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Awareness campaign plays a key role in sea turtle conservation

“All my life I have only known two different types of sea turtles in this area, these are the Soft Back and the Hard Back” said Benjamin Glassco, a veteran fisherman from Borgor Point, Liberia. “I would have never thought that there are other types of Hard Backs living in these waters”.   

15 Jan 2015 | News story

Steve Edwards of IUCN's Business and Biodiversity Programme

A balancing act

Steve Edwards of IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme explains how government and business are looking at ways to compensate for the impacts of development on biodiversity. …  

15 Jan 2015 | Article

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IUCN welcomes 13 new Members

 The IUCN Council has admitted 13 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

14 Jan 2015 | News story

Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General

Inger Andersen takes up her duties as IUCN Director General

This week IUCN extends a warm welcome to Inger Andersen as she takes on her new role as Director General. …  

13 Jan 2015 | News story

Publication Cover: Freshwater key biodiversity areas in the Mediterranean basin hotspot

Key Biodiversity Areas in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot

While the Mediterranean basin biodiversity hotspot is well known for its globally important biodiversity, its freshwater biodiversity has not been as widely recognized for its importance. Through this project, freshwater key biodiversity areas (KBAs) have now been identified, mapped and validated throughout much of the Mediterranean hotspot. It is now important to raise awareness of their status as validated freshwater KBAs and to develop plans for appropriate conservation actions at these sites, as this biodiversity is highly threatened largely due to the conflicting demands upon a diminishing supply of fresh water which is further exacerbated by the increased severity of drought across the region.    …  

12 Jan 2015 | Downloads - publication

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IUCN and IPBES 3

Third plenary meeting of IPBES (IPBES-3), 12-17 January 2015, Bonn, Germany. 

09 Jan 2015 | Event

Masai Mara National Park

Mission: supporting development through biodiversity conservation

The European Union is the biggest contributor to biodiversity finance in developing countries, and with the designation of 2015 as the “European Year for Development”, the achievements of the European Union’s global action in the field of conservation will be in the spotlight. Some of these results were showcased recently at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, through the participation of EU-supported protected areas initiatives such as BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme). …  

09 Jan 2015 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Reflections from IUCN's outgoing Director General

IUCN's outgoing Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre looks back over her eight years at the helm - the changes that have taken place in the organisation, the challenges and opportunities of nature conservation, and some of her personal highlights and achievements. …  

09 Jan 2015 | Article

TRAFFIC

Brisk trade threatens slow lorises

Cambridge, UK - A little-known venomous primate may be heading towards extinction due to the high demand for its use in traditional medicine. Surveys conducted in early 2014 by Oxford Brookes University and TRAFFIC in the border area between China and Myanmar have revealed the scale of the trade in Bengal Slow Lorises.
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08 Jan 2015 | News story

Shark presence in Maio, Cape Verde

Fishermen turning to shark conservation in Maio, Cape Verde

According to SOS grantee Edita Magileviciute, the recent in-water survey of sharks in Maio, one of the islands of the Cape Verde archipelago, confirmed presence of nurse and lemon sharks. Moreover, there is a high potential that the coastal waters of Maio could be shark breeding grounds.    

06 Jan 2015 | News story