News for Members

Albatross in the Pacific Ocean

Hope is in the air

"The place of civil society in the governance of the platform is still under question. We are confident that all delegates feel the need to raise questions and gather inputs from the field by a large consultation with civil society. This is very encouraging,” says Pierre Commenville, a member of the IUCN Delegation to the First Plenary Session to build an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

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Carrots and sticks for sustainable biofuels

In an independent report launched by a consortium of industry and non-governmental organizations, IUCN promotes an innovative policy approach to address the risk of indirect land use change through biofuel production. This involves encouraging and rewarding practices that proactively reduce this risk and penalizing producers who take no action. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission.

Concerns about pollution

Pollution is one of the most important threats to the environment in North Africa, says Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Wafae Benhardouze, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission

More research needed to save nature

Support for scientific research by governments is vital for conservation efforts, according to Wafae Benhardouze, a member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Dr Brahim Haddane, IUCN's Regional Councillor for Africa

Seizing the Arab Spring for nature

The political change sweeping the Arab World is offering opportunities for a radical change in the way national authorities approach environmental issues across the region, according to Dr Brahim Haddane, IUCN Councillor for Africa. …  

06 Oct 2011 | Article

Maher Mahjoub, IUCN Programme Officer for North Africa

Stronger working together in North Africa

More can be achieved to preserve nature in North Africa by working together, that's one of the messages coming out loud and clear from IUCN's North Africa Members Forum in Rabat, Morocco . …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed following a workshop jointly organized by TNC and IUCN. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Mme Leila Bahri, President, Alliance Femme et Environnement Tunisienne

Une conservation durable pour une economie plus stable - Tunisie

Les pays d'Afrique du Nord font face à une série de défis environnementaux urgentes. Mais les Membres de l'UICN réunis au Forum de Membres d' Afrique du Nord à Rabat, au Maroc, sont désireux de trouver des solutions. Un de ces membres est Leila Bahri, présidente de l'Alliance Femme et Environnement en Tunisie. …  

05 Oct 2011 | News story

Usama Ghazali from Egyptian National Parks

Stronger institutions needed for nature in Egypt

The IUCN North Africa Members Forum in Rabat, Morocco, brings together IUCN’s members from across the whole of North Africa. Among the delegates from Egypt is Usama Ghazali from Egyptian National Parks. He explains what he sees as the priorities for conservation within the region. …  

05 Oct 2011 | News story

M. Mohammed Endichi, Directeur de la Lutte Contre la Désertification et de la Protection de la Nature au Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre Désertification.

Morocco speaks

Le début du Forum des Membres de l’UICN d’Afrique du Nord a Rabat, a été introduit par M. Mohammed Endichi, Directeur de la Lutte Contre la Désertification et de la Protection de la Nature au Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre Désertification. …  

05 Oct 2011 | Article