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Encouraging closer collaboration between biofuel sustainability standards - report now available

As part of an ongoing collaboration to promote the implementation of more sustainable biofuels, IUCN and Shell, working with ProForest and The Packard Foundation convened stakeholders of a number of certification schemes, including secretariat and Board members as well as industry and civil society representatives. The workshop was held to discuss areas of synergy and opportunities for harmonization of standards and certification schemes that may apply to biofuels. The final report is now available. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story

Tall ships converge on Amsterdam

Reaching out for the oceans: Europe's biggest nautical spectacle

Once every five years, tall ships from all over the world converge on the Dutch capital for a five-day international nautical spectacle—SAIL Amsterdam. Attracting more than 600 ships and an expected 1.8 million visitors, this is Europe’s largest ‘admission free’ nautical event. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story

Ilha Anchieta, Brasil

UICN abre nueva oficina en Brasil

El próximo dos de agosto se realizará el lanzamiento de la nueva oficina de la UICN, localizada en Brasilia. Entre las actividades más destacadas, están la realización de paneles de discusión y la firma de un Acuerdo con el Instituto Chico Mendes para la Conservación de la Biodiversidad. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story
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Joanna Cochrane at Waterton, Canada

A visit to IUCN Secretariat by Shell’s Manager of Sensitive Areas

Joanna Cochrane, Manager Sensitive Areas in Shell Upstream International, visited the IUCN Secretariat to present Shell's newly formed Sensitive Areas team and hold exploratory discussions. …  

03 Aug 2010 | News story
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Jornada de pesca en el Paraná, 1973

Analizarán el estado de amenaza de peces de interés comercial en la Cuenca del Plata

Especialistas de Argentina, Brasil, Bolivia, Paraguay y Uruguay, que vienen trabajando en un foro electrónico, analizarán en Buenos Aires el estado de especies de peces de interés pesquero en la cuenca. Aplicarán y compararán los resultados de dos metodologías, una ellas los criterios de la Lista Roja de la UICN a nivel nacional y regional.
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03 Aug 2010 | News story

Autoridades gubernamentales de Ecuador, firman Memorando de Acuerdo para la Administración y otros servicios relacionados con el fondo Yasuní ITT

Se firma el Fideicomiso Yasuní ITT

Ayer se realizó la firma del Memorando de Acuerdo para la Administración y otros servicios relacionados con fondo Yasuní ITT. …  

03 Aug 2010 | News story

Papahanaumokuakea, Hawai’i

World Heritage goes marine – Hawai’i and Phoenix Islands Added

Six new natural sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List at the 34th World Heritage Committee meeting which closed in Brasilia last night. The Committee also updated its List of World Heritage in Danger. …   | Spanish

03 Aug 2010 | International news release

Gray whale

Endangered whales at risk from rush to exploit offshore oil and gas in Russian Far East

In 1974 the western North Pacific population of gray whales was thought to be extinct. Thankfully, to quote Mark Twain, news of its demise was “exaggerated” but sadly, not “greatly exaggerated”. Today, a slowly growing population, numbering perhaps 130, visits the northeastern coast of Russia’s Sakhalin Island each summer to feed. This population is imminently threatened unless the Russian Government postpones a planned seismic survey. …  

03 Aug 2010 | Article
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Fishing vessels

Biodiversity offsets and marine and coastal development

Biodiversity offsetting has helped promote conservation of endangered species on land, but can the same ideas be applied to the sea? Dr Ameer Abdulla highlights the utility of developing marine-based biodiversity offsets. …  

03 Aug 2010 | Article
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La Reunion, Piton cabris, copyright IUCN Wendy Strahm

New natural jewels on the World Heritage crown

Following IUCN’s recommendations, the landscapes of France’s La Reunion Island, Russia’s Siberian Putorana Plateau and the Phoenix Islands Protected Areas of Kiribati have been added to the List of Natural World Heritage sites by UNESCO. The Committee also decided to add Danxia (China) to the List. …  

02 Aug 2010 | International news release

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