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Cattle herder in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

Environment’s big league

A milestone was reached in IUCN’s history with the recent news that it has been accepted as a Project Agency for the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This will boost IUCN’s impact on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable development around the world. …  

26 May 2014 | News story

World Fish Migration Day 2014

Cry for help for migratory fish from New Zealand to Hawaii

Today is the first ever World Fish Migration Day and community events are taking place across the globe to celebrate the importance of freshwater migratory fish and free flowing rivers. WWF (NL), The Nature Conservancy (USA), the IUCN SSC/Wetlands International Freshwater Fish Specialist Group and Wanningen Water Consult with LINKit consult have all come together to promote the theme of CONNECTING FISH, RIVERS AND PEOPLE. …  

24 May 2014 | News story

SOS Save Our Species, TSA; Batagur baska, Turtle Survival Alliance, 2012A-031, AGJ Morshed

River Terrapins Making a Comeback in Asia

Rick Hudson, President of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) updated SOS with a quick review of nesting successes from Bangladesh for several river terrapin species in the Batagur genus including Batagur baska. Multi-coloured and charming in their own right, the future is looking brighter for Batagur baska and relatives.   …  

23 May 2014 | News story

Kayangel Atoll, Palau

Celebrate the unique and wonderful nature of the world’s islands

IUCN joins its member organizations and partners around the world in celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity, advocating the role of islands in addressing pressing global issues through ingenuity, innovation and use of traditional knowledge. …   | French

22 May 2014 | News story

Colourful coral reef scene

IUCN welcomes 9 new Members and 2 National Committees

The IUCN Council has admitted 9 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

21 May 2014 | News story

SOS Save Our Species, Turtle Survival Alliance

Conserving River Terrapins in a Tiger Reserve

SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) India office reports on positive developments for the Critically Endangered Northern river terrapin (Batagur baska) in India. …  

20 May 2014 | News story

IRUKA releases a new song for IUCN

Japanese singer and IUCN Goodwill Ambassador IRUKA releases a new song for IUCN

Japanese singer IRUKA is pleased to announce today’s release of her new CD We Love You Planet! Echo to our Planet, a song dedicated to IUCN on the 10th anniversary of her service as an IUCN Ambassador. …  

19 May 2014 | News story

Different stakeholders at the launch

Vietnam: The Ha Long Bay Alliance

Steep limestone pillars rising sharply out of the emerald green waters of Ha Long Bay – the image is synonymous with Vietnam. Every year, thousands of tourists visit this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site to experience its majestic beauty. The weight of these visitors combined with rapid regional industrialization, however, is straining the bay’s environmental health. In response, the U.S. government, in partnership with the provincial (Quang Ninh) People’s Committee, has recently launched the Ha Long Bay Alliance. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the alliance aims to improve environmental management and foster stronger cooperation and communication among stakeholders. …  

14 May 2014 | News story
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Lake Bogoria lesser flamingos

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. On the second weekend each May, people around the world take action and organize public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions to celebrate WMBD.   …  

10 May 2014 | News story

SOS save our species, AlTo, Maleo bird, Oliver Hensel Brown

Tompotika Youth Find Their Power in Conservation

A few weeks ago, something wonderful took place in Tompotika, Sulawesi with high school students championing the cause of local wildlife including the endemic and Endangered Maleo Bird. Marcy Summers, Project Director with the SOS grantee AlTo which is working to protect the Maleo, reports on something very special that took place amongst the dozen Tompotika high school students who spent February-March in an AlTo Art for Conservation project. …  

09 May 2014 | News story

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