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Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb

Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb: Understanding and Addressing the Problem of Invasive Species in Europe

On 21 February 2013, IUCN and BirdLife, with the support of the European Habitats Forum, will organize a high-level debate at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the issue of invasive alien species in Europe and the development of a EU policy instrument to tackle them. The event is hosted by MEP Pavel Poc, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D).  …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story

SOS 11A-14-13

Community Cats

Why would someone rush out of the city on Friday after work to drive deep into the night and get up extra early the following morning just to go for a walk? Because it’s not just any walk; it’s a CAT (Citizen Action for Tigers) walk where participants volunteer to help protect Malaysia’s wildlife. And indeed community participation – a hallmark of many SOS funded projects, is what makes the difference.   …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Floating market

A recipe linking nature and people

Have you ever wondered how to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts share their tips in addressing this very challenge and suggest possible ingredients of such a representation. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of the top new nature platform (IPBES) in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Female Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)

Saving Saola from snares

An initiative created by the Saola Working Group of IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Greater Mekong Programme has removed and destroyed 26,651 snares from the forests of Viet Nam and Laos that are home to the rare and elusive Saola. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Barbara Block will create underwater listening stations that track marine predators

Tracking sharks with the Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Barbara Block, a renowned marine scientist received a 2012 Rolex Award for Enterprise. Her award will be used to monitor the activity of sharks off the coast of California and increase public awareness of the marine environment. …  

22 Jan 2013 | Article

Wild Asian Buffalo (Bubalus arnee)

Conservation planning for wild buffalo in central India

A three day workshop held in India and attended by the IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group has identified methods of protecting the Wild Asian Buffalo (Bubalus arnee), a species listed as Endangered on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

18 Jan 2013 | Article

Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)

Rhinos in crisis – poaching and illegal trade reach highest levels in over 20 years

Escalating levels of poaching and illegal trade in rhino horns are seriously undermining rhino conservation efforts, putting the survival of these species at risk – according to a report by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and TRAFFIC. …   | Chinese

15 Jan 2013 | International news release

Mangrove roots

Support grows for mangroves

Mangrove forests are an important part of tropical and sub-tropical coastlines but they are under considerable threat and need more conservation action. The establishment of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Mangrove Specialist Group will bring together experts to share mangrove knowledge and develop conservation plans. …  

11 Jan 2013 | Article

Marine biodiversity in Lebanese's waters

Lebanon moves forward to protect marine habitats

Lebanon's Ministry of Environment and IUCN with the support of partners such as the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UN Environment Programme-Barcelona Convention) have brought forward a Marine Protected Areas Strategy aimed at achieving a healthy, productive, and biologically diverse marine environment in Lebanese waters. …   | French | Spanish

08 Jan 2013 | News story

Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

Crocodile control in Australia

After two fatal Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) attacks on people in Australia in the last few months, calls have been made to cull the wild population of crocodiles in the Northern Territory. …  

04 Jan 2013 | Article


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