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Invitation to comment on the draft agenda for the 74th Council (2-4 June 2010)

IUCN Members, National and Regional Committees are invited to send their comments on the draft agenda for the 74th Council to the IUCN Director General (jml@iucn.org), in English, French or Spanish, before 14 May 2010. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

El Salvador

IUCN and Members form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

IUCN and seven other major conservation organisations are collaborating to promote human rights in conservation …   | French | Spanish

23 Mar 2010 | News story

CITES opening ceremony in Qatar

Call for action rather than words at CITES opening ceremony

New momentum is needed to ensure that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) works better to conserve species which are under threat and to maintain economies which rely on them. That was the message at the opening ceremony of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) to CITES in Doha, Qatar. …  

13 Mar 2010 | News story

Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog.

Biosphere Ethics Initiative

IUCN Members are invited to discover the work of the Biosphere Ethics Initiative and to get involved with their programme to incorporate principles of environmental ethics into specific conservation action. …  

09 Mar 2010 | News story

Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor

Life, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

CEC Special Advisor to the Chair, Frits Hesselink, was interviewed by two Spanish magazines, ‘Correo del Sol’ and ‘Geo’, while speaking at a conference in Madrid on biodiversity. Read his interviews in Spanish. 

08 Mar 2010 | News story

Grievance

Grievance Procedure on Private Sector Engagement

To address concerns raised by some of IUCN’s constituency about IUCN’s private sector engagements the IUCN Secretariat has established a grievance procedure as a means of receiving, recording and responding to grievances   …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2010 | News story

Illegal fishing vessel

Pêche Illégale: Ce que peut le droit européen

La pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée (pêche INN) est reconnue par l’ensemble des parties prenantes
(pêcheurs, administrations, ONG), comme l’ennemi numéro un de la pêche durable. Certains avancent même, bien que cela soit sujet à discussion, que sans pêche INN, la pêche serait durable ! …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor, talks about behaviour change and climate change

Spanish E-Learning Channel interviews CEC Member Frits Hesselink

This 21-minute video on climate change is part of a course on sustainable development. The video, Verdades y mentiras sobre el cambio climatico, was produced by UNED, the Spanish Distance Education Channel. It includes an interview with CEC Special Advisor Frits Hesselink.
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02 Mar 2010 | News story

Drought

Supporting Drought Policies in Europe: Biodiversity and Good Water Quality

Drought experts met in Brussels on 22 – 24 February to attend the Xerochore Final Conference on Supporting Drought Policies in Europe. Xerochore is an EU funded research project designed to assess research needs and policy choices on drought for the EU. The conference brought together planners, water resource experts, environment specialists, climatologists, and economists to discuss the challenges of drought identification and characterisation, the environmental and socio-economic impacts of drought, and management choices and policy options for drought based on EU Member State and overseas experience. …  

25 Feb 2010 | News story

avocado

Biodiversity: My hotel in action - the video

A video designed to make the hotel industry more aware of the importance of biodiversity has been launched by IUCN, in partnership with Accor, the European leader in hotels. …  

23 Feb 2010 | News story


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