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The Small Red Scorpionfish (Scorpaena notata) on Mediterranean coralligenous assemblage

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer

More than 40 species of marine fish currently found in the Mediterranean could disappear in the next few years. According to a study for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ on the status of marine fish in the Mediterranean Sea, almost half of the species of sharks and rays (cartilaginous fish) and at least 12 species of bony fish are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, marine habitat degradation and pollution. …   | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | International news release

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Join World Conservation Debates with IUCN online

IUCN is launching an online debate series. Join the first debate: Nature - to die for? …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

Ghodaghodi Lake, Nepal

Youth Awareness Environmental Forum Update

Messages on the cultural heritage of water were broadcast by YAEF/Nepal to mark 18 April, the ICOMOS international day for monuments and sites. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

European Minerals Day 2007

Conservation and the European Minerals Sector

On the 13th April, 2011 an event was held at the European Parliament to announce this year’s European Minerals Day which will take place from 13-15 May 2011.  Speaking at the event was Hans Friederich, Regrional Director for IUCN Europe. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

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Pace Law School hosts International Symposium on Environmental Courts and Tribunals

More than 50 nations have created specialized environmental courts and tribunals to give priority attention to enforcing these laws.

Participants to the symposium explored what measures are needed to sustain and enhance the work of the judiciary, in order to strengthen the rule of law and access to environmental justice in environmental matters. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

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TEEB: achievements and future perspectives

On the 12th April, 2011, a meeting on TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) was hosted at the European Parliament by the Mediterranean subgroup of the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”. It aimed to show how actors can implement TEEB and to outline what future actions should be taken. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

VII World Conference on Bioethics to be held in Spain

The VII World Conference on Bioethics iss going to be held in Gijón (Spain) from 19th to 22nd September 2011. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story
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CEESP members to run Panel Session on the Indigenous World

CEESP members Dennis Martinez and Alejandro Argumedo will be running a Panel session on the Indigenous world of adaptation to climate disruption with a particular focus on the role of community ecosystem management and eco(bio)cultural restoration as revealed in the international work of the Indignous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative (IPCCA) at the  SER2011World Conference on Ecological Restoration in Merida, Mexico, 21-25 August 2011.

19 Apr 2011 | News story
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Union Pulse - Message from the Membership Unit: Regional Conservation Fora

The Regional Conservation Fora, taking place between May-October 2011, will provide Members, Commissions and Secretariat with an opportunity to meet and prepare for the next World Conservation Congress (Jeju, Republic of Korea, 6-15 September 2012). …   | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | News story

The Hatirghata was one of 12 beels surveyed by IUCN in Tanguar Haor.

Globally endangered waterfowl spotted in Tanguar Haor, Bangladesh

One Baer's Pochard, a globally endangered species, was recently spotted in Tanguar Haor by an IUCN survey team. …  

18 Apr 2011 | News story

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