IUCN and local tour operators are working in partnership to address this issue. …  

02 Sep 2009 | News story

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México: Congreso Mundial de Tierras Silvestres

Del 6 al 13 de noviembre se celebrará en Mérida, México, el 9º Congreso Mundial de Tierras Silvestres. Este Congreso, que se realizará por primera vez en América Latina, lleva más de 30 años de historia de conservación y es hoy el foro público internacional más antiguo para el debate y la acción en los temas ambientales. …  

02 Sep 2009 | International news release
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Pro Natura – depuis 100 ans au service de la nature

Au début, il y eut la volonté de faire œuvre de pionnier: en 1909, des représentants de la Commission suisse pour la protection de la nature mirent sur pied une association dans le but de concrétiser l’idée d’un Parc national suisse. Ces pionniers voulaient offrir de l’espace à une nature mise sous pression par l’industrialisation et le tourisme. Ce fut le début d’une histoire riche et mouvementée qui s’est écoulée sur un siècle – et qui se poursuit. Cent ans d’histoire au cours desquels une grande organisation réunissant des bénévoles et des salariés a toujours su évoluer entre nature et technique. …  

02 Sep 2009 | International news release

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