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IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre and President Donald Kaberuka of ADB

An IUCN delegation to the African Development Bank (ADB)

Led by the IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, a delegation from the secretariat (composed of Margarita Astralaga, Aimé Nianogo Ali Kaka and Jean-Yves Pirot) paid a working visit to the African Development Bank in Tunis on December 2nd and 3rd, 2009. The delegation was received by President Donald Kaberuka in the presence of the OSVP Vice-President Kamal Elkheshen. …   | French

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Inda, Surin, Kungrao, Ida and Gandhi.

Elephants, Earth Hour and IUCN!

IUCN Members networked by solar light in the magnificent Elephant House of Copenhagen Zoo at a special event held during the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen.
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18 Dec 2009 | News story

Zarqa River in Jordan, December 2009

Restoring the Zarqa – Respecting Our Rivers

‘When you look down the Zarqa River at Janna’a Park it is hard to imagine that 30 years ago this area was green and fertile’, said Eng.Mohammad Al Zawahra from Zarqa Municipality. ‘People would swim in clear water pools, fish, swam in the river, and we had flowing water throughout the year’. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story
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connect2earth.org

connect2earth 2009 prize awarded

Winner gains first-hand experience of UN climate talks in Copenhagen.

A 19 year-old Colombian student is this year’s grand prize winner of an international youth competition running on connect2earth, the green online and mobile community.   …   | Spanish

15 Dec 2009 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

IUCN French National Committee committed to International Year of Biodiversity

The IUCN National Committee of France will organize its upcoming National Congress on Nature, on 20 January 2010, around the theme of the International Year of Biodiversity. …   | French

10 Dec 2009 | News story

IUCN logo

IUCN welcomes 18 new Members

On 25th November 2009, the 73rd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 18 new Members to join IUCN.
The Council, President, Director General and entire family of IUCN extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and look forward to their active involvement.   …   | French | Spanish

06 Dec 2009 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

CEC Members Offer Advice on Communicating PAs and Climate Change

CEC members Frits Hesselink and Susanna Calvo attended the WCPA Climate Change Summit in Granada. They offer some strategic approaches to communicating the importance of protected areas to climate change mitigation.
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30 Nov 2009 | News story

The Antinea

Oceans and Climate Change: View this 6-minute video

This film explains in 6 minutes how the oceans are affected and play a major role in climate change, with a focus on alien species in the Mediterranean. CEC members went abord the vessel used by the Changing Oceans Expedition while docked in Barcelona last October. Shared with CEC by the Antinea team. …  

29 Nov 2009 | News story
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IUCN Councillors at the 73rd Meeting of Council, 23-25 November 2009

Council meeting wraps up at IUCN’s Swiss headquarters

The IUCN Council met in Gland, Switzerland from 23 to 25 November 2009. …   | French | Spanish

26 Nov 2009 | News story

Wood yard, Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Policy makers urged to look at role environment plays in supporting communities

The importance of biodiversity and ecosystems to economies around the world is the focus of a series of five reports from the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study. The latest TEEB report, tailored for policy makers, is released today. …  

13 Nov 2009 | News story

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