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Collectif « En haut ! » : De nouveaux outils pour l’animation territoriale et la gestion des aires marines protégées

En haut ! est un collectif récent, qui fait intervenir différentes personnes ressources autour d’une petite équipe de passionnés, géographes et chargés de programmes de conservation marine. Leur spécialité, la photographie aérienne par cerf-volant. Leurs applications : l’animation territoriale pour favoriser la gestion des ressources naturelles, la compréhension de l’identité territoriale des aires protégées, les récits de paysages, et, parfois de façon plus ciblée, le dénombrement des nids d’oiseaux en zone difficilement accessible sans dérangement des colonies, le suivi de l’enlèvement d’épaves, comme actuellement à Nouadhibou en Mauritanie, ou encore de la progression de quartiers urbains et périurbains. …  

25 Oct 2011 | News story
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Polar bear

Action now to save polar bears

 A study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) predicts a dramatic reduction in polar bear habitats over the next 10 to 50 years, due largely to global warming. 

20 Oct 2011 | News story

Plage au Cap Vert

Reproduction des tortues caouannes : Vers un atlas des plages de Santa Luzia et São Vicente, au Cap Vert

L’ONG Biosfera I, qui a été honorée du prix de la conservation du Programme Régional de Conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l’Ouest (PRCM) en 2010, a bénéficié des appuis de diverses équipes scientifiques pour renforcer son action dans le domaine de la conservation des tortues marines au Cap Vert. …  

19 Oct 2011 | News story
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Me holding a penguin

Penguin patrol

IUCN’s Caroline Edgar recently spent two weeks living, breathing and talking penguins on South Africa’s famous Robben Island and her life will never be the same. …  

18 Oct 2011 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed following a workshop jointly organized by TNC and IUCN. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Antarctica

Study reveals widespread plastic distribution in Antarctic waters

Scientists from the Algalita Marine Research Foundation (Long Beach, California), in cooperation with IUCN project partner the TARA Foundation, report findings of plastic pollution in Antarctic waters. …  

16 Sep 2011 | News story

2011 California bills bans sale and trade of shark fins

New Californian bill marks a major victory for global shark conservation

On 7 September 2011, the California State Senate passed an Assembly bill that effectively prohibits the sale, trade, and possession of shark fins within the state. This landmark decicion will shortly close one of the biggest markets for shark fins outside of Asia. …  

09 Sep 2011 | News story

CI-Pacific

IUCN Member News: Pacific Island Leaders Unite

On September 7, 2011, leaders of Pacific nations came together at a celebration marking the first anniversary of the Pacific Oceanscape to announce new commitments to the world’s largest government-endorsed ocean initiative. …  

08 Sep 2011 | News story

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.

Whales & dolphins need more protected areas

A new book, Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is released, calling for accelerated efforts to conserve marine mammals by protecting a greater area of the ocean. Currently only 1.3% of the ocean is protected but many new Marine Protected Areas are being created. Erich Hoyt, the book’s author and IUCN’s cetacean specialist, examines current and future developments in ocean protection. …  

05 Sep 2011 | News story

Sea Otter

IUCN Ambassador discovers the otter world

IUCN Ambassador Alison Sudol is in for a rare treat this weekend. Together with IUCN experts, she will be visiting California’s Sea Otters to learn about the threats they face and find out what can be done to help their populations grow. …  

29 Jul 2011 | 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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