Protected Areas

Participants in the workshop on conservation of the Alboran Sea - Malaga, july 2009

Priority areas for conserving the Alboran Sea

Among the different marine areas of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alboran Sea represents a unique element given its ecological wealth, due to its blend of Atlantic and Mediterranean marine biodiversity, its socioeconomic importance, and its geopolitical location between Europe and Africa. The adequate management of this space, and in particular the conservation of certain areas, is essential for the three bordering countries of the Alboran Sea: Algeria, Morocco, and Spain. …   | French | Spanish

05 Aug 2009 | News story

Indigenous Suruí group and IUCN staff

Amazonian indigenous group leads the way for sustainable forest management

IUCN had special visitors at its Headquarters on Tuesday morning! Four representatives from the indigenous Suruí people of Mato Grosso state in the Brazilian Amazon are participating in the Paléo Music Festival in Switzerland and visited us to share their stories regarding ongoing conservation activities carried out on their lands. …   | Spanish | Spanish

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Map of areas closed to fishing, Western Pacific

IUCN welcomes fishing closures in Pacific high seas pockets

IUCN welcomes the decision by Western Pacific island nations to close an area three times the size of California to fishing activity, effectively creating the world's largest no-take zone.  The decision was reached in order to protect one of the world's last great tuna stocks. The fishing effort in the economic exclusion zones (EEZs) around the islands, mainly carried out by foreign fleets that pay the island states for the right to fish, will continue at a unsustainable rate, however, according to IUCN. …  

07 Jun 2009 | News story

Marine Protected Area, fish and coral at Nha Trang

Marine Protected Areas receive welcome boost

One of the cornerstones of improved ocean management – the establishment of networks of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world’s oceans - received a strong endorsement from the representatives from 76 countries at the World Ocean Conference (WOC) in Manado (Indonesia) today.  

15 May 2009 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Elizabeth Erasit. WCPA Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania

WCPA Regional Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania

Elizabeth Erasito is the new Regional Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania for IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). Elizabeth will lead the WCPA network in the region, particularly for the Pacific Islands.  

14 Apr 2009 | News story
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mano de muerto (alcyonium glomeratum)

The Alboran Sea continues transnational work for the conservation of its biodiversity and sustainability

The Alboran Sea is the most western part of the Mediterranean, and is situated in the centre of the geological region, the Gibraltar Arc.  | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2009 | News story

PA Steering Group

ICCAs and the PA Legislation Guidelines

ELC Project ‘Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation’: the draft Guidelines are progressing well, and presently the object of an intensive review process. A two-day meeting took place at the ELC to consider the chapter of the draft dealing with ICCAs (Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas). …  

13 Mar 2009 | News story
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Temperate eucalypt forest in the Blue Mountains, Australia

IUCN statement on Australian fires

IUCN extends its sympathies to those who have suffered from the extreme fires in south-eastern Australia, especially to those who have lost family, friends and their homes. …  

13 Feb 2009 | News story

Birdlife International

Seychelles success story

This week BirdLife International and Nature Seychelles (BirdLife in Seychelles) are celebrating the anniversary of one the world’s greatest conservation success stories. In 1968, Cousin Island was purchased by the International Council of Bird Preservation (ICBP now BirdLife International) to save the last remaining population of Seychelles Warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis from extinction. Forty years on, warbler numbers have risen by 300%, and the island has been transformed from a coconut plantation to a profitable Nature Reserve which greatly benefits local people and global biodiversity. 

07 Jan 2009 | 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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