2013 - a constructive year for science-policy links

IUCN experts are busy preparing their input to the first plenary meeting of the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) that takes place 21 to 26 January in Bonn, Germany. …  

10 Jan 2013 | Article

IPBES focus

On a mission for more informed decisions about nature

We start the year by taking a look at IUCN’s role in the newly-established ‘platform’ to assess the state of biodiversity, the Earth’s fragile ecosystems and the essential services they provide to all of us. Explore the content of the IUCN monthly focus on IPBES and follow IUCN at the First Session of the IPBES Plenary to take place from 21- 26 January 2013 in Bonn, Germany,.  …  

09 Jan 2013 | Article

VI IUCN World Parks Congress

IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 build-up underway

This year, preparations will shift into high gear for the most important protected areas event of the decade, the IUCN World Parks Congress. Held only once every ten years, the sixth IUCN World Parks Congress will be hosted by Australia in Sydney, from 12 to 19 November 2014. Serving as more than a meeting place, the WPC is designed to achieve outcomes that have global and local impact, and influence the direction and trends involved in contemporary PA management. This Congress will serve as a vital link to achieving IUCN’s overall vision of a “just world that values and conserves nature” and deliver the IUCN Programme 2013-2106. …  

09 Jan 2013 | Article

Pankaj Chandan of WWF-India  discusses conserving the high altitude wetlands of the Hindu Kush Himalayas at CBD COP 11 in Hyderabad.

Conserving Natural Carbon Sinks: News from COP 11

CEC member Biba Jasmine reports on a side event at COP 11 about 'Conserving the High Altitude Wetlands of the Hindu Kush Himalayas'. …  

09 Jan 2013 | News story

Mr. M. A. Partha Sarathy (Partha), IUCN CEC Chair 1986-1994

Remembering Mr. M. A. Partha Sarathy, former IUCN CEC Chair

Former Chair of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, Mr. M. A. Partha Sarathy (Partha), passed away peacefully on 5 January 2013 at the age of 89. Frits Hesselink, Wendy Goldstein and Dr. Jan Cerovsky share their memories. …  

08 Jan 2013 | News story

Play Pass the Can at www.passthecan.com/iucn

Play Pass the Can and raise funds for an IUCN CEC recycling game

Use your social network to make a big impact on real-world recycling. Alcoa Foundation will donate $1 for each can ‘recycled’ online to the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and other eco-charities. …  

08 Jan 2013 | News story

Marine biodiversity in Lebanese's waters

Lebanon moves forward to protect marine habitats

Lebanon's Ministry of Environment and IUCN with the support of partners such as the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UN Environment Programme-Barcelona Convention) have brought forward a Marine Protected Areas Strategy aimed at achieving a healthy, productive, and biologically diverse marine environment in Lebanese waters. …   | French | Spanish

08 Jan 2013 | News story

Community-based, sustainable and commercially viable Aloe vera products as alternative income for fisherwomen in Bar Reef Special Management Area in Kalpitiya

SEED Initiative: 10 years old and growing

The SEED Initiative, a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy, recently marked its 10th anniversary by celebrating numerous projects that are creating jobs while safeguarding the environment. …  

08 Jan 2013 | News story

The Abu Dhabi International Environmental Film Festival 9 - 14 March 2013

IUCN Partnering with the Abu Dhabi International Environmental Film Festival 2013

 IUCN will be participating in the Abu Dhabi International Environmental Film Festival 2013 from the 20th - 25th April 2013 …  

07 Jan 2013 | Article
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National Green Week 2013

Announcing National Green Week 2013

Free ready-made lesson plans are available for National Green Week, a K-12 sustainability education campaign in the United States. Pick a theme and sign up by February 1.  …  

04 Jan 2013 | News story