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Green heron (Butorides striatus) among mangrove roots, Sri Lanka.

Protected areas – natural solutions to climate change crisis

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 December 2009 –  Protected Areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a new book from IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank and WWF. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

Antarctic Temp Trend 1982-2004

The next 50 years in Antarctica

1 December 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in Washington DC. To acknowledge this milestone, experts in the field of international governance attended the Antarctic Treaty Summit: Science-Policy Interactions in International Governance symposium, hosted at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

A nudge in the right direction: External Review of the IUCN project Strengthening Voices for Better Choices

IUCN releases final evaluation report of Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC)

IUCN has made available in full the final report of the external evaluation of Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC), its global forest governance project. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

Taholo Kami, IUCN Oceania Regional Director, signing the MESCAL contract.

2.3 million Euro for mangrove management for climate change and livelihood in the Pacific

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, signed a Euro 2.3 million (or US$3.4 million) Pacific Mangrove Initiative project with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), on Monday December 7th. 

 
 

08 Dec 2009 | International news release
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Turn the tide - turn to nature: IUCN Opening Statement to UN climate change meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 December 2009 (IUCN) - It’s now time for governments to make robust commitments and a timeline towards achieving a post-2012 deal on climate change. IUCN urges leaders meeting at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, 7-18 December, to include nature’s solutions to reduce emissions and cope with climate change impacts in a post-2012 deal.  …  

07 Dec 2009 | News story

Nikita Lopoukhine

Read Today's New York Times Op-Ed by WCPA Chair Nik Lopoukhine

Protected areas are tools for permanent carbon storage. WCPA Chair Nik Lopoukhine calls on the Copehagen conference to recognize their role. Read his opinion piece in The New York Times. …  

07 Dec 2009 | News story
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IUCN welcomes 18 new Members

On 25th November 2009, the 73rd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 18 new Members to join IUCN.
The Council, President, Director General and entire family of IUCN extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and look forward to their active involvement.   …   | French | Spanish

06 Dec 2009 | News story

Albania Map

DGCS and IUCN sign Agreement to support the Albanian Ministry of Environment

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS), signed an Agreement with IUCN on December 2nd that lays the foundation for substantive collaboration in delivering important conservation and environmental management outcomes in Albania …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

On International Volunteer Day, IUCN acknowledges the enormous contribution of its countless volunteers who dedicate their time, knowledge and skills to furthering our common Mission and Vision. …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story

Panel des représentants sur la table d'honneur

Deuxième Conférence des Parlementaires à Bata : vers une internationalisation du REPAR

Sous le haut patronage du Président de la République de la Guinée Equatoriale, S.E. M. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, la 2ème  Conférence internationale des Parlementaires d’Afrique Centrale sur la Gestion Durable des Ecosystèmes Forestiers  et de la Protection de l’Environnement s’est tenue du 2 au 4 novembre 2009 à Bata. …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story

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