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World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

Arctic plastics web 2

Microplastics: A global disaster in the Arctic Ocean

Microplastics pollution in the Arctic and its effects on ecosystems, human health and ice formation and melting are the subject of a newly launched IUCN research project. …  

29 Jan 2016 | News story

Python skins are traded primarily to meet demands from the fashion industry

CITES meeting helps boost fight against illegal wildlife trade

IUCN expertise made a significant contribution to the 66th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Standing Committee (SC66) held in Geneva earlier this month. …  

28 Jan 2016 | News story

Sunda Pangolin, 2015A-075, ZSL, Pangolin Conservation Initiative, dan challender, SOS Save Our Species

Saving the World's most illegally traded wild mammal

Pangolins are the most heavily poached and trafficked mammals on the planet. Until recently, most people didn’t even know they existed. Earlier this year, a major new conservation initiative was launched to raise awareness of pangolins and address the key threats to their survival. …  

23 Jan 2016 | News story

Publication: Atlas of the Mediterranean Seamounts and Seamount-like Structures

Monts sous-marins de la Méditerranée, un point chaud de la biodiversité

Les progrès technologiques d’analyse géographique des grands fonds des océans permettent de confirmer l'importance écologique de ces écosystèmes méconnus. En Méditerranée, plus de 242 structures sous-marines (monts, bancs, collines, escarpements, falaises et autres élévations au-dessus du fond de la mer) sont identifiées et décrites dans l’ "Atlas des monts sous-marins et des structures similaires en Méditerranée", un projet coordonné par Maurizio Wurtz et Marzia Rovere en collaboration avec plus de 20 experts et le soutien du Centre de coopération pour la Méditerranée de l'UICN. …   | English | Spanish

22 Jan 2016 | News story

Amur Leopard

New partnership to help species impacted by climate change

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (YWPF) has become a major partner in the global fight to protect wildlife from climate change. …  

20 Jan 2016 | News story

Deep-sea squid (Teuthowenia pellucida)

The Deep - Leading the way with new IUCN job role

The Deep, one of the largest public aquariums in the UK, is recruiting for a Marine Officer in a new collaborative project with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Marine Biodiversity Unit to help achieve the goal of assessing 20,000 marine species by 2020 for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

20 Jan 2016 | News story

JUrgen Freund, SOS Save Our Species, Terre Sauvage, Nature Image Awards

Jurgen Freund wins IUCN Bourse for Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards 2015

Ever seen anything cuter than a bunch of bats wrapped up like babies ready for nap-time at a bat hospital? Thanks to Terre Sauvage IUCN Bourse prize winner, Jurgen Freund, you can - via the wildlife and nature magazine's January edition which showcases the winners of its Nature Image Awards (NIA) 2015. …  

12 Jan 2016 | News story

2015 IUCN species highlights

2015 IUCN Species Highlights

Throughout 2015, the IUCN Global Species Programme and Species Survival Commission (SSC) have been working together tirelessly toward the mission of reducing the loss of diversity of life on earth. Below is a summary of some of the key events and achievements. …  

12 Jan 2016 | News story

Massif de l'Ennedi, Chad

Twelve nomination files reviewed for natural World Heritage in 2016

IUCN’s World Heritage Panel gathered last December to consider 12 files for possible inscriptions of natural sites on the World Heritage List in 2016. This includes proposals for boundary changes in two natural World Heritage sites in Russia. As the official Advisory Body on natural World Heritage, IUCN will issue its recommendations six weeks before UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting due to take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 10 to 20 July 2016. …  

06 Jan 2016 | News story

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