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IUCN welcomes 33 new Members

On 15 February 2012, the 78th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 33 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Brazil National Committee of IUCN Members. …   | French | Spanish

22 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN Patron of Nature, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Turning the red carpet green

IUCN has the honour this week of welcoming its new Patron of Nature, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to the organisation’s headquarters, accompanied by IUCN Goodwill Ambassador Mattias Klum. …  

21 Feb 2012 | News story

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

Gonzalo Zambrana

Una agenda de trabajo regional e integral

Mensaje del Vicepresidente Regional de la CPAES, Gonzalo Zambrana Ávila. …  

10 Feb 2012 | News story
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Conferencia Internacional sobre Acceso a Recursos Genéticos y Conocimiento Tradicional. Alemania, 2012.

Conference on Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Research Cooperation and Facilitated Access

In Göttingen, Germany, it was organized an international conference which brought together researchers and administrative officials both from provider and user countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America in order to discuss the implications of the Nagoya Protocol and options for implementation in the area of biological research. …   | Spanish

06 Feb 2012 | News story

Orquídea. Cali, Colombia.

Progress on finance for biodiversity to be discussed in Global Dialogue

The Global Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity, co-hosted by the Governments of Ecuador, Sweden, Norway and India together with Japan as the President of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and supported by SWEDBIO, SIDA, NORAD and IUCN, will be held from 6 to 9 March 2012 in Quito, Ecuador. …   | Spanish

02 Feb 2012 | News story
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Cabalgata en el Sitio Ramsar Jaaukanigás organizada por el emprendimiento ecoturístico “El Portal del Humedal”, Villa Ocampo, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Día Mundial de los Humedales:oportunidades y beneficios por descubrir

La Convención de Ramsar recordó que el tema elegido se centra en “humedales y turismo” para relacionarlo con la temática de la próxima reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes, COP11 que, bajo el lema “Humedales, turismo y recreación” se celebrará en julio de 2012 en Bucarest, Rumania. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story
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Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

Gobernanza ambiental en Perú y Bolivia

Gobernanza ambiental en Perú y Bolivia

Publicación producida por la FLACSO-Ecuador y la UICN. Analiza tres dimensiones de la gobernanza: recursos naturales, áreas protegidas y comunidades indígenas. …  

31 Jan 2012 | News story
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El Programa 2013-2016: objetivos claros, desafíos concretos

¿Qué pretendemos alcanzar en los próximos cuatro años?, ¿cómo cumplimos nuestra misión?, ¿cómo trabajamos juntos como una Unión? …  

31 Jan 2012 | News story
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