Mediterranean Region

VOLCANDPARK

First International Congress on Management and Awareness in Protected Volcanic Landscapes (VOLCANDPARK)

Volcandpark is the first congress on the management of protected volcanic areas, including raising public awareness and geotourism. It aims to provide a forum for reflection and debate, combining knowledge of volcanology with land management and disseminating this information to the people who work in these volcanic areas. …  

13 Feb 2012 | News story
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White-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys)

Love you for life: Monogamous species celebrate Valentine’s Day

What do gibbons, swans, wolves, French Angelfish, and albatrosses have in common? This Valentine’s Day they will all be celebrating with their life-long partners—these species are some of the few creatures that mate for life. …   | French

11 Feb 2012 | News story

Orquídea. Cali, Colombia.

Progress on finance for biodiversity to be discussed in Global Dialogue

The Global Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity, co-hosted by the Governments of Ecuador, Sweden, Norway and India together with Japan as the President of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and supported by SWEDBIO, SIDA, NORAD and IUCN, will be held from 6 to 9 March 2012 in Quito, Ecuador. …   | Spanish

02 Feb 2012 | News story
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Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for press conference on the Sustainable Energy for All initiative

IUCN expertise in UN push for sustainable energy for all

IUCN’s Director General joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week to outline his Sustainable Energy for All initiative to the media. …  

22 Jan 2012 | News story

Pinus heldrachii gjallice, Albania

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe: Preservation and Protection of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA). Its membership application was approved during the 77th Meeting of IUCN Council. …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

La Jarda

Boosting land stewardship in Europe: answer in 15 minutes!

Five European conservation organisations started the 2011-14 LANDLIFE, a LIFE+ Information and Communication project to spread the knowledge of land stewardship, and its use for involving citizens, landowners and users, NGOs and local groups in nature conservation in Europe. …  

17 Jan 2012 | News story
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Blue carbon

More recognition needed for Blue Carbon’s role in curbing climate change

The critical role of coastal ecosystem management in curbing climate change and the need to fully integrate it in climate change and biodiversity policies were the focus of the “Blue Carbon – Managing coastal ecosystems for climate change mitigation” symposium that  took place in the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story

Confirmed and inferred distribution

New IUCN Red List map browser: visualize and explore

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ website has a brand new feature designed to facilitate the exploration and visualization of species distribution ranges. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story

IUCN-Med team - December 2011

IUCN-Med 2012

We are pleased to wish you the best for the season and coming year  | French | Spanish

22 Dec 2011 | News story


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