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Páramo El Ángel. Loja, Ecuador.

Una suma de presiones pone en peligro al páramo andino

Los participantes del II Congreso Mundial de Páramos recomendaron intensificar los esfuerzos para la protección y la gestión responsable de los páramos, como ecosistemas estratégicos y territorios sagrados para el sustento de la vida y de los pueblos andinos. …  

08 Jul 2009 | News story
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Connecting with other Commissions, pictured here with the World Commission on Protected Areas

IUCN CEC Newsletter June 2009

The June 2009 newsletter of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication is now online. Issue 28 covers the first-ever Joint Steering Committee with IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, held mid-May in Ecuador. It also features reports by CEC members attending the World Environmental Education Congress and meetings in Beijing, Cairo and Paris. Follow links to read more about the books, brochures, websites and e-newsletters introduced here. …  

08 Jul 2009 | News story

Anna in Hoi An

Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation: A Literature Review

Studies of climate change vulnerability have been evolving from impact-driven to policy-driven assessments; shifting the focus from estimating expected damages to attempting to reduce them. Impact assessments, exemplified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports, focus primarily on biophysical vulnerability at global and regional scales. …   | Vietnamese

08 Jul 2009 | News story
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Forest logging - Republic of Congo

Report urges forestry industry to tackle conflict with local people

Conflict between companies that profit from forests and local people who depend on them could be tackled by industry-led approaches but too few companies use them, says a report published today (8 July) by The Forests Dialogue (TFD), an international group of forest experts from business, environmental, academic and human rights groups. …  

08 Jul 2009 | International news release

M. Moumini SAVADOGO, Chef de programme UICN Burkina

Projets changement clmatique

Le 7 juillet 2009 à Ouagadougou, le Ministre de l’Environnement et du Cadre de vie a procédé au lancement de trois projets sur les changements climatiques au Burkina Faso. 

07 Jul 2009 | News story
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IUCN sends open letter to the G8

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) calls on Heads of State to consider the following points related to climate change, the economic crisis and Africa. …  

07 Jul 2009 | News story

Banking on Biodiversity

The members of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation met in Honiara from 28 June to the 2 July 2009 to discuss the state of the Pacific Islands environment and review commitments to the Pacific Islands Action Strategy for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. “Banking on Biodiversity” is the product of those discussions and a call to action in response to the growing threats to the Pacific Islands Region. …  

07 Jul 2009 | News story

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

Strengthening Sustainability and Energy Security in Small Island Developing States

Island nations face some pressing challenges in the 21st century which heighten the importance and imperative of moving to more sustainable and secure energy futures. IUCN, with the Austria Development Cooperation, organised a parallel session at the Vienna Energy Conference 22-24 June 2009. …  

06 Jul 2009 | News story
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Maurice Strong Environmental Debate

Leading thinkers discuss solutions for sustainable energy future

As part of the Maurice Strong birthday party celebrations held at IUCN Headquarters in Gland, 1-2 July 2009, a Roundtable of leading thinkers met on the subject of "Securing our sustainable energy futures". …  

03 Jul 2009 | News story

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)

La crisis de la vida silvestre es peor que la crisis económica – dice la UICN

La vida en la Tierra está gravemente amenazada, pese al compromiso de los dirigentes mundiales de invertir la tendencia, según un análisis detallado de la Lista Roja de Especies Amenazadas de la UICN™. …  

03 Jul 2009 | International news release
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