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Pavan Sukhdev at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

The nature of value and the value of nature

Interview with renowned environmental economist and global thought leader in sustainability, Pavan Sukhdev. …  

25 Sep 2013 | Article

Jonathan Hughes

The natural capital debt bubble

Article by Jonathan Hughes, IUCN Councillor & World Forum on Natural Capital Programme Director  

05 Aug 2013 | Article

Agriculture area beside Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda - a Livelihoods & Landscapes site

Linking agriculture and biodiversity can help feed the planet

By Emile A. Frison, Director General of Bioversity International, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN and Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development. …  

18 Jun 2013 | Article

IUCN POSC

Transboundary conservation in the Caucasus – is the time not yet ripe?

The call for increased and improved transboundary conservation in the Caucasus is loud and clear, says Svenja Fox of IUCN’s Caucasus Cooperation Centre. But are countries in the region ready to pull together to save nature and overcome political and cultural divisions?  …  

27 Mar 2013 | Article

House submerged in Hong Ngu district, Dong Thap Province during floods (taken in September 2011)

The climate change endgame

Whether in Davos or almost anywhere else that leaders are discussing the world’s problems, they are missing by far the biggest issue: the rapidly deteriorating global environment and its ability to support civilization, writes Dr Thomas E. Lovejoy, member of the IUCN-US board of directors, in The New York Times. …  

23 Jan 2013 | Article

Logs from managed forests in Tunisia

Balanced, inclusive and grounded in reality?

Dr Thomas Brooks, Head of IUCN’s Science and Knowledge Unit takes a look at some of the characteristics needed to make the new intergovernmental science-policy platform effective. …  

16 Jan 2013 | Article

Carole Martinez

INTERVIEW: IUCN’s efforts to protect Europe overseas

Carole Martinez joined IUCN Europe in October 2012 after working previously on protected areas and ecosystem management issues with IUCN's National Committee in France and on regional cooperation challenges at the French Marine Protected Areas Agency. Carole is Coordinator of the IUCN EU Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) Programme. …  

10 Dec 2012 | Article

A Heliconius erato in Mindo, Ecuador

Is it worth saving the world’s most worthless species?

By Victoria Martindale, a postgraduate student in primate conservation and a member of the Primate Society of Great Britain. …  

26 Nov 2012 | Article
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Dr Grethel Aguilar

Pointing the way to conservation and equity in Central America

Interview with Dr. Grethel Aguilar R. Director, IUCN Mesoamerica-Caribbean. …  

05 Nov 2012 | Article

Sargassum habitat

The Convention on Biological Diversity brings focus to the remote ocean

Last week the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India (8-19 October) took an important step for the global ocean commons, the largest habitat for life on Earth. The 193 Parties to the Convention agreed to send key scientific information to the United Nations describing specific places of “ecological or biological significance” in the open ocean and deep sea, including the high seas and seabed Area beyond national jurisdiction. …  

19 Oct 2012 | Article

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