4th and final Round of Practitioner Fellows

New round of IUCN practitioner fellowships

IUCN has been collaborating for several years with the Alcoa Foundation to provide Fellowships to mid-career professionals to support their research on issues relevant to the IUCN Programme. The 4th and final Round of “Practitioner Fellows” visited IUCN from 4 to 6 August. They presented their research plans to IUCN staff and learned about the IUCN Programme. Their respective research projects fit in very well with IUCN priorities, though of course each of their research projects is independent. …  

22 Aug 2008 | News story

School children looking for the prize winning drawing at a competition

Apply for a place on one of 50 skills-building workshops!

1’500 participants in the World Conservation Congress will build their skills for conservation action by participating in one of 50 (4-8 hours) practical and experiential workshops. Many have already secured their place during the first round of applications. Spaces are still available. Apply now if you wish to join!  …  

22 Aug 2008 | News story

Private Sector

Private Sector Knowledge Network Brainstorm meeting

Final Report on the Private Sector Knowledge Network Brainstorm meeting …  

21 Aug 2008 | News story

Red-breasted goose (Branta ruficollis)

Romanian project to rescue Red-breasted Geese

An icon European bird species needs farmers' support to survive. …  

20 Aug 2008 | News story

Sahel crops where woodland has been cleared for farming, Diourbel region, Senegal

The Ardvaark’s Happy Return

The ardvaark was one of the first, but other species of bird and animal have since returned to a once bare and desolate corner of Tigray in northern Ethiopia. …  

19 Aug 2008 | News story

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment logo


The St Andrews Prize for the Environment is an initiative by the University of St Andrews in Scotland and the international integrated energy company, ConocoPhillips. …  

18 Aug 2008 | News story

RSB image

Biofuels soon to be measured by international standards

The first draft of a global sustainability standard for biofuels has been endorsed by 300 experts and representatives of the public and private sector, including IUCN's Chief Scientist and IUCN Member National Wildlife Federation. Jeff McNeely and Barbara Brambe respectively, are on the Steering Board for the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, housed at the EPFL Energy Center. …  

13 Aug 2008 | News story

Women at pump, Tanzania

IUCN and African Development Bank join forces for Africa

IUCN has teamed up with the African Development Bank to work together on conservation and sustainable development projects. …  

13 Aug 2008 | News story


La ballena jorobada en camino a la recuperación, según la Lista Roja de la UICN

Algunas especies de grandes cetáceos, como la ballena jorobada, se encuentran ahora menos amenazadas de extinción, según la actualización reciente de la Lista Roja de Cetáceos de la UICN 2008. En cambio, la situación empeora para la mayoría de los pequeños cetáceos costeros y de agua dulce, cada vez más cercanos a la extinción. …  

12 Aug 2008 | News story