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Wadi Rum Jordan

Jordan and Germany also join World Heritage

The Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan has been declared a World Heritage Site, becoming the 211th natural site to join UNESCO’s prestigious list. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jun 2011 | International news release

Mohamed Talaat El Hennawy, Manager , Wadi El Rayan Protected Area, Egypt.

World Heritage in Egypt

Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, is Egypt's only natural World Heritage Site. It contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales: Archaeoceti. …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Dhows in Socotra Islands.

More support needed to boost Arab natural World Heritage

With only two natural sites added to the World Heritage List in 15 years there is a need to review the process of nominating natural World Heritage Sites in Arab States, a new IUCN report has found. …   | French | Spanish

21 Jun 2011 | International news release

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

Logo Life+ Posidonia oceanica in Andalucia

El Mediterráneo andaluz se compromete con la Posidonia

La conservación de las praderas marinas, que hacen del mar Mediterráneo un enclave tan rico en biodiversidad, es fundamental  tanto para la conservación de nuestras playas como para las especies marinas. …  

17 Jun 2011 | International news release

Premio Red Life para UICN-Med

Ideas to save the Mediterranean

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) has recently received one of the awards to the 10 best ideas to save nature. …   | French | Spanish

17 Jun 2011 | News story
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Arabian Oryx

A grain of hope in the desert

The regal Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx), which was hunted to near extinction, is now facing a more secure future according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Its wild population now stands at 1,000 individuals.   …   | French | Spanish

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Christophe Lefebvre

Christophe Lefebvre élu à la présidence du Comité français UICN

Le Conseil d’administration du Comité français de l’UICN a élu Christophe Lefebvre comme nouveau Président de l’organisation, succédant ainsi à François Letourneux. Sa candidature présentée par Nausicaa / Réseau océan mondial a été acceptée à l’unanimité des membres constitués par 2 ministères, 10 organismes publics et 36 ONG …  

10 Jun 2011 | News story

The Tigerfish, Hydrocynus vittatus (LC), a species popular among the sport fishing community. This iconic species is generally common and abundant with a wide distribution across Africa, but is locally depleted by heavy fishing pressure

Lifeline for Africa’s freshwater species

Gland, Switzerland, 9th June, 2011 (IUCN) – Africa is being given a unique opportunity to conserve its tremendous diversity of freshwater species – a critical resource for many of Africa’s poorest people. African countries can now decide to use their water resources sustainably, and avoid paying millions of dollars, as is the case in Europe, to rectify poorly planned wetland development. …   | French | Arabic

09 Jun 2011 | International news release

Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps)

Big birds lose out in a crowded world

One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for birds, just released by BirdLife International, an IUCN Red List partner.  …  

07 Jun 2011 | International news release


Mediterranean landscape