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A fresh face for the Environmental Law Programme

We are happy to announce that Sarah Lucas, from Réunion, joined the team at IUCN Environmental Law Centre as a Junior Legal Officer on 1 September. …  

22 Sep 2009 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

La France confirme sa coopération avec le plus grand réseau mondial de protection de la nature

Des projets de conservation de la biodiversité en Afrique, en Méditerranée et dans l’outre-mer européen sont mis en place dès cette année …   | English | Spanish

18 Sep 2009 | News story

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Synergy for Pacific Invasives

The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania and the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) Regional Office for the Pacific (ROP) are developing a synergistic mechanism for the delivery of Pacific services on addressing regional invasive species issues.
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17 Sep 2009 | News story
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USP Vice-Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra and Dr. Ian Payton of Landcare Research New Zealand Limited

USP to Form Partnership with Landcare Research New Zealand Limited

The University of the South Pacific and Landcare Research New Zealand Limited have been co-operating for some years on a project-by-project basis. Now, both institutions have decided to intensify their co-operation by signing a Memorandum of Agreement to support science collaboration and to develop high level science-based strategic partnership. …  

17 Sep 2009 | News story

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WILD about climate change

For the first time ever, the WWC will convene in Latin America from 6-13 November, in the city of Merida, Yucatan, in the heart of the Mayan world. Many of the world’s leading conservation experts, politicians, academics, corporations, artists, native peoples, students and many others will gather in Merida, Mexico to debate and act upon the most urgent environmental issues of our time.  …  

14 Sep 2009 | News story

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

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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

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

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