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 World Conservation Congress, at its 2016 session in Hawai‘i, USA called for a task team of experts to a draft policy statement to be approved by...
Stay updated on the work of the primary forests including intact forest landscapes task team as they craft policy to mainstream and codify the importance these forests into conservation and land use...
IUCN Species Programme, in conjunction with the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) and partners, are driving the fight to save species for people and nature through many initiatives, including...
On November 27th, IUCN-Med and IUCN Europe Brussels, together with the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate change, will organize an event to...
With the 2015 Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) behind us, countries now need to focus on its implementation and overall commitments to reduce...
IUCN ECARO acts as the Secretariat of the Biodiversity Task Force (BD TF) - it provides administrative support and contributes to better linking and...
The objective of the regional Biodiversity Task Force is to advise the Regional Working Group Environment (RWG Env) on how to mainstream biodiversity concerns in the overall and specific targets of...
Over the last three decades, various approaches to identifying sites of significance for biodiversity have been developed. KBAs have proven to be a...
Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) are 'sites contributing significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity’, in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. The Global Standard for the...
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In much the same way as a barometer measures atmospheric pressure to help us prepare for adverse weather conditions, the IUCN Mediterranean Red List...
Photo: Logo Red List The Mediterranean Red List of Species is a compelling review of the conservation status of species at the regional level, identifying those...
Spatial planning frameworks have traditionally focused on developing settlements and related infrastructure. Environmental concerns such as...
Started in 2014 and funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the project “Integrated Planning...
With its rich biodiversity and its high levels of anthropogenic change, the Mediterranean region is a key hotspot for species, and a priority for...
Photo: CSD The Mediterranean region is recognized as the second largest Global Biodiversity Hotspot, encompassing both the terrestrial and marine environments. It...
Biodiversity loss is one of the world’s most pressing crises. Causes are complex, and solutions require involving multiple groups, from governments...
Yet without reliable, timely information on the status and trends of biodiversity there is little hope of stemming the extinction crisis. Therefore, consistent monitoring of the status of species and...
Invasive Alien Species are recognized as a major driver of biodiversity loss across the world, not only affecting nature but also economy, food...
Invasive species are a major threat to freshwater biodiversity across the Mediterranean basin, often leading to important social and economic impacts where they occur. These threats are unequally...
With a compelling design, these infographic pieces provide a glance about the situation of almost 6000 species that have been assessed in the region...
Photo: Sandra Leal Photo: Sandra Leal           You can download the full detailed infographic here, which can be...

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