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EAZA Conservation Database

Conservation Knowledge About Zoos and Aquaria in Europe

The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) celebrated its 24th Annual Conference in Warsaw last month, with an attendance of over 550 participants. …  

18 Oct 2007 | News story

Amphibian Ark

Amphibian Crisis, Amphibian Ark and the 2008 Year of the Frog Campaign

Earth is facing its largest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. From one-third to one-half of the planet’s 6,000 amphibian species – frogs and toads, salamanders and newts, and caecilians, which have thrived for 360 million years – are in danger of extinction. …  

17 Oct 2007 | News story

Galapagos National Park,Ecuador

It’s ocean time for Latin America

Marine protected areas should be the new priority for South American governments, according to those who attended the Latin American Parks Congress earlier this month.
  …  

17 Oct 2007 | News story

Addressing the problems of access : protecting sources, while giving users certainty

New Book Series on Access and Benefit-sharing

In one of IUCN’s three Side Events organized during the Fifth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (WG-ABS) in Montreal, Canada, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre launched the first three books of the ‘ABS Series’ – a five-volume sub-series of the ELP’s Environmental Policy and Law Papers. …  

12 Oct 2007 | News story

Conservation Leadership Programme logo

Call for Applications - 2008 Conservation Leadership Programme Awards

The Conservation Leadership Programme (formerly the BP Conservation Programme) -supported by some prominent IUCN members, such as WCS, Birdlife International and Fauna & Flora International- is pleased to announce the call for applications for 2008 CLP Team Awards. …  

12 Oct 2007 | News story

Participants of the Soil Legislation Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, September 2007

Regional Guidelines for Soil Legislation in the Balkans

An international conference was held in Belgrade, Serbia from 25-28 September
2007 on Soil Erosion and Torrent Control as a Factor in Sustainable River Basin
Management, to celebrate 100 years of experience with soil erosion control in the
Balkan region. …  

10 Oct 2007 | News story

Oil Spill in Lebanon

Lebanon oil spill documentary wins first prize at international film festival

The film, called The Oil Spill in Lebanon , depicts the environmentally-disastrous oil slick caused by Israel 's bombing of the Jiyyeh power plant in south Lebanon on July 13 and 15, 2006. …  

08 Oct 2007 | News story

The launch of water for food and ecosystem initiative in Viet Nam

New water initiative launched in Viet Nam

“Water Partnership ‘Water for Food and Ecosystems (WFE)’ Vietnam – Netherlands”, a new initiative that IUCN is involved in, is the Viet Nam Government’s latest effort to sustainably manage water resources in order to support adequate food production and healthy ecosystems. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Prescribed burning of fuel materials in pine forest in Lam Dong

New concept explored in Viet Nam: Fire ecology

Forests fires are a natural ecological phenomenon. Effective fire management should endeavour to exploit the positive role of fires while mitigating its negative impacts. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Local volunteers release a green turtle in Minh Chau island

Helping hands needed: Marine turtles and their habitats

Forty eight essays and 108 paintings about marine turtles and their habitats from junior high school pupils on Minh Chau Island in the gulf of Tonkin were judged this September by a committee of environmental and community education activists, local conservationists, teachers, and representative from IUCN Viet Nam. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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