News for Members

Amna Abdulwazid and her agroforest plot in the Fau 5 camp, Eastern Sudan

IUCN's Stewart Maginnis on the importance of forests

What role do forests play in combating climate change and providing livelihoods for millions of people around the world? How do forests affect all 6.8 billion people on the planet? Stewart Maginnis, Director of IUCN's Environment and Development Group answers those question on Global Connections TV. …  

14 Feb 2011 | Video

India’s challenge - WC - Issue 2 - 2009

TERI event: Youth Unite for Voluntary Action on Climate Change

In India, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) in partnership with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports held its third YUVA Meet in February. …  

12 Feb 2011 | News story

West Africa

Newsletter du PREE Decembre 2010

Programme Regional d'Education a l'Environnement est une initiative du PRCM, Programme Régional de Conservation de la Zone Côtière et Marine d‘Afrique de l‘Ouest. …  

12 Feb 2011 | News story

An island of Europe overseas in the Western Indian Ocean

Islands of the Western Indian Ocean unite

In October, 2010 during the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10) in Nagoya, Japan, the Western Indian Ocean Partnership (WIOP) was launched. WIOP, under the Global Islands Partnership (GLISPA), aims to promote national and regional action to safeguard the resilience of the region’s ecosystems so that they can continue to help address climate change and provide security to its people. …  

11 Feb 2011 | Article

Protecting Paris polyphylla, a medicinal plant in China

Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing opened for signature

On 2 February 2011, the “Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity” was opened for signature at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. …  

11 Feb 2011 | News story

Artisanal fishing in mangroves area, Chiapas, Mexico

Increasing climate change resilience in El Salvador

CRiSTAL, a tool used to identify threats of climate change impacts on community livelihoods, was the focus of a recent workshop in the San Ignacio region of El Salvador. …   | Spanish

10 Feb 2011 | News story

FIFALE 2011 - Rabat, Marco

International Film Festival for wildlife and the environment

In partnership with IUCN Member, the Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development, the International Film Festival for wildlife and the environment (FIFALE) will take place from 30 March to 2 April 2011 in Rabat. This film festival aims to raise awareness of the issues facing our planet and to act as a tool, a conduit and an alarm bell for environmental problems in Morocco and the world at large. …   | French

10 Feb 2011 | Event

"Water is everybody's business" - message painted on one side of the bus

Bus to spread word on water conservation in Fiji

 A 60 seater public bus, painted with images and messages to encourage water conservation and recycling, is now travelling the Lautoka to Nadi route in Fiji following its launch on the 2nd of February. …  

09 Feb 2011 | News story

Logotipo Comité Español de UICN

Arranca Iberclima, un proyecto que luchará contra el cambio climático en la Península Ibérica

El Comité Español de la UICN, la Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre, Nereo y Efe Verde llevarán a cabo el proyecto “Iberclima”, una iniciativa que sensibilizará y concienciará a la sociedad sobre los efectos adversos del cambio climático y la necesidad de trabajar a favor de la biodiversidad, prestando especial atención a los colectivos con capacidad de tomar de decisiones y de crear conciencia pública: administraciones locales, técnicos, gestores y periodistas. …  

07 Feb 2011 | International news release

Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

IUCN Members in top global rankings for environmental think tanks

IUCN congratulates three of its Member organizations that have been ranked in the world’s top 10 environmental think tanks in the 2010 Global "Go-To Think Tank Index" of the University of Pennsylvania. …  

07 Feb 2011 | News story