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Recycling Bins

Sustainable Energy, Biodiversity and Recycling: Sharing Success Stories of Sustainable Action Across Europe

A series of webinars organized by IUCN and the Alcoa Foundation over the past four weeks highlighted NGO success stories on sustainable action for renewable energy and energy efficiency, biodiversity and recycling in Europe. The three-part webinar series brought together representatives from Alcoa and NGOs from the IUCN membership network in Europe, to share their experiences and stimulate ideas for future collaboration and concrete action and were part of Alcoa’s and Alcoa Foundation’s ‘Green Works’ weeks. …  

20 Jun 2014 | News story

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, World Heritage site

Time to focus on the success of natural World Heritage, says IUCN

A new assessment by IUCN reveals for the first time the good conservation performance of natural World Heritage sites. The IUCN World Heritage Outlook provides unique insight into how the world’s natural sites can be preserved over time. …  

17 Jun 2014 | News story

Dickinson's Cypripedium (Cypripedium dickinsonianum) - Endangered

IUCN Red List raises more red flags for threatened species

Almost 80% of temperate slipper orchids and over 90% of lemurs are threatened with extinction, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The newly assessed Japanese Eel has been listed as Endangered, while the Brazilian Three-banded Armadillo – the mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup – remains Vulnerable as its population continues to decline. …   | French | Spanish | German | Dutch

12 Jun 2014 | News story

Canis lupus

Living with wolves and bears: Addressing conflicts arising from coexistence of people and large carnivores

IUCN welcomes today’s launch of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores. These species, such as wolves and bears, have made a remarkable recovery across the EU, but coexistence with man can be problematic. The Platform was set up by the European Commission to facilitate constructive dialogue among key stakeholders including farmers, conservationists, landowners and hunters, and it aims at finding commonly agreed solutions to conflicts arising from people living and working in close proximity to these large animals. …  

10 Jun 2014 | News story

The Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham launching the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign

International sporting personalities United for Wildlife

Global sports personalities came together in London yesterday to sign up to the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign, which seeks to mobilise support amongst younger generations for the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Sportspeople already signed up as Ambassadors of the campaign include David Beckham, Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Samuel Eto’o, Yao Ming and Francois Pienaar. …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Nets

Conservation without Borders in the Alboran Sea

Al Hoceima has been the meeting place of more than 30 fishermen coming from the two sides of the Alboran Sea, who gathered between the 31st of May and the 1st of June for a workshop about traditional fishing. This meeting was promoted by the IUCN center for Mediterranean Cooperation in the framework of its POCTEFEX-Alboran project, in collaboration with the IUCN member association AGIR and the Rif Siglo XXI association. …   | French | Spanish

06 Jun 2014 | News story

Green Week 2014 poster

Using nature’s solutions in a circular economy

A circular economy is the logical solution for a resource-constrained world, inspired by nature as a perfectly circular system. In this system, nothing is wasted, the re-use of products becomes standard practice, and sustainability is built into the fabric of society. Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste is the theme of the 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, taking place from 3-5 June in Brussels. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

Sydney Harbour National Park

Nature's A-list to debate a sustainable future for the planet

Internationally recognized experts, politicians, CEOs, activists and indigenous leaders will be at the forefront of a series of public debates during the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 taking place this November in Sydney, Australia. …   | French

05 Jun 2014 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

On the frontline – helping island states face up to climate change

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the forefront of climate change — they’re the first to feel the impacts and are among those taking the lead in tackling this ever-growing threat. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

the URBES Project

Nature’s contribution to urban resilience

Cities are in the front line of climate change. Last week, the city of Bonn welcomed the participants of the Resilient Cities Conference 2014, for the 5th Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation organized by ICLEI. This annual get-together of scientists, governments, cities, business and NGOs, is the place for a lively exchange on the latest scientific findings and action areas relevant to addressing climate change at the local level. …  

02 Jun 2014 | News story

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