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Species on the Edge app for iPad and iPhone

Species on the Edge app is launched

Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn about threatened species from around the world. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story

Southern White Rhino subspecies (Ceratotherium simum simum) Dr Richard Emslie

Another leap towards the Barometer of Life

The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ illustrates the efforts undertaken by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and its partners to expand the number and diversity of species assessed, improving the quality of information in order to obtain a better picture of the state of biodiversity. With now more than 61,900 species reviewed, another big step forward has been made toward developing the IUCN Red List into a true ‘Barometer of Life,’ as called for by leading experts in the magazine Science in 2010. …   | French | Spanish

10 Nov 2011 | International news release


Nature’s key to a bright future for Libya

As Libya emerges after a long period of political turmoil, better protection and management of its marine and coastal areas can help rebuild the country and increase the economic security of its people. …   | French | Spanish

09 Nov 2011 | News story

Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino

El MARM y la UICN firman un convenio para el desarrollo del Programa Mediterráneo

El objetivo del Convenio es desarrollar las medidas previstas en la Ley de Patrimonio Natural y de la Biodiversidad y en el recién aprobado Plan Estratégico …  

03 Nov 2011 | News story

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi), a species endemic to Cayman Islands and listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

Europe’s overseas territories need more protection

Giant “Mountain Chicken” frogs, the 25 million bird island, and a rainforest the size of Portugal are increasingly threatened by the impacts of climate change and in need of greater protection, according to a new report published by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …   | French | Spanish

02 Nov 2011 | News story

pecheur, Al Hoceima, Maroc

North Africa unites to influence its future

IUCN has brought together the main voices concerned with nature conservation in North Africa at the IUCN North Africa Members Forum in Rabat, Morocco. IUCN members and partners reviewed achievements to date and devised a new programme of work. …   | French

07 Oct 2011 | Media statement
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Antonio Troya, Director of IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Optimistic times for IUCN in North Africa

Leading voices from the environmental field were present in Rabat, Morocco, for IUCN's North Africa Members Forum. The three-day meeting resulted in a fresh set of priorities for nature for the region. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

Dr. Abderrahmen GANNOUN , Director 

Increased population pressure on natural resources in North Africa

The pressure of an increasing population is putting excessive demands on the natural resources of the region of North Africa, according to Dr Abderrahmen Gannoun, Director of the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas, based in Tunisia. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission.

Concerns about pollution

Pollution is one of the most important threats to the environment in North Africa, says Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Wafae Benhardouze, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission

More research needed to save nature

Support for scientific research by governments is vital for conservation efforts, according to Wafae Benhardouze, a member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Mediterranean landscape