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Parthenium hysterophorous has invaded about 2 million ha. in Ethiopia including productive grasslands where it has displaced valuable pasture species to the detriment of livestock and wildlife.  Unless action is taken, parts of the Masai-Mara may look just like this in years to come.

Noxious weed threatens the biggest wildlife migration on the planet

The Serengeti - Masai Mara ecosystem in Africa, which hosts the largest wildlife migration known to man, is under attack from a noxious weed from Central America, commonly known as feverfew (Parthenium hysterophorus). If left unchecked it could threaten the continued migration of millions of animals across the plains every year, including 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle and 200,000 zebra. …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story

The winner of the best biodiversity action competirion is the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation.  From the left: Executive Manager Anneli Jussila, Artist Maiju Tirri, Minister of the Environment Paula Lehtomäki and Vice-Chair of the Foundation Otso Ovaskainen.

Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation Wins Competition for Best Biodiversity Action

The national Countdown2010 Competition rewards those organizations with the best biodiversity action and that seek to find solutions that improve natural diversity and human health. The competition was organized by the IUCN National Committee of Finland. The winner of the Countdown 2010 Competition for the Best Biodiversity Action in Finland in 2009 and 2010 is the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation. The Foundation, established in 1995, acquires old-growth forests and guarantees that they are protected permanently in accordance with the Nature Conservation Act, and now total some 400 hectares. …  

23 Nov 2010 | News story

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Taking on the water and biofuels challenge

IUCN experts are joining forces with the oil and gas industry to tackle the risks associated with biofuel production, particularly the added stress it can put on dwindling global water supplies. …  

22 Nov 2010 | News story

Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Tackling the tiger crisis

Crucial talks to bring Asia’s most iconic animal, the tiger, back from the brink of extinction are taking place in St Petersburg, Russia, from 21 to 24 November. The International Tiger Forum, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, includes leaders from 13 countries which still have wild tigers, along with conservation organizations including IUCN. They are expected to adopt a high-level declaration and a global recovery plan to save this critically endangered animal. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

IUCN Water marks World Toilet Day

The IUCN Water Programme, through the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), joins the global community to mark this year's World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Foro Mediterráneo de Conservación UICN

La Méditerranée vous donne rendez-vous à Malaga

Malaga, Espagne, le 17 Novembre 2010 (UICN-Med) - Le Forum Méditerranéen de l'Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature réunira la semaine prochaine des représentants du gouvernement, des administrations publiques, des ONG, des entreprises privées, des scientifiques et des spécialistes de la biodiversité et du développement en Méditerranée afin qu’ils s’accordent sur les engagements à venir en matière de coopération environnementale et qu’ils déterminent les projets prioritaires pour la conservation de la Mare Nostrum.  | English | Spanish

19 Nov 2010 | International news release
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"Sapo de nariz aguileña" - género Rhinella

Descubren tres nuevos anfibios "perdidos"

Entre los descubrimientos se encuentran un misterioso sapo con ojos color rubí, un diminuto "Sapo de nariz aguileña" que se esconde entre las hojas muertas, y una hermosa "Rana cohete" nueva con destellos color rojo en sus ancas. …  

18 Nov 2010 | News story

Tiger cubs

IUCN Council statement of support for tiger conservation

Ahead of the International Forum for Tiger Conservation, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, that takes place in St. Petersburg 21-24 November, the IUCN Council (governing body) issues the following statement: …  

18 Nov 2010 | IUCN statement

Fishing in the river Congo

Sea the Future

On 1st December 2010 the seminar “Sea the Future – The importance of marine biodiversity for local livelihoods in West-Africa” will take place at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I, former LNV) the Hague, the Netherlands. The seminar is organized by the Working Group Ecology and Development and is supported by the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands, World Wildlife Fund the Netherlands and the Ministry of EL&I. …  

18 Nov 2010 | News story

Changement climatique

Dépasser la crise et restaurer rapidement la confiance dans la lutte contre le changement climatique

À deux semaines du Sommet sur le climat des Nations Unies qui se tiendra à Cancun, l’UICN appelle les décideurs à restaurer la confiance dans le processus de négociation, à accroître les fonds alloués à la lutte contre le changement climatique et à veiller à ce que les alternatives naturelles soient intégrées à l’après-2012. L’adaptation au changement climatique, le financement et la réduction des émissions issues de la déforestation et de la dégradation des forêts (REDD) sont quelques-uns des principaux thèmes auxquels réfléchiront les 194 pays réunis au Mexique fin novembre.   …   | English | Spanish

16 Nov 2010 | IUCN statement