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Ministers at COP 19 to Barcelona Convention

Ministers committed to reduce pressures on marine and coastal environment in the Mediterranean

Ministers from Mediterranean countries and parties contracted to the Barcelona Convention, today renewed their commitment to enhance measures to reduce pressures on their marine and coastal environment through the Athens Declarations. …  

12 Feb 2016 | News story

Joint patrol team checking commercial fishing boat and educating owner on dolphin conservation

Joint patrols to help protect dolphins in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Irrawaddy and Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins show a preference for freshwater and near-shore marine environments and, thus, there is a large overlap between the environments that dolphins and human use. Interactions,​ and sometimes conflicts between dolphins and humans, are common. This has highlighted the need to consider socio-economic and biological factors jointly in their conservation management. …  

11 Feb 2016 | Article

Kayanza tea plantation, Burundi

Europe’s civil society asks for action on the Sustainable Development Goals

A broad coalition of environmental, social and development organisations urges the European Commission to take action on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations, this Agenda spells out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets to reach a sustainable world by 2030, in terms of people, planet and prosperity. …  

10 Feb 2016 | News story

IUCN Welcomes 26 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 26 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

10 Feb 2016 | Article

RGS Event Flyer

Royal Geographical Society to host event on UK Overseas Territories

Filmmaker and geographer Stewart McPherson spent three years visiting all UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) in order to research, film and document the wealth of flora and fauna in these remote regions. Hours of footage taken across Britain’s most remote outposts have been edited into a series of documentary films that aim to raise awareness of the wildlife and conservation of the territories.  

09 Feb 2016 | Article

Delegation comprising of IUCN ORO staff, PNG's Acting Deputy Secretary for the Department of Mines and Energy and Senior Staff of TAG Holdings at the commissioning ceremony.

In the Light – Commissioning of the Mananakele Solar PV Home Lighting System Project

Members of the Kapari community gathered together at Mananakele to celebrate the commissioning of their Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Home Lighting system successfully installed in 290 homes. …  

09 Feb 2016 | News story

Factsheet: Mediterranean Anthozoans

IUCN at the 19th meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention

Tomorrow the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention hosted by the Hellenic Government, will be begun in Athens until 12 February 2016 with the participation of representatives of 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union and other international organizations such IUCN, WWF, Oceana. …  

08 Feb 2016 | News story

En uno de los talleres de consulta para captar insumos para el Reglamento de la Ley PROBOSQUE en Guatemala.

UICN-ORMACC apoya la elaboración del Reglamento de la Ley PROBOSQUE en Guatemala

La Oficina Regional para México, América Central y el Caribe de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (ORMACC-UICN), a través del Programa Regional de Cambio Climático (PRCC), apoya al Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB) en el proceso de consulta del Reglamento de la “Ley de Fomento al Establecimiento, Recuperación, Restauración, Manejo, Producción y Protección de Bosques en Guatemala”, conocida como Ley PROBOSQUE, que fue aprobada por el Congreso de la República a través del Decreto 2-2015 en septiembre del 2015.  …  

06 Feb 2016 | Article

Benoit Dodelin

Our Red List Species Assessors: an interview with Benoȋt Dodelin, Saproxylic Beetle Expert

Saproxylic beetles play an important role in decomposition processes and nutrient recycling in natural ecosystems, as they are involved in, or dependent on, wood decay. Dr. Dodelin is based in Lyon, France, and has been researching beetles in Europe for more than a decade. Here, he talks about his career and his involvement in saproxylic beetle conservation.  

04 Feb 2016 | Article

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