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Dams depending on glaciers, such as the Moiry dam in Valais, Switzerland, will need to cope with changing environmental conditions.

Energy Security and Ecosystems

Energy sector leaders and the conservation community agree that energy security is linked to the vitality of ecosystems and they're calling on governments, businesses and civil society to take measures to safeguard ecosystem services which are critical for the energy sector.   …  

02 Dec 2009 | News story

Facilitators leading vulnerability assessment in Kenya

IUCN and the Global Water Initiative partners conduct vulnerability assessment training

IUCN as part of The Global Water Initiative (GWI) conducted vulnerability assessment trainings across four countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. …  

02 Dec 2009 | News story

Pescador, Cuenca del Plata

Están listos publicación y sitio web sobre peces de la Cuenca del Plata

La publicación incluye mapas y un CD interactivo. El sitio web permitirá consultar en detalle todas las fichas evaluadas.En la evaluación regional de peces se analizaron 191 especies, de las cuales 11 se encuentran amenazadas y 50 tienen datos insuficientes. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story
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Jan Schipper

Species Programme Member wins conservation award

Following his nomination earlier in the year, it has been announced that Jan Schipper, a member of the IUCN’s Species Programme, has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the William T. Hornaday Conservation Award. 

30 Nov 2009 | News story

Women discussion group in Tenedba-Eastern Sudan

At last a turning point for women and climate change?

All those who have been working tirelessly to ensure that women are properly considered in efforts to tackle climate change will be watching events at Copenhagen with bated breath. Any agreement that emerges from the conference may be the first to recognize the gender aspects of climate change, and, in doing so, will be on the way to saving the lives of millions of women and children. …   | French | Spanish

30 Nov 2009 | News story

Moiry Dam in Valais, Switzerland

Climate change, energy and the Natura 2000 network

What is the impact of climate change and renewable energies on biodiversity and the Natura 2000 network? IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe carried out a project funded by the European Commission in cooperation with a number of partners which sought to assess this impact and formulate some recommendations for future biodiversity policy in the European Union. …  

26 Nov 2009 | News story

IUCN Councillors at the 73rd Meeting of Council, 23-25 November 2009

Council meeting wraps up at IUCN’s Swiss headquarters

The IUCN Council met in Gland, Switzerland from 23 to 25 November 2009. …   | French | Spanish

26 Nov 2009 | News story

Inception Report Discussion

Study on the current practices of the forest management in Georgia

On November 24, the IUCN office for Southern Caucasus hosted an event under the FLEG program, on the inception report on the practices being conducted by forestry expert Merab Machavariani. …  

26 Nov 2009 | News story

rainforest

IUCN Council gets underway in Gland, Switzerland

The approval of the IUCN’s work plan and budget for the coming two years, the venue for the next World Conservation Congress (2012) and IUCN’s involvement at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (COP15) are all on the agenda as the 73rd meeting of the IUCN Council gets underway in Gland, Switzerland on November 23. …   | French | Spanish

23 Nov 2009 | News story

Ramsar site: Azraq Wetland Reserve

Azraq: an oasis under pressure

Increasing water demands in water-scarce Jordan is putting pressure on one of the country’s largest groundwater basins, the Azraq oasis …  

22 Nov 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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