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11A-18-03, RSPB, SOS, Devki Nanda

Ananya Mukherjee explains Vulture Safe Zones

A lot done, a lot more to do. That could be the Facebook status update for Ananya Mukherjee as she works to establish Vulture Safe Zones (VSZs) to help protect India’s remaining vulture populations. 

04 Jun 2013 | News story

Trachemys scripta elegans

Conference: Invasive Alien Species: the Urban Dimension

The IUCN European Union Representative Office and the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group are organizing a conference to discuss the challenges related to invasive alien species in Europe’s urban areas. The event is to take place at IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland on 5 September 2013.   …  

04 Jun 2013 | News story
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Jon Paul Rodríguez (center) receives the XVI Premio Lorenzo Mendoza Fleury

IUCN expert receives prestigious award

Jon Paul Rodríguez, Deputy Chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC), has been presented with Venezuela’s most prestigious science award, the XVI Premio Lorenzo Mendoza Fleury. …  

04 Jun 2013 | News story

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Webinar: Managing invasive alien species at the local level

Invasive alien species are a pervasive force in cities around the world, an endless headache for biodiversity managers on the ground and cost billions of Euros worth of damage each year. These problem species wreak havoc with ecosystems and are one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss worldwide, with their effects only expected to worsen with predicted climate change.  …  

28 May 2013 | News story
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Gyps fulvus, Critically Endangered

What species are most threatened in Italy?

The Italian Committee of IUCN has released a new assessment of Italy’s animal and plant species. On International Biodiversity Day, 22 May, the Committee has organized an event to launch the results of the two national Red List produced.   …  

22 May 2013 | News story
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Nature plays a critical role in our water security and the sustainable development of our planet.

Biodiversity and water: two of a kind

Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. Its theme, Water and Biodiversity, coincides with the designation of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation and highlights the indispensible role of nature in our water security and the sustainable development of our planet. …  

22 May 2013 | News story

Dr Simon Stuart presents Sir David Attenborough with the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal

Conservation royalty awarded IUCN’s highest award

Distinguished conservationist, Sir David Attenborough, received the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal earlier this week at a special presentation at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London. …  

15 May 2013 | News story

Male Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

All our cousins on display

The first book to profile all species of primates, with illustrations of every species and insights into their role in nature and value to humans, has been launched today by Lynx Edicions in association with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Conservation International (CI). …  

14 May 2013 | News story

Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta)

Networking for migratory birds

World Migratory Bird Day is a global celebration that highlights the need for more protection of migratory birds and their habitats. This year’s theme is “networking for migratory birds” and as the largest professional global conservation network, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is pleased to join the celebrations. …  

10 May 2013 | News story

Alien Invasive Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) which has spread around the entire tropics and is now moving north into southern Europe as Climate Change makes conditions suitable for it.

Invasive alien plants and pests: the communication challenge

Research to better understand the impacts of biological invasions has been carried out across Europe. Governments and institutions have undertaken prevention and control actions, and the European Commission is expected to present a dedicated legislative instrument in the near future. However, despite these initiatives, the general public is rarely aware of what pests and invasive alien plants are, and what damage they can cause. Raising awareness among the society is an indispensable step for fully addressing the issue.   …  

10 May 2013 | News story
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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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