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Solomon Islands

Rallying for the cause

This year’s annual meeting of IUCN Patrons of Nature, with its theme of ocean conservation, was held recently in Monaco, graciously hosted by HSH Prince Albert II, himself a Patron of IUCN. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article

Sequoia

World’s oldest and largest species in decline – IUCN Red List

The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows worrying declines for conifers – the world’s oldest and largest organisms – freshwater shrimps, cone snails and the Yangtze Finless Porpoise. The Santa Cruz Pupfish, a lizard known as the Cape Verde Giant Skink and a species of freshwater shrimp have been declared Extinct.   …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

02 Jul 2013 | International news release

IUCN 2012 Congress  - Forum

Keeping the spirit of the 2012 Congress alive

IUCN is pleased to announce the launch of the IUCN Conservation Trends Platform, which illustrates trends for conservation based on analysis undertaken during the Forum of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on a selection of workshops under each Congress theme. A Trend Report has been produced for each day, identifying the main conservation messages coming out of the collective work. …   | French | Spanish

01 Jul 2013 | News story

Tuvalu Marine Life

Tuvalu releases the first inventory of its most vital resource: Marine life

Alofa Tuvalu,the French-Tuvaluan NGO, handed out "Tuvalu Marine Life" a publication symbolically printed in 100 copies, to Tine Leuelu, Ambassador of Tuvalu to Belgium, to IUCN, UNESCO and to its partners. The event took place, early June, at the Paris Tropical Aquarium. …  

25 Jun 2013 | News story

Manta ray, Mayotte

Mayotte: yet to be recognized exceptional biodiversity

The French overseas department of Mayotte is located in the biogeographical area of the Comoros Archipelago, at the heart of the Mozambique Channel and close to Madagascar. Mayotte hosts a variety of land and marine tropical ecosystems which are of major ecological value, despite significant landscape changes due to the exploitation of first sugar cane and later rice. Read more about Mayotte in the new Country Focus. …  

20 Jun 2013 | News story
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Delphine Batho, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Victorin Lurel, Minister of Overseas France, Pascal Canfin, Deputy Minister for Development and Anne Paugam, CEO of the French Development Agency sign a new agreement with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), represented by its Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre.

France and IUCN intensify their efforts to protect global biodiversity

Yesterday IUCN signed a new partnership agreement with France, which aims to support the Union's global biodiversity conservation work, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, oceans and global governance of natural resources. …   | French

13 Jun 2013 | News story

New Caledonian reefs

Carole Martinez speaks up for Europe Overseas

Listen to Carole Martinez, Project coordinator for IUCN’s Europe Overseas Programme, talk about the challenges faced by Europe’s overseas entities on French radio station Rédaction Radio. Recorded at  the European Parliament in May, Carole makes the case for a dedicated European funding mechanism to support conservation work in European overseas entities. …  

11 Jun 2013 | Article
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Reef, Mayotte

Supporting Mayotte’s Biodiversity Strategy

Since June 2012, IUCN French National Committee has worked to help develop a Biodiversity Strategy for Mayotte. The process has involved the participation of numerous stakeholders and the organisation of several workshops to map out how the island’s rich biodiversity can be better protected.  …  

10 Jun 2013 | Article
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Mangroves, Mayotte

Managing Mayotte’s under threat mangroves

Ever since the mid 20th Century, Mayotte’s mangroves have steadily been in decline due largely to major development projects encroaching on these important biodiversity hotspots. Although measures are now being taken to rectify the situation, more action is required and this is exactly why IUCN is aiming to support Mayotte’s mangrove conservation efforts over the coming years. …  

10 Jun 2013 | Article
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Sylvia Earle

Our blue heart

To mark World Oceans Day, 8 June, renowned oceanographer and IUCN Patron Sylvia Earle narrates a short film on the urgent need to protect our oceans from pollution and overfishing. …  

07 Jun 2013 | Article