To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 2011, IUCN is calling for women in forest communities to be given more control of the management of forests and to be involved in decisions relating to them. …
08 Mar 2011 | News story
08 Mar 2011 | News story
25 Feb 2011 | Downloads - publication
El Proyecto Mediterrane-On culmina su primera fase con la identificación de indicadores de sostenibilidad para la acuicultura mediterránea
• La iniciativa, coordinada por la Fundación OESA, contempla las distintas especies criadas y los sistemas productivos empleados, así como el diferente grado de desarrollo de la acuicultura en cada país del Mediterráneo. • Han tomado parte en el proyecto la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y la Asociación Empresarial de Productores de Cultivos Marinos (APROMAR). En la segunda fase, que se inicia este año, se incorpora la Comisión General de Pesca del Mediterráneo (CGPM/FAO). …
07 Feb 2011 | News story
Celebrations begin on Thursday 3 February 2011 to mark the Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Rabbit. However, as we enter this new cycle in the Chinese zodiac, conservationists are warning that, in spite of their reputation as prolific breeders, nearly one in four rabbits, hares and pikas - from the order known as lagomorphs - are classified as Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …
03 Feb 2011 | News story
Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. …
01 Feb 2011 | News story
- What is a forest? ...at best something nice to look at, somewhere to walk their dog, a refuge from the hurly-burly of daily life.
- How sexy are forests? as a forest expert...you have to realise that most people take decisions not based on the head, but on the heart, guts and sex.
- Perspective: ...kill the extinction message. The 'Love' message trumps the 'Loss' message for grabbing the public's attention.
21 Jan 2011 | Downloads - publication
It is with great sadness that IUCN has received news of the death on 1 January 2011 of Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui, President of the Tunisian Association for the Protection of Nature and Environment, an IUCN Member since 1971, and President of the Tunisia National Committee of IUCN Members since 1999. … | French | Spanish
05 Jan 2011 | News story
The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. … | Spanish
03 Jan 2011 | News story