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L’UICN recherche des experts en Guinée

Dans le but de renforcer son équipe en charge du Partenariat pour l’Amélioration de la Gouvernance Environnementale en Afrique de l’Ouest (PAGE) en Guinée, le Programme Afrique Centrale et Occidentale de l’UICN recherche :

  • Un Coordonnateur Unité Opérationnelle du PAGE
  • Un Assistant Comptable (Unité Opérationnelle du PAGE)

06 Feb 2014 | News story

Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013

A global perspective on re-introduction

From mangroves to spiders, trout to bobcat, the latest edition of Global Re-introduction Perspectives presents 52 case studies on re-introduction projects from around the world. …  

05 Feb 2014 | News story

Brushed aluminium

Global standard for sustainability in the aluminium industry open for public consultation

Industry representatives including Nespresso, Audi, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetra Pak have put forward criteria for a global standard for sustainable aluminium production. The standard is part of the IUCN-led Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), whose aim is to foster responsible environmental, social and governance performance throughout the entire aluminium value chain. …  

03 Feb 2014 | News story

Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz

Conservation Groups Launch "Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz", Inviting 'Citizen Scientists' to Help Monitor Fish Species

The ‘Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz’ kicks off on World Wetlands Day to engage nature lovers in freshwater fish conservation. The Freshwater Fish Specialist Group (FFSG), of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Wetlands International, has joined forces with other international groups, namely World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, FishBase, the Fisheries Society of the British Isles and the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, to introduce this new global initiative. The BioBlitz project, designed by iNaturalist.org, will be hosted on the FFSG website. …  

02 Feb 2014 | News story

Ramsare Leaflet JMZH2014

Journée mondiale des zones humides 2014 : allier zones humides et agriculture

Chaque année, le 2 février, la Journée mondiale des zones humides commémore la signature de la Convention sur les zones humides, le 2 février 1971, dans la ville iranienne de Ramsar, au bord de la mer Caspienne. En 2013, on comptait 168 pays signataires de cette convention. …  

02 Feb 2014 | News story

Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns will be launched today at the landmark Water Lives symposium, bringing together European Union policy makers and freshwater scientists. Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats; they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is declining at an alarming rate, faster than any other component of global biodiversity. …  

29 Jan 2014 | News story


Nominate experts for the work of IPBES

In January 2014, IPBES issued a call for nominations of experts through IPBES member governments and other relevant stakeholders to help implementing its first work programme 2014-2018. It is highly relevant to the experts within the IUCN network. …  

27 Jan 2014 | News story

Giant Guitarfish

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG). …   | Dutch

21 Jan 2014 | News story

Bees in the process of honey production, Madagascar

IPBES work begins - roll up sleeves

Almost 10 years after the launch of the idea and 5 years of intense discussions on the design, IPBES has adopted its first work plan for 2014-2018. The plan includes developing a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges. …  

06 Jan 2014 | News story

Les acteurs réfléchissant sur la stratégie de financement des activités génératrices de revenus

Conservation et développement durable du Parc National de Waza et sa périphérie : les acteurs réfléchissent sur la stratégie de financement des activités génératrices de revenus

Un important cadre de travail portant sur l`examen et la validation de la stratégie d`octroi des micro-subventions et sur la restitution de l`état des lieux des organisations paysannes, s’est tenu dans la salle de conférence de la sous-préfecture de Waza, du 10 au 11 septembre 2013. …  

05 Jan 2014 | News story

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