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Porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). Global Red List Assessment: Vulnerable; Sub-population Red List assessment for the Northeast Atlantic: Critically Endangered

Third of open ocean sharks threatened with extinction

The first study to determine the global conservation status of 64 species of open ocean (pelagic) sharks and rays reveals that 32 percent are threatened with extinction, primarily due to overfishing, according to the IUCN Shark Specialist Group. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jun 2009 | International news release

Pedro Rosabal, Oficial Senior de Áreas Protegidas, UICN.

Novedades de la Reunión de Comité de Patrimonio Mundial

Entrevista a Pedro Rosabal, Oficial Senior de Áreas Protegidas de la UICN, quien explica cómo afecta la crisis económica mundial a las áreas protegidas y comenta sobre los temas que se tratan en la Reunión del Comité de Patrimonio Mundial, Sevilla, 2009. …  

25 Jun 2009 | Video

Allen Putney, Comisión Mundial de Áreas Protegidas, UICN.

La Convención de Patrimonio Mundial necesita un cambio

Entrevista a Allen Putney, Vicepresidente de Patrimonio Mundial de Comisión Mundial de Áreas Protegidas de la UICN, quien reflexiona sobre la efectividad la Convención de Patrimonio Mundial y sugiere fortalecer la efectividad de manejo de los sitios de importancia mundial que ya existen, más que en la nominación de nuevos. …  

25 Jun 2009 | Video

At the Training Centre of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the South Caucasus Office team up to train national experts in European environmental law

From 10-24 June 2009, the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus, in collaboration with Adelphi Research, kicked off a first round of training courses focusing on nature conservation and natural resources management under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus”. The objective of this series of training courses is to contribute to the region's in the further development of nature conservation policies and legislation in order to support approximation to the Aquis Communautaire. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story

Fiji - coat of arms

IUCN Welcomes Fiji as New State Member

The Government of Fiji has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by adhering to the IUCN Statutes. The Department of Environment has been designated by the Government of Fiji as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story

Galápagos, Ecuador

Trece sitios de patrimonio mundial permanecerán en la Lista en Peligro

Trece Sitios de Patrimonio Mundial, que incluyen a las Islas Galápagos, continuarán en la Lista de Patrimonio Mundial en Peligro, por recomendación de la UICN. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story
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Brigada del Proyecto Cahoacán que participa en la Campaña "Limpiemos Nuestro México".

Proyecto Cahoacán pasa a segunda etapa de la campaña “Limpiemos Nuestro México”

Para votar y colocar al Proyecto Cahoacán, implementado por UICN en Tapachula México, entre los primeros 5 lugares ingrese a: www.limpiemosnuestromexico.com 

25 Jun 2009 | International news release
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A Sally lightfoot crab on Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Thirteen World Heritage Sites stay on Danger List

Thirteen natural World Heritage Sites, including the Galapagos Islands, will stay on the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story

Marrajo sardinero

Un tercio de los tiburones oceánicos amenazados de extinción

El primer estudio que determina el estado de conservación de 64 especies de tiburones oceánicos (pelágicos) y rayas, revela que el 32 por ciento está amenazado de extinción, principalmente debido a la sobrepesca, según el Grupo de Especialistas en Tiburones de la UICN. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story
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IUCN's Mark Smith on the IHA Panel

No energy without water security, IUCN tells hydropower congress

When looking at the links between hydropower and climate change, it is essential that any infrastructure - whether man-made or natural - is made more sustainable and therefore resilient. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story
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