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Value chain approach for industrial biofuels

Value chain approach for industrial biofuels

A multi-sector group led by Shell and IUCN has been created to address implementation barriers for more sustainable biofuels. …  

20 Sep 2009 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

France confirms its cooperation with the world’s largest nature conservation network

Biodiversity conservation projects, set up as early as this year, in Africa, the Mediterranean and in the EU overseas entities …   | French | Spanish

18 Sep 2009 | News story

Meeru Panorama, Maldives

Biodiversity indicators and assessments need greater investment

For the world’s governments to understand adequately how their actions and policies are impacting the planet’s species and ecosystems, more investment is needed in the set of biodiversity indicators that has been developed to measure these impacts. This is the conclusion of a review published today in the journal Science by a group of the leading scientists and organisations working on this issue. …  

18 Sep 2009 | News story

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Synergy for Pacific Invasives

The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania and the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) Regional Office for the Pacific (ROP) are developing a synergistic mechanism for the delivery of Pacific services on addressing regional invasive species issues.
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17 Sep 2009 | News story
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Find environment experts at the touch of a button

An Ecosystem Services Expert Directory is now available for free online. Journalists, business leaders and governments can use the directory to search hundreds of environment experts from organizations such as IUCN, the Ecological Society of America and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment’s working groups. …   | French | Spanish

15 Sep 2009 | News story

Camels in Ksar Ghilane in South Tunisia

Desert power

As climate change escalates, the world is increasingly looking to engineered solutions to reduce carbon emissions and provide sustainable energy. Recently the focus has turned on deserts and how they can be used to supply large amounts of renewable energy which is causing some concern among environmentalists. …  

14 Sep 2009 | News story

Protected Areas: facing the challenges

An IUCN-led workshop on the future of the CBD Programme of work on Protected Areas, started today in Jeju Island, South Korea. The workshop will focus on ways to address the new challenges to protected areas, including climate change. …  

14 Sep 2009 | News story

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Les partenaires LLS évaluent les progrès des activités dans le TNS Cameroun et tirent des leçons.

En collaboration avec ses partenaires, le Programme Paysages et Moyens d’Existence (LLS) de l’UICN a organisé la 2ème réunion semi annuelle de suivi évaluation participatif à Yokadouma au Cameroun du 21 au 28 Août 2009. …  

10 Sep 2009 | News story

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News from IUCN members: Save Our Seas Foundation study basking sharks and call to protect cetaceans

Marine experts, assembled by the Save Our Seas Foundation in July, called for action to sustain the Indian Ocean whaling ban and protect dolphins from growing slaughter. Despite the ban on whaling in a large area of the Indian Ocean, populations of both whales and dolphins appear to be on the decline, mainly because of accidental entrapment in fishing gear and in some cases, intentional hunting. …  

08 Sep 2009 | News story

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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

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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