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The Small Red Scorpionfish (Scorpaena notata) on Mediterranean coralligenous assemblage

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer

More than 40 species of marine fish currently found in the Mediterranean could disappear in the next few years. According to a study for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ on the status of marine fish in the Mediterranean Sea, almost half of the species of sharks and rays (cartilaginous fish) and at least 12 species of bony fish are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, marine habitat degradation and pollution. …   | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | News story

European Minerals Day 2007

Conservation and the European Minerals Sector

On the 13th April, 2011 an event was held at the European Parliament to announce this year’s European Minerals Day which will take place from 13-15 May 2011.  Speaking at the event was Hans Friederich, Regrional Director for IUCN Europe. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

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TEEB: achievements and future perspectives

On the 12th April, 2011, a meeting on TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) was hosted at the European Parliament by the Mediterranean subgroup of the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”. It aimed to show how actors can implement TEEB and to outline what future actions should be taken. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

West Africa

Reconciling poverty eradication and quality of the environment

Veolia Environment Institute and the Agence Française de Développementare organising the international conference "Reconciling poverty eradication and quality of the environment. What are the innovative solutions?" June 27 & 28, 2011 at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General will be speaking at the event. …  

15 Apr 2011 | News story

Share - managing water across boundaries

SHARE published in Russian: Вместе, Управление трансграничными водами

WANI's latest toolkit translation offers "Share - managing water across boundaries" in Russian. The translated version provides Russian audiences with an overview of the world's shared water resources, and insights for managing these. …  

12 Apr 2011 | News story

Europe farmers

Understanding Community Conservation in Europe

Workshop announcement and call for contributions
(Deadline for submitting abstracts 30th April, 2011) …  

12 Apr 2011 | News story
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Blue carbon

Degraded coastal wetlands contribute to climate change

Drainage and degradation of coastal wetlands emit significant amounts of carbon dioxide directly to the atmosphere and lead to decreased carbon sequestration, a new report has found. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Nigel Dudley Sue Stolton

The power of partnership

Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton 2011 – United Kingdom

Nobody knows better the benefits that national parks and other protected areas bring to people and nature than Sue Stolton and Nigel Dudley, and no one has worked harder to bring this knowledge to bear in saving the world’s natural wealth. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

The first forest nursery – April 2002

Reforesting Saint Helena

A forest restoration project on St Helena, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, has been presented with a major UK conservation award. Since 2002, the local community has planted over 10,000 endangered Gumwood trees that are found nowhere else in the world to reinstate the native forest of 250 hectares. …  

05 Apr 2011 | News story

Oil-soaked Northern Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi)  in the rehabilitation shed

Endangered penguins in rehab

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSBP), an IUCN Member, other conservationists and volunteers, are working hard to save a colony of threatened Northern Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi) after a devastating oil spill in the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. …  

29 Mar 2011 | News story


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