2013

Sydney Harbor National Park

IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 website goes live

Another step in promoting inspiring solutions for today’s conservation and development challenges has been taken with the launch of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 website. …  

11 Aug 2013 | News story

hand made painting of a bush-cricket on silk

11th congress of Orthopterology in Kunming (Yunnan, China)

The 11th International Congress oF Orthopterology takes place from 11th to 15th of August in Kunming (Yunnan, China). The congress has a special symposium on Orthoptera conservation organized by Michael Samways, former chair of the IUCN SSC Invertebrate Conservation Sub-Committee. …  

11 Aug 2013 | Article

Grassland in the Eastern Mongolian Steppe

The Serengeti of the east

Eastern Daurian Steppe, Mongolia   …  

09 Aug 2013 | News story
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, South Africa

Protected Areas as a legitimate land use

The implementation of the BIOPAMA Capacity Building Programme in Eastern and Southern Africa, and in particular the work of the Regional Observatories in the region, will be centred around the theme of land use conflict and integrated land use planning. …  

09 Aug 2013 | Article
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Buffalo breeders in Abu-Sobatt canal, the Park’s main waterway

Iraq’s first national park announced

In a historic first, Iraq announced the creation of its first national park, Mesopotamia Marshland National Park, in July 2013. The park designation process, which began in 2006, created the new protected area with the vision “Water, Reeds and People”, and three main objectives: restore, enhance and conserve the unique wildlife and natural beauty of the area, establish the long-term maintenance of its environmental features, including the conservation of cultural heritage and development of sustainable activities, and ensure the financial accountability of the area through ecotourism and additional means.   …  

09 Aug 2013 | News story

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Good Practice Stakeholder Participation Training Course

With a focus on the environment, this course is taking place in the UK on 9-11 October 2013.     …  

08 Aug 2013 | News story

Sue Mainka

Conozca los resultados de la última reunión del Comité de Patrimonio Mundial

Todo lo que usted desea saber sobre las decisiones del Comité, junto con los informes de evaluación de la UICN sobre las nuevas nominaciones y los más de 50 reportes del estado de conservación preparados por la Unión en colaboración con el Centro del Patrimonio Mundial están disponibles en el sitio web. …  

07 Aug 2013 | News story
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National Park Brijuni

Croatia: a country of more than 1,000 islands

Croatia joined the European Union and became the 28th Member State on 1 July 2013. This historic achievement brings new perspectives for Croatia and lays ground for an efficient enforcement of international standards and EU policies on nature conservation. It should also serve as great impetus for the other countries in South-Eastern Europe to continue with EU accession processes. …  

07 Aug 2013 | News story
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The Balkan Terrapin (Mauremys rivulata)

Uncertain future of the Balkan Terrapin

The territory of Croatia is inhabited by two species of freshwater turtles. Unlike the European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis) which is widespread throughout the country, the Balkan Terrapin (Mauremys rivulata) is one of the most endangered reptile species in Croatia. It is present only in the country's far south which is the most northern and most western part of the species range. …  

07 Aug 2013 | Article

The Karst Viper (Vipera ursinii macrops)

The Karst Viper in Croatia

The Meadow Viper (Vipera ursinii) is the smallest European viper that has fragmented and isolated distribution through Europe. Its venom is not harmful to humans since it eats crickets and grasshoppers. The Croatian Herpetological Society - Hyla is working on the conservation of its subspecies, the Karst Viper (V.u. macrops), a Balkan endemic species that inhabits high mountain grasslands of the Dinaric Arc. …  

06 Aug 2013 | Article