Ecosystem

Red-ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra)

Emergency three-year action plan for lemurs

Primatologists from Bristol Zoological Society, Conservation International, and the IUCN Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group have developed an emergency three-year action plan for lemurs, Madagascar’s endemic group of primates. …  

21 Feb 2014 | News story

Pêcheur dans le Parc national de l'Ichkeul (Tunesie)

La célébration des zones humides 2014 en Tunisie, élan pour la concertation de la conservation y valorisation de la biodiversité

La 17ème édition de la Journée Mondiale des Zones Humides 2014 (JMZH), célébrée le 2 de février chaque année, a donné lieu à un édifiant exercice de concertation nationale et internationale dans le domaine de la conservation et valorisation des zones humides et aires protégées. …  

21 Feb 2014 | News story

American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), invasive to Europe

A framework for the identification of Invasive Alien Species of EU concern

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are considered to be one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, particularly through their interactions with other drivers of change. There are around 12,000 IAS within EU territory, of which 1,500 have negative impacts on the environment, economy and society as a whole, and they are thought to cost EU over 12 billion € a year. There are a number of international agreements that recognise the negative effects of IAS and reflect the growing concerns of many people.   …  

20 Feb 2014 | News story

Um Zibil forest reserve, Sudan

Nature-based solutions for a sustainable future

On 13-14 February, the European Economic and Social Committee organized a conference on “A new global partnership – European civil society positions on the post -2015 framework" in Brussels, Belgium. A wide range of civil society representatives, EU Officials and UN delegates debated to address key themes and areas for possible goals, as well as the underlying principles of universality and integration for a new development model. …  

18 Feb 2014 | News story

Kaçkar Mountains Artvin Yusufeli Beekeeping Activities

Terms of Reference for IPBES expert selection

The IPBES Secretariat has provided additional information to guide the ongoing nomination of experts for the IPBES work programme. Please consult these Terms of Reference (ToRs) in relation to the work expected from experts, and the selection, responsibilities, time commitment, duration of appointment and availability of support. The nominations are due 28 February 2014. …  

12 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

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

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

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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

Participants à l’atelier de démarrage du projet UICN-Med/CEPF en Algérie

Lancement du projet sur la valorisation des zones clés pour la biodiversité en Afrique du Nord

Les 21 et 22 janvier dernier a eu lieu en Algérie l’atelier de lancement du projet UICN-Med/CEPF intitulé « Promotion de la valeur de la zone clé pour la biodiversité du Parc National du Djurdjura à travers l’implication des organisations de la société civile dans sa conservation et sa gestion ». Cet atelier a été co-organisé par la Direction Générale des Forêts (DGF), la Direction Générale de la Faune et de la Flore (DGFF) et le Parc National de Djurdjura en Algérie, et a vu la participation de 46 délégués représentants des institutions publiques, des organisations de la société civile ainsi que des universités et instituts de recherche. …  

27 Jan 2014 | News story

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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