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Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus)

Hidden effects of climate change on species revealed in new study

A new study by partners of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), including the IUCN Global Species Programme (GSP), has revealed that climate change’s effects on species may be occurring through a disruption of the fundamental interactions that exist between species within an ecosystem. …  

06 May 2014 | News story

Blanket bog of the Flow Country, Forsinard, UK

New Report highlights multiple benefits of peatland restoration around the world

Europe is rich in peatlands and these important ecosystems can bring environmental, social and economic benefits for communities and wildlife alike. A new report published today highlights innovative projects from around the globe which are helping restore and conserve our threatened peatlands. …  

29 Apr 2014 | News story

Coral Sea MPA Map

The Government of New Caledonia creates a big MPA in the Coral Sea– le parc naturel de la mer de Corail (nature park of the Coral Sea)

During its 23 April meeting, the government of New Caledonia adopted a decree to create le parc naturel de la mer de Corail. As stated by the president, Harold Martin, New Caledonia is adopting an integrated policy towards management of marine areas that are under its shared responsibility with the French Government. …  

23 Apr 2014 | News story

Spring

Conservation news from South Eastern Europe

The spring issue of the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin brings the nature conservation news from the region and invites the readers to learn about the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 themes. The focus section on IUCN website will be introducing the main themes of the Congress, showcasing the many ways protected areas benefit species and people. …  

17 Apr 2014 | News story

The American red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is a freshwater turtle usually sold as a pet, and now introduced in several European countries where it represents an ecological threat for the indigenous fauna and flora.

European Parliament adopts legislation to tackle invasive alien species at EU level

The European Parliament today adopted legislative plans to prevent the introduction and manage the spread in the EU of invasive alien species (IAS) of plants, animals or insects that cause ecological and economic damage. The legislation aims to tackle the threat through better, more coordinated action by member states, and provides for a ban on species declared to be of “Union concern”. …  

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Asian rhinos

IUCN calls for strengthening international cooperation to tackle wildlife crime

Wildlife crime, including poaching, illegal harvesting and other illegal cross-border trade in biological resources taken from the wild, has reached worrying levels and become a serious transnationally organised criminal business, now representing the fourth largest illegal activity in the world after drug trafficking, counterfeiting and human trafficking. This can have potentially disastrous implications for the conservation of the trafficked species. …  

11 Apr 2014 | News story

Inaugural session of the regional workshop to identify EBSAs in the Mediterranean.

Cómo proteger la biodiversidad marina mediterránea más allá de la jurisdicción nacional

La necesidad de aumentar la superficie protegida de los océanos es urgente, y no solo por cumplir con los compromisos internacionales, sino porque el deterioro de los ecosistemas marinos va en aumento. El Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica (CDB) y el Plan de Acción para el Mediterráneo del Programa de Naciones Unidas (PAM-PNUMA) celebran del 7 al 11 de abril en Málaga (España), un taller regional para la identificación de Áreas Marinas de Importancia Ecológica o Biológica (AIEB o EBSAs en sus siglas en inglés) en el Mediterráneo. …   | English | French

07 Apr 2014 | News story

Bumblebee

A new spring for bees

A high-level conference at the European Parliament on 2 April 2014 as part of the third European Week of Bees and Pollinators once again highlighted the urgency for action to halt population declines and the loss of bee diversity.  …  

07 Apr 2014 | News story

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Nueva aplicación móvil de UICN sobre especies invasoras en áreas marinas protegidas del Mediterráneo

El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la UICN ha presentado hoy una nueva aplicación para teléfonos inteligentes y una herramienta en línea para ayudar a los administradores de áreas marinas protegidas (AMP) a controlar la propagación de especies marinas invasoras en el Mediterráneo. La presentación se ha realizado durante el taller sobre cambio climático y áreas marinas protegidas celebrado en Cadaqués (España), organizado por la Red de gestores de Áreas Marinas Protegidas en el Mediterráneo (MedPAN) y el Centro de Actividades Regionales para áreas especialmente protegidas del Convenio de Barcelona (CAR/AEP del Plan de Acción del Mediterráneo del PNUMA) en colaboración con la Generalitat de Catalunya, el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la UICN, y con el apoyo de la Agencia del Agua de la región Ródano-Mediterráneo y Córcega y la Fundación MAVA.  | English | French

03 Apr 2014 | News story

An island of Europe overseas in the Western Indian Ocean

Partnership between French Agency for Development and IUCN: Biodiversity as a stepping stone for development

IUCN and AFD, the French Agency for Development, recently signed an agreement for EUR 2.6 million (CHF 3.18 million). The funds will contribute to the implementation of three thematic programmes chosen to reflect France’s international priorities in conservation. …   | French

21 Mar 2014 | News story


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