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Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji.

Protected Areas – a natural solution to climate change crisis

Protected areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a report just released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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Dr Mark Smith

Copenhagen Day 4 - it's a serious game

The Head of IUCN's Water Programme Mark Smith got a naked greeting upon his arrival at COP15, but it's much more than fun and games inside, he explains. …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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San Marcos, Guatemala

WANI leads climate change resilient communities in Guatemala

More than 30 officials from different municipalities in Guatemala gathered to learn from IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) field experience in the Tacaná II project: a catchment management model and practical guide formulating management plans …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

IUCN French National Committee committed to International Year of Biodiversity

The IUCN National Committee of France will organize its upcoming National Congress on Nature, on 20 January 2010, around the theme of the International Year of Biodiversity. …   | French

10 Dec 2009 | News story

Group Work at the Seminar

IUCN National Committee of Bolivia Seminar on "Indigenous Autonomous Regions and the Governance of Land and Natural Resources"

A seminar on "Indigenous Autonomous Regions and the Governance of Land and Natural Resources" was held in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, as part of the wider project "Improving the livelihood of indigenous people in the mountain areas in Bolivia and Peru, through greater security of land tenure and access to resources", implemented by the IUCN Regional Office for South America (SUR), and the IUCN Bolivian and Peruvian Committees of IUCN. …   | Spanish

09 Dec 2009 | News story

Green heron (Butorides striatus) among mangrove roots, Sri Lanka.

Protected areas – natural solutions to climate change crisis

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 December 2009 –  Protected Areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a new book from IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank and WWF. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

Antarctic Temp Trend 1982-2004

The next 50 years in Antarctica

1 December 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in Washington DC. To acknowledge this milestone, experts in the field of international governance attended the Antarctic Treaty Summit: Science-Policy Interactions in International Governance symposium, hosted at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

A nudge in the right direction: External Review of the IUCN project Strengthening Voices for Better Choices

IUCN releases final evaluation report of Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC)

IUCN has made available in full the final report of the external evaluation of Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC), its global forest governance project. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

DMoore's shrub frog

Turn the tide - turn to nature: IUCN Opening Statement to UN climate change meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 December 2009 (IUCN) - It’s now time for governments to make robust commitments and a timeline towards achieving a post-2012 deal on climate change. IUCN urges leaders meeting at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, 7-18 December, to include nature’s solutions to reduce emissions and cope with climate change impacts in a post-2012 deal.  …  

07 Dec 2009 | News story

IUCN logo

IUCN welcomes 18 new Members

On 25th November 2009, the 73rd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 18 new Members to join IUCN.
The Council, President, Director General and entire family of IUCN extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and look forward to their active involvement.   …   | French | Spanish

06 Dec 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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