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El Hierro, Canary Islands

EU overseas example to us all, says European Commission

The European Commission has published a video-presentation on EU action to support its Outermost Regions (ORs): Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Reunion Island, Saint-Martin, Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands. …  

19 Mar 2012 | News story

Water lily survey

Water means wealth – ‘smart’ water management in Asia and the Pacific

Marseille, France, 16 March 2012 - Availability of fresh water is essential to social and economic growth. Investing in sustainable water management should be a priority for all decision makers, according to a recent publication by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and ADB (Asian Development Bank). …   | French | Spanish

16 Mar 2012 | International news release

Marketing traditional knowledge in Kenozerski National Park, Russia

What policy support in the basket of IPBES?

The Chair’s summary, scoping paper and all documentation of an international expert workshop on policy support through relevant tools and methodologies in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is now available. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story

Sundarbans mangrove forest.

Advancing carbon measurements in mangrove forest

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), an IUCN member, has just published a new report ‘Protocols for the measurement, monitoring and reporting of structure, biomass and carbon stocks in mangrove forests’ and highlights the alarming rate of mangrove loss.  

15 Mar 2012 | Article

Ross Sea

IUCN members calling for the protection of the Ross Sea

Antarctica is, on average, the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth. The waters around Antarctica – the Southern Ocean – is one of the most productive oceans on the planet and is the home for many charismatic wildlife including penguins, whales, dolphins and seals.
Human extractions from and activities in the Southern Ocean, compared to other areas of the world’s ocean, are relatively low. However, with increasing pressure on marine living resources such as krill – shrimp-like crustacean – and fish species such as the Antarctic toothfish – also known as Chilean Seabass – the management and regulation of human activities, in particles fisheries, becomes even more important.

15 Mar 2012 | Article

Bagré Dam, Burkina Faso

Think dams, think people

Marseille, 14 March 2012 - When building large dams, benefits to local communities can go hand in hand with broader national development objectives, shows a study launched today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) at the World Water Forum in Marseille. …   | French

14 Mar 2012 | International news release

Fishing in floodwaters in Xe Champhone, Lao PDR.

'The Way Towards Rio+20' - speech by IUCN Director General

Mr Chairman, thank you for your invitation to address this important event and to contribute, on behalf of IUCN, to your deliberations over what should be Marseille’s message to the Rio+20 Conference. …  

13 Mar 2012 | IUCN statement


World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage

Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the World Water Forum starting in Marseille on Monday 12 March. …   | French | Spanish

10 Mar 2012 | News story

2012 World Conservation Congress logo

Candidates for IUCN Council 2013-2016

IUCN Members will elect a new Council for 2013-16 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6-15 September 2012. IUCN is pleased to announce the list of candidates for the positions of President, Treasurer, Chairs of Commissions and Regional Councillors. …   | French | Spanish

09 Mar 2012 | News story

Campbell Island Albatross (Thalassarche impavida)

Worrying declines for world’s seabirds

The status of the world’s seabirds has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades and several species and populations are now perilously close to extinction, according to a new review by BirdLife International, a partner of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Across the globe, commercial fisheries pose the most serious threat to seabirds. …   | French | Spanish

09 Mar 2012 | International news release