2007

Grey Whale

Oil business and conservation work to protect Western Pacific Gray Whales

Sakhalin Energy and the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, convened by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), have agreed to work together on seismic surveys and oil spill prevention. These are some of the biggest threats to the critically endangered Western Gray Whales from the oil and gas development in the whales’ feeding area, off Sakhalin island. …  

27 Apr 2007 | News story

Shooting of the oil spill documentary

The oil Spill – how the Israeli war in Lebanon affected the environment

On 15 August 2006 smoke from the July war bombs had still not settled, the smell of death and artillery was still congesting the air, a ceasefire was declared but remained uncertain, the blockade ongoing, and more than half of the Lebanese shoreline was soaking in black toxic oil. …  

26 Apr 2007 | News story

Deep-sea catch

28 recommendations on deep-sea fisheries

IUCN was part of the Expert Consultation on deep-sea fisheries on the high seas who have recently released a report of conclusions and recommendations to deep-sea fisheries on the high seas. Among them was recognition that spatial and temporal management tools such as Marine Protected Areas are particularly useful in data-poor situations such as encountered in the deep seas. …  

24 Apr 2007 | News story

Congreso Académico sobre Derecho del Agua

El Programa de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN y la Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica (ORMA) participaron activamente en el Congreso Académico sobre Derecho del Agua. Este evento fue organizado por la Asociación Costarricense de Derecho Ambiental (ACDA) en San José y contó con el auspicio de UICN y otras varias organizaciones. …  

19 Apr 2007 | News story

IUCN and TRAFFIC review of CITES proposals available online now

Gland, Switzerland, 30 March 2007 (IUCN - The World Conservation Union) - Today is a landmark for IUCN's Species Trade and Use Unit and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, as they complete technical reviews of all the proposals submitted to change the listing of plant and animal species on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendices. …  

30 Mar 2007 | News story

Galápagos, Ecuador.

Ecuador firmó la Declaración Cuenta Atrás 2010

María Fernanda Espinosa, Ministra de Relaciones Exteriores de Ecuador, indicó que para el Gobierno de Ecuador es un honor participar en esta gran cruzada mundial, a favor de la reducción de la pérdida de biodiversidad en el planeta. 

30 Mar 2007 | News story

Tales of Water - IUCN Multimedia Water project, Malaga

Andalucia and Children’s View on Water: New Video Launch

More than 100 students from Malaga participated in the international IUCN Multimedia Water project, thanks to the Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Agencia Andaluza del Agua de la Junta de Andalucía. …  

29 Mar 2007 | News story

Almaty, Kazakhstan

IUCN shares its global experience in the International Conference on Introduction of Integrated Management in the Ili-Balkhash Basin

The Ili- Balkash basin is a unique natural unit with a territory exceeding the area of Great Britain, Denmark, Switzerland, Holland, and Belgium altogether. The basin has a huge potential for ecotourism, agriculture, energy generation and industry. Due to increased human-made interventions and increased water intake, the ecosystem is threatened to undergo the same disaster as that of the Aral sea. …  

29 Mar 2007 | News story

Threats to Migratory Sharks Highlighted

35 species of migratory sharks and rays considered Threatened by the IUCN (World Conservation Union), also meet the criteria for listing under the Convention on Migratory Species, states a report submitted to the Scientific Council by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and the Shark Alliance. …  

26 Mar 2007 | News story

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