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Species on the Edge of Survival – The ultimate guide to nature in need

Why is the Javan Rhino one of the world’s most threatened large mammals? What efforts are underway to help conserve the 47 remaining Floreana Mockingbirds of Ecuador? Why is there a dramatic decline in the Globosa Mangrove? You can find answers to these and many more questions in a unique anthology, Species on the Edge of Survival, published by Collins. …  

25 Aug 2011 | News story

Inner Niger Delta

WANI - Treasure Trove of IWRM Knowledge

At the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, the IUCN Water Programme launched a new series of knowledge products inspired by the work of over 10 years Water and Nature Initiative. …  

23 Aug 2011 | News story

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World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

UPU Letter Writing Competition Winners

Young writers' forest letter contest - Barbados and China win!

A Great Oak in Guyana’s Windsor Forest and an observant little tree ‘prepared to care for humanity’ helped 15-year-old Charlée Gittens from Barbados and 13-year-old Wang Sa from China to win gold medals in the Universal Postal Union’s 40th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People. …  

19 Aug 2011 | News story

Batfish, Chumbe Island Coral Park, Tanzania

An example to follow

Chumbe Island Coral Park, Zanzibar, Tanzania …  

16 Aug 2011 | Fact sheet
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Support pours in for Kwa-Zulu Natal's Rhino Skydive

From pensioners giving their precious R10, to donations of luxury accommodation and the gift of a life-size fibre-glass rhino, support for the world-first Skydive for Rhinos is pouring in from the Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) public and business communities.The organisers of what ‘should’ have been a staff-based effort to personally raise funds from friends and family for rhinos under threat from organised poaching syndicates, are astonished by the torrent of support this KZN initiative is receiving. …  

04 Aug 2011 | News story
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Soko springs, Pangani Basin

IUCN Pangani project: case study in TEEB report

The Pangani River Basin Management Project, implemented by IUCN and partners, has recently been included as a case study in the TEEB report. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study is a major international initiative drawing attention to the global economic benefits of biodiversity. …  

04 Aug 2011 | News story

Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Remember the rangers: 31 July is World Ranger Day

Today we celebrate World Ranger Day. We commemorate those rangers all over the world who have died in the course of their duties but also those who risk their lives every day at the forefront of conservation. While some are exposed to hazardous environmental conditions such as floods or dangerous animals, others are targeted because they stand up to poachers, drug warlords and criminals. This year alone, at least 31 were murdered, some under the most horrific circumstances. …  

31 Jul 2011 | News story

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Honorary membership of IUCN

Honorary Membership of IUCN, which recognizes outstanding services to the conservation of nature and natural resources, is presented at the World Conservation Congress to two or three individuals who have made exceptional contributions to furthering the goals of the Union. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

Harold Jefferson Coolidge

The Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Established eight years ago during the World Conservation Congress in Thailand, the Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal will go to a conservation professional who has made outstanding contributions to the conservation of nature and natural resources. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story