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The vaquita of the Gulf of California is well on its way to extinction. The cause is bycatch in fishing nets

IPCC for the Oceans?

A new report was presented to a United Nations General Assembly Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole in New York last week which provides governments with options for establishing an assessment process for better understanding ocean processes through an integrated framework. The Working Group developed recommendations for this year’s General Assembly that provide a way forward for establishing a regular global marine assessment process, with further agreement on certain modalities to be worked out in 2010.  …  

08 Sep 2009 | News story

Basking shark

News from IUCN members: Save Our Seas Foundation study basking sharks and call to protect cetaceans

Marine experts, assembled by the Save Our Seas Foundation in July, called for action to sustain the Indian Ocean whaling ban and protect dolphins from growing slaughter. Despite the ban on whaling in a large area of the Indian Ocean, populations of both whales and dolphins appear to be on the decline, mainly because of accidental entrapment in fishing gear and in some cases, intentional hunting. …  

08 Sep 2009 | News story

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L’UICN accueille trois nouveaux membres

Le 26 août 2009, le Bureau du Conseil de l’UICN, lors de sa 54e session, a admis trois nouveaux membres: le Réseau des Aires Protégées d’Afrique Centrale – RAPAC, une organisation internationale non-gouvernementale basée au Gabon, et deux organisations non-gouvernementales : The Jordanian Society for Organic Farming JSOF (Association jordanienne d’agriculture biologique), Jordanie, et The Garrison Institute, Etats-Unis d’Amérique. …   | English | Spanish

07 Sep 2009 | News story

Dead Sea

Valuing the Dead Sea Basin

IUCN is involved in a study to integrate environmental economic values into planning scenarios for part of the Dead Sea Basin (Jordan). It’s the first work of its kind in the region. …  

05 Sep 2009 | News story

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Oustanding rescue of the giant sable antelope !!

Rescue of the giant sable antelope (Hippotragus niger variani) in Cangandala NP, Angola - Contributed by Pedro Vaz Pinto …  

04 Sep 2009 | News story

Windturbine and rapeseed

US IUCN Members comment on recent climate legislation

US IUCN Members have commented on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 approved by the US House of Representatives. …  

03 Sep 2009 | News story

Bleached coral head, Bahamas.

Use ecosystems to fight climate change, says study

Investing in the Earth’s multi-trillion dollar ecosystems can counter climate change and help climate-proof vulnerable economies, according to the latest update by The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. …  

02 Sep 2009 | News story

A blackbreasted pipefish in the Red Sea, Egypt

Red Sea, White Coral?

What is the potential effect of climate change on Red Sea coral reefs and tourism in Egypt? Kuoni, HEPCA, IUCN and local tour operators are working in partnership to address this issue. …  

02 Sep 2009 | News story

A new vision for drylands

Dr Mike Mortimore, a member of IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management, outlines his vision for the world’s drylands and what’s needed to achieve it. …  

02 Sep 2009 | News story
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Robin Yarrow, IUCN Regional Councillor

New Regional Councillor for Oceania

Mr. Robin Yarrow has been elected as Regional Councillor for Oceania, replacing Mr. Lionel Gibson, and will hold office until the close of the next ordinary session of the World Conservation Congress in 2012. …  

02 Sep 2009 | News story

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