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Clean water for São Paulo

A supply of clean water to the city of São Paulo through incentive-based conservation: that is the objective of Fundação O Boticário de Proteção à Natureza. This IUCN member in Brazil works with private sector partners to achieve this. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Your meal can make a difference

Your meal can make a difference

Customers who dined at New York restaurant Il Buco on April 22 probably don’t imagine how far their generous donations went. Thousands of kilometres away, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Payaguaje family benefitted from this support and were able to establish a community-based tourism initiative. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Experts at Fingertips

Experts at Fingertips

The free Ecosystem Services Experts Directory is on line. This public online directory allows business leaders, journalists, and governments to locate and contact specialists in ecosystem services. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Holcim and IUCN in Vietnam

Holcim and IUCN in Vietnam

IUCN and Holcim in Vietnam partnered on two projects in early 2009. One project increased awareness for local community on environment and waste management and the other project dealt with improving karst management. This IUCN and Holcim Vietnam partnership is linked to a global agreement to develop a biodiversity policy for the entire Holcim group. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Danone: Market for Wet Carbon

Danone: Market for Wet Carbon

The partnership between IUCN, Ramsar and the Danone Group is underway. The aim: to leverage carbon markets for the benefit of wetland ecosystems and communities …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Philips lamp

IUCN and Philips save energy

The new IUCN Conservation Centre will have state of the art energy efficiency lighting solutions. Thanks to Philips’ collaboration with IUCN. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Hawaiian hibiscus

Pacific Islands Come Together to Protect Marine Resources

Last week two of the world’s largest Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) announced a historic alliance to enhance the management and protection of almost 300,000 square miles of marine habitat in the Pacific Ocean.   …  

28 Sep 2009 | News story

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New Members’ System for IUCN Resolutions & Recommendations

A new automated system will be launched mid-November for Members to share news on how they are implementing IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations adopted in Barcelona last year. …   | French | Spanish

28 Sep 2009 | News story

Women in developing countries play a key role in helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change, yet their voice is hardly heard in discussions on climate change.

UNFCCC negotiations doomed to failure without gender

Millions of lives will be lost if governments fail to recognize the importance of gender in the text currently under negotiation at the UNFCCC climate change talks. …  

28 Sep 2009 | News story

Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog.

The Pacific islands: An analysis of the status of species as listed on the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania has completed an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List in relation to species from the Pacific islands. This is the first step in a project which aims to increase our knowledge of the region’s threatened species. …  

24 Sep 2009 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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