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Thunus obesus or Bigeye tuna

Self-assessment of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations: are they on track?

Though Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) and their members face conflicting pressures, if they do not take steps now to better manage fish stocks, these resources will continue to decline to the detriment of the ocean’s wellbeing, food security and human health. IUCN believes that all RFMOs should conduct self-assessments this year or next and include a review of how each RFMO accepts scientific advice and incorporates that advice into its conservation and management measures. …  

21 Aug 2007 | News story

GEF logo

Share your experience in evaluating the effects of climate change

The GEF Office of Evaluation in collaboration with IUCN will host an International Workshop (May 2008) to share good practice examples of evaluations and methods in evaluating mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. …  

20 Aug 2007 | News story

Adressing World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. Mesoamerican Members voting process during their regional Forum.

VII Foro Mesoamericano de miembros pródigo en mociones para el próximo Congreso Mundial de Conservación

Con más de 26 mociones aprobadas, muchas de ellas con miras a ser aprobadas durante el próximo Congreso Mundial de Conservación, los miembros mesoamericanos celebraron una fructuosa sesión para el diseño de las futuras resoluciones y recomendaciones. …  

15 Aug 2007 | News story

Flow

The Essentials of Environmental Flows

The Water and Nature book “FLOW – The Essentials of Environmental Flows” is now available in 8 languages…and counting! …  

13 Aug 2007 | News story

Jordan

Water – A Brake on Economic Development?

As a lubricant of development, water is a critical issue in arid and semi-arid regions. Water’s crucial role for achieving basic livelihood security through water supply, health, hygiene and food is complex. A vicious circle of water scarcity, poverty, lack of investments and concerted efforts has to be broken if further increases in poverty and environmental degradation are to be avoided. …  

13 Aug 2007 | News story

4th WCC

530 proposals received in the first round of submissions to the World Conservation Congress

Members and partners to submit proposals for events at the World Conservation Congress. …  

10 Aug 2007 | News story

Whit Gibbons, recipient of the 2007 Behler Award for Turtle conservation

2007 Behler Turtle Conservation Award Announced

The IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and IUCN Turtle Survival Alliance in 2006 established the John Behler Turtle Conservation Award, a major annual award to honor leadership and excellence in the field of turtle and tortoise conservation. …  

08 Aug 2007 | News story

EPLP 58: Gobernanza de aguas compartidas

Sharing experiences on shared waters

A number of representatives from local governments, NGOs, civil society, and IUCN partners have been trained recently in legal and institutional aspects relating to shared waters in Mesoamerica. …  

02 Aug 2007 | News story

Invasive anemone.

Invasive species one of most dangerous threats to our islands, says President of Palau

A world-renowned lake in Palau, an island nation 800km east of the Philippines, is currently being invaded by a prolific species of anemone. It is taking over more than half of Jellyfish Lake, a tourist attraction that lures thousands of visitors to Palau each month. …  

26 Jul 2007 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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