On thin ice: Vulnerable Arctic treasures identified

A report released today identifies 13 of the richest and most vulnerable places in the Arctic Ocean that should be considered for protection as summer sea ice melts and industrial activity expands into newly accessible areas. …  

27 Apr 2011 | News story

Bonaire National Marine Park manager Ramon de Leon surveying coral reefs

Improving MPA management in Bonaire

IUCN has published a study on the various resilience characteristics of the coral reefs in the Bonaire National Marine Park. It includes results on resilience indicators, benthic cover, coral population structure, algae populations and fish community structure which can determine how the coral reefs respond to climate change threats. The aim of the study is to provide information on how to incorporate resilience information and climate change responses into the Marine Protected Area (MPA) design and management, especially given the recent bleaching event that occurred in 2010-2011.

26 Apr 2011 | News story

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The Business Case for Biodiveristy - Switzerland

Participants from business, the Swiss Government and NGOs gathered at the headquarters of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to discuss the Business Case for Biodiversity in Switzerland in a workshop sponsored by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and co-hosted by Mercuria.  …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

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Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Earth Day 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with a Billion Acts of Green!

IUCN Member, Earth Day Network is calling for unprecedented levels of environmental action to mark Earth Day 2011 today. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Six Senses, Phuket,Thailand

Top ten tips for eco-tourists

With many people starting to plan their annual holidays, IUCN has released a list of top ten tips for tourists who want to visit some of the most beautiful natural sites in the world without damaging the environment. Tips range from choosing eco-hotels and being mindful of your carbon footprint to avoiding buying souvenirs made from Endangered species and making sure you know that what you’re eating isn’t under threat. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Solar panels - Kennedy bridge Bonn

Bonn-Based Organizations Will Benefit from the New Kennedy Bridge

The solar collectors that have been installed at the southern end of Kennedy Bridge could mean a big help for some of the organizations working from Bonn.  …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Monica Jacobs

New Head of IUCN EURO, Brussels

Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Monica Jacobs as Head, EU Representative Office in Brussels, Belgium as of the 13th April 2011. Monica is a seasoned professional who will help forward IUCN's role in Brussels. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

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BEST: Catalytic impact for Europe overseas

All actors have to join forces to make BEST a success, and the funding available should be used strategically for action oriented projects. This was the major call of the first meeting on the support for BEST, a voluntary scheme to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe overseas. The meeting was hosted at the European Parliament on the 11 April 2011. …   | French

21 Apr 2011 | News story

The Small Red Scorpionfish (Scorpaena notata) on Mediterranean coralligenous assemblage

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer

More than 40 species of marine fish currently found in the Mediterranean could disappear in the next few years. According to a study for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ on the status of marine fish in the Mediterranean Sea, almost half of the species of sharks and rays (cartilaginous fish) and at least 12 species of bony fish are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, marine habitat degradation and pollution. …   | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | News story

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