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Ramsar celebration on the occasion of the Convention’s 40th Anniversary

IUCN joined the international community and friends of Ramsar last night in an official ceremony to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.  …  

20 May 2011 | News story

European Day of Parks

Celebrating the Contribution of Green Volunteers Across Europe

On and around 24th May 2011, Europe’s most beautiful places will recognise the work of the thousands of green volunteers that help take care of these fabulous spaces and the animals and plants they protect. During the celebrations of the European Day of Parks hundreds of events will highlight the assets of volunteering will take place across the continent. The European Day of Parks was launched by IUCN Member, the EUROPARC Federation. …  

20 May 2011 | News story

Ratón arbóreo de Santa Marta (Santamartamys rufodorsalis)

Spectacular mammal rediscovered after 113 years!

A unique and mysterious guinea-pig-sized rodent, not seen since 1898 despite several organized searches, has bizarrely showed up at the front door of IUCN Member ProAves’ El Dorado Nature Reserve Eco-lodge in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of Colombia. …   | Spanish

19 May 2011 | News story

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IUCN's South American Members Forum, ready

The forum will be held from the 13th to the 15th June 2011, in Lima, Peru. Around 100 people from the Union’s institutional membership, expert commissions, and the secretariat will participate. …   | Spanish

18 May 2011 | News story
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Fundisile Mketeni, the Chair of the IUCN National Committee of South Africa addressing the meeting.

IUCN members in South Africa urged to dialogue on key conservation issues

 IUCN members in South Africa have been urged to use the IUCN platform to reach consensus on conservation issues that affect the country. Speaking during the meeting held last Thursday, the Chair of the IUCN National Committee of South Africa, Mr Fundisile Mketeni informed the members that the best way to deal with controversial conservation issues is to have an open and frank discussion around such issues. …  

16 May 2011 | Article
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Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina, Brasil.

Reunião de Membros da UICN Oficializa Comitê no Brasil

No dia 9/05 de 2011, estiveram reunidos em Brasília, membros da UICN com o objetivo de discutir e aprovar a constituição de um Comitê Nacional de Membros da UICN no Brasil. …  

13 May 2011 | News story
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European Newsletter

The May 2011 edition of the European Newsletter is now available. To find our more about IUCN's different programmes and projects throughout Europe click here. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

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Laying the foundation for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

Momentum is gathering behind the case for a Red List of Ecosystems which, modeled on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is hoped will generate better environmental management. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

Ocean acidification - Questions answered - English version

Ocean acidification - Making it clear

A fresh look at the global problem of ocean acidification for those people who want to know a little more. …  

13 May 2011 | Downloads - publication

Forest landscape restoration in Rwanda

Rwanda Moving Forward on Ambitious Landscape Restoration Plan

At the launch of the International Year of Forests, the Government of Rwanda, through a statement delivered by Honorable Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi, Minister of Environment and Lands, formally announced an ambitious plan to integrate landscape restoration into National development plans and to pursue a goal that would witness large‐scale border to border restoration of land, soil, forest and water resources for the benefit of the Rwandan population over the next twenty five years based on an Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Government of Rwanda, IUCN and the United Nations Forum on Forests.  …  

12 May 2011 | News story
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