Ecosystem

Ranunculus coronaria. Palestine

Strengthening the network of botanists in the South and East Mediterranean

The project “Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean launched in October 2014 is moving ahead. The Scientific Institute of the University Mohamed V of Rabat (Morocco) hosted the first workshop with the experts that are going to document the conservation status and distribution of selected rare and threatened plant species on ‘Important Plant Areas’ especially in those countries with where information is insufficient (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine). …  

08 Apr 2015 | News story

Pitcairn Island, South Pacific

Great British win: world's largest marine reserve to be established around Pitcairn Islands

IUCN joins other leading conservation groups in congratulating the British Government for its decision to create the world’s largest marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands, a UK Overseas Territory (OT) in the South Pacific.  

19 Mar 2015 | News story

The Race For Water Odyssey to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution in the ocean set off from Bordeaux, France.

Race against oceans of plastic

A unique sailing expedition to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution across the most polluted ocean areas set off yesterday from Bordeaux, France. …  

16 Mar 2015 | News story

Aerial view of Fire Island wilderness breach after Hurricane Sandy

Nature's protective power

IUCN experts are gathering at a UN conference in Japan this week to deliver the evidence to policy makers that healthy ecosystems play a critical role in protecting people from disasters. …  

14 Mar 2015 | News story

Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

Pastoralism provides crucial services to humanity, can support green economy transition

Better management of neglected sector would boost water regulation and biodiversity and sequester up to 9.8 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions …   | French

09 Mar 2015 | News story

Sundarbans cyclone

IUCN Director General joins French State visit to the Philippines to mobilise support for a global climate agreement

At the invitation of French President François Hollande, IUCN’s Director General, Inger Andersen, travelled with a high-level delegation this week to the Philippines to see first-hand the impacts of climate change on the island nation and mobilise support for a global climate deal which is expected to be signed later this year in Paris. …   | French

28 Feb 2015 | News story

African landscape

Blog: A picture is worth a thousand words. So how much is a video worth?

By Claire Warmenbol. That question came to mind when I watched the video of our WISE-UP project, recently broadcast on Deutsche Welle TV. It shows what the project does, no, it brings to life what the project does…in just over 6 minutes. …  

25 Feb 2015 | News story

Kande,Malawi - Fishermen returning from fishing rest at Malawi lake shores

Building bridges for better water management: IUCN project expands to Africa

BRIDGE stands for ‘Building River Dialogue and Governance’ and is an IUCN project which has been implemented since 2011 in nine transboundary basins. Recently, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the addition of five new river basins for BRIDGE work in Africa.  …  

18 Feb 2015 | News story

Bonaire kid

Over €6 million boost for nature conservation in European Overseas Countries and Territories

There’s good news for biodiversity conservation in the millions of square kilometres of land and ocean that make up European Union (EU) Overseas Countries and Territories with the launch of a grants fund of over €6 million to be coordinated by IUCN.  …  

10 Feb 2015 | News story

12A-043-051, SOS Save Our Species, EWT,  schooling  sandfish into translocatio nets Gustav Klotz n John Lucas

A Successful Endangered Clanwilliam Sandfish Translocation in the Biedouw River, South Africa

In November 2014, SOS grantee Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) completed the second ever translocation of a highly threatened indigenous fish species for conservation purposes in South Africa.   …  

06 Feb 2015 | News story

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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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