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Tamar Pataridze

Promoting Georgia's knowledge on a global stage

Tamar Pataridze’s main aspiration in conservation is to look for the best ways for people to coexist with the natural environment. She is driven by a desire to find practical solutions to environmental challenges and is an inspirational leader in the field, helping to raise the profile of women’s contribution to conservation. …  

11 Sep 2013 | News story
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Lionfish are voracious predators from the Indo-Pacific region but they have become an ecological problem in the Caribbean where there are no natural predators. They have bred here at an astonishing rate and pose a threat to local fisheries and ecosystems

European Commission move to tackle invasive species a good start but more needed

The new legislative proposal released yesterday by the European Commission aims to ensure coordinated action at the EU level to curb the impacts of invasive alien species. IUCN, uniting some of the leading experts on this subject in Europe, welcomes the new proposal but highlights some concerns.  …  

10 Sep 2013 | News story
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•	The American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is introduced to the British Isles and Italy where it is having a significant impact on both the agriculture sector and the forestry industry, as well as causing ecological damage to forest ecosystems.

European Commission move to tackle invasive species a good start but more needed

The new legislative proposal released yesterday by the European Commission aims to ensure coordinated action at the EU level to curb the impacts of invasive alien species. IUCN, uniting some of the leading experts on this subject in Europe, welcomes the new proposal but highlights some concerns.  …   | Dutch

10 Sep 2013 | News story

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Moving away from the Planetary Boundaries

GLOBE EU, the Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment, and its partners, the Global Footprint Network and The Nature Conservancy are organizing an event at the European Parliament next week to mark the Earth Overshoot Day 2013, the day on which societies have globally consumed the resources of the planet for the present year.   …  

10 Sep 2013 | News story
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Nature is...better in the dark!

A new social media campaign, launched as a result of the Powered by Nature Awards, encourages people to turn off their lights and turn on their senses. With cheeky humour and simple graphics, the campaign “Better in the Dark” invites community contributions to the question: What things are better in the dark?   …  

03 Sep 2013 | News story
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Consulting on the Blue Society

The Sea for Society project is in the process of examining how it is that a more integrated and sustainable approach to marine and maritime systems can be achieved in Europe. Between May and October of this year citizens from all of Europe will be meeting to discuss such issues and help towards the goal of defining a new vision for the marine environment: the Blue Society.  …  

29 Aug 2013 | News story
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Publication "Invasive alien species: the urban dimension"

Invasive alien species: the urban dimension

Invasive alien species (IAS) pose a significant threat to biodiversity in Europe, and this threat is likely to increase in the future unless meaningful action is taken at all levels to control the introduction and establishment of these species and address those already introduced. IUCN has released a publication which compiles case studies from more than 15 European countries and beyond to showcase examples of concrete action at the urban level.  …  

28 Aug 2013 | News story

Investing in Peatlands: Partnership for a New Era

Investing in Peatlands: Partnership for a New Era

The latest 'Investing in Peatlands' Conference organised by the IUCN UK National Committee Peatland Programme is set for 10-12 September 2013 at York University.   …  

26 Aug 2013 | News story
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Spoon-billed sandpiper numbers boosted by conservationists

Critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers fledglings have increased in number by a quarter in 2013, after conservationists intervened to hand rear chicks.   …  

23 Aug 2013 | News story

Western gray whale

Salmon fishing clashes with endangered gray whales

An IUCN group of experts is calling for an immediate halt to large-scale commercial salmon fishing near Piltun Lagoon, Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East because of the risk it poses to about 150 critically endangered Western Gray whales found in this area. …   | Russian

16 Aug 2013 | News story


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