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Vacancy: Head, IUCN Science and Knowledge Management

Mobilising knowledge from across IUCN constituencies and integrating it into the IUCN Programme is a key part of this position. The closing date is 6 June. …  

16 May 2012 | News story

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Enter the IUCN – Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award

Enter an article by 15 June for an award honouring exceptional environmental journalism. …  

16 May 2012 | News story


Large dams in West Africa: building dialogue

Large dams have brought significant benefits in West Africa and are likely to provide more in the future. Providing electricity, improving irrigation, supplying drinking water are some of the benefits from large dams for communities in the region. Yet, the development of such infrastructures shouldn’t come at the expense of ecosystems and the people who depend on them. The implementation of large hydraulic structures requires careful consultation between all stakeholders involved. Lessons from such processes are explained and illustrated in a new publication produced by the IUCN West and Central Africa office. …   | French

16 May 2012 | News story
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African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

New online elephant database launched, a joint project of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) and Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG), is a new site where the latest information from elephant surveys across Africa and Asia is easily accessible. …  

16 May 2012 | News story

La Fête de la Nature

La Fête de la Nature lance un grand défi : installer 10 000 nichoirs en France

L’édition 2012 se tiendra du 9 au 13 mai et aura pour thématique Drôles d’oiseaux ! …  

14 May 2012 | News story


Liberia Forest stakeholders validate their national forest convergence plan report

The forum to validate Liberia’s contribution to the ECOWAS regional convergence plan on forests was organized in Monrovia on 17th and 18th April 2012. It brought together approximately 50 representatives among government agencies which develop and supervise the implementation of policies that impact forests, civil society actors, centers of excellence i.e. the University of Liberia and others to be part of a planning process expected to lead to a new regional deal on forests in West Africa. …   | French

14 May 2012 | Article
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Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development

About the Rio+20 Conference

2012 is an important year for the international community and IUCN. The Rio+20 Conference will be held in June and, two months later, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will take place in Jeju. …  

14 May 2012 | News story

Map of Accommodation in Jeju

Registered participants: get your room

Make sure to book your accommodation early to get the best deal! …   | French | Spanish

11 May 2012 | Article

With an estimated commercial value exceeding US$2 billion per year, the Mekong is the world’s most valuable inland fishery

Establishment of IPBES: Implications for global, regional and national policy

In a recent article, Ibrahim Thiaw and Richard Munang from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have outlined a number of ways forward for the newly created IPBES. Those include finding innovative ways to combine existing knowledge systems, engaging civil society and integrating economic thinking into biodiversity and ecosystem protection. …  

10 May 2012 | News story

The Montserrat "Mountain Chicken" (Leptodactylus fallax)

Mountain chicken frogs back in Montserrat

Scientists from the IUCN Member organisations are hoping that one of the world's largest frogs is singing songs of love on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat and not just singing in the rain. Mating calls would mean the so-called "mountain chicken" frogs are looking to breed and hopefully dodge extinction. …  

10 May 2012 | News story