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The Tigerfish, Hydrocynus vittatus (LC), a species popular among the sport fishing community. This iconic species is generally common and abundant with a wide distribution across Africa, but is locally depleted by heavy fishing pressure

Lifeline for Africa’s freshwater species

Gland, Switzerland, 9th June, 2011 (IUCN) – Africa is being given a unique opportunity to conserve its tremendous diversity of freshwater species – a critical resource for many of Africa’s poorest people. African countries can now decide to use their water resources sustainably, and avoid paying millions of dollars, as is the case in Europe, to rectify poorly planned wetland development. …   | French | Arabic

09 Jun 2011 | International news release

Professor Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam, Chief Executive, Wildlife Trust of Bangladsh, receiving the award on behalf of WTB from honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh receives national award for conservation

The Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh (WTB), a member of IUCN since 2008, received the Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation from the honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 1 June 2011. …  

08 Jun 2011 | News story

Albatross in the Pacific Ocean

Breakthrough at the United Nations: hopes grow for the high seas

Today, World Oceans Day, IUCN is celebrating a major breakthrough in global efforts to conserve the high seas. …  

08 Jun 2011 | News story

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CEESP Annual Report 2010

A Message from the Chair …  

07 Jun 2011 | News story

Stephen Woodley

Protected Areas get a boost from Parks Canada

Providing a major boost to IUCN’s Global Programme on Protected Areas, Parks Canada and IUCN are pleased to announce that Dr Stephen Woodley will take up a new position as Senior Programme Advisor on Protected Areas and Climate Change for the next two years. …  

07 Jun 2011 | News story
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A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

IUCN and Shell: guiding the way

IUCN has had an influential impact on the way Shell views and manages conservation challenges across 90 countries. That was one of the messages to emerge from a recent meeting that took place between Shell and the IUCN Council (the organization's governing body).  …  

07 Jun 2011 | News story

World Environment Day 2011 - Forests: Nature At Your Service

IUCN Bangladesh observes World Environment Day 2011

World Environment Day was observed in Bangladesh with the theme “Nature: Forests at your Service” by IUCN Bangladesh, the Government, United Nation agencies and numerous NGOs and institutions. …  

07 Jun 2011 | Event

Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps)

Big birds lose out in a crowded world

One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for birds, just released by BirdLife International, an IUCN Red List partner.  …  

07 Jun 2011 | International news release

Mangroves in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

Mangroves to receive huge boost from new carbon credit rules

A new method for calculating the role that mangrove restoration plays in slowing climate change, by capturing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, has been adopted. …   | French

06 Jun 2011 | News story

Women on their way to market, Mali.

World Environment Day: every forest voice should count

Today we celebrate World Environment Day, a global day for positive action for the environment. This year’s theme, ‘Forests: Nature at Your Service’, highlights the variety of services that forests provide us with and urges us all to take action to protect them. IUCN also calls for the voices of forest-dependent communities to be heard and taken into account in the way forests and their resources are managed. …  

05 Jun 2011 | News story