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Conference "Invasive Alien Species: the urban dimension", 05.09.2013

Urban areas and biological invasions: what can cities do about it?

IUCN has brought together key actors from all over Europe at a conference aiming to exchange knowledge and best practices to reduce the risk of invasive alien species in urban areas. …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story
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Participantes del Segundo Encuentro Técnico para la creación de un geoportal del Mar de Alborán

El geoportal como instrumento para la gobernanza del Mar de Alborán

Una de las actividades que desarrolla el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la UICN (UICN-Med) como socio del proyecto POCTEFEX-Alborán es impulsar el diseño y estructura de un geoportal sobre información de los recursos naturales del Mar de Alborán. Con el fin de conocer mejor las bases de datos e información ambiental de tipo geográfico sobre el Mar de Alborán disponibles, el pasado 17 y 18 de septiembre, UICN-Med organizó en Sevilla un segundo encuentro técnico invitando a participar a más de una decena de instituciones científicas, administrativas y académicas de ambas orillas y que fue inaugurado por Javier Madrid, Director general de Gestión del Medio Natural de la Junta de Andalucía. …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

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We are now on Twitter!

IUCN-Med is now a member of the Twitter community! Follow our account, IUCN Med, to learn about our activities, read interesting news on the Mediterranean or discover more about the Mediterranean wildlife. …   | French

13 Sep 2013 | News story

•	The American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is introduced to the British Isles and Italy where it is having a significant impact on both the agriculture sector and the forestry industry, as well as causing ecological damage to forest ecosystems.

European Commission move to tackle invasive species a good start but more needed

The new legislative proposal released yesterday by the European Commission aims to ensure coordinated action at the EU level to curb the impacts of invasive alien species. IUCN, uniting some of the leading experts on this subject in Europe, welcomes the new proposal but highlights some concerns.  …   | Dutch

10 Sep 2013 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN prepares to recruit its next Director General

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, the longest serving Director General of IUCN, has expressed her intention to step down next year, after nearly eight years at the helm of the organization. The process of recruiting her successor has now officially been launched and the IUCN Council’s Search Committee will develop a Terms of Reference for this position shortly. …  

05 Sep 2013 | News story

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Nature is...better in the dark!

A new social media campaign, launched as a result of the Powered by Nature Awards, encourages people to turn off their lights and turn on their senses. With cheeky humour and simple graphics, the campaign “Better in the Dark” invites community contributions to the question: What things are better in the dark?   …  

03 Sep 2013 | News story
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Consulting on the Blue Society

The Sea for Society project is in the process of examining how it is that a more integrated and sustainable approach to marine and maritime systems can be achieved in Europe. Between May and October of this year citizens from all of Europe will be meeting to discuss such issues and help towards the goal of defining a new vision for the marine environment: the Blue Society.  …  

29 Aug 2013 | News story
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Publication "Invasive alien species: the urban dimension"

Invasive alien species: the urban dimension

Invasive alien species (IAS) pose a significant threat to biodiversity in Europe, and this threat is likely to increase in the future unless meaningful action is taken at all levels to control the introduction and establishment of these species and address those already introduced. IUCN has released a publication which compiles case studies from more than 15 European countries and beyond to showcase examples of concrete action at the urban level.  …  

28 Aug 2013 | News story

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Third national workshop on Marine Protected Areas in Morocco

IUCN-Med participated in the third national workshop on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Morocco, which took place in Rabat, on August 23, 2013. This workshop was part of the Small-scale Fisheries project. It marked the end of the activities concerning MPAs, which had led to the creation of 3 MPAs on Moroccan coasts. This last meeting was the opportunity to review the accomplishments and eventual follow-ups to the project. …   | French

28 Aug 2013 | News story