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Lear’s Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari). 2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

More Critically Endangered birds on IUCN Red List

The latest evaluation of the world’s birds reveals that more species than ever are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …   | Spanish

14 May 2009 | International news release

Workshop participants

Three day workshop on ‘Communicating Climate Change’ begins in Islamabad

Capacity Building exercise being held for national media

ISLAMABAD Mar 12:  A three day capacity building workshop for the national media began in Islamabad, organized by IUCN-Pakistan and OXFAM GB. The workshop is being supported by Stockholm Environment Institute and Artists for Earth. …  

14 May 2009 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Don't forget environment, IUCN tells UN

World leaders must consider the environment if they want to ensure people enjoy a sustainable and dignified life. That was the message IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre gave in her keynote address to the High-Level Ministerial segment of the 17th session of the United Nations Commission of Sustainable Development (CSD), held in New York from May 4 to 15. …  

14 May 2009 | News story

Desert dune, Qatar

Ecosystem approach is the way forward

The newly established IUCN drylands programme stepped out in style for the first time at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York by convening a Learning Centre on the ecosystem approach. It was the first outreach engagement of the programme at a large international meeting of the United Nations. …  

14 May 2009 | News story

World Ocean Conference, a fight to get oceans into the climate change debate

For immediate release: 11 May, 2009

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11 May, 2009 (IUCN) – The Manado Ocean Declaration draft will be review at the World Ocean Congress in Manado urging the UN to put marine issues at the top of the agenda at the climate talks in Copenhagen. …  

13 May 2009 | International news release

MFF at World Ocean Conference 2009

MFF Announces the first call for project proposals in Indonesia at the World Ocean Conference in Manado

MFF together with partners from University of Rhode Island, NOAA, USAID and Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia held a one-day workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Actions for Coastal Areas as one of the key side events at the World Ocean Conference, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia 11 May, 2009. 

13 May 2009 | News story

Pájaro. Mindo, Ecuador

Gobiernos y empresas del mundo se comprometen a reducir la pérdida de la biodiversidad

 El 19 de mayo comenzará en Lima, Perú, una importante reunión de alto nivel, donde gobiernos y organismos regionales integrantes del Convenio de Diversidad Biológica discutirán sobre los avances e intereses sudamericanos respecto a la Meta 2010. …  

12 May 2009 | News story
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Women pressing palm oil, Ghana

Biofuel potential for rural development

Biofuels have the potential to contribute greatly to rural development and increase the sustainable energy options to rural communities. …  

12 May 2009 | News story

Forest Logging - Republic of Congo

Setting the Forest Trade sub-programme for TRAFFIC Central Africa

The Forest Trade sub-programme for TRAFFIC Central Africa (TCAF) was launched on 1st February 2009 with the recruitment of a permanent consultant, Dr Nouhou Ndam. The following month, TRAFFIC’s Global Forest Trade Programme Leader, Chen Hin Keong, visited TCAF’s office in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to assist TCAF staff with fostering their relationship with national and regional partners based in Cameroon and to review and develop the forest trade sub-programme in Central Africa. Chen and TCAF staff met representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and foreign donor communities, including the Executive Secretary of COMIFAC (Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale), Heads of different programmes of GTZ, WWF CARPO, and IUCN PACO. …  

12 May 2009 | News story
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Mr. Naoya Furuta, Senior Project Officer, IUCN Tokyo

IUCN prepares for 2010 and beyond

IUCN opened a new office in Tokyo to coordinate efforts ahead of next year’s Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity where governments will review progress towards the 2010 biodiversity target and take decisions regarding the Convention’s future strategy.

12 May 2009 | News story

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