Ecosystem

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Healthy nature protects against disasters – IUCN

Governments need to include better management of nature in all disaster risk reduction policies, if we are to reach the goal to substantially reduce disaster losses by 2015, according to IUCN. …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Mekong floods 2008

No ecosystem is an island

By CEM Member Dr. Ilan Kelman
Disasters kill people and destroy infrastructure. They are a problem for society as a whole. So where does nature come into the equation? …  

12 Jun 2009 | News story
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Shell International

Shell starts to sell advanced biofuel

IUCN is pleased to hear that second generation biofuels is being sold at a Shell service station in Canada as part of a month-long demonstration. …  

11 Jun 2009 | News story

Landscapes and Livelihoods drawing

IUCN brings livelihoods and landscape to IEA discussion on indirect effects of bioenergy

At a workshop on indirect effects of bioenergy, organised by a working group of the International Energy Agency, IUCN brought messages related to the social effects, including livelihoods and landscapes. …  

09 Jun 2009 | News story
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Sudan Marketing Workshop

Communities to benefit more from trees in NE Sudan

Natural resources in NE Sudan offer win-win solutions: natural products from indigenous trees and other plants are well adapted to local climatic conditions, they contribute to environmental conservation and they can contribute to sustainable income generation in local communities.  

04 Jun 2009 | News story

Canari

IUCN Caribbean Member Receives Mcarthur Award

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03 Jun 2009 | News story

Saint Lucia awaits parrot population estimate - Amazona versicolor

Saint Lucia awaits parrot population estimate

Analyses are currently underway following a two-month survey that ended in March, of the Saint Lucia Amazon parrot (Amazona versicolor) across the whole of St. Lucia’s mountainous rainforests. …  

03 Jun 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Don't forget environment, IUCN tells UN

World leaders must consider the environment if they want to ensure people enjoy a sustainable and dignified life. That was the message IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre gave in her keynote address to the High-Level Ministerial segment of the 17th session of the United Nations Commission of Sustainable Development (CSD), held in New York from May 4 to 15. …  

14 May 2009 | News story

Desert dune, Qatar

Ecosystem approach is the way forward

The newly established IUCN drylands programme stepped out in style for the first time at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York by convening a Learning Centre on the ecosystem approach. It was the first outreach engagement of the programme at a large international meeting of the United Nations. …  

14 May 2009 | News story

Women pressing palm oil, Ghana

Biofuel potential for rural development

Biofuels have the potential to contribute greatly to rural development and increase the sustainable energy options to rural communities. …  

12 May 2009 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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