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  • grupal del Comité Directivo de la Comisión de Supervivencia de Especies de la UICN Group photo of the Steering Committee of IUCN Species Survival Commission gathered in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: SSC/IUCN

    Experts on species conservation gather in Bangkok

    17.10.2018

    The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Steering Committee will meet in Bangkok, Thailand, from October 15th to 18th, to examine its role and actions to address the challenges of biodiversity conservation. 

  • Western gray whale and salmon set nets near Sakhalin Island Western gray whale and salmon set nets near Sakhalin Island Photo: No attribution

    Western gray whales at great risk from salmon nets – IUCN-backed study

    11.10.2018

    Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) - A new IUCN-backed scientific article published today finds that threatened western gray whales are at “very high risk” of entanglement in coastal salmon nets near Russia’s Sakhalin island, which often leads to their injury or death...

  • Participants at the biodiversity training in Munge Photo: IUCN

    Training on Biodiversity Registers and Biodiversity Management Committees in Munger, Bihar

    05.10.2018

    IUCN India with support of ITC Ltd. has initiated a “Sustainable Agriscapes for Future” programme in the Munger district of Bihar. Under this programme, one of the objectives is to revive the ecosystem services which would not only help carry out sustainable...

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