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Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Sylvia Earle: A wish big enough to change the world

IUCN’s Global Marine Programme and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Marine are delighted to announce that they have been appointed by Dr. Sylvia Earle as technical advisors on her 2009 TED Prize wish - “to protect the blue heart of the planet.”  

13 Jul 2009 | News story

Forest dweller living off the resources of the forest

Don’t forget human rights in conservation

A new book released today calls for more emphasis to be placed on human rights when nature conservation policies are developed and implemented. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story

Greening the economy

G8 – Have they done enough?

Heads of state, meeting at the G8 Summit in Italy have pledged to “take the lead in the fight against climate change.”   …  

10 Jul 2009 | News story

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IUCN sends open letter to the G8

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) calls on Heads of State to consider the following points related to climate change, the economic crisis and Africa. …  

07 Jul 2009 | News story

Banking on Biodiversity

The members of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation met in Honiara from 28 June to the 2 July 2009 to discuss the state of the Pacific Islands environment and review commitments to the Pacific Islands Action Strategy for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. “Banking on Biodiversity” is the product of those discussions and a call to action in response to the growing threats to the Pacific Islands Region. …  

07 Jul 2009 | News story

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Climate change under spotlight at IUCN debate

With 2009 a critical year for the environment, both in dealing with climate change and biodiversity loss, IUCN is taking the lead by organizing a top-level environmental debate today. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story

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Assessment of Assessments

A new report will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in September which provides governments with a sound basis for deciding this fall whether and how to establish an assessment process for better understanding ocean processes through an integrated framework.  …  

30 Jun 2009 | News story

A child plaiting palm leaves in Samoa

Living the Island Life, in D.C.

IUCN is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Brown as the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) Coordinator, who will be based out of the U.S. office in Washington, D.C.  …  

26 Jun 2009 | News story

Deepwater coral accidentally caught during a bottom trawl. December 2007.

A Decade in Review: oceans and law of the seas

The tenth meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (UNICPOLOS or ICP) was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from the 17th to 19th June 2009.  …  

24 Jun 2009 | News story

Fijian Island Village

Islands on the agenda

How can the World Heritage Convention work best to conserve the natural values of island nations that are on the front line of climate change? IUCN gave its opinion on this critical issue known during the second day of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Seville.  …  

24 Jun 2009 | News story


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