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PRCM - Première conférence africaine sur l’érosion côtière tenue les 18 et 19 mai  2009, à Dakar, au Sénégal.

Le PRCM, acteur résolu de la lutte contre l'érosion côtière en Afrique

Le Programme Régional de Conservation de la Zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l’Ouest (PRCM) a pris part aux travaux de la première conférence africaine sur l’érosion côtière tenue les 18 et 19 mai  2009, à Dakar, au Sénégal. Cette rencontre suscitée par le Chef de l’Etat, Abdoulaye Wade, a regroupé les ministres et experts des pays africains confrontés au phénomène de l’érosion côtière. Le PRCM, en tant que programme côtier à l’échelle régionale et forcément sensible à tout ce qui affecte l’intégrité du littoral ouest africain, s’y est impliqué techniquement et financièrement. …  

26 May 2009 | News story
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IUCN Oceania Regional Office Joins the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network

The Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network was established at the behest of the Pacific Island Leaders in 2006. This Partnership Network, facilitated by the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) was established primarily as collaborative and cooperative mechanisms to support Pacific Island countries in relation to capacity building for disaster risk management. …  

25 May 2009 | News story

Jeff McNeely signs the agreement

IUCN signs agreement with Nippon Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation

Celebrations around International Biodiversity Day in Tokyo started early in the morning on Friday 22 May with a ceremony to plant trees at Shinjuku Gyoen park organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. …  

25 May 2009 | News story

China Biodiversity Week 2009

Biodiversity Week 2009 – Showcasing Nature Conservation in China

This year IUCN Countdown 2010, in partnership with the EU-China Biodiversity Program (ECBP), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Global Village Beijing (GVB), organised a week long event (May 16-22) to showcase biodiversity conservation in China. Biodiversity Week 2009 featured biodiversity films, speaker nights, exhibitions and a children’s day. The final day of events coincided with the International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22nd. …  

25 May 2009 | News story

Fish and seagrass, Menorca, Spain

Protecting the oceans makes economic sense

Protecting the oceans through marine protected areas can provide higher and more sustained income through tourism and controlled fisheries than continued exploitation. This is the result of IUCN’s new compilation of case studies about the economic benefits of marine protected areas, launched on World Biodiversity Day at the 2nd International Marine Protected Area Congress in Washington, D.C. …   | French | Spanish

22 May 2009 | International news release

Tiburón, Galápagos (Ecuador)

Proteger a los océanos genera beneficios económicos

Washington, 22 de mayo de 2009 (UICN) – Proteger a los océanos mediante áreas protegidas marinas puede generar ingresos superiores y más sostenidos que una explotación continua, a través del turismo y la pesca regulada. Es la conclusión de una nueva recopilación de estudios de casos, efectuada por la UICN, acerca de los beneficios económicos de las áreas protegidas marinas, presentada en oportunidad del Día Mundial de la Biodiversidad en el 2º Congreso Internacional de Áreas Protegidas Marinas de Washington. …  

22 May 2009 | International news release
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Alien Invasive Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) which has spread around the entire tropics and is now moving north into southern Europe as Climate Change makes conditions suitable for it.

International Biodiversity Day sounds the alarm on invasive species

International Biodiversity Day, celebrated each year on May 22, pays tribute to the global importance of biodiversity, both as an asset for posterity and a vital resource for people and their livelihoods. …  

22 May 2009 | News story

ballena jorobada (Megaptera novaeangliae) es una de las especies que se ha recuperado en las últimas décadas. En 1986 se encontraba en peligro según la lista roja de la UICN, hoy, se la considera de menor preocupación.

Día Internacional de la Biodiversidad. Falta poco: ¿de dónde venimos?, ¿hacia dónde vamos?

La reunión “Cuenta Atrás 2010: aportes y desafíos desde América del Sur” finalizó hoy con la Declaración de Lima, que recoge las prioridades de acción para la Meta 2010 del CDB en la región. 

21 May 2009 | International news release
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Ms. Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN Director General to visit Oceania

Ms Julia Marton–Lefevre, IUCN’s Director General, will be visiting the Oceania Region from 1-12 June. …  

21 May 2009 | News story

Tenerife Speckled Lizard

Europe’s amphibians and reptiles under threat - IUCN

One fifth of Europe’s reptiles and nearly a quarter of its amphibians are threatened, according to new studies carried out by IUCN for the European Commission. …   | French | Spanish

20 May 2009 | International news release

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