Janvier 2007

Jane Smart appointed as new Foreign Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry has a number of foreign members from international organizations in the forestry and agricultural sectors. But there is no member from an international organization for environment protection or conservation. In the last few years it has also been difficult to find suitable members representing Swedish organizations in these areas. Considering the Academy’s increasing commitment to environment protection and conservation we feel that the time should now be ripe for a member active in international conservation. …  

29 Jan 2007 | News story

IUCN Supports Djibouti in Avian Flu Initiative

The belief that water birds cause avian flu has raised concern in Djibouti, a small Eastern African country bordering the Gulf of Aden in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti is on the path of migratory water birds from the Northern Hemisphere and is seen to be particularly vulnerable to the avian flu. …  

29 Jan 2007 | News story

Acropora coral.

South Asia experts compare notes on reef resilience research

The South Asia Reef Resilience Workshop, held in Bentota, Sri Lanka, 15-18 January 2007, brought together coral reef scientists, managers and policy makers from five countries in South Asia and around the Bay of Bengal: Indonesia, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The main objectives of the workshop were to provide insight into the state of coral reef resilience research and management adaptations internationally, identify and discuss regional needs and priorities, as well as to promote learning and exchange of information. …  

25 Jan 2007 | News story

Dead vaquita porpoises on a beach. www.vaquitamarina.org

Is the Vaquita porpoise extinct?

Cetacean experts of IUCN’s Species Survivial Commission are meeting this week
to review the status of the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises …  

24 Jan 2007 | News story

www.vaquitamarina.org

Is the Vaquita porpoise extinct?

Cetacean experts of IUCN’s Species Survivial Commission are meeting this week to review the status of the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises. …  

24 Jan 2007 | News story

Asian rhinos

IUCN members call for action against rhino poaching in Nepal

Rhino poaching is the most pressing issue facing Nepal's wildlife today. With rhino populations shrunk by about a third since 2000, commission members of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in Nepal submitted a petition to the Environment Conservation Committee of the Nepalese House of Representatives on 12 January 2007 to prompt immediate action in favour of Nepal’s rhinos.
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18 Jan 2007 | News story