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The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Billion hectares of forests with potential for restoration, study shows

Land areas around the world, bigger than Canada, have been identified as having potential to be restored to good quality, healthy forests, a new study has found. …  

26 Nov 2009 | International news release

Moiry Dam in Valais, Switzerland

Climate change, energy and the Natura 2000 network

What is the impact of climate change and renewable energies on biodiversity and the Natura 2000 network? IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe carried out a project funded by the European Commission in cooperation with a number of partners which sought to assess this impact and formulate some recommendations for future biodiversity policy in the European Union. …  

26 Nov 2009 | News story

Inception Report Discussion

Study on the current practices of the forest management in Georgia

On November 24, the IUCN office for Southern Caucasus hosted an event under the FLEG program, on the inception report on the practices being conducted by forestry expert Merab Machavariani. …  

26 Nov 2009 | News story

Vue paysage Burkinabè

Climate change: turn the tide – turn to nature

UNFCCC COP15 meeting: 7 to 18 December, Copenhagen
Leaders at Copenhagen should make robust commitments and a timetable for achieving a legally binding treaty for the post-2012 climate change regime as early as possible.
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23 Nov 2009 | Media advisory

Coverage of IUCN's Pan-European Programme

Pan European Councillors

In between the four-yearly World Conservation Congresses the highest decision-making organ in the Union is the Council, which is elected for an intersessional period (from one Congress to the next). The Council includes the President of IUCN, the Treasurer, the Chairs of the six Commissions, 24 elected Regional Councillors, a representative of Switzerland (the country in which IUCN has its seat), and up to five appointed Councillors. …  

13 Nov 2009 | News story
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Wood yard, Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Policy makers urged to look at role environment plays in supporting communities

The importance of biodiversity and ecosystems to economies around the world is the focus of a series of five reports from the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study. The latest TEEB report, tailored for policy makers, is released today. …  

13 Nov 2009 | News story

Seamount species

Mysteries of deep-water life in the Indian Ocean to be revealed

A new project led by IUCN will unveil the mysteries of southern Indian Ocean seamounts and help improve conservation and management of resources. …  

12 Nov 2009 | News story

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Mysteries of deep-water life in the Indian Ocean to be revealed

A new project led by IUCN will unveil the mysteries of southern Indian Ocean seamounts and help improve conservation and management of resources.  

12 Nov 2009 | News story

Lee Dudley

The European Green Belt - a Chance For People and Nature

During the 22nd to the 24th of October 2009 a major conference entitled The European Green Belt - a Chance For People and Nature was held in Linz. …  

06 Nov 2009 | News story

Sava River, Slovenia

A Shared Vision for the Sava River

The tremendous importance of the Sava River and its floodplains in supporting the protection of biodiversity was agreed on at the international IUCN conference “Towards a Shared Vision for the Sava River”. …  

05 Nov 2009 | International news release