2012

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for press conference on the Sustainable Energy for All initiative

IUCN expertise in UN push for sustainable energy for all

IUCN’s Director General joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week to outline his Sustainable Energy for All initiative to the media. …  

22 Jan 2012 | News story

UNESCO World Heritage Convention

Towards effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries

IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Shell International and JP Morgan Bank have launched a project to critically evaluate the relationship between United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites and the extractive industries and develop recommendations for more effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries. …  

20 Jan 2012 | News story
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The newly discovered flower system

New flower discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

The newly discovered flower system

New plant discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

The newly discovered flower system

New plant discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …   | French

19 Jan 2012 | International news release

Pinus heldrachii gjallice, Albania

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe: Preservation and Protection of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA). Its membership application was approved during the 77th Meeting of IUCN Council. …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

Great Smoky Mountains

US National Park Service mourns the loss of park ranger Margaret Anderson

Park rangers protect the natural areas that we all enjoy and benefit from – sometimes risking paying the highest price, as is demonstrated by the tragic incident that just recently occurred in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington:  

19 Jan 2012 | News story
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Lowland tapir calf (Tapirus terrestris)

Raising the profile of Tapirs

Getting support from the general public for conservation projects can be hard when people know nothing about the species you are trying to protect. Patrícia Medici, Chair of the IUCN SSC Tapir Specialist Group has been working with great enthusiasm to raise the profile of the Lowland Tapir in Brazil with some exciting and novel events. 

18 Jan 2012 | News story

Strategic Environmental Assessment – in the context of Framework for Economic Growth – Taking the bull by the horns”

The Government of Pakistan, under the auspices of Planning Commission, in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organized a half-day Seminar titled: “Strategic Environmental Assessment – in the context of Framework for Economic Growth – Taking the bull by the horns”, at the Planning Commission Auditorium, Islamabad. …  

18 Jan 2012 | International news release

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Launch of the 6th phase of the Small Grants Program - CARPE 2012

The Central African Regional Program fir the Environment (CARPE) and the International Union for Conservation of the Nature (IUCN) wish to inform the general public that they have just launched the Sith phase of their Small Grants Program. We receive applications from January 15, 2010 to February 15, 2012. The main objective of the program is to strengthen civil society organisations to 1) Conserve and sustanaibly manage forest resources in Central Africa; and 2) facilitate the implementation of REDD+ processes to mitigate the negative impact of climate change in Central Africa. …   | French

18 Jan 2012 | Article
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