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Bois Amer (Carissa spinarum) - A Critically Endangered plant from La Réunion

The Flora of Réunion Island at Risk: one in three species are threatened with extinction

After an initial set of chapters dedicated to the fauna of Réunion Island, the national Red List of Threatened Species in France has been expanded to include the flora of the island. …  

17 Dec 2010 | News story

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European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development - Newsletter

The October - December 2010 Newsletter from the European Parliament Intergroup "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development" is now available. The newsletter includes an article on the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya by IUCN and an interview with Dr Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Pan-Europe. …  

17 Dec 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

Global Ocean Protection

Global ocean protection : present status and future possibilities

Global ocean protection : present status and future possibilities …  

23 Nov 2010 | Downloads - publication

Low-lying island in the Seychelles

Islands of the Western Indian Ocean - unite!

The islands of the Western Indian Ocean and coastal areas of Eastern Africa are home to 30 million people who rely on their coastal environment for food and income. But overfishing, overdevelopment, pollution, environmental degradation and climate change are seriously threatening the natural resources that fuel the region’s economic activity. A burning question is will the region’s governments and civil society work together to respond to these challenges? …  

21 Oct 2010 | News story

Alepisaurus brevirostris - Lancet fish

Unique data collected on Indian Ocean seamounts

Within the framework of its Seamounts Project funded by the Global Environment Facility, IUCN, in collaboration with many partners, organized a survey of seamounts in the international waters of the southern Indian Ocean. …  

29 Jul 2010 | News story

Fishermen unloading fish, Mauritania

Coasts of life: helping tropical seaside communities cope with climate change

Climate change is hitting coastal areas hard: rises in sea levels, ocean acidification, extreme events, bleaching and death of coral are all climate impacts which will require adjustments socially and economically. A new IUCN report, published today, provides practical guidance for coastal communities and industries to adapt to climate change. …  

08 Jun 2010 | International news release

Russ Mittermier

Protecting Overseas Entities - new report

31 May 2010, Brussels. Mr Russell Mittermeier, Vice President of IUCN and President of Conservation International on Monday launched the IUCN publication: ‘Climate Change and Biodiversity in the European Union Overseas Entities’. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story

Mr Maurice Ponga

Launch of the EU Overseas Entities Programme

The official launch of the IUCN EU Overseas Entities Programme on Biodiversity and Climate Change took place at the Regional Office for Europe in Brussels on the 31st May 2010. The Programme aims to implement some of the 21 recommendations endorsed at the 2008 IUCN La Reunion conference. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story

Sentinelles Ecologiques

Sentinelles Ecologiques

Quel lien existe entre les îles Chagos dans l’océan indien, la Guyane française, Curaçao dans la Caraïbe, Madère dans l’Atlantique, Tahiti dans le Pacifique, ou encore le Groenland? Ces territoires d’outre-mer, aux écosystèmes fragiles, constituent des sentinelles écologiques pour l’Union européenne. …  

12 Nov 2008 | Video