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Rainbow parrotfish grazing in the Caribbean

From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

Louis Galantine, Regional Councillor, Guadeloupe

Strengthening islands’ climate change resilience at La Réunion conference

Islands are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. They are often densely populated, yet face rising sea levels, water scarcity and natural disasters such as storms and floods. But regional governments and island states also have ample opportunities to lead on both adaptation and mitigation and are often already doing so. …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

Las Ramblas in Barcelona

Barcelona - Embracing the Vision of a Greener Future

The film Barcelona - Embracing the Vision of a Greener Future, introduces Barcelona as one of the European cities aligned with the URBES project. 

24 Jun 2014 | News story

IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami (left) and Interim PIDF Secretary General, Feleti Teo, after the signing in Nadi, Fiji.

Pacific Islands Development Forum signs agreement with IUCN

IUCN and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) entered into an agreement on June 20 declaring their commitment to collaborate on initiatives related to sustainable development, particularly in advancing the concept of a green economy. …  

23 Jun 2014 | News story

Recycling Bins

Sustainable Energy, Biodiversity and Recycling: Sharing Success Stories of Sustainable Action Across Europe

A series of webinars organized by IUCN and the Alcoa Foundation over the past four weeks highlighted NGO success stories on sustainable action for renewable energy and energy efficiency, biodiversity and recycling in Europe. The three-part webinar series brought together representatives from Alcoa and NGOs from the IUCN membership network in Europe, to share their experiences and stimulate ideas for future collaboration and concrete action and were part of Alcoa’s and Alcoa Foundation’s ‘Green Works’ weeks. …  

20 Jun 2014 | News story

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, World Heritage site

Time to focus on the success of natural World Heritage, says IUCN

A new assessment by IUCN reveals for the first time the good conservation performance of natural World Heritage sites. The IUCN World Heritage Outlook provides unique insight into how the world’s natural sites can be preserved over time. …  

17 Jun 2014 | News story

Dickinson's Cypripedium (Cypripedium dickinsonianum) - Endangered

La Liste rouge des espèces menacées de l’UICN dresse un état des lieux toujours plus alarmant

Selon la dernière mise à jour de la Liste rouge des espèces menacées de l’UICN™, près de 80 % des orchidées de la sous-famille des Cypripedioideae des zones tempérées et plus de 90 % des lémuriens sont menacés d’extinction. Alors que l’anguille du Japon, une espèce récemment évaluée, a été classée dans la catégorie En danger, le tatou à trois bandes du Brésil, la mascotte de la Coupe du Monde 2014 de la FIFA, dont la population est en déclin constant, conserve son statut d’espèce Vulnérable. …   | English | Spanish | German | Dutch

12 Jun 2014 | News story

Canis lupus

Living with wolves and bears: Addressing conflicts arising from coexistence of people and large carnivores

IUCN welcomes today’s launch of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores. These species, such as wolves and bears, have made a remarkable recovery across the EU, but coexistence with man can be problematic. The Platform was set up by the European Commission to facilitate constructive dialogue among key stakeholders including farmers, conservationists, landowners and hunters, and it aims at finding commonly agreed solutions to conflicts arising from people living and working in close proximity to these large animals. …  

10 Jun 2014 | News story

The Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham launching the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign

International sporting personalities United for Wildlife

Global sports personalities came together in London yesterday to sign up to the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign, which seeks to mobilise support amongst younger generations for the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Sportspeople already signed up as Ambassadors of the campaign include David Beckham, Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Samuel Eto’o, Yao Ming and Francois Pienaar. …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Nets

Conservation sans Frontières dans la mer d’Alboran

Al Hoceima a été le point de rencontre de plus de 30 pêcheurs originaires des deux rives de la mer d’Alboran, qui entre le 31 mai et le 1er juin dernier se sont réunis dans le cadre d’un atelier sur la pêche artisanale. Cette réunion a été notamment rendue possible grâce au centre de l’UICN pour la coopération en méditerranée, dans le cadre de son projet POCTEFEX-Alboran, et à travers la collaboration de l’association et membre de l’UICN « AGIR » et de l’association Rif Siglo XXI.  | English | Spanish

06 Jun 2014 | News story

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