2012

Remise officielle de la contribution des PA au Secrétaire Général président du Comité technique (MINFOF)

Processus de relecture de la loi forestière de 1994 : les peuples autochtones remettent officiellement leur contribution

Le réseau Recherche-Action-Concertées (RACOPY) qui regroupe plusieurs organisations de la société civile travaillant sur la problématique des populations autochtones (Baka, Bakola, Bagyéli et Bedzang) au Cameroun, a remis officiellement leur contribution au processus de relecture de la loi forestière le 14 février 2012 au comité technique en charge de ce processus au Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune (MINFOF). …  

16 Feb 2012 | News story
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Svitlana Kravchenko

In Memoriam: Svitlana Kravchenko

The Environmental Law Programme mourns a great friend: Svitlana Kravchenko died at 62, a few days after a heart attack, in Eugene (Oregon).  …  

16 Feb 2012 | News story
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Meeting of Blue Planet Prize laureates

Blue Planet anniversary: a stimulus for action

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Blue Planet Prize and inject fresh impetus to global environmental action, IUCN’s Director General is part of a team of Blue Planet laureates working on a report ‘Environment and Development Challenges: the Imperative to Act’. This will be presented to the Rio+20 conference and other key international meetings, including the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September. …  

15 Feb 2012 | News story

18th session of the General Assembly of IUCN

Launch of IUCN Motions Blog

The Motions process is a central element of IUCN’s governance system and an important means by which Members can influence future directions in the conservation community and seek international support in various conservation issues. …   | French | Spanish

15 Feb 2012 | News story

HSBC Bank

HSBC and IUCN support Water and Energy Management for the Zarqa River Basin in Jordan

The climate change impact on the agricultural economy of Zarqa Basin upon which the livelihoods of its inhabitants depends was reported to be serious. HSBC jointly with IUCN are now embarking on an initiative to help adapting to such situation.
 

14 Feb 2012 | News story
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Dr. Susan Mainka

A tribute to Dr Sue Mainka

The IUCN community is deeply saddened by the loss of its colleague and friend Dr Susan Mainka. Sue passed away on Sunday 12 February after a five-month battle with cancer. She made a huge contribution to IUCN, to the Species Programme and to maintaining the scientific rigour of our work. The Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit was awarded to Sue by the IUCN Species Survival Commission on 4 February 2012, in recognition of her pioneering work on the conservation of the Giant Panda, her leadership of the IUCN Species Programme, and her encouragement of conservationists worldwide, especially in Asia. …   | French | Spanish

13 Feb 2012 | Article
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Women and children in Talise, Vanuatu

Solar power in Vanuatu

A component of IUCN's energy programme  in Oceania looks at upgrading  existing solar power systems and installing new ones in schools and health clinics on the islands of Santo and Malo in Vanuatu. Solar power for lighting purposes  is a cheaper and more reliable option for remote villages as compared to diesel power generators.  …  

13 Feb 2012 | Video

Reporting conclusions on Mediterranean biodiversity wetland session

MedWet assess efforts for conservation wetlands and propose the AGADIR Commitments for the next 20 years

The International Symposium on Water and Wetlands has taken place from 6 to 9 February in Agadir (Morocco) under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed IV. It was the opportunity to review the progress on wetlands conservation since the Grado meeting in Italy in 1991 and to define the road map for the next twenty years. …  

13 Feb 2012 | News story

European Tree of the Year

Vote for the European Tree of the Year

Interesting and sometimes even touching – the stories of the finalists of the European Tree of the Year contest 2012 show the connection between people and nature. Vote for your favourite tree from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Poland, Romania or Slovakia until 29 February on www.treeoftheyear.org. The winning tree will be awarded at a ceremony at IUCN's office Brussels by the organizer of the contest – the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation.  …  

13 Feb 2012 | News story
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World Wetlands Day celebrated in Lao PDR’s Two Ramsar sites.

Ramsar site launching in Xe Champhone Ramsar site on the 6th February 2012 and awareness raising events in Bueng kiat Ngong Ramsar site on 2nd - 3rd February 2012 

13 Feb 2012 | Article
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