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  • Status of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean Sea Photo: IUCN-Med

    Status of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean Sea

    16.10.2008

    Ameer Abdulla, Marina Gomei, Elodie Maison, and Catherine Piante

  • Guidelines for applying protected area management categories Photo: IUCN

    Enhancing the role of protected areas for conservation and livelihoods

    08.10.2008

    The IUCN System of Protected Areas Management Categories, if effectively applied, can be a powerful tool to strengthen the role of protected areas in conserving biodiversity and enhancing the livelihoods of people.This is the key message from the launching of...

  • Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED Photo: Antonio Ribas / Iberian Lynx Ex-situ Conservation Programme

    IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

    06.10.2008

    Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at...

  • David Sheppard, Head of IUCN's Protected Areas Programme Photo: IUCN/Claudia Cooney

    World’s national parks go on-line

    06.10.2008

    David Sheppard, Head of IUCN's Protected Areas Programme, discusses the value of data in protected area management at the launch of the world database on protected areas, an online tool developed by IUCN and the United Nations Environment Programme's World...

  • Manta Ray Photo: Emanuel João Flores Gonçalves PhD

    IUCN President Valli Moosa to launch 10 principles to save the high seas

    05.10.2008

    IUCN’s President, Valli Moosa, will this Tuesday launch 10 Principles for modern high seas governance and challenge international experts to find new ways to implement them. The 10 Principles reflect fundamental principles that nations have agreed to in...

  • CCIB Photo: Barcelona CCIB 3D

    Curtain rises on largest environmental meeting of 2008

    05.10.2008

    The IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain, with its mission of boosting action to conserve nature. Leading questions are how to meet the growing needs of populations and expanding markets without sacrificing nature, and how to...

  • IUCN HONOURS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVERS FOR PROTECTED AREAS

    02.10.2008

    Countries around the world have set aside more than 12% of the earth’s land surface as protected areas - a remarkable achievement. Even more remarkable are the efforts of individuals who have worked tirelessly to promote and protect these unique areas, often...

  • Le RAMPAO désormais sur la toile

    27.09.2008

    L’adresse www.rampao.org vous connecte désormais au Réseau régional des Aires Marines Protégées en Afrique de l’Ouest (RAMPAO).

  • Diversity & Biodiversity in East Asia: a call to action for protected areas is available in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean Photo: IUCN

    Regional Action Plan for the Protected Areas of East Asia

    25.09.2008

    Diversity & Biodiversity in East Asia: a call to action for protected areas IUCN launches the Regional Action Plan for the Protected Areas of East Asia at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona  

  • Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) Photo: The Dancing Star Foundation

    Hotspots highlighted in new film

    05.09.2008

    Hotspots, a film by Michael Tobias, was shown for the first time in Europe at IUCN on Friday, September 5.

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