African Society for the Scientific Research

African conferences announced - ICESR and ICASE

The African Society for the Scientific Research is hosting two events in July in Nigeria, notably The International Conference on Environmental Studies and Research. …  

20 Dec 2012 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

New post on IUCN Blog explores Love Not Loss messages

Rod Abson and Justine Braby discuss biodiverity communication on this IUCN Blog post. Leave your comments! …  

20 Dec 2012 | News story

Happy Christmas!

A wish for the Mediterranean

This year has been marked by the Río+20 Summit and the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju (South Korea). Their results, along with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (Aichi targets), have been definitively reflected on the IUCN Mediterranean Programme 2013-2016 and IUCN North Africa Programme that Members have approved. …   | French | Spanish

20 Dec 2012 | News story

Experts participatingn at the KBA workshop in Bosnia and Herzegovina

IUCN workshop on Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas in Bosnia

The Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of IUCN Species Programme organised a workshop bringing together a range of stakeholders to validate Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in the southern European part (Balkan region) of the Mediterranean Biodiversity Hotspot. …   | French | Spanish

20 Dec 2012 | News story

Participantes de Honduras, Salvador, México, Panamá y Costa Rica

Visit to successful experiences and pilot sites of IUCN projects in San Marcos

Partners and beneficiaries share experiences in two IUCN Mesoamerican projects, BRIDGE and Good Governance for Adaptation to Climate Change-BMU, on a trip October 15-19, 2012. …   | Spanish

20 Dec 2012 | News story
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Visitas a áreas naturales de pinabete con alta regeneración natural en la microcuenca del río Esquichá.

General Manager of the National Forests Institute and members of the National Council on Protected Areas visit experiences in pilot forest restoration sites promoted by IUCN

In 2008, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature together with Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala) and the National Science and Technology Council launched a project to assess and characterize secondary plant succession and proposals for ecological restoration around areas with Pinabete (Abies guatemalensis Rehder) in the upper watersheds of the Coatán and Suchiate Rivers, department of San Marcos. …   | Spanish

20 Dec 2012 | News story
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Chad - Ounianga-Serir - Formations de grès Lac Teli

Five new African World Heritage sites

Five new African world heritage sites were inscribed this year on the World Heritage List, including the first site for Chad (Lakes of Ounianga), Cameroon, Congo and the Central African Republic (Sangha Tri national). The additions include Morocco’s elegant capital city (Rabat); the old colonial capital of Cote d’Ivoire (Grand-Bassam); a diverse “cultural landscape” in rural Senegal (Bassari, Fula and Bedik). …  

19 Dec 2012 | News story

Photo de famille

Congo : populations autochtones et femmes formées sur la REDD+

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du projet d’appui à la participation multi acteurs au processus REDD+ au Cameroun, Gabon, Congo et République Centrafricaine, financé par le Fond forestier pour le Bassin du Congo, l’UICN a organisé un atelier à Ouesso au Congo les 15 et 16 Décembre 2012. …  

19 Dec 2012 | News story

Chinese Pangolin  (Manis pentadactyla)

Pangolin takes top spot

Early in 2012, The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ Facebook page was launched. Featuring a new Amazing Species every week and sharing the latest IUCN Red List news, the page is a new way for people to engage with The IUCN Red List. As the year draws to a close we have compiled a list of the five most popular posts. …  

19 Dec 2012 | Article

Erika Cuéllar

Guanaco conservation boosted by Rolex Award

Erika Cuéllar, co-coordinator of the Bolivian Committee for IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) has received a Rolex Award for Enterprise. Her project will support the conservation of guanacos in the Gran Chaco region in South America by training local people with the skills needed to manage this region sustainably. …  

18 Dec 2012 | Article