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Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Rio+20 Launch: TEEB for Water and Wetlands

A new TEEB -The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- initiative for Water and Wetlands will be launched at the UN's Summit on Sustainable Development on 15 June in Rio, Brazil. …  

13 Jun 2012 | News story

Apollo

National Park best practice to represent Turkey at Rio+20

A project by the Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, an IUCN Member, carried out in Küre Mountains National Park, was chosen as best practice on sustainable development and green economy. 25 best practice projects will represent Turkey at the Rio+20 Conference this month. …  

13 Jun 2012 | News story
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Forest landscape restoration in Rwanda

Bianca Jagger, IUCN and Airbus launch campaign supporting world’s largest forest land restoration initiative

Ahead of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, campaign ambassador Bianca Jagger, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Airbus launched today “Plant a Pledge” – an online campaign to mobilise public support for the largest restoration initiative in history. …  

11 Jun 2012 | News story

The Sangha Trinational is recommended to be added on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

IUCN recommends four natural wonders to become World Heritage Sites

Outstanding natural and cultural areas to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List will be announced at the World Heritage Committee meeting in St Petersburg, Russian Federation from 24 June until 6 July 2012. A total of 36 cultural and natural sites will be considered for inscription this year. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.  | French | Russian

11 Jun 2012 | News story

Marine World Heritage app for I-Phone

Launch of Marine World Heritage App will bring marine crown jewels a lot closer

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are launching a new iPhone application. This year’s Oceans Day theme “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” inspired the development of the mobile application, which will act as a window on marine world heritage sites around the world. …  

08 Jun 2012 | News story

GoodPlanet Film festival

IUCN Member GoodPlanet runs film festival in Rio

IUCN Member GoodPlanet will be running a Film Festival during the Rio+20 negotiations in Rio de Janeiro in June. Find out what GoodPlanet's founder, the world-renowned photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, has to say about the event and what it hopes to achieve: …   | French

08 Jun 2012 | News story

Hoary throated Spinetail (Synallaxis kollari)

Threat to the Amazon’s birds is greater than ever

The risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds, reveals the 2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ update for birds released today by BirdLife International. The new assessment is based on models projecting the extent and pattern of deforestation across the Amazon. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2012 | International news release

Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot

A Tribute to Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot

The IUCN community is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our colleague and friend Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot who died tragically on Sunday 3 June 2012 in the plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. Professor Obot was the Executive Director of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, an IUCN Member organization, a Steering Committee member of the Commission on Environmental Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and Chair of the CEESP Theme on Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector (SEAPRISE). …  

05 Jun 2012 | Article
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IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Turning the Rio dream into reality

Today we celebrate World Environment Day — a moment for the conservation community to take a deep, collective breath as we power towards the Rio+20 conference and onwards to the IUCN World Conservation Congress, writes IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …  

05 Jun 2012 | Article

Málaga, Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente 2012

Enciende tu luz verde, ganaremos todos

Málaga celebra el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente bajo el lema "Enciende tu luz verde, ganaremos todos". La plaza de la Merced y la calle Alcazabilla acoge actividades para sensibilizar a los jóvenes de cuidar nuestro entorno. …  

05 Jun 2012 | Media advisory