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Manta ray over coral reef, Chagos Archipelago

Consultation on the Future of the Chagos Archipelago/British Indian Ocean Territory

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) launched in November 2009 a public consultation to “assess whether a marine protected area is the right option for the future environmental protection” of the Chagos Archipelago/British Indian Ocean Territory. The consultation ends on 12 February 2010. …   | French | Spanish

12 Feb 2010 | News story
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IUCN-ADB to publish River Basin Management cases across Asia-Pacific

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Asia Regional Water and Wetlands Programme and the Asian Development Bank have begun work on a new study of river basin management in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

12 Feb 2010 | News story
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Sustainability at the heart of the International Biofuels Conference

IUCN representatives are addressing biofuel sustainability issues at the 7th International Biofuels Conference, which opens today in India. …  

11 Feb 2010 | News story

Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji highlighting the importance of turtles in the ecosystem.

IUCN holds Seminar on Marine Turtle Conservation, Experts discuss issues, threats and the way forward

KARACHI February 10: IUCN Pakistan’s Balochistan Programme arranged a seminar to highlight the state of the marine turtles in Pakistan. …  

10 Feb 2010 | International news release

Award winner Gerald Kuchling

Gerald Kuchling Receives 4th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award

Tortoises can sometimes be under-rated, but like in Aesop’s fable, they are often quite tenacious and committed to their goals. Gerald Kuchling is just such a species, and after numerous tortoise and freshwater turtle conservation successes, he was recently recognized for his enormous contributions.   …  

09 Feb 2010 | News story

IUCN statement on IPCC science

"Recent weeks have witnessed several attempts at international fora and in the media to question the science of climate change and to cast doubts on the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which have been produced and endorsed by a very large body of the world's foremost scientists. Some of these have even included personal attacks on the leadership of IPCC. …  

08 Feb 2010 | News story

Resin of the Guggul tree (Commiphora wightii)

People for plants

Involving local communities is indispensible to ensure that conservation action brings efficient and long-lasting results. IUCN's Vineet Soni uses such a community-based approach in his work on the conservation of an important medicinal plant. …  

08 Feb 2010 | News story

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Whales, dolphins and porpoises threatened by over-fishing

For many years, fisheries activities have increasingly placed pressure on the world’s fish stocks, but a recent scientific report, launched this week by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS), outlines the gravity of the consequences for another group of animals: the toothed whales. …   | Chinese

05 Feb 2010 | News story

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European Parliament Intergroup Meeting on CITES

The European Parliament (EP) hosted on 27th January 2010 a meeting on CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in preparation of the CITES COP15 in Doha. The prestigious panel presented to 50 odd Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), assistants and representatives of various organisations their views on this International Convention. It enabled discussion to continue within the EP on several critical issues such as elephants, polar bears, and marine species, with a view to better preparing the EP Resolution, to be voted in Plenary next week, and the CITES COP15 in Doha in March. The event was chaired by MEP Sturdy, MEP Gutierrez-Cortines, MEP Skylakakis and MEP Franco. …  

05 Feb 2010 | News story

African elephant in Botswana's Okavango Delta

New book celebrates aquatic life in Africa’s Okavango Delta

IUCN and its partners unveiled a stunning new book this week that features one of the most globally-important and species-rich wetlands, the Okavango Delta, world-renowned for its unique ecological and economic role in southern Africa. …  

04 Feb 2010 | News story

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