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Woman preparing maize. Annapurna, Nepal

Ecosystems and Food

What role for conservation in enhancing food security for the rural poor? This was the question posed to a multi-stakeholder panel brought together at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …  

04 Dec 2008 | News story

Mr. Stewart Maginnis presenting in “International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change"

IUCN-China Co-sponsors "International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change”

Going beyond just planting trees, the benefits of forest restoration include addressing climate change, conserving biodiversity, and protecting the world's water supplies. Discussed in the international workshop, “International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change,” is how Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) can tackle environmental issues facing China. …  

04 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

TACARE project - the Jane Goodall Institute

Save nature to fight climate change and reduce poverty

Rising sea levels, violent storms, melting glaciers, droughts and floods – all caused by global warming – will spell misery for millions of people, as they lose their homes, food and drinking water. …  

02 Dec 2008 | News story

Campester

IUCN welcomes Campester as a new Member

The Georgian Field Researchers’ Union Campester has joined the growing IUCN network in the South Caucasus. The NGO, which specialises in research and conservation of bats, was admitted as a member at the IUCN Council at its 70th meeting on 4 October. 

02 Dec 2008 | News story

EPLP No. 70 Governance for Sustainability - Issues, Challenges, Successes

Governance for Sustainability - Issues, Challenges, Successes

‘Governance for Sustainability’ is the latest addition to the IUCN Environment Policy and Law Series. This book makes an important contribution to the on-going discussions on environmental governance, in particular by providing a thoughtful consideration of concepts that are critical to our understanding of how societies respond to environmental challenges. …  

01 Dec 2008 | News story

Dr. Peter Pritchard winner of the third annual Behler Award 2008.

Lifelong turtle conservationist honoured

The third annual Behler Award for freshwater turtle conservation has been presented to Dr. Peter Pritchard, at a joint symposium of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), and the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG). 

01 Dec 2008 | News story

Tuna ensnared near the mouth of a fish trap

Failure to act will push bluefin tuna fishery to extinction says IUCN

Monday’s decisions taken by the inter-governmental fishery organization responsible for the conservation of Atlantic tunas will push the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna closer to commercial extinction. …  

26 Nov 2008 | News story

In this Photo: 
AGUILAR Lorena; ASH Neville; BARCHIESI Stefano; BOVENSCHULTE Mette; BROEKHOVEN Guido; CARTIN Megan; CROSS Katharine; CRUDGINTON Lizzie; EBORN Gillian; EDGAR Caroline; FINCKE Annelie; FURMAN Ricardo; GORDON James; HASLER Maria; HAWES Patricia; IKKALA Ninni; JACKSON Bill; KELLEHER Stephen; MAGINNIS Stewart; MARTIN-MEHERS Gillian; MURTI Radhika; NERI Claire; NOKO Sizakele; OVIEDO Gonzalo; PEARD Georgina; SAINT LAURENT Carol; SCHMID Mary-Elizabeth; SMITH Mark; WARMENBOL Claire; WILLETTS Elizabeth

IUCN's New Environment and Development Group

The new IUCN Environment and Development group  held its first meeting 13-14 November to discuss efficient integration of the group’s common goals. This newly created cluster comprises the Forest and Water Programme, Ecosystem Management Programme, and Senior Advisor Social Policy  and Gender together to allign their work and deliver the IUCN key result areas. …  

25 Nov 2008 | News story

Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)

Florida turtles need a reprieve

Several of the world’s leading turtle scientists have called on the Governor of Florida to end the commercial hunting of turtles which supplies eastern Asia. …  

25 Nov 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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