Meeting place in Bokongo village, Bikoro

New publication: When all voices are heard, communities work together!

As the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recovers from its war-torn past, IUCN is strengthening local voices to conserve the nation’s forests, which not only suffered during wartime but are still threatened in a time of peace. …  

31 Oct 2008 | News story

Bosque tropical

América Latina analiza las oportunidades y los desafíos para la aplicación de mecanismos REDD

Luego de que la Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático (UNFCCC), durante su última reunión realizada en Bali, a finales de 2007, reconociera a la reducción de emisiones por deforestación y degradación de bosques (REDD) como un mecanismo de mitigación del cambio climático, América Latina analiza los retos y oportunidades de REDD. …  

30 Oct 2008 | News story

Venado de las pampas (Ozotoceros bezoarticus celer), especie emblemática de los pastizales.

Pidieron aumentar las áreas protegidas en los pastizales del Río de la Plata

La moción aprobada por la UICN instará a los gobiernos de Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay a ampliar las zonas a preservar. Afirman que en el mundo se deberían duplicar las áreas protegidas para garantizar la sustentabilidad del bioma de los pastizales. …  

30 Oct 2008 | News story

Wetlands dependency

Saving wetlands to fight climate change

IUCN, the Ramsar Convention and the Danone Group have teamed up to fight climate change by protecting and restoring wetlands. …  

30 Oct 2008 | News story

Planted forest, Viet Nam

New TFD Review: “Intensively Managed Planted Forests: Toward Best practice”

Intensively managed planted forests (IMPF) provide 40% of the world’s industrial wood supply. Growing at 2% per year to meet demand, how do we ensure that the economic, employment and infrastructure benefits they deliver outweigh the social and environmental concerns they raise? …  

29 Oct 2008 | News story

Belasitsa Nature Park, Bulgaria

Green belt replaces Iron curtain in the Balkans

Was the Iron curtain a good thing? Certainly not in economic, political, social and cultural terms. But for the environment it meant a 40 year break  from the destruction of nature along its borders. Launched by IUCN five years ago, the Green Belt Initiative aims at  transboundary cooperation in nature conservation and regional development along the former Iron Curtain. …  

29 Oct 2008 | News story

Red lechwe

IUCN Completes Due Diligence on Rio Tinto

IUCN has been in talks with the Rio Tinto Group over the past 18 months about the possibility of signing a partnership agreement with the intention of helping Rio Tinto reach it's goal of a net positive impact on biodiversity.    …  

28 Oct 2008 | News story

Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa (CLEAA)

IUCN launches 5th Round of EIA Fellowship Programme

IUCN ESARO in partnership with Capacity Development for Environmental Assessment in Africa has launched the fifth round of the Environmental Impact Assessment Professional Development Fellowship Programme for Eastern and Southern Africa. The goal of the programme is to enhance capacity in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) through learning-by-doing and to strengthen professional environmental assessment networks in the region. …  

27 Oct 2008 | News story


Over 5 billion of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2030

By the end of this year a first-time record of 3.3 billion people, more than half of the world’s population, are expected to live in urban areas according to the UN.    …  

27 Oct 2008 | News story

Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa (CLEAA)

Professional Development (PD) Fellowship Program for East and Southern Africa

Call for Applications for Fellowships in Environmental Assessment
Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa (CLEAA) in partnership with IUCN East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), with financial support from Swedish International development Agency (SIDA), is launching a fifth round of fellowships for promising environmental assessment professionals from East and Southern Africa. CLEAA works in partnership with various environmental assessment leaders nationally, regionally and globally, to promote and enhance Africa’s capacity in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), for better environmental governance and sustainable development. …  

27 Oct 2008 | News story