Biodiversity

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Biodiversity” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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The Ordinary Assembly of the Sixaola River Basin Binational Commission (CBCRS), celebrated on may 23th and 24th, 2018 in Costa Rica, had the...
Cahuita, Talamanca, Costa Rica; May 2018. Representatives of the ministries and agencies of Costa Rica and Panama with presence in the zone, indigenous development associations of both countries, as...
Morocco and Tunisia have each created a roadmap and a working group focused on implementing Nature-based Solutions (NbS) contained in the Nationally...
These are the main outcomes of two workshops held on June 22 in Rabat and July 3 in Tunis, both led by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and IDDRI (The Institute for...
Illegal taking and illegal killing represents a significant and growing pressure on wild species of fauna and flora.
29% of the 82,954 species which are listed on the IUCN Red List are threatened with extinction. This figure was announced at the IUCN World Conservation Congress which took place in Hawai’i from the...
Oceans cover most of the planet, but marine biodiversity is among the least understood branches of science. There exist governance gaps over key...
Marine Biodiversity At the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), States committed themselves "to address, on an urgent basis ... the issue of the conservation and sustainable...
A parasite is causing a mass mortality outbreak threatening one of the most emblematic species found in the Mediterranean Sea, the pen shell (Pinna...
The outbreak was first detected in the Balearic Islands and the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula in late 2016, and it rapidly spread to other coastal areas. To date, this mass mortality outbreak...
The ELC has been working on ABS issues and supporting the negotiations relating thereto for over ten years. The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic...
Current Consultancy Opportunities 2018-06-25: TERMS OF REFERENCE: IUCN-Med is requesting proposals for the elaboration of the executive summary for the technical and scientific report of the Deep...
Gland, Switzerland, 5 July 2018 (IUCN) – Australia’s unique reptiles – including lizards and snakes – face severe threats from invasive species and...
The IUCN Red List now includes 93,577 species, of which 26,197 are threatened with extinction. “Today’s IUCN Red List update reveals the onslaught of threats that our planet’s biodiversity is facing...
On 3 May, IUCN Lao PDR organised an event in Nakai district, Khammouan province, where the Phou Hin Poun National Protected Area (NPA) is located....
Students learning about biodiversity. Photo: © Laura Handal/ IUCN Approximately 50 students, aged six to twelve, participated in the event. Activities included...
Since February 2018, IUCN has been working with local communities and government officials to extensively train patrol teams in three parts of...
Conceptual training began in February. Trainees learned key theoretical concepts, including the basic principles of NPA management, international laws and agreements that relate to wildlife (such as...
Ehab Eid is elected SSC Vice-Chair for West Asia (IUCN Species Survival Commission)
Ehab Eid is an expert in biodiversity conservation, zoology, CITES and protected areas management in Jordan and the West Asia region. He holds a master degree in conservation, access and management...

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