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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Supporting an independent advisory panel to help restore the Niger Delta   In 2012, in response to a request from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC), IUCN established an...
IUCN and Shell have been working together on biodiversity issues since 2000. The current set of collaborative projects seeks to leverage earlier agreements that saw IUCN and Shell demonstrating...
Terrestrial molluscs, which include snails and slugs, are prey to a large variety of animals, and provide important ecological functions such as soil...
This is the eighth in a series of interviews with Red List Species Assessors involved in IUCN’s European Red Lists LIFE project. The project aims to assess the extinction risk of several plant and...
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 23 November 2018 (IUCN) –  A new PANORAMA theme exploring how civil society can engage with business aims to scale up new...
IUCN launched a new thematic community on business engagement today at the conference as part of the PANORAMA - Solutions for a Healthy Planet initiative. This expansion of the PANORAMA initiative...
IUCN position papers for COP14 Photo: Victoria Romero   IUCN Position paper on selected thematic issues IUCN Position paper on means of implementation IUCN...
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...
Nigel Dudley, member of IUCN WCPA, brings to CBD COP14 stories that highlights the importance of protected areas and the services they provide. 
When heavy rains coincide with a strong tide pushing up the estuary, the river near our house bursts its banks, spilling water across the floodplain. It happens a few times a year. We live in the...
Current Consultancy Opportunities 2018-11-02: TERMS OF REFERENCE: IUCN-Med is looking for a consultant for the LIFE Blue Natura project in Spain to conduct a feasibility study for the preparation of...
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...
In this section you can find the full programme of events in which IUCN will be involved during COP14
Photo: IUCN IUCN will be involved in over 30 side events during COP14. Browse the events by day Saturday, November 17 13:15 Other Effective Area-based...
With a regional and collective approach, the IUCN publication “Conserving wild plants in the south and east Mediterranean region” provides a broad...
This collection of up-to-date data on wild plant species will allow for swift responses to the threats faced by species in the region and will help conservation policy makers and a wide range of...
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 18 November 2018 (IUCN) –  An independent scientific panel established to help The Shell Petroleum Development Company of...
Unveiled at the UN Biodiversity Conference – or 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – the report examines how the IUCN Niger Delta Panel, which operated...

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