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Dos nuevas organizaciones se suman a la membresía sudamericana de UICN

Bienvenidas Fundación ProYungas de Argentina y NATIVA de Bolivia. …  

01 Jun 2011 | News story

森林大讲堂 第二讲:森林与生物多样性

世界自然保护联盟(IUCN )与中国林学会将在今年国际森林年组织一系列讲座。第二讲关注森林生物多样性:森林是大多数陆地物种的家园,并且热带森林是世界上生态系统最丰富的地区之一。森林生物多样性正在以惊人的速度丧失。诸如《千年生态系统评估》和《濒临灭绝的物种危急清单》等重要出版物指出,由于森林生境的丧失和退化,全球许多的森林生态系统、种群和物种收到了威胁而且数量还在不断扩大,同时,气候变化的影响也将加剧森林生物多样性的丧失。热带湿润森林中生存着所有生物群落中数量最多的濒危物种。据推测,目前有许多的物种正在与其热带森林生境一同消失,但是这一说法尚未得到科学的描述。全球一半以上的温带阔叶和混交林生物群落和近四分之一的热带雨林生物群落已经被人类瓦解或迁移。 …  

01 Jun 2011 | Article

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Ecuador.

IUCN and SENAGUA: a strong partnership for better water management in Ecuador

Achieving sustainable water resource management in Ecuador  will benefit from a new partnership between the National Water Secretariat (SENAGUA) and IUCN South America. The two organizations are working together towards the improvement of water and river basin management in Ecuador. …  

01 Jun 2011 | News story

Arial view of dense forest cover in the Core Zone, Rio Platano.

A promising future for Rio Platano

In the Mosquitia region in north-east Honduras is a place whose natural and cultural wealth can rarely be seen elsewhere in the world. But the future of this exceptional richness, in a country torn by conflict, poverty and adverse socio-economic conditions, strongly depends on the readiness of its authorities to consolidate efforts to manage and conserve it, working together with the area’s local and indigenous communities. …  

01 Jun 2011 | News story

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Mid-life crisis or life just beginning? The World Heritage Convention approaches 40

Some say life begins at 40. The World Heritage Convention is one year away from its big birthday, but its critics argue the time is ripe for it to retire. …  

01 Jun 2011 | Article
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Survey of coral  growth in Weh Island,Indonesia

Nuclear nature—what next for nuclear energy and biodiversity?

By Sue Mainka, IUCN’s Head of Science and Knowledge Management. …  

01 Jun 2011 | Article
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A lion in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serenity on the Serengeti?

It may be inconceivable that world-famous places like the Serengeti plain of Africa could be anything but secure. But like many other World Heritage sites, the very features which draw thousands of visitors each year are under pressure. …  

01 Jun 2011 | News story

Important Plant Areas of the south and east Mediterranean region: priority sites for conservation’ (eds E. A. Radford, G. Catullo and B. de Montmollin)

New international report to secure natural riches of North Africa and the Middle East

An international conservation project has brought together botanists and scientists from the Middle East and North Africa - Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Syria and Tunisia - in an unprecedented bid to secure the future of the region’s wildlife. …   | French | Spanish

01 Jun 2011 | International news release

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Key tools for tackling invasive species

Prevention, eradication and early detection system are key tools for tackling invasive species. This was the conclusion of the conference “The Challenge of Invasive Species and Destructive Insects” organised on the 24 May 2011 in the European Parliament. The event highlighted disastrous consequences of the proliferation of invasive species and shaped the necessary tools for putting an end to this plague. …  

31 May 2011 | News story

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The role of community participation in marine turtle conservation

On April 21, 2011, the Quang Tri Department of Agricultural and Rural Development (DARD) informed IUCN Vietnam Office about the successful rescue and release of a hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) the day before. …   | Vietnamese

31 May 2011 | News story

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