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IUCN welcomes Republic of Iraq as new State Member

The Government of the Republic of Iraq has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Environment has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Iraq as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

06 Feb 2012 | News story

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

Asturias, Spain

Naturally Europe

In the past, Europe was more rural that today. People had a daily connection to nature for their livelihoods and well-being. Today, many living in cities throughout the region have lost this connection. Perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, European landscapes have been changed by human activity during the past centuries. The relentless march of economic development and urban settlement has put the continent’s natural resources under immense pressure and much of the region’s biodiversity has been lost. …  

01 Feb 2012 | Article

Gorgeous George - a Grand Cayman Blue Iguana

The day I met Godzilla...

Fred Burton heads a mission in the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands to rescue the iconic Grand Cayman Blue Iguana from extinction. His story is a rare thing in conservation: success on a shoestring. …  

01 Feb 2012 | Article

Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

The future we want - preparing for Rio+20

Preparations are gearing up for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development that takes place in June, with the release of the so-called ‘zero draft’ of the conference’s outcome document. …   | Spanish

31 Jan 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

The newly discovered flower system

New plant discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

Natural-born heroes

Natural-born heroes

 

19 Jan 2012 | Photos

Pinus heldrachii gjallice, Albania

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe: Preservation and Protection of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA). Its membership application was approved during the 77th Meeting of IUCN Council. …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

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Launch of the 6th phase of the Small Grants Program - CARPE 2012

The Central African Regional Program fir the Environment (CARPE) and the International Union for Conservation of the Nature (IUCN) wish to inform the general public that they have just launched the Sith phase of their Small Grants Program. We receive applications from January 15, 2010 to February 15, 2012. The main objective of the program is to strengthen civil society organisations to 1) Conserve and sustanaibly manage forest resources in Central Africa; and 2) facilitate the implementation of REDD+ processes to mitigate the negative impact of climate change in Central Africa. …   | French

18 Jan 2012 | Article
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