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A Galapagos tortoise in the Galapagos, Ecuador.

Charles Darwin, a man for our time

by Jeffrey McNeely, IUCN Chief Scientist

This is the 150th anniversary of the publication of arguably the most important book ever published on biology, “On the Origin of Species” by Charles Darwin, as well as his 200th birthday (had he survived). It is therefore timely to reflect on the impact of Darwin’s work on the conservation movement in general and on IUCN in particular. …  

12 Feb 2009 | News story
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The Christensen Fund


IUCN Council announces new members …  

12 Feb 2009 | News story

Western Gray Whale and ship.

Scientists concerned about Sakhalin Energy’s inadequate collaboration on whale conservation

The 5th Report from the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) published last week expressed strong concerns about Sakhalin Energy’s inadequate collaboration on whale conservation on the Sakhalin shelf in eastern Russia. The Sakhalin shelf is not only the location of one of the largest oil and gas developments in the world, but also the principal known feeding grounds for the critically endangered western gray whales. …  

12 Feb 2009 | News story
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Compost project Sharkia, Egypt

Estimated carbon emissions from the IUCN World Conservation Congress fully offset

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a truly unique event in its capacity to unite so many members of the global environmental community. To the delegates, this unmatched opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, and meeting new people is priceless. …   | French | Spanish

12 Feb 2009 | News story

UICN se reunió con representantes del sector privado guatemalteco para presentar su estrategia de Manejo Integrado de Cuencas

UICN presentó su estrategia de Manejo Integrado de Cuencas al Sector Privado de Guatemala

• UICN promueve reunión con el sector empresarial y por eso presentó ante empresa privada el trabajo realizado por medio del manejo integrado de microcuencas.
• Experiencias con comunidades locales y la conformación de consejos de microcuencas demuestran logros para la gestión integrada de recursos hídricos.
• Representantes de la empresa privada asienten sobre la importancia de una gestión hídrica para la sustentabilidad. …  

11 Feb 2009 | News story
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ABS in the Antarctic?

The Government of the Netherlands hosted an Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on Biological Prospecting in the Antarctic Treaty Area in Baarn, Netherlands on 3-5 February 2009. …  

11 Feb 2009 | News story
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A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

S.O.S. - Save Our Seas

by Dan Laffoley, marine vice-chairman of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas, and Sylvia Earle, founder of the Deep Search Foundation.

Could the oceans become the place where humanity finally gets its act together? Or will we become the victim of the many environmental threats now coming together? …  

11 Feb 2009 | News story
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Si se mantiene la tendencia, se proyecta que el CO2 derivado del consumo de energía se incremente en un 33% per cápita en América Latina.

Banco Mundial presenta resultados de estudio: “Desarrollo con menos carbono”

Pamela Cox, vicepresidenta del Banco Mundial para América Latina y el Caribe, presentará en Costa Rica los resultados del estudio “Desarrollo con menos carbono: Respuestas latinoamericanas al desafío del cambio climático” el próximo jueves 12 de febrero. …  

09 Feb 2009 | International news release
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Mining in the Philippines

Global Reporting Initiative Releases Mining & Metals Supplement for Public Comment

The Global Reporting Initiative has released the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement for public comment. …  

09 Feb 2009 | News story

Green Infrastructure

Economic meltdown and the rise of nature - Investing in green infrastructure

by Tamas Marghescu, Regional Director for Pan-Europe

Our economies are tumbling and millions of people all over the world are losing their jobs. Politicians in the North are responding to the current global economic crisis in the same manner as their forebears responded to the Great Depression, around three quarters of a century ago. To stimulate an economic resurgence and create new employment, governments are inter alia, using public, financial resources to invest in the construction of infrastructure (roads, airports, railways etc.). …  

09 Feb 2009 | News story
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