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Kenyan scientists formulate invasive species strategy

A draft strategy for the management of invasive alien species in protected conservation areas in Kenya has been completed. This was done by a team of scientists from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) - an IUCN member, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) and Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) at a three-day retreat at the Sportsman Arms Hotel, Nanyuki. The formulation process started in 2008 with various partners including the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau (CABI-Africa) and IUCN. …  

14 Dec 2011 | News story
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Participación para la conservación del patrimonio cultural

Jornada de Talleres Participativos que se celebrará el próximo 17 de diciembre 2011, a las 10:00 h. en la Sala de Exposiciones del Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar, en Rodalquilar, Almería (España). …  

14 Dec 2011 | Event

Clown anemone fish (Amphiprion ocellaris)

Saving Nemo: charisma is not enough

If conservation action is not taken, there may come a time when no one will be able to find Nemo. One in every six species related to characters in the movie Finding Nemo is threatened by extinction, according to a new study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Simon Fraser University. …   | French | Spanish

13 Dec 2011 | International news release

IUCN China Welcomes Two New Members

IUCN China warmly welcomes two new members in 2011:  …   | Chinese

13 Dec 2011 | Article

Community discussing solutions to a changing climate and water flows in Olbil, Tanzania

Durban deal breathes new life into climate talks - IUCN

Durban, South Africa, 11 December 2011 (IUCN). Governments at the UN climate talks in Durban agree on a package of measures to sustain current global efforts to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and to conclude a new agreement with legal force that would involve all countries in averting the threat of dangerous global climate change. …   | Spanish

13 Dec 2011 | IUCN statement

Water quality survey of Nadi Basin.

WANI lessons from the Pacific

Successes and lessons learnt from the IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) in the Pacific were discussed and recorded at the Initiative's wrap-up meeting, held early December in Suva, Fiji. …  

11 Dec 2011 | News story

 Trevor Sandwith, Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme

Durban enters the end game

After nearly two weeks in Durban the UN Climate Change Summit has entered the end game with negotiaters scurrying from meeting to meeting in a last ditch effort to secure a just and legally-binding climate deal to keep the global temperature rise to 2°Celsius. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story

Ashok Khosla

IUCN President gets top WWF honours

IUCN President Dr Ashok Khosla OBE, one of the world’s leading experts on the environment and sustainable development, has been awarded the 2011 WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story

Boy with Rice and Fish in the Tsitongambarika forest

Protecting nature makes sense: IUCN and Rio Tinto assess conservation’s costs and benefits

Gland, Switzerland, 7 December 2011 – A new study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) finds that by financing the restoration or protection of natural areas, companies can offset the negative impacts of their operations and generate significant economic benefits, but the needs of local communities must be properly addressed. …   | French | Spanish

07 Dec 2011 | International news release

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Change of management in the National Committee of The Netherlands

Willem Ferwerda will step down as general director of the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands (IUCN NL) as of 1 March 2012 after more than 11 years spent in this leading role. …  

07 Dec 2011 | News story
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