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IUCN Elections – Call for Nominations now open.

IUCN Member Organisations and Institutions have been invited to propose names for the positions of President, Treasurer and Chairs of IUCN’s Commissions and to nominate candidates for Regional Councillor, for the period 2016-2020. IUCN Commission members may also propose names for the position of Chairs of Commissions. …  

12 Nov 2015 | Article

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IUCN and UNESCO explore how World Heritage can protect the high seas

Watch this video to learn why IUCN has joined forces with UNESCO’s Marine World Heritage Programme to explore how the World Heritage Convention could protect the high seas. …  

04 Nov 2015 | Article

SOS Save Our Species, SOS Lemurs,

SOS – Save Our Species announces first nine projects under special initiative 'SOS Lemurs'

Today is World Lemur Day, when we celebrate both the uniqueness and diversity of Madagascar’s lemurs - the world’s most threatened group of mammals. Today, however, with the announcement of the first nine new lemur conservation projects by SOS - Save Our Species, the future is looking that little bit brighter for these charismatic primates and the communities who depend on their survival.   …  

30 Oct 2015 | News story

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IUCN Members Vote on Council proposal

The latest electronic vote by IUCN’s Members came to a close on Tuesday 13 October, 2015. …   | French | Spanish

28 Oct 2015 | Article

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