Asie de l'Ouest

Mohamed Talaat El Hennawy, Manager , Wadi El Rayan Protected Area, Egypt.

World Heritage in Egypt

Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, is Egypt's only natural World Heritage Site. It contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales: Archaeoceti. …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Jane Smart, Director of IUCN's Biodiversity Conservation Group and Global Species Programme
Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN and H.E. Razan Al Mubarak, Secretary General of EAD during the signing ceremony

IUCN and Abu Dhabi join forces for conservation

IUCN and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) have signed a four-year Framework Agreement in support of the IUCN Programme, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC). …  

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Arabian Oryx

Une lueur d’espoir dans le désert

Selon la dernière mise à jour de la Liste rouge de l’UICN des espèces menacéesTM, l’Oryx d’Arabie (Oryx leucoryx), qui avait été poussé au bord de l’extinction par la chasse, a devant lui aujourd’hui un avenir plus rassurant. Sa population sauvage compte maintenant un millier d’individus.  …   | English | Spanish

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Logo de l'UICN

L’UICN accueille 24 nouveaux Membres et 3 Comités nationaux

Le 25 mai 2011, le Conseil de l’UICN, lors de sa 76e session, a admis 24 nouveaux Membres et reconnu officiellement 3 Comités nationaux. …   | English | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) logo

Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Six Senses, Phuket,Thailand

Top ten tips for eco-tourists

With many people starting to plan their annual holidays, IUCN has released a list of top ten tips for tourists who want to visit some of the most beautiful natural sites in the world without damaging the environment. Tips range from choosing eco-hotels and being mindful of your carbon footprint to avoiding buying souvenirs made from Endangered species and making sure you know that what you’re eating isn’t under threat. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Opening CBD COP10

IUCN hosts UN discussions on making gender environmental benchmark

Gender issues could be the common thread running through global environment and development work, and therefore be at the centre of restructuring the UN system to be more consistent across agencies, programmes and conventions. …  

24 Mar 2011 | News story

Child bathing in Jordan

Journée mondiale de l'eau: répondre au défi urbain

Faire face aux besoins croissants en eau dans les villes est l'un des défis les plus urgents de ce siècle. La moitié de la population mondiale vit désormais dans les villes, et on estime que dans les deux décennies à venir, la population augmentera de 60%, soit 5 milliards de personnes. Cela signifie qu'une énorme quantité d'eau est nécessaire, pour boire, pour l'assainissement, l'industrie et la production alimentaire. Ce n'est qu'en assurant un accès fiable à l'eau potable que les villes de l'avenir pourront être véritablement durables. …   | English | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Nothern Bald Ibises at their wintering grounds on the Ethiopian highlands in November 2011

Hopes to save the most threatened bird in the Middle East

The Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita is listed on the IUCN Red List as a “Critically Endangered” species on a global scale. It was rediscovered on a remote cliff of the Syrian desert in April 2002, following clues from local hunters and Bedouin nomads, in the framework of a UN/DGCS (Italian Development Cooperation) general fauna survey of the area. It suddenly became the rarest and most threatened bird in the Middle East! …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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