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Europe’s largest bumblebee, the Endangered Bombus fragrans, is seriously threatened by the intensification of agriculture

Bad news for Europe’s bumblebees

Twenty four percent of European bumblebee species are threatened with extinction according to a recent study assessing the species group at the European level. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

02 Apr 2014 | International news release

Registration certificate being received on behalf of the community

Legal protection for important biodiversity site in Vanuatu

 A community conservation area encompassing the Amal–Crab Bay area in eastern Vanuatu, an important biodiversity site, has been legally registered under national legislation. …  

02 Apr 2014 | Article
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Armenian forest - circle of trees

Tracking illegal logging to ensure protection of Armenia’s forests

By creating a community monitoring system, and through proactive advocacy and education, Armenia’s state forestry agency show just how far things have changed since working with IUCN and partners. …  

02 Apr 2014 | Article

Selva Viva, Napo. Amazonía Ecuatoriana

América del Sur rumbo a Sídney

 La reunión anual de la Comisión Mundial de Áreas Protegidas de la UICN se dio cita en Cuernavaca, México, y los participantes trabajaron arduamente en la organización del Congreso Mundial de Parques de la UICN 2014. …  

02 Apr 2014 | News story

restoration site

Our members in the news - Forestation and Restoration

 Over the past three years, Al-Shouf Cedar Society has been engaged in forestation/restoration work in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve, mainly through the Mediterranean Mosaics (MM) project, which seeks to address the threat that socio-economic and climate changes pose to extensive semi-natural, biodiversity-rich landscapes and protected areas around the Mediterranean Basin. …  

02 Apr 2014 | Article

amphibian bar

Clear win for species in World Heritage sites

If I tell you World Heritage, what do you see? The Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Egypt, Vatican City? World Heritage is often associated with cultural heritage. However, the prestigious World Heritage List contains 193 natural sites, and 29 mixed cultural and natural sites. Wait – did you just think of the Galapagos and Ha Long Bay? …  

02 Apr 2014 | Article

Durante la entrega de la Agenda Ambiental a los candidatos a la vicepresidencia de Panamá.

Agenda Ambiental de Panamá llegó a manos de candidatos a la vicepresidencia

Con el objetivo de presentar al país los temas ambientales relevantes y contribuir para una toma de decisiones informada al momento de votar en las próximas elecciones, se celebró un foro con cuatro de los candidatos a la vicepresidencia en Panamá sobre el tema ambiental en la agenda electoral, convocado y organizado por las ONGs que conforman el Comité Panameño de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), junto con otras organizaciones.  …  

01 Apr 2014 | Article

Photo de famille - atelier de lancement du projet BRICKS

Un nouveau projet commun lancé en appui à l’initiative de la Grande muraille verte

La ville de Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso a abrité, du 19 au 21 mars 2014, la conférence du Programme Sahel et Afrique de l’Ouest (SAWAP) en appui à la Grande muraille verte (GMV) et le lancement du projet de Renforcement de la résilience par le biais de services liés à l’innovation, à la communication et aux connaissances (BRICKS). …  

01 Apr 2014 | News story

IUCN Red List

IUCN Red List - Celebrating 50 years as a "Barometer of Life"

The IUCN Red List is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. Far from being just a long list of names of species and threat categories, it includes a rich compendium of information that can be used in protecting species from extinction. As such, it is the single most valuable and trusted resource for biodiversity conservation. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Red List, which continues to be a catalyst for conservation action and invaluable as a "Barometer of Life" on Earth.  

01 Apr 2014 | Article

La vida abunda en el Mar de los Sargazos.

Mar de los Sargazos recibe apoyo político para su conservación

Los gobiernos de las Bermudas, las Azores, Mónaco, Reino Unido y los Estados Unidos firmaron una declaración comprometiéndose a la conservación del Mar de los Sargazos – una gran porción del Océano Atlántico conocida por sus algas flotantes únicas en el mundo que albergan una rica biodiversidad. Esta es la primera vez que una alianza internacional se ha formado para proteger este refugio único de la vida marina.
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31 Mar 2014 | News story

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