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  • Eruc Gilman Photo: IUCN

    Tuna troubles

    15.05.2008

    Tuna is now one of the most important seafood products in global trade. But rising demand has left most tuna stocks either depleted or fully exploited. Sarah Halls talks to IUCN’s Eric Gilman, who explains the problem and what can be done to put the situation...

  • Barcelona Congress Photo: IUCN

    Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

    12.05.2008

    The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also...

  • Dhamra Port - Promoting Corporate Environmental Responsibility in India

    06.05.2008

    IUCN and The Dhamra Port Company Limited (DPCL), a joint venture of Tata Steel and L&T, have signed an agreement to develop environmental standards and design mitigation measures for the construction of a port in Orissa, India.

  • Ploughshare Tortoises Photo: Chris Shepherd - TRAFFIC

    Bangkok market a hub for illegal international trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises

    25.04.2008

    Thailand is a major hub for the international trade in illegal freshwater turtles and tortoises, finds a new report, Pet freshwater turtle and tortoise trade in Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, Thailand, launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, a...

  • Asiatic black bear Photo: Dave Garshelis

    Biodiversity loss – it will make you sick

    23.04.2008

    A new generation of antibiotics, new treatments for thinning bone disease and kidney failure, and new cancer treatments may all stand to be lost unless the world acts to reverse the present alarming rate of biodiversity loss a new landmark book says.

  • Sarah Simons Photo: Global Invasive Species Programme

    International authority on invasive species appoints new executive director

    23.04.2008

    The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) has appointed Dr Sarah Simons as Executive Director. Dr Simons will lead the programme in its new location of Nairobi, Kenya.   

  • Fish Eagle Photo: IUCN Photo Library / Alicia Held

    The 2008 IUCN Red List for birds is coming

    18.04.2008

    May 19 will see the release of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for birds on the Birdlife International website. Occurring every four years, this full update is a global assessment of every bird species on earth: a complete inventory of the...

  • Invasive species introduced accidentally in shipping containers, Rotterdam, Netherlands Photo:

    Investigating Invasives

    15.04.2008

    Invasive species are causing huge problems around the world. They are transported from one side of the globe to another, mainly by ships. Here, IUCN’s Marine Programme Officer Imène Meliane explains the problem and what we can do to solve it. Wild Talk -...

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    IUCN/WI Freshwater Fish Specialist Group (FFSG) Annual Meeting, Chester 17-18 March 2008

    10.04.2008

    Professor Gordon McGregor Reid, Chair of the FFSG Specialist Group, led the meeting which looked at the global picture for freshwater fish, region by region, and developed strategies for helping threatened species.

  • African elephants Photo: Kelly Landen

    Review of Options for Managing the Impacts of Locally Overabundant African Elephants

    20.03.2008

    Some of the most important decisions in wildlife management in Africa revolve around elephants.

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