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Gran paradiso National Park (Italy) green listed.

Barcelona Convention promotes the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas

The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas has been recognized as a Flagship Initiative under the Mediterranean Strategy on Sustainable Development (MSSD) 2016-2025, adopted during the 19th Convention of the Parties of the Barcelona Convention, held in Athens from the 9th to the 11th of February. …  

19 Feb 2016 | News story

Okapi in DRC Virunga NP

Global plan aims to save elusive okapi from extinction

Gland, Switzerland, 18 February 2016 (IUCN) - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), supported by partners including the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) and global conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), has published the first-ever coordinated global strategy to protect the unique and elusive okapi (Okapia johnstoni) from extinction in the wild. …   | French

18 Feb 2016 | News story

Translocations can greatly benefit coral reef ecosystems such as this one

Marine translocations on the rise as ecosystems threatened

Conservationists are increasingly moving imperilled marine plants and animals to new locations to prevent species and ecosystems from dying out, according to the first global review of marine conservation translocations, co-authored by IUCN’s Dr Axel Moehrenschlager.  
 

18 Feb 2016 | News story

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Implementing a Cedar Management Plan on Mount Mulanje

In reflecting on project activities, challenges and successes to date, David Nangoma, Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust in Malawi explains the importance of the development and implementation of the Cedar Management Plan to the achievement of his project’s objectives.   …  

13 Feb 2016 | News story

Factsheet: Mediterranean Anthozoans

IUCN at the 19th meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention

Tomorrow the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention hosted by the Hellenic Government, will be begun in Athens until 12 February 2016 with the participation of representatives of 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union and other international organizations such IUCN, WWF, Oceana. …  

08 Feb 2016 | News story

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

Arctic plastics web 2

Microplastics: A global disaster in the Arctic Ocean

Microplastics pollution in the Arctic and its effects on ecosystems, human health and ice formation and melting are the subject of a newly launched IUCN research project. …  

29 Jan 2016 | News story

Python skins are traded primarily to meet demands from the fashion industry

CITES meeting helps boost fight against illegal wildlife trade

IUCN expertise made a significant contribution to the 66th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Standing Committee (SC66) held in Geneva earlier this month. …  

28 Jan 2016 | News story

Sunda Pangolin, 2015A-075, ZSL, Pangolin Conservation Initiative, dan challender, SOS Save Our Species

Saving the World's most illegally traded wild mammal

Pangolins are the most heavily poached and trafficked mammals on the planet. Until recently, most people didn’t even know they existed. Earlier this year, a major new conservation initiative was launched to raise awareness of pangolins and address the key threats to their survival. …  

23 Jan 2016 | News story

Publication: Atlas of the Mediterranean Seamounts and Seamount-like Structures

Mediterranean seamounts, a hotspot of biodiversity

Relatively recent knowledge has been acquired by the latest advances in technology which have led to demonstrate the ecological significance of unknown ecosystems. Thanks to that new technology, in the Mediterranean over 242 seamounts, banks rises, highs, hills, spurs and other kind of sea floor elevations have been identified and described through the project “Atlas of the Mediterranean Seamounts and Seamount-like Structures” coordinated by Maurizio Würtz and Marzia Rovere with the collaboration of more than 20 experts and with the support of the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation. …   | French | Spanish

22 Jan 2016 | 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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