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Reuters-IUCN Media Awards

Call for Entries to Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards

Reuters Foundation and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) launch 2008 Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting. …   | French | Spanish

15 Apr 2008 | International news release

Tales of water, Africa

Tales of Water

Water is both the most ordinary and extraordinary of resources; without it, nothing can survive. Yet, 1.1 billion people around the world do not have ready access to clean water, and more than 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water, which is about nothing less than our planet's survival. …  

15 Apr 2008 | Video

REDD Opportunities

Hot off the press!

The Forest Conservation Programme's new brochure entitled, REDD OPPORTUNITIES, which lays out IUCN's position on REDD. …   | French | Spanish

14 Apr 2008 | News story

Vth IUCN World Parks Congress Logo

Climate change key driver to biodiversity loss

Cape Town - Scientific evaluations on climate change have confirmed that climate change is indeed a key driver to biodiversity loss and stress to the country's resources, says Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. 

14 Apr 2008 | News story

Ignace Schops (RLKM) receives the Goldman Environmental Prize 2008

Goldman Prize for Belgium's only National Park

IUCN congratulates Ignace Schops, winner of the 2008 Goldman Environmental Prize. Head of the IUCN Member Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland, Ignace Schops led the effort to establish the first and only national park in his native Belgium. …  

13 Apr 2008 | News story

White Storks in Tabatskuri, Georgia

Wings over Wetlands – IUCN supports migratory waterbird conservation in the Caucasus

The IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus (POSC) has joined a broad partnership of organizations and governments - lead by Wetlands International and Birdlife International and supported by UNEP-GEF - to develop and implement a training and awareness raising programme on migratory waterbird conservation along the African-Eurasian Flyway. …  

12 Apr 2008 | News story

Salum logo

People of Salum learn about marine conservation

The Salum area is part of the western Mediterranean coastal region of Egypt, extending 600 km between Alexandria in the east to the Libyan border in the west. This area, including the Gulf of Salum, has been identified by Egypt as the most appropriate site to establish a protected area in order to maximize conservation of a representative cross section of the region’s natural resources. …  

11 Apr 2008 | News story

La orquesta del Río Infinito ha navegado por aguas del continente americano llevando su mensaje y arte.

UICN navega por ríos infinitos

Con el ritmo de la Orquesta del Río Infinito, la UICN se une a un movimiento continental que celebra la riqueza cultural y llama la atención hacia la conservación de los recursos naturales. 

10 Apr 2008 | International news release

IUCN/WI Freshwater Fish Specialist Group (FFSG) Annual Meeting, Chester 17-18 March 2008

Professor Gordon McGregor Reid, Chair of the FFSG Specialist Group, led the meeting which looked at the global picture for freshwater fish, region by region, and developed strategies for helping threatened species. …  

10 Apr 2008 | News story

UNESCO World Heritage

Deadline extended for applications to UNESCO-Vocations Patrimoine Fellowships for World Heritage site managers

Training World Heritage site managers is one of the most valuable investments in heritage conservation, particularly as these sites confront the challenges of increasing flows of tourism and diminishing flows of international assistance for conservation and management. This is why UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has joined forces - for the third year running - in an innovative public-private partnership to offer Fellowships through the UNESCO-Association Vocations Patrimoine World Heritage Site Managers Programme. …  

09 Apr 2008 | News story

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