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Protected Areas in France

Les espaces protégés français : un réseau crucial pour la sauvegarde de nos richesses naturelles

Cet ouvrage vous présente l’éventail des outils dédiés à la conservation des espaces naturels en France métropolitaine et d’outre-mer, qu’ils soient réglementaires, contractuels ou fonciers. …  

22 Dec 2010 | Downloads - publication

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IUCN European Union Update

IUCN's 8th newsletter on nature conservation policy in the European Union is now available. This edition focuses on Biodiversity and Development. …  

21 Dec 2010 | News story

Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) on Ascension Island

Experts unveil new framework for improved conservation of marine turtles

Effective conservation often comes down to a matter of scale and strategy. For threatened species that range across the globe, often the biggest challenge to conservation is knowing how to prioritize limited resources to the areas that need them most. In an article published today in the journal Public Library of Science ONE, the world’s leading marine turtle experts have developed a new framework to address this challenge for highly migratory—and highly threatened—marine turtles. …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story

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

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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