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Surpâturage dans la forêt de Chêne liège entourant Majen Choucha- Février 2010-

Open call for North Africa civil society organizations: Deadline extended 25 December 2014

The call for projects of the IUCN-Med “Small-Scale Initiatives Programme for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa” (PPI-OSCAN) has been launched today, 29th September 2014. Addressed to Civil Society Organizations of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, this initiative aims to support young civil society organisations in developing and implementing two-years innovative projects in the field of biodiversity conservation, natural resources management and climate change adaptation. …   | French | Spanish

10 Nov 2014 | News story

Fishes in the Barrier Reef World Heritage Site, Belize

CERMES to host the Regional Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity for the Caribbean

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (ORMACC) and the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, announce their collaboration on the Regional Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity (“the Observatory”). The Observatory will support the collection, management, analysis and application of data and information relevant to protected areas and biodiversity in the Caribbean. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

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The Arab Region Environmental Information Network

As an observer member in the League of Arab State, the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) attended the Joint Meeting of the Indicators and the Regional Networking Working Groups, which was held on the 12th Octobebr, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt aiming at discussing the status of the Environment in the Arab Region. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

a dolphin died because of garbage ingestion

Members in the News: Cetaceans in Syria: the Current Status and the Governing Legislations

 Despite the war and turmoil in Syria, the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) is still working and has potential activities to assess the impact of the war on the Syrian Biodiversity. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

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The Regional Knowledge Network on Water (R-KNOW) National Steering Committee in Jordan updated on R-KNOW Platform activities

 The National Steering Committee (NSC) of  the Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management (R-KNOW) project in Jordan, which consists of the stakeholders from different governmental institutions and NGOs, meets on a regular basis in order to discuss project activities in Jordan. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

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Members in the News: Drafting the MEET Ecotourism Catalogue

 The Mediterranean is one of the world’s most interesting regions in terms of ecotourism potentials thanks to a high diversity of landscapes and ecosystems as well as a unique cultural heritage and socio-economic mosaic. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

APN in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) meeting

Members in the News: The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) Organized A Side Event on Innovative Monitoring Mechanisms within the Committee on World Food Security

 The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) meets annually to develop and assess policies combating global food insecurity and reviews the effectiveness of these actions and goals year round. The annual public CFS meeting is supplemented by work from other sessions convened throughout the year and across the world. The CFS submits an annual report to the UN Economic and Social Council. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

Female Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)

A royal gift for the ‘Asian unicorn’

In honour of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark’s 80th birthday this year, Copenhagen Zoo recently made a generous donation to the IUCN Saola Working Group (SWG). The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) is a Critically Endangered ungulate endemic to the Annamite Mountains of Lao PDR and Viet Nam. It is so rare and enigmatic that it is often referred to as the ‘Asian unicorn’. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

12A-048-026, Rubaiyat Mansur, WCS, Pantropical spotted dolphin, SOS - Save Our Species

Bangladesh creates new Marine Protected Area for Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and Turtles

On 3 November 2014, the Government of Bangladesh declared the country’s first Marine Protected Area, Swatch of No Ground, to safeguard whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and other oceanic species under the Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act, 2012.   …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

Red November

British zoos and aquariums celebrate Red November

This year, IUCN is celebrating 50 years of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, and to mark the anniversary, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is asking its members to take part in Red November - a month dedicated to celebrating the conservation work of good zoos and the contribution of the IUCN Red List. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

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