Aires protégées

Cover 'Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends'

Key hotspots of species loss and water risks identified in new transboundary river basins report

On 22 May the global community marked ‘International Biodiversity Day’, celebrating the variety of life on earth. Yet, extinction risks range from moderate to very high in 70% of transboundary river basins, according to a new study: Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends. Climate change, population growth and geopolitical tensions between states sharing waterways are identified as key causes driving the increased risk of species extinction. …  

18 May 2016 | News story

Addax

Saharan Addax antelope faces imminent extinction

Regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara desert have pushed the Addax – a migratory species of desert-adapted antelope - to the very knife-edge of extinction according to a recent survey which found only three surviving in the wild.   …  

06 May 2016 | News story

Shark

L’UICN et la National Geographic Society unissent leurs forces pour le Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN 2016

Le partenariat soulignera les problématiques de conservation les plus urgentes et les solutions proposées …   | English | Spanish

03 May 2016 | News story

12A-048-006, Large mesh size Gillnet fishing boat at the Bengal coast by Rubaiyat MansurWCS, SOS Save Our Species,

Meet the fishers helping save threatened dolphins

Preventing bycatch of threatened marine megafauna is a challenging task, writes Brian D. Smith from the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Fishers are often unable to detect Irrawaddy dolphins entangled in their nets. But according to Brian there are solutions.   …  

25 Apr 2016 | News story

13A-049-009, Chimbo Boé landscape in the rainy season, SOS SAve OUr Species, Stichting Chimbo, Boé Region, Guinea-Bissau

Bush fire management in the Boé

In a region such as the Boé, Guinea Bissau, effective fire management is critical to maintaining a balance between local wildlife and farming community needs, according to Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with grantee Stichting Chimbo (Chimbo). “Thanks to SOS our bush fire control program could be expanded”. The project target species is Chimpanzees in and around the future Boé National Park.   …  

18 Apr 2016 | News story

13A-060-006, Cocoa truck hidding ivory tusk, Djoum, Cameroon, (C) Oliver Fankem_ZSL, SOS Save Our SPecies,

Exposing illegal trade in elephant tusks

Following a seizure of ivory, a suspected illegal trader has been sentenced to imprisonment. Paul de Ornellas of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a grantee with IUCN’s SOS initiative, explains how ZSL helped expose the crime.   …  

15 Apr 2016 | News story

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

Concerns over scale of threats to natural World Heritage confirmed by new report

Nearly half of all natural World Heritage sites are threatened by industrial activities, according to a new report drawing heavily on data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s World Heritage Outlook. …  

06 Apr 2016 | News story

Remplissage de l’IMET dans le parc national de Bururi, février 2016

Déroulement du programme BIOPAMA en Afrique de l’Ouest

Après les formations et les évaluations des aires protégées du complexe transfrontalier W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) en février 2016,  le programme BIOPAMA vient à l’appui des autorités nationales et régionales en Afrique de l’Ouest et organise deux nouvelles formations  de renforcement des capacités le mois d’avril. …   | English

31 Mar 2016 | News story

Navakavu field trip, Fiji

Les îles du Pacifique publient des orientations sur des actions de renforcement des capacités

La Stratégie et le Cadre d’action régional de renforcement des capacités pour les aires protégées et autres aires conservées 2015-2020 vient d’être lancée. Elle est le résultat d’un effort conjoint entre le programme BIOPAMA du Pacifique, représenté par l’UICN, et des partenaires et parties prenantes régionaux. Ce document stratégique est un outil important pour renforcer les capacités et proposer un ensemble de mesures ciblées pertinentes pour les cinq prochaines années, dans le contexte de la gestion des aires protégées et autres aires conservées du Pacifique. C’est également une ressource significative provenant de la Table-ronde des îles du Pacifique pour la conservation de la nature, qui reflète la nature collaborative de ce forum. …   | English

10 Mar 2016 | News story

13A-050-011, SOS Save Our Species, WCS, Okapi Faunal reserve

Getting SMART about tackling wildlife crime on the frontline.

With illegal wildlife trade being a core issue of the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, the role and value of SMART conservation software is pertinent. Marking World Wildlife Day March 3 2016, we travel to the Okapi Faunal Reserve in Democratic Republic of Congo to learn more about the potential of cutting edge technology in supporting the fight against wildlife crime.   …  

05 Mar 2016 | News story

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