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Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. …  

01 Feb 2011 | News story

Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui

Sad loss of Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui

It is with great sadness that IUCN has received news of the death on 1 January 2011 of Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui, President of the Tunisian Association for the Protection of Nature and Environment, an IUCN Member since 1971, and President of the Tunisia National Committee of IUCN Members since 1999. …   | French | Spanish

05 Jan 2011 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Happy 2011

A wish for the Mediterranean

The year 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity, is coming to an end and the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-Med) has concluded with a celebration of our first ten years of work and the organization of several days of get-together and debate during the IUCN Mediterranean Forum in Malaga. …   | French | Spanish

22 Dec 2010 | News story
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White stork nesting

Buying land to save the species of Spain

Some of Spain’s flagship species such as the Iberian lynx and brown bear are benefiting from the work of IUCN Member organization Fundació Caixa Catalunya. …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story

SEO - Birdlife

SEO/BirdLife, la Consejería de Industria, Energía y Medio Ambiente de Extremadura y el Ayuntamiento de Cáceres colaboran en la conservación del águila imperial Ibérica

Cáceres es la localidad número 100 de la Red de Municipios por el Águila Imperial, garantizando así la conservación de la especie en el término municipal más extenso de España. El Convenio presentado hoy en Cáceres se enmarca dentro del Programa Alzando el Vuelo que desarrolla SEO/BirdLife y que cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Biodiversidad y Adif y el apoyo de Obra Social Caja Madrid. …  

10 Dec 2010 | International news release
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La Asamblea de Miembros del Comité Español de la UICN

Carlos Sánchez es reelegido como Presidente del Comité Español de UICN

La Asamblea de miembros del Comité Español de la UICN (CeUICN) ha reelegido esta mañana por unanimidad a Carlos Sánchez como presidente de la entidad por un periodo de tres años más. Sánchez, presidente también de la Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre, será el encargado de consolidar este Comité nacional de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, que agrupa a 36 entidades medioambientales españolas. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story

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Surge in IUCN Members and Committees

 IUCN welcomes 35 new Members and officially recognizes 3 Regional Committees and 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Foro Mediterráneo de Conservación UICN

IUCN Mediterranean pledges for a laboratory of cooperation and communication

Malaga, Spain, 25 November 2010 (IUCN-Med) – After several days of information and debate between public administrations, NGO’s and researchers of 21 countries meeting in Malaga, the Mediterranean Forum of the International Union for Conservation of Nature has presented their conclusions: we urgently need to clarify the importance of biodiversity to society through concrete actions, and IUCN should lead the coordination of efforts for a rational use of available resources and promote intelligent development between the North and South Mediterranean area. …   | French | Spanish

25 Nov 2010 | International news release
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Celebracion del decimo aniversario del Centro de Cooperación del Mediterraneo en el Ayuntamiento de Malaga

Nuevas Alianzas en el Foro Mediterráneo de UICN

Málaga, España, 23 de noviembre de 2010 (Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo UICN) – La cooperación con entidades españolas y mediterráneas se plasmó ayer por la tarde durante la inauguración oficial del Foro Mediterráneo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza en la formalización de ocho convenios de colaboración con instituciones de ámbito mediterráneo, público y privado. …  

24 Nov 2010 | International news release
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