March

IUCN Press Trip to Sian Ka'an, Mexico, COP 16

From Bangkok to Durban: Time to act on Cancun deal

The first round of UN climate change negotiations since the Cancun summit in December, being held in Bangkok from April 3-8, will start on the work plan agreed at Cancun for 2011. The aim of the meeting is to build on the Cancun agreements and to work towards establishing a new global climate change regime, to complement or replace the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period expires in late 2012. …  

31 Mar 2011 | News story

Cousin female wardens,  Jelle and Dorothy leading tours

A push for more women in conservation at Cousin Island

 Cousin Island Special Reserve in Seychelles is becoming a success story on increasing the role of women in conservation, with support from Nature Seychelles -  an IUCN member. Arriving at Cousin, visitors will not fail to notice the enthusiastic group of female wardens who will welcome them to the island. It might be the driver of the boat, one of the people pushing the boat, or the person leading a tour of the island. …  

30 Mar 2011 | News story
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Huascarán, Ecuador

Acting beyond boundaries to address urban water challenge

You cannot optimize water in cities without looking at the natural water basin or catchment areas which are serving them” said Dr Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Water Programme during a recent workshop at the UN World Water Day conference in Cape Town. …  

30 Mar 2011 | News story
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Oil-soaked Northern Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi)  in the rehabilitation shed

Endangered penguins in rehab

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSBP), an IUCN Member, other conservationists and volunteers, are working hard to save a colony of threatened Northern Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi) after a devastating oil spill in the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. …  

29 Mar 2011 | News story

Moist evergreen forest in Mae Nan Khao, southern Thailand (2)

Giving Citizens a Voice in Environmental Management in Industry

IUCN Thailand and TATA Steel (Thailand) PLC are working together to identify stakeholders and their concerns relating to the environmental impact of the mini blast furnace plant operated by NTS Steel Group PLC, a subsidiary of TATA Steel Thailand, at the Hemaraj Industrial Estate in Bor Win, Chonburi province. …  

29 Mar 2011 | News story

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Pas de REDD sans les peuples autochtones et la société civile : le Cameroun lance le processus d’élaboration de la Readness Preparation Proposal (R-PP)

Le Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Protection de la Nature (MINEP) du Cameroun, avec l’appui technique et financier de l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN), a organisé  du 23 au 24 mars 2011 à Mbalmayo un atelier de sensibilisation et d’information des peuples autochtones et de la société civile sur le processus de Réduction des Emissions liées à la Déforestation et à la Dégradation des Forêts (REDD+). Cet atelier marque le lancement du processus d’élaboration du Readiness Plan Proposal (R-PP). …  

29 Mar 2011 | News story
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Remote and marginalized cultures that have survived in balance with nature for thousands of years will simply disappear if climate change is allowed to go unchecked much longer.

Search for Nature Photojournalist of the Year

Photojournalists, both professional and amateur, are invited to enter the first ever Nature Images Awards organised by IUCN and French nature magazine Terre Sauvage. Judges will be looking for entries which use inspirational images of nature to demonstrate the unique relationship between people and the natural world. …   | Chinese

29 Mar 2011 | News story

Vegetable Garden

European SAVE Foundation eNews

Keep up to date on the latest reports from the field of conservation of endangered livestock breeds and agricultural plants through SAVE eNews.  IUCN Member, the European SAVE Foundation (Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe), recently released their latest email newsletter. …  

28 Mar 2011 | News story

IUCN's new conservation centre

A new Neighbour

IUCN European Member FIBA (La Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin) has recently settled into their new offices at our Conservation Center in Gland, Switzerland. …  

28 Mar 2011 | News story

IUCN Expert on invasive species, Dr. Geoffrey Howard, with an invasive water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)  at the edge of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi.

Invasive species experts call for action

Threats posed by invasive species and ways to monitor and control them will be discussed at a meeting in the Republic of Burundi tomorrow, with special focus on invasive species that are spreading in the basin of one of African Great Lakes, Lake Tanganyika. …  

28 Mar 2011 | News story

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