Eastern and Southern Africa

Zhang Xinsheng

IUCN’s new President elected

Mr Zhang Xinsheng of China is the new President of IUCN. He was elected today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

12 Sep 2012 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 48 new Members

On 5 September 2012, the 79th Meeting of the IUCN Council, meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, admitted 48 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

06 Sep 2012 | News story

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New video release on water cooperation

A full session at Stockholm World Water Week yesterday saw the official unveiling of plans and communication tools to help promote 2013 as the UN’s International Year of Water Cooperation. …  

28 Aug 2012 | News story

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IUCN welcomes the Republic of Guinea as a new State Member

IUCN extends a warm welcome to the Government of the Republic of Guinea, which has officially announced its decision to become a Member of IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Guinea as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

27 Aug 2012 | News story

Woman preparing maize. Annapurna, Nepal

Knowledge drives action

The ground-breaking work of IUCN’s six commissions is highlighted in the latest issue of the journal S.A.P.I.EN.S. …  

24 Aug 2012 | News story

Village in Talise, Vanuatu

Vanuatu joins the Union

The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

24 Aug 2012 | News story

Tonle Sap, Cambodia

World Water Week: A closer look at Water and Food Security

A growing population, a changing climate, ecosystems under stress, and rising energy needs, how can we ensure water and food security for all? This year the Stockholm World Water Week, taking place from 26-31 August, will look specifically at the future of water and food security. …  

23 Aug 2012 | News story

Business unusual

New guide identifies most effective water tools

Water for Business, a new guide specifically designed for businesses to help them identify water tools and initiatives most suitable for business needs and environmental sustainability was released today by WBCSD, IUCN, and SustainAbility. …  

20 Aug 2012 | News story

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One month to go before WCC: zooming in on Food Security

With one month to go before the start of the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC), Mark Smith, Director Global Water Programme, highlights the challenges and solutions on one of the Congress' main themes: Food Security. …  

06 Aug 2012 | News story

Bornean Orang-utan

IUCN invests in rainforest rehabilitation to offset Congress footprint

To help compensate for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju, IUCN has selected a credible, sustainable project for effective offsetting. The project is Infapro, by Face the Future, and is based on improved forest management in Borneo. …  

03 Aug 2012 | News story


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