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What future for biodiversity in Europe?

The forthcoming European Conservation Forum, taking place from 6 to 9 September in Bonn, Germany, will be a major opportunity to discuss the way forward for biodiversity in Europe. With some 370 IUCN Members and a large number of scientists as members of IUCN’s Commissions in Europe, the outcomes of this Forum will be instrumental in defining IUCN’s priority actions for the next four years, writes Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Europe. …  

01 Sep 2011 | Article

Foro Sudamericano de Miembros UICN. Lima, Perú, julio 2011.

South America prepares for the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress

The positive energy from the first South American Forum of IUCN Members in Lima last July has not been lost. Communication between the constituents has generated a lot of action and today the Commission on Environmental Law is preparing to support the Chilean National Committee to review a major environmental rule; meanwhile the Secretariat in Quito announces the completion of two key meetings: the Regional Committee and the vice-chairmanships of committees. …   | Spanish

30 Aug 2011 | News story

SOS, frog

Listen to frogs singing!

Ever heard a frog singing? Listen to six species of frog calls in Tamá Bi-national Park / Colombia. "The calls of frogs are essential to identify the species, because each species has a particular call", says project leader Aldemar Acevedo. …  

29 Aug 2011 | News story

Off the Shelf--August

New publications from IUCN

New publications from IUCN …  

29 Aug 2011 | Downloads - publication

Panellists discussing at roundtables, on topic of green growth for the 6th World Water Forum

Water and Green Growth: Examining the Links at World Water Week

Water is integral to economic development. Likewise, ecosystem services -and the value they deliver to the economy- depend on water. But, what options for water are ‘green’? …  

26 Aug 2011 | News story

Gulaga National Park

Birthplace of the Yuin People

Biamanga and Gulaga National Parks, Australia …  

25 Aug 2011 | Fact sheet
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Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Species on the Edge of Survival – The ultimate guide to nature in need

Why is the Javan Rhino one of the world’s most threatened large mammals? What efforts are underway to help conserve the 47 remaining Floreana Mockingbirds of Ecuador? Why is there a dramatic decline in the Globosa Mangrove? You can find answers to these and many more questions in a unique anthology, Species on the Edge of Survival, published by Collins. …  

25 Aug 2011 | News story

Mark Smith announces launch of BRIDGE at IUCN reception, World Water Week

IUCN launches BRIDGE at World Water Week

The new BRIDGE project, or Building River Dialogue and Governance, was officially launched at World Water Week during a reception at the event's main exhibition. …  

24 Aug 2011 | News story

Inner Niger Delta

WANI - Treasure Trove of IWRM Knowledge

At the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, the IUCN Water Programme launched a new series of knowledge products inspired by the work of over 10 years Water and Nature Initiative. …  

23 Aug 2011 | News story

IUCN/Mark Smith

World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story