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Call for Abstract Submission !!

To mark the 50th anniversary of the IUCN Red List, IUCN Bangladesh is inviting abstracts from individuals on their research, initiatives and project works related with “Wildlife Biodiversity in Bangladesh:40 Years of Conservation” and/or “Species & Habitat Protection: Necessity of Science based Policy and Governance”. The authors of the best abstracts will be invited to present their papers in the technical sessions and all selected abstracts will be published in a book to be printed on this occasion. Deadline for abstract submission is 20 November 2014.  

16 Nov 2014 | News story

Rapeseed (a biofuel crop)

IUCN report says jury still out on biofuels, calls for more research on biodiversity impacts

Sydney, Australia, 15 November 2014 (IUCN) – Food security, land grabs and human rights abuses are just some of the harmful impacts identified with the production of biofuels at a global scale, according to a new IUCN report released today at the IUCN World Parks Congress. …  

15 Nov 2014 | News story

Publicación UICN-Sur, WWF.

Nueva publicación de UICN “Planificación y gestión de áreas protegidas de América del Sur: avances en la aplicación del Enfoque Ecosistémico” se lanza en Sídney

 La Oficina Regional para América del Sur de la UICN, con el apoyo de WWF y la colaboración de la Comisión de Gestión de Ecosistemas, presentan el documento “Planificación y gestión de áreas protegidas de América del Sur: avances en la aplicación del Enfoque Ecosistémico”. El evento se realizará en el Congreso Mundial de Parques en Sídney, Australia, hoy sábado 15 de noviembre. …  

15 Nov 2014 | News story

SOS, Siamese Rosewood

Behind the frontlines: Interagency cooperation supporting rangers' work in Thailand

Updating SOS on project developments from an emergency funding grant for work in Thap Lan National Park, Thailand, Eric Ash of Freeland Foundation, an IUCN Member, is succinct. “While it is critical to support front-line rangers and other park-based stakeholders first and foremost, reducing rosewood poaching requires considerable enforcement efforts at all levels, from the forest, through trafficking routes, and in end-markets” he explains. …  

15 Nov 2014 | News story

Cérémonie d'ouverture

Le congrès Mondial des Parcs de l’UICN, une cérémonie d’ouverture exceptionnelle

Sydney, Australie, 12 novembre 2014, 17h –plus de 5.000 participants venant de plus de 160 pays y compris des chefs d'Etat, des gardes forestiers, des cadres commerciaux, des acteurs de la conservation et des chefs indigènes, se sont retrouvés ce jour dans la salle « Jamison  Room » de l’Olympic Park statdium de Sydney. …  

14 Nov 2014 | News story

Coral reef survey

'Game-changing visual record' of Great Barrier Reef published

IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney, November 14 2014 - The Catlin Seaview Survey, in which IUCN is a partner, announced today that a complete visual and data record from its expeditions along the Great Barrier Reef is now available to anyone to use through the Catlin Global Reef Record. …  

14 Nov 2014 | News story

Harvesting Nile Tilapia in Algeria

UICN identifica los sitios más amenazados de biodiversidad de agua dulce en el Mediterráneo

De las 167 áreas clave de biodiversidad de agua dulce identificadas y validadas en toda la región mediterránea, el 75 por ciento se encuentra fuera de los límites de las áreas protegidas ya existentes, según los principales resultados de una evaluación coordinada por UICN que han sido presentados hoy en el Congreso Mundial de Parques que se celebra en Sydney, Australia, del 12 al 19 de noviembre.  | English | French

14 Nov 2014 | News story

US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, and President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong, signing a cooperative agreement to conserve the Phoenix Ocean Arc

Strengthened cooperative management for Phoenix Ocean Arc

Seascape-level conservation efforts in the Pacific have received a major boost with the signing of a cooperation arrangement between the Republic of Kiribati and the United States of America. …  

14 Nov 2014 | News story

The Marumaru Atua arriving on the Gold Coast, Australia, as part of the Mua Voyage to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Championing Ocean Issues at the Sydney World Park’s Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature will is holding its once in a decade World Parks Congress beginning November 12th. This year’s congregation of non-profits, private interests and agencies, all working on protected areas across the globe, will be unique for two important reasons. The event will have a much larger ocean focus than ever before, featuring over 250 ocean-related sessions joined together under a Marine Theme, and the Congress will be using technologies for ocean outreach and collaboration that are thoroughly new to the IUCN’s events. …  

14 Nov 2014 | News story

13A-060-002A, Garth Cripps, SOS Save Our Species, ZSL, Forest Elephant

Major ivory haul seized in Cameroon

A haul of ivory worth more than $190,000 has been seized in Cameroon, one of the largest single seizures made in the country.   …  

13 Nov 2014 | News story

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