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The glorious Lake Nivolet basks in the Italian sunshine

Greening Europe – recommendations for the Green List of Protected Areas from the Little Sydney conference

What are some key considerations for rolling out the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas (GLPA) in the European context, building on the successful involvement of France, Spain and Italy in the GLPA pilot phase? Being “one of the biggest successes of the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney”, as Jean-Philippe Siblet of the French GLPA expert group put it, the Green List featured prominently at the Little Sydney conference in Hainburg, Austria. …  

05 Jun 2015 | Article

Ifrane National Park (Morocco)

IUCN-Med congratulates the Tour du Valat for receiving the Ramsar Convention Award for Merit

The Tour du Valat received the Ramsar Convention Award for Merit, at the 12th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention in Punta del Este (Uruguay). This award recognizes the outstanding research efforts this unique organization has made toward wetland preservation, management and restoration over the past 60 years. …  

04 Jun 2015 | News story

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

First complete assessment of European marine fishes highlights major threat from overfishing

A total of 7.5% of all European marine fish species are threatened with extinction in European waters, according to the European Red List of Threatened Species published today by IUCN and the European Commission. While some species are recovering, marine management has been less successful for many other commercial fishes: 40.4% of European sharks, rays and chimaeras face an elevated risk of extinction. …  

03 Jun 2015 | News story

Cartel del concurso de Microrrelatos - Día Mundial de Medio Ambiente

El Ayuntamiento de Málaga y UICN promueven un concurso de microrrelatos para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente

El Ayuntamiento de Málaga y el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) organizan la 1º Edición del concurso de microrrelatos dentro del conjunto de actividades programadas por la ciudad de Málaga para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medioambiente 2015, el próximo 5 de junio. …  

22 May 2015 | News story

Biodiversity is the cornerstone of our existence

International Day for Biological Diversity 2015: Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Every year on May 22, people around the world celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, a day aimed at increasing understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. From habitat loss and overexploitation to illegal wildlife trade and climate change, a whole host of very real and damaging threats is facing the planet’s incredible biodiversity. Combatting these issues lies at the core of IUCN’s work and feeds into the organisation’s mission of ‘a just world that values and conserves nature’. …  

22 May 2015 | Article

Brochure de sensibilisation sur le cap de Trois Fourches (Maroc)

Le cap des Trois Fourches

Le Centre d’Activités Régionales pour les Aires Spécialement Protégées (CAR/ASP) de la Convention de Barcelone et le Centre de Coopération de la Méditerranée de l’UICN avec la collaboration du Haut-Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification (HCEFLCD) du Maroc viennent de réaliser une publication dédiée au Cap des Trois Fourches, sur la façade méditerranéenne du Maroc. …  

21 May 2015 | Downloads - publication

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IUCN Welcomes 15 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 15 new Members to IUCN  | French | Spanish | Spanish

13 May 2015 | Article

The MEET project presentation at the Midterm Conference in Lebanon (April 2015)

MEET catalogue: Building ecotourism destinations in Mediterranean protected areas

During one month, from 16 February to 22 March, 11 workshops and field trips in 8 countries were jointly organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in the framework of the activities of the Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism Network (MEET). The MEET project, a three-year project funded by European Union (ENPI-CBC Mediterranean Programme 2007-2013), aims at exploring an innovative model of ecotourism for protected areas in the Mediterranean. …  

12 May 2015 | News story

Octopus vulgaris, Cap de Trois Fourches (Maroc)

Discover the biological richness of ”Cap des Trois Fourches” in Morocco

The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, in collaboration with theHaut-Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification  Moroccan (HCEFLCD) in Morocco, have just released a new publication dealing with the "Cap des Trois Fourches" on the Mediterranean coasts of Morocco. …   | French

11 May 2015 | News story

RiverPrize logo

Applications open for European RiverPrize 2015

The International RiverFoundation is now calling for applications for the 2015 IRF European Riverprize - Europe’s most esteemed award for the restoration, protection or sustainable management of rivers and wetlands across the continent. …  

05 May 2015 | News story