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Participants of the Bamako Workshop, May 2008

Launching a new partnership for climate change: from Bamako to Barcelona

IUCN is launching a new partnership with the DGCS (Italian cooperation), the Foundation of the Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Foundation Nicolas Hulot, ENDA and the Climate Action Network to facilitate North/South dialogues and to build capacities of developing countries to influence the negotiations on climate change. A series of regional seminars are organized, with one that already successful took place in Bamako, Mali in May 2008, and with other seminars scheduled in Asia and Latin America in 2009, leading to the crucial negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009. 

09 Sep 2008 | News story

International Water Association logo

People, Water, Future: Bridging divides in science, practice and capacity

IUCN is taking part in the Development Dialogues at the IWA World Water Congress in Vienna, Austria from September 8th to 12th, 2008. …  

05 Sep 2008 | News story

Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)

Hotspots highlighted in new film

Hotspots, a film by Michael Tobias, was shown for the first time in Europe at IUCN on Friday, September 5. …  

05 Sep 2008 | News story

Windturbine and rapeseed

Alexandre Kiss Award 2008

Dear Friends,
It is a great pleasure to announce to you the winners of the Second Edition of our Alexandre Kiss Award for young professionals in Environmental Law, in order to increase their interest in research on environmental law and policy issues. …  

04 Sep 2008 | News story

Participants PES workshop Lima

Helping to make PES work

Since January 2008, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) and Tropical America Katoomba Group (TAKG) have been implementing a legal analysis initiative with the aim of understanding the legal underpinnings of water and carbon contracts for Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES). From 6 to 8 August, ELC and TAKG jointly organized a workshop in Lima, Peru, which brought together PES experts from Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States. …  

01 Sep 2008 | News story

Logo for IUCN Red List

Coming soon: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The most comprehensive update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ will be unveiled at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona on Monday, October 6, 2008. …  

01 Sep 2008 | News story

Ship groundings are a major hazard for coral reef ecosystems

IUCN and PERSGA build capacity to deal with Middle East ship groundings

IUCN and the Regional Organization for Conservation of Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) recently joined forces to deliver a training course on the Economic Valuation of Damage by Ship Grounding on Coral Reefs.
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29 Aug 2008 | News story

Edwin Sabuhoro, winner of the 2008 Young Conservationist award

From poachers to protectors: Young conservationist honoured

A Rwandan conservationist who helped turn mountain gorilla poachers into tourism guides has been given an award by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the International Ranger Federation. …  

29 Aug 2008 | News story

Mangrove, Rhizophora mucronata, planted a year previously in Jaring Halus, North Sumatra

Sea-level rise may be the greatest threat to mangroves

Mangrove ecosystems are under threat from climate change. Initial research led by IUCN and three leading universities shows that most mangrove sediment surface levels are not keeping pace with sea-level rise.  The greatest impact will be on those mangroves where there is limited area for landward migration. 

29 Aug 2008 | News story

WCC Marine Guide

Looking forward to the 2008 IUCN Congress: Marine Guide

The IUCN Congress in Barcelona this October will feature over 100 marine-related events. The IUCN Global Marine Programme has issued a flier to highlight these and display a first timetable of the main marine workshops. …  

28 Aug 2008 | 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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