IUCN-Med call for species experts

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) is calling for voluntary experts to submit their expression of interest to contribute to the Red List assessment of different taxonomic groups in the Mediterranean Region, taking also part in the IUCN project entitled Mediterranean Biodiversity Assessment Phase II Responding to major gaps in knowledge in the Mediterranean region. …   | French | Spanish

16 Aug 2011 | News story

Alejandro Iza, IUCN ELP Director, gives a presentation on negotiation over shared waters

Water Law, Peace and Security

How can international water law promote regional peace and security? How do international legal frameworks support national decision-making related to transboundary water resources and planning? Who is entitled to use transboundary freshwater resources? How can States use international law to promote hydro diplomacy? …  

16 Aug 2011 | News story

Foro Sudamericano de Miembros, UICN. Lima, 2011.

UICN-Sur: 20 años trabajando por la conservación y el desarrollo sostenible

A propósito del Foro Regional de Miembros, que se llevó a cabo en Lima, Perú entre el 13 y 15 de junio, UICN reflexiona sobre las fortalezas y desafíos institucionales para cumplir con su visión de "Un mundo justo, que valora y conserva la naturaleza". …  

15 Aug 2011 | News story
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Commission logo banded in gold.

Call for nominations for next CEC Chair

Keith Wheeler's term as CEC Chair comes to an end after the next IUCN World Conservation Congress. CEC members are invited to submit nominations for a new Chair by October 1, 2011. (français / español)

15 Aug 2011 | News story

Local people at Xuan Thuy National Park

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Small Grants Facility (SGF) is launched in Vietnam

On behalf of the National Coordinating Body (NCB), IUCN advertized a request for proposals (RFP) in several local and national newsletters as well as on our web site. We received 40 concept papers. A working group of NCB members reviewed 39 of the concept papers (one was received from Lao Cai which is a land-locked border province with Laos and therefore ineligible) and prepared a short list of 12. The full NCB then met and reduced the short list to seven. …   | Vietnamese

15 Aug 2011 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN Director General to judge the 6th International Green Awards

IUCN Director-General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, is a member of the jury for this year’s International Green Awards™ - the leading industry awards to showcase the best examples of sustainability in global business, government and citizen endeavours. …  

15 Aug 2011 | News story

IUCN Academy logo

IUCN Academy Honoured with Prestigious ABA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Academy of Environmental Law (IUCN Academy) received the twelfth annual American Bar Association (ABA) Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy. The international achievement award was presented on August 7, 2011 at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario.
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12 Aug 2011 | News story

Members of the IUCN Council. February 2009.

Call for nominations for Council positions to be elected at 2012 Congress

IUCN’s Members and Commission members are called on to participate in the governance of the Union and contribute to the election process for the next IUCN Council 2012-2016. …   | French | Spanish

12 Aug 2011 | News story

The mysterious fossa

Conservation in action: studying the fossa with Earthwatch

For two weeks I was part of the expedition "Carnivores of Madagascar" organized by Earthwatch, an IUCN Member. My participation as a volunteer was supported by IUCN Headquarters and the Regional Office for Europe.  …  

12 Aug 2011 | News story

SOS, EDGE, Pygmy Hippo

Spotting the pygmy hippo

First surveys confirmed the presence of a population of pygmy hippos in the waterways at the foot of the Loma Mountain in the north of Sierra Leone. The project team is working with local villagers to stop hunting and protect the remaining habitat.  

11 Aug 2011 | News story