2012

Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

The future we want - preparing for Rio+20

Preparations are gearing up for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development that takes place in June, with the release of the so-called ‘zero draft’ of the conference’s outcome document. …   | Spanish

31 Jan 2012 | News story

A wet bird

Denmark at the steering wheel of Europe: NGOs act

The Director of Birdlife Denmark, Jan Ejlsted tells us about their activities in relation to the Danish Presidency to the EU (January-June 2012). …  

30 Jan 2012 | Article
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Hans Friederich

Falling in love again...IUCN in Europe

IUCN Regional Director for Europe Dr Hans Friederich explains how IUCN works in Europe and what its priorities are for 2012. …  

30 Jan 2012 | Video

Harvest

The impacts of agriculture on nature

Three Danish IUCN Members – the Danish Outdoor Council, Birdlife Denmark and the Danish Society for Nature Conservation – recently released a publication on the agricultural industry in the country. A number of other Danish environmental organizations cooperated in the effort. …  

30 Jan 2012 | Article
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Eu Hopping

EU Hopping

The IUCN European Union Representative Office is located in Brussels, often referred to as the capital of the European Union (EU). The Office represents IUCN's interests to the EU and acts as liaison between the IUCN constituency, the EU institutions and Brussels-based partners. The Office is the focal point for EU nature policies, EU fundraising, partnerships and networking. Influencing decisions and raising awareness of nature conservation among the EU institutions are also at the core of its mandate. …  

30 Jan 2012 | Video
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Hands holding fruits

Innovation in European agriculture

In the face of a growing world population expected to reach 9 billion in 2050, global food production will have to increase by 70% according to the FAO, the United Nations agency for food and agriculture. As one of the biggest world food producers and importers, the EU has a key role to play. …  

30 Jan 2012 | News story
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La réserve de biosphère transfrontalière du bas delta du fleuve Sénégal : bientôt en gouvernance partagée ?

Les Etats du Sénégal et de la République Islamique de Mauritanie ont célébré les 11 et 12 janvier 2012, les journées de la Réserve de biosphère transfrontalière du bas delta du fleuve Sénégal-RBTDS. …  

29 Jan 2012 | News story
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Pan-European CEC members! An invitation to Tiere Live workshop on children, animals and biodiversity

 The Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation (ANL) in partnership with IUCN CEC is organizing a three-day workshop in Laufen, Germany. …  

27 Jan 2012 | News story

St Helena's landscape

IUCN advice on EU-OCT cooperation on environment and climate change

On 23 January 2012, IUCN provided expert advice on environment, climate change and EU-OCT cooperation to the leaders of the EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). The leaders gathered for their annual OCT Association (OCTA) Ministerial Conference in preparation for the 10th OCT-EU Forum, which will conclude today in Brussels. …  

26 Jan 2012 | News story

The theme for this year's World Wetlands Day is 'Wetlands and Tourism'.

Wetland Tourism: Delivering Vision 2030 in Kenya

Kenya will join the rest of the world to commemorate the World Wetlands Day, 2012 and national celebrations will be held on 2 February 2012 at Ombaka Primary School, Kisumu County.  The World Wetlands Day is celebrated every 2nd February of each year and the theme for this year is Wetlands and Tourism. The theme is intended to demonstrate tourism as one of the key services that wetlands deliver. …  

26 Jan 2012 | Article