Marine and Polar

Diálogo sobre Carbono Azul. Guayaquil, Ecuador, 10 al 12 de junio de 2012.

The Blue Carbon Initiative reaches South America

Blue carbon ecosystems, particularly mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses are significant for their ability to help mitigate global climate change. Unfortunately these ecosystems are being destroyed at alarming rates, and thus releasing carbon into the atmosphere. …  

03 Aug 2012 | News story

Bornean Orang-utan

IUCN invests in rainforest rehabilitation to offset Congress footprint

To help compensate for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju, IUCN has selected a credible, sustainable project for effective offsetting. The project is Infapro, by Face the Future, and is based on improved forest management in Borneo. …  

03 Aug 2012 | News story

Participants at the 2008 World Conservation Congress

Limited spaces for the Conservation Campus – sign up now!

Following the success of the Learning Opportunities at the 2008 Congress in Barcelona, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will feature this year a Conservation Campus dedicated to practical training in support of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jul 2012 | News story

Members voting on motions at the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Use your voice

Members have a unique opportunity at the IUCN Congress to influence the global conservation agenda through the motions. To do this, they must ensure to get accreditation so they can vote and speak at the Members’ Assembly, together with observers with speaking rights. …   | French | Spanish

17 Jul 2012 | News story

Leatherback turtle swimming amongst fish

Sea turtle conservation in French Guiana

Located within the unique Amazon ecosystems of French Guiana is Awala-Yalimapo beach, the most important nesting site for endangered Leatherback turtles and an essential habitat for Green and Olive Ridley turtles. An evaluation of the recovery plan for these turtles has recently been conducted to assess its effectiveness and to account for the progress that has been made since its implementation over the last five years. …  

16 Jul 2012 | News story
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Greenland

EU overseas islands - green growth generators in their regions

“The legal framework of cooperation between the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and the European Union (EU) is currently being reviewed. It is now the appropriate time to think about how the environment, research, innovation and green growth can be included in this partnership,” said Mr Maurice Ponga, Member of the European Parliament, during the seminar “From the Arctic to the Tropics: Green Growth in the OCTs”. …  

11 Jul 2012 | News story

Congress participants during the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Last few hours for discounts on Congress fees

2012 is a busy year for environmental decision-making, with many large-scale conventions taking place. But the IUCN World Conservation Congress is a unique event with a unique audience. It is the only global summit that represents every aspect of conservation, bringing together leaders of all levels – from governments and international NGOs to academia and local charities. …   | French | Spanish

05 Jul 2012 | News story

The Sangha Trinational is recommended to be added on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Six natural wonders declared World Heritage Sites

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2 July, 2012 (IUCN) – Sangha Trinational - shared between Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo; Lakes of Ounianga in Chad and Chengjiang fossil site in China have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following the recommendations of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Lena Pillars Nature Park in Russia and Western Ghats in India were also added to the prestigious list by the World Heritage Committee, a 21-nation panel. …   | French

02 Jul 2012 | News story

Marine Protected Areas Rangers - IUCN @ Nakari Red Sea Diving Safari

A boost for Marine Protected Area Rangers of the Egyptian Red Sea

Red Sea Rangers patrol and protect a substantial portion of the Egyptian Red Sea.  Their mandate under the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) in the Ministry of the Environment is more than just enforcement, as they also aim to raise public awareness on the protection of the Marine Parks by monitoring tourist dive boats and by installing and maintaining moorings. As such, these rangers need to be trained in many field skills relevant to marine management and operations. …  

30 Jun 2012 | News story

Divers admire groupers and sharks in a Caribbean Marine Protected Area

Protecting endangered sharks

Endangered sharks in the waters of the United Kingdom (UK) and its overseas territories will be given greater protection following the signing of an international agreement on the conservation of sharks, UK Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon announced last week. …  

25 Jun 2012 | 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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