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Ashok Khosla

IUCN President outlines approaches for a more sustainable energy future

Ashok Khosla, IUCN President, presented his vision for how to get to a sustainable energy future at the inaugural Energy Pact Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. …  

16 Mar 2009 | News story
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Winrock 6th biofuels conference

Winrock International India organizes ‘6th International Biofuels Conference’

Winrock International India (WII), a New Delhi based not-for-profit organization (also a IUCN member), organized the 6th International Biofuels Conference on March 4–5, 2009 in New Delhi. The Conference, 6th in the series, has created a niche for itself and has over the years, become a vibrant and neutral platform for stakeholders from across the world. …  

16 Mar 2009 | News story
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PA Steering Group

ICCAs and the PA Legislation Guidelines

ELC Project ‘Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation’: the draft Guidelines are progressing well, and presently the object of an intensive review process. A two-day meeting took place at the ELC to consider the chapter of the draft dealing with ICCAs (Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas). …  

13 Mar 2009 | News story
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Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

World fisheries: in stable but critical condition

The 2009 State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report released last week in Rome produced very much the same findings as the previous report released in 2007. The document, published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), reported that global trends in marine fish stocks have continued to deteriorate slightly. …  

10 Mar 2009 | News story
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Photo de famille réunion de planification du Programme Forêts du PACO
Kribi-Cameroun

Le Programme Forêt s'organise et se structure Progressivement

Du 2 au 4 mars 2009 à Kribi au Cameroun, tout le personnel du Programme de Conservation des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale et Occidentale s’est réuni pour échanger sur les activités en cours (forces, faiblesses, menaces, opportunités) dudit Programme, pour mieux se connaître, se comprendre, partager la même vision et mieux communiquer. …  

09 Mar 2009 | News story
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Yellow Presba (Syncordulia gracilis) 2008 IUCN Red List status: Vulnerable

Invasive species put dragonfly in the shade

The Yellow Presba is a rare dragonfly from the fast flowing mountain rivers of southern Africa. Its conservation status is Vulnerable on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ because of the spread of introduced trees throughout its native habitat. …  

09 Mar 2009 | News story

Earth Hour

Countdown to Earth Hour

IUCN is encouraging people across the world to switch off their lights for Earth Hour on March 28. …  

05 Mar 2009 | News story

Olive Ridley Turtle

Balancing act for turtles

Can a balance be found between the environment and development? That was the question discussed at a meeting to work out how the Dhamra Port project in Orissa, India, can go ahead without harming the Olive Ridley turtle population. …  

05 Mar 2009 | News story

European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) 2008 IUCN Red List status: Near Threatened

Rabbits at risk in home range

In some parts of the world they thrive, to the extent they are regarded as pests, yet in their native range on the Iberian Peninsula rabbits are Near Threatened with extinction, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Their decreasing numbers have also had alarming impacts on the Critically Endangered Iberian Lynx and the Spanish Imperial Eagle.  …  

03 Mar 2009 | News story

Les Murs de l’Arche

Delete? French artist offers to work with IUCN to save species

French wildlife artist Thierry Bisch is developing a project with IUCN to deliver a powerful message about the need to protect threatened species. …  

02 Mar 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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