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IUCN's Rocio Cordoba at COP 16

New water project gives new hope to vulnerable people

A new water governance project for the Mesoamerica region was launched today in Cancun, Mexico, during the UN climate talks. …  

03 Dec 2010 | Audio

Western Gray Whale

International scientists track endangered whale to discover breeding grounds

A team of scientists from Russia and the United States has successfully tagged and is tracking by satellite an individual from one of the world’s most endangered whale populations – a western gray whale - off the coast of Russia’s Sakhalin Island. IUCN has been involved in the tagging and tracking process, providing scientific advice and logistical support. …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story

IUCN spokesperson Carole Saint Laurent speaking at the 'women in REDD' event, UNFCCC Cancun

Women in REDD critical for climate action

Cancun, Mexico. Women must be included in all international efforts to save the world’s remaining forests and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17%, according to IUCN. …   | Spanish

02 Dec 2010 | IUCN statement

La Asamblea de Miembros del Comité Español de la UICN

Carlos Sánchez es reelegido como Presidente del Comité Español de UICN

La Asamblea de miembros del Comité Español de la UICN (CeUICN) ha reelegido esta mañana por unanimidad a Carlos Sánchez como presidente de la entidad por un periodo de tres años más. Sánchez, presidente también de la Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre, será el encargado de consolidar este Comité nacional de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, que agrupa a 36 entidades medioambientales españolas. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story

ICC Jeju (far right) and Mt. Halla, Jeju, Republic of Korea

Congress preparations well underway

First meeting of the 2012 Congress Preparatory Committee …   | French | Spanish

29 Nov 2010 | News story

Climate change and biodiversity in the European Union overseas entities

Climate change and biodiversity in the European Union overseas entities

Climate change and biodiversity in the European Union overseas entities …  

29 Nov 2010 | Downloads - publication

Rhône Glacier, Valais, Switzerland

Confidence needs to be restored urgently at the UN climate change talks in Cancun

Governments must restore confidence in the negotiation process of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by increasing climate funding and ensuring natural solutions are part of the post-2012 regime, says IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

29 Nov 2010 | IUCN statement

IUCN logo

Surge in IUCN Members and Committees

 IUCN welcomes 35 new Members and officially recognizes 3 Regional Committees and 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Foro Mediterráneo de Conservación UICN

IUCN Mediterranean pledges for a laboratory of cooperation and communication

Malaga, Spain, 25 November 2010 (IUCN-Med) – After several days of information and debate between public administrations, NGO’s and researchers of 21 countries meeting in Malaga, the Mediterranean Forum of the International Union for Conservation of Nature has presented their conclusions: we urgently need to clarify the importance of biodiversity to society through concrete actions, and IUCN should lead the coordination of efforts for a rational use of available resources and promote intelligent development between the North and South Mediterranean area. …   | French | Spanish

25 Nov 2010 | International news release
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Parthenium hysterophorous has invaded about 2 million ha. in Ethiopia including productive grasslands where it has displaced valuable pasture species to the detriment of livestock and wildlife.  Unless action is taken, parts of the Masai-Mara may look just like this in years to come.

Noxious weed threatens the biggest wildlife migration on the planet

The Serengeti - Masai Mara ecosystem in Africa, which hosts the largest wildlife migration known to man, is under attack from a noxious weed from Central America, commonly known as feverfew (Parthenium hysterophorus). If left unchecked it could threaten the continued migration of millions of animals across the plains every year, including 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle and 200,000 zebra. …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story