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Wetland aliens cause bird extinction

BirdLife International announces today, in an update to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for birds, the extinction of Alaotra Grebe Tachybaptus rufolavatus. Restricted to a tiny area of east Madagascar, this species declined rapidly after carnivorous fish were introduced to the lakes in which it lived. This, along with the use of nylon gill-nets by fisherman which caught and drowned birds, has driven this species into the abyss.   …  

26 May 2010 | International news release

First place winner Najat Shana'a

IUCN honors winner of the Investigative Environmental Media Award

Four winners of the Investigative Environmental Media Award were honored by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature during the Jordanian Celebration for International Year of Biodiversity 2010 which was organized by Ministry of Environment on 24 May, 2010. The media award for the best investigative report on the environmental situation in the Zarqa River Basin was announced in Jordan by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia in February 2010 in cooperation with Ministry of Environment through the Zarqa River Restoration Project and funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and UNESCO Amman Office. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

Striped frog. Tavi, Portugal

Portuguese Parliamentarians together for biodiversity

For the first time the Portuguese Parliament hosted a conference dedicated to biodiversity. The event brought together Parliamentarians, NGOs and scientists to share information on the challenges biodiversity is facing and to discuss the next steps for conservation. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

Firma del Acuerdo entre UICN y las autoridades españolas - 25 de mayo de 2010 para el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo en Málaga

Spain to lead IUCN in the Mediterranean

On 25 May 2010, the Spanish Minister of Environment, Elena Espinosa, the Director of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation and Development, Elena Madrazo, the Andalusia Regional Minister of Environment, Juan Díaz Trillo and the Director of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Julia Marton-Lefèvre, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to maintain the IUCN Centre of Mediterranean Cooperation and its activities in Malaga. …   | French | Spanish

25 May 2010 | International news release
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A sign was put for the Dabi and Rantan intervention actions of the Komadugu Yobe Basin, Nigeria

WANI undertakes action with the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission

The IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) recently coordinated a river basin restoration action plan in partnership with the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission (NIWRMC) to restore flows in the Komadugu Yobe Basin. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

Regional Director for IUCN Oceania, Taholo Kami; Sailesh Kumar, logo competition winner and Dr Russel Howorth, SOPAC Director at the unveiling of the new PREEN logo.

Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network gets new logo

The recently established PREEN (Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network) unveiled its logo today at a prize giving ceremony hosted by the IUCN Oceania Office in Suva. The logo depicts land, sea, fish, turtles and mangroves. Also included in the logo is a scene of traditional fishers at work. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

Affiche - Guinée Bissau

La Guinée Bissau célèbre la biodiversité

La Guinée Bissau a décidé de célébrer sa biodiversité unique à l’occasion de la Journée Mondiale de la Biodiversité, le 22 mai 2010. L’engagement pour la conservation et la gestion du patrimoine naturel du pays s’est notamment concrétisé par la création d’un réseau de parcs naturels correspondant à 15% de son territoire, ce qui fait de la Guinée Bissau un exemple en Afrique de l’Ouest. …  

24 May 2010 | News story
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Crane – Bird of Peace Festival

'Crane – Bird of Peace Festival' at Lake Arpi

On May 15, 2010, the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (IUCN member and BirdLife in Armenia) organized the “Crane – Bird of Peace Festival” in the village of Mets Sepasar, Shirak province. The Festival celebrated one of Armenia’s critically endangered and red listed species, the Common Crane.
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24 May 2010 | News story

Draft Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

One of the outcomes of the Cochabamba World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, was discussion over a draft universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth.
This draft Declaration promotes a fundamental shift in decision-making about the utilisation of natural resources. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

PEOPLES AGREEMENT

A historical Conference occured in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April. An estimated 30,00 people participated to discuss a comprehensive programe of action on climate change and the 'Rights of Mother Earth'. This is final version of the 'PEOPLES AGREEMENT' from Cochabamba. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

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