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Field trip to a conservation set- aside (left) in a coffee farm (coffee plants to the right), State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Going Beyond the Fence in the Cerrado biome

Establishing a collaborative platform for information exchange and capacity building between business, government, and civil society organisations can strengthen their ongoing actions within specific landscapes to address water scarcity and other natural resource issues in the Cerrado biome. This was the main outcome of a recent workshop hosted by IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IUCN NGO Member), IUCN, and business partner Nespresso, held in the city of Uberlandia, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. …  

20 Jan 2014 | Article

Western Gray Whale in Sakhalin

Keeping whales safe in sound

A unique collaboration between the oil and gas industry, scientists and conservationists proves a way to minimize seismic survey impacts on rare whales and other species. …   | Russian

20 Jan 2014 | International news release

Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

The road for entrepreneurship in African World Heritage sites

The African World Heritage Fund celebrates the year of entrepreneurship and business skills in 2014, a new theme to help focus efforts on boosting community involvement in World Heritage conservation. …  

09 Jan 2014 | Article

Scene from Iraq

IUCN and Shell jointly address conservation challenges

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Shell have agreed to work together to address key conservation challenges, focusing on rehabilitating marshlands in Iraq, decommissioning North Sea oil infrastructure in a way that preserves biodiversity and reviewing oil spill remediation in the Niger Delta. …  

23 Dec 2013 | News story

Sydney Harbour National Park

Australia to host the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress

 Australia will welcome thousands of environment leaders from across the globe after securing the right to host the prestigious IUCN World Parks Congress at Sydney Olympic Park from 12-19 November 2014. …  

20 Dec 2013 | Video

Pauline Buffle at one of the pilot communities for Allanblackia in Ghana

Allanblackia - a species of choice: interview with Pauline Buffle

Pauline Buffle is a Programme Officer in the Global Forest and Climate Change Programme. In this interview, she discusses the context and latest developments of the project she manages on Allanblackia, as well as IUCN's role in the project partnership. …  

19 Dec 2013 | Article

Natura 2000 Award

European Natura 2000 Award

The European Commission is launching a new Award designed to celebrate and promote best practices for nature conservation in Europe. The European Natura 2000 Award aims at bringing the success of the network to the public’s attention and to demonstrate its importance for protecting biodiversity across Europe.   …  

19 Dec 2013 | News story
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Cemex factory

CEMEX presents 'Water Policy' for global water management

As part of a partnership with IUCN, CEMEX introduced today a Corporate Water Policy that defines its global strategy for responsible water management. …  

05 Dec 2013 | News story

WBCSD

IUCN welcomes first global non-profit business organization into its membership

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has become the first worldwide not-for-profit business organization to be granted official membership status by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the world’s oldest and largest environmental organization. …   | Dutch

03 Dec 2013 | News story

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First international gathering of forest producer organizations underway

The representatives of farmer and forest producer organizations from around the world are gathering today at an international conference held in Guilin, China. The meeting represents the first of its kind in giving the world’s many millions of smallholder farmer and community forest producers an opportunity to have their voices heard at a global level. With a large part of the Earth’s surface affected by forest producer activities, the conference will seek to support forest producers in improving sustainable management of forest landscapes. …  

25 Nov 2013 | News story