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Life, biodiversity and harvesting honey in northern Kenya

Threats to the environment such as climate change, the scramble for water, and deforestation have created an urgent need for new ways of tackling these pressing issues which cater for all types of inhabitants. …  

07 Nov 2007 | News story

Fishermen in the Banc d`Arguin National Park,Mauritania

Panel set up to advise on environmental impacts of oil drilling

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) is creating an independent scientific panel to advise the Government of Mauritania on environmental issues concerning oil and gas development.
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06 Nov 2007 | News story

Workshop on water awareness in Aleppo, Syria

A step towards water awareness in Aleppo

About 20 participants from the Syrian city Aleppo were trained to design and implement public awareness campaigns in the field of water resources management. The 5-day-workshop, entitled "How to Design and Implement a Public Awareness Campaign" is the third workshop organized in the Arab Region by The World Conservation Union (IUCN) and InWent Capacity Building International. Two other regional courses were held previously in Morocco and Syria (Damascus) in 2006 and early 2007. …  

04 Nov 2007 | News story

European eel, Anguilla anguilla 
Critically Endangered

Sink or swim: over one in three freshwater fish species in Europe threatened with extinction

The first ever assessment of European freshwater fishes indicates astonishing species diversity but also the devastating impact of over 100 years of development and management of freshwater systems and fishes …   | French | Spanish

01 Nov 2007 | International news release

Lince ibérico (Lynx pardinus)

Sin habitat, no hay mamíferos

La Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza (UICN) presentó el miércoles los resultados preliminares de la Lista Roja de Mamíferos mediterráneos en peligro de extinción 

31 Oct 2007 | International news release

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) logo

Global Reporting Initiative Reader's Choice Awards

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is inviting IUCN members to score sustainability reports as part of a global effort. …  

31 Oct 2007 | News story

IUCN Workshop on the protection of sacred lands

Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome hails IUCN’s work

The highest spiritual authority of the Orthodox Church of the World, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has praised participants of an IUCN Workshop on the Protection of Sacred Lands being held in Ouranoupolis, Greece. …  

29 Oct 2007 | News story

Primates en peligro

Crece la amenaza extinción a los parientes vivos más cercanos al hombre 

27 Oct 2007 | International news release

Delacour's Langur

Primates in peril

Extinction threat growing for mankind’s closest living relatives …  

26 Oct 2007 | International news release

Thunnus obesus or Bigeye tuna.

High Sea Governance for the 21st Century

The Experts Informal Workshop on High Seas Governance in the 21st Century was held from October 17 to 19, 2007, and brought together over 50 global experts on international marine policy, science, law and economics to address urgent concerns about how to govern the high seas and what global priorities should be when it comes to the protection of the marine environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction. …  

25 Oct 2007 | News story

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