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Suelta de 24 ejemplares de caballos de las retuertas en la reserva salmantina, Campanarios de Azaba.

Wild horses released in Western Iberia rewilding area

A herd of 24 Retuerta horses, coming from the Doñana biological station in southern Spain, were released in the Campanarios de Azaba reserve on July 27. The release was possible thanks to the Rewilding Europe initiative and the collaboration between the Nature and Man Foundation (FNYH) and the Doñana Biological Station.  | Spanish

31 Jul 2012 | News story

Transboundary lake in Virpazar, Montenegro

Montenegro moving towards more effective marine and coastal nature conservation

Under the request of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro– IUCN Member since 2009- a meeting with IUCN was organized last 16 July 2012 to evaluate the progress made on protected areas and legal instruments related to marine and coastal environment in the country. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jul 2012 | News story

Members voting on motions at the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Use your voice

Members have a unique opportunity at the IUCN Congress to influence the global conservation agenda through the motions. To do this, they must ensure to get accreditation so they can vote and speak at the Members’ Assembly, together with observers with speaking rights. …   | French | Spanish

17 Jul 2012 | News story

Conference logo

Today's societies need to reconnect with biodiversity

The EUROPARC Conference 2012 in Belgium, 22-25 October 2012, will bring together high profile speakers from around Europe, gathering to join forces for a more consistent and collaborative conservation and protection practice. EUROPARC 2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of Natura 2000 and the LIFE programme. Special focus will be given on effective management of protected areas. …  

11 Jul 2012 | News story
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Congress participants during the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Last few hours for discounts on Congress fees

2012 is a busy year for environmental decision-making, with many large-scale conventions taking place. But the IUCN World Conservation Congress is a unique event with a unique audience. It is the only global summit that represents every aspect of conservation, bringing together leaders of all levels – from governments and international NGOs to academia and local charities. …   | French | Spanish

05 Jul 2012 | News story

Alhoceima National Park

Malaga hosts the 3rd Meeting of National correspondents of the Strategic Action Plan for the Conservation of the Mediterranean

After having convened the Second Meeting of National Correspondents of SAP BIO / MedMPAnet Project Inception Workshop in Istanbul (2 June 2010), RAC/SPA, the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas, is presently convening the Third Meeting of National Correspondents of SAP BIO / MedMPAnet Project Mid-term Workshop. The meeting will be organized in Malaga (Spain) at Hotel Barceló Málaga from the 4th to the 6th of July 2012, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain and IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med). …  

04 Jul 2012 | News story

A Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum, Family Sphingidae) hovering for food from a Rosemary flower (Rosmarinus oficinallis)

Cyprus at the head of the EU

Cyprus is in the spotlight of the EU as its 6-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union begins this month. What about nature conservation? Find out more in this month’s Country Focus dedicated to Cyprus. …  

03 Jul 2012 | News story
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Peppermint shrimp inside a branching vase sponge

Reconnecting science to policy in Europe and beyond

“Scientific research is an essential foundation for the implementation of any policy in favour of biodiversity. We need to improve data on biodiversity and its dissemination between the scientific community, policymakers and civil society both at the EU and global levels,” urged Mr Gaston Franco, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) during the recent briefing session on IPBES, the new global science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The briefing report is now available. …   | French

02 Jul 2012 | News story

The Kaieture waterfall in Guyana, the world's tallest single drop water fall, proudly stands 275m high.

Water - it's irreplaceable

At the Rio Dialogues, civil society and business showed through their online votes and panelist speeches increasing leadership when it comes to water issues. And interesting enough, the right to water was not the number one recommendation passed on to the heads of States. …  

22 Jun 2012 | News story
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Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development

20 years on, civil society leads in Rio

Governments are leaving the UN’s Sustainable Development Summit (Rio +20) with a big deal but little action. Groups of civil society and business have proved they can lead the way towards a sustainable future. …  

22 Jun 2012 | News story

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