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IUCN welcomes 3 new Members

On 26 August 2009, the 54th IUCN Bureau of Council admitted 3 new Members to IUCN: le Réseau des Aires Protégées d’Afrique Centrale – RAPAC [Central Africa Protected Areas Network] - an international non-governmental organisation based in Gabon; and two non-governmental organisations: The Jordanian Society for Organic Farming JSOF – Jordan, and The Garrison Institute – USA. …   | French | Spanish

07 Sep 2009 | News story

Windturbine and rapeseed

US IUCN Members comment on recent climate legislation

US IUCN Members have commented on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 approved by the US House of Representatives. …  

03 Sep 2009 | News story

Bleached coral head, Bahamas.

Use ecosystems to fight climate change, says study

Investing in the Earth’s multi-trillion dollar ecosystems can counter climate change and help climate-proof vulnerable economies, according to the latest update by The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. …  

02 Sep 2009 | News story

A blackbreasted pipefish in the Red Sea, Egypt

Red Sea, White Coral?

What is the potential effect of climate change on Red Sea coral reefs and tourism in Egypt? Kuoni, HEPCA, IUCN and local tour operators are working in partnership to address this issue. …  

02 Sep 2009 | News story

A new vision for drylands

Dr Mike Mortimore, a member of IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management, outlines his vision for the world’s drylands and what’s needed to achieve it. …  

02 Sep 2009 | News story
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Wild Aisan Elephant in Bangladesh

IUCN Members in Asia

We are pleased to inform you that a series of web pages on and for IUCN members in Asia has been launched . …  

01 Sep 2009 | News story

Solenopsis invicta, red imported fire ant

Protect your ports against invasive species

Ports and trade hotspots in the United States should have better ways to detect invasive species and more rapid response protocols, according to a new report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  …  

01 Sep 2009 | News story

Regional Director Handover

Hans Friederich to guide IUCN in Pan-Europe ad interim

Today the IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe welcomes its new Interim Regional Director Hans Friederich. …  

01 Sep 2009 | News story

Boro and trees, Okavango delta

Database of wetland experts

IUCN Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are the executing agencies for a UNEP project on “Sustainable Management of Inland Wetlands in Southern Africa: a livelihoods and ecosystems approach.” …  

31 Aug 2009 | News story

New Solar Home System installed in a church building on the island of Mo'unga'one in Tonga.

Tonga Successfully Completes Energy Project

Two islands in the Ha’apai group in Tonga have access to electricity once again after a 6 – 10 year lapse. The islands of Mango and Mo’unga’one recently received a total of 64 solar home systems for a total of 60 households on both islands providing them with the essential access to light at night. The installation on both islands was successfully completed in June of this year with the systems running as expected for the past month.
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30 Aug 2009 | News story

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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