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Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for press conference on the Sustainable Energy for All initiative

IUCN expertise in UN push for sustainable energy for all

IUCN’s Director General joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week to outline his Sustainable Energy for All initiative to the media. …  

22 Jan 2012 | News story

Gabriele Dazio of Ticino, Switzerland

Local to Global–a Swiss-Italian valley brought to IUCN's Congress

The IUCN Congress allows the voices of people working at the coal face of conservation and natural resource management to be heard on an international stage where global leaders join forces with people defending local interests. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

A Yellow Hornbill in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Setting gold standards for conservation

An important role of the IUCN Congress is to showcase the knowledge and tools we can use to better manage our natural world. As well as being a world leader on species and their conservation needs, IUCN offers the expertise needed to establish and sustainably manage our protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on. …  

01 Jan 2012 | Article

Mangrove à Mooréa, Polynésie-française

Working with nature in and for islands

What can we learn from islands on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in a changing climate: from practice to policy? Read the summary and download presentations of the event on the topic convened at the Rio Conventions Pavilion during the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 17), in Durban, South Africa. …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

Commission logo banded in gold.

IUCN CEC Newsletter December 2011

More than 50 news stories from CEC members, Commission reports on CEPA workshops for NBSAPs and season's greetings from the CEC Chair …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

Ants

IPBES Forum: One for all, all for one

Are you eager to be engaged in shaping an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and defining its goals? Do you want to bring your knowledge and experience to the attention of governments and other decision makers? Here is your chance. The Stakeholder Forum on IPBES is a new email discussion group for everyone interested in advancing the involvement of scientists, conservation organizations, businesses and other civil society actors in IPBES. …   | French | Spanish

19 Dec 2011 | News story

Experimenting with camera equipment and filming

Participatory Video in Northern Uganda

Participatory Video (PV) is an innovative way of empowering and sharing communities’ voices on development and environmental challenges and solutions.Training of PV was introduced by the IUCN Water Programme, following the objective to visually document projects and strengthen communication capacities. …  

16 Dec 2011 | News story

Water quality survey of Nadi Basin.

WANI lessons from the Pacific

Successes and lessons learnt from the IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) in the Pacific were discussed and recorded at the Initiative's wrap-up meeting, held early December in Suva, Fiji. …  

11 Dec 2011 | News story

UNFCCC COP 17 Durban

The place to be at COP17: The Adaptation Hub

There has been an unprecedented buzz around climate change adaptation so far at this year’s UN Climate Change conference, the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa. …  

03 Dec 2011 | News story