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Gazella de Cuvier

Préparation d’une Stratégie de conservation pour la gazelle de Cuvier au Maghreb

La gazelle de Cuvier, originaire d'Afrique du Nord, est une espèce endémique de la région de l'Atlas (Maroc, Algérie, Tunisie). Le braconnage et la dégradation des habitats qu’elle occupe ont conduit à des populations considérablement fragmentées.  …  

19 Nov 2013 | News story


IUCN steps up the pace on investigating climate change impacts on wildlife

At a time when global climate change is among the most important of issues for humankind to address, there remains significant uncertainty about how changes in the climate system will impact upon the world’s species and ecosystems, not to mention how societies and decision-makers might go about reducing these impacts. In response to this, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has recently formed a new group of international experts who will focus on topics surrounding climate change impacts on biodiversity. …  

18 Nov 2013 | News story

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Registration now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Registration is now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), the landmark global forum on protected areas held every 10 years. The event takes place in Sydney, Australia 12-19 November 2014, with the theme 'Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions' designed to help deliver IUCN’s three priority areas of IUCN's work programme. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story

Green light = Go

IPBES preparing to give the green light

"The remarkable speed of IPBES work is the result of a momentum that took long time to create. Many countries have pledged resources, the major scientific networks have offered collaboration, and much of the academic community has welcomed the new process. The landscape is therefore very favourable for IPBES, which now needs to demonstrate its ability to achieve quick results," writes Pierre Commenville of IUCN in the journal Environmental Policy and Law. 

13 Nov 2013 | News story

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Marine protected areas: Sharing the Mediterranean experience

In recent years we have witnessed the growing importance of marine issues, both in the scientific and political field but at the same time, the effects of overfishing, pollution and especially acidification of the oceans are becoming more and more worrisome. …  

11 Nov 2013 | News story
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Ocean, our planet's 'blue heart'

No time to lose for our planet’s “blue heart”

A strong commitment to conserve and sustainably manage the ocean, including areas beyond national jurisdiction, was among the outcomes of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress, whose ministerial segment closed yesterday in Ajaccio, Corsica. …  

28 Oct 2013 | News story

Professeur Ali el Hili

Hommage au Professeur Ali Hili

Le Professeur El Hili, fut un des membres fondateurs de l’association « Les Amis des Oiseaux », (Membre de UICN depuis 1996) et assuma pendant presque trois décennies le poste de président. Fervent militant écologiste, il s'est battu toute sa vie pour la sauvegarde de la faune sauvage et a été à l’origine de la désignation de plusieurs aires protégées en Tunisie.  …  

28 Oct 2013 | News story
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Better management and funding needed to save the ocean

Marseille, France, 21 October 2013 – Effective management and more funding for marine protected areas are urgently needed to secure a longer life for our oceans and the vital services they provide, urges IUCN at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3), which opens today in Marseille, France. …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story

Grupo de expertos trabajando en la metodología de la lista roja de ecosistemas en Marruecos.

Consolidando la metodología para evaluar los ecosistemas terrestres en Marruecos

El tercer encuentro del Grupo de trabajo “Ecosistemas terrestres- Lista Roja de Ecosistemas en Marruecos” tuvo lugar en la Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas (EEZA-CSIC), en Almería del 1 al 3 de octubre de 2013. Este grupo está coordinado por el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN dentro del proyecto POCTEFEX-Transhabitat y tiene como finalidad generar una tipología de unidades ecosistémicas terrestres en Marruecos que puedan ser evaluables y objeto de seguimiento en el tiempo.  …  

18 Oct 2013 | News story

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IUCN Mediterranean projects showcased at IMPAC3

Several IUCN Mediterranean projects will be presented at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3). The Congress will take place in Marseille and Corsica, France, from October 21 to October 27, 2013 and will bring together major marine specialists and other maritime stakeholders every four years to assist in the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans. Impact 3 is organized by IUCN together with the French Marine Protected Areas Agency. …  

18 Oct 2013 | News story

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