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Ferry commuters on Bhramaputra river, India

Water security and climate change: India Water Forum explores solutions

Water security and climate change were the main focus of the newly organised India Water Forum (IWF), which took place in New Delhi from 13-15 April. This inaugural international water conference aims at exploring solutions for sustainable governance and integrated management of water resources. …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story

Oil and gas platform, Gulf of Mexico

Drilling for opportunities without hurting the planet

Industries searching for offshore oil should not drill in sensitive waters before fully ensuring all safety measures are in place, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story

L-R: Prof. David Okali, Mr. Peter Tarfa and Dr. Muiz Banire at the public presentation of the BNRCC Climate change documentaries.

Nigerian Member launches documentaries on Climate Change.

IUCN Member, Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team (NEST), has launched two films, “In the red zone” and “Water runs deep”, telling the story of climate change in Nigeria. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

The Small Red Scorpionfish (Scorpaena notata) on Mediterranean coralligenous assemblage

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer

More than 40 species of marine fish currently found in the Mediterranean could disappear in the next few years. According to a study for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ on the status of marine fish in the Mediterranean Sea, almost half of the species of sharks and rays (cartilaginous fish) and at least 12 species of bony fish are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, marine habitat degradation and pollution. …   | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | News story

2012 Congress logo

Union Pulse - Message from the Membership Unit: Regional Conservation Fora

The Regional Conservation Fora, taking place between May-October 2011, will provide Members, Commissions and Secretariat with an opportunity to meet and prepare for the next World Conservation Congress (Jeju, Republic of Korea, 6-15 September 2012). …   | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | News story

Ali Kaka and COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya

COMESA and IUCN explore opportunity for collaboration

IUCN and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have committed to strengthen their collaboration on issues of biodiversity conservation. This commitment was made when Ali Kaka, IUCN Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, paid a courtesy call at the COMESA Secretariat recently. …  

18 Apr 2011 | News story
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Stewart Maginnis

Private sector engagement in the forest sector

We pose three questions to Stewart Maginnis -- IUCN Global Director, Environment and Development Group and Director, Global Forest Conservation Programme -- about private sector engagement in the forest sector as well as his expectations for the 2011 International Year of Forests. …  

18 Apr 2011 | News story

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre

A Postcard from Davos

After attending the World Economic Forum’s Annual meeting, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN’s Director General, reflects on the importance of such fora to disseminate the IUCN message. …  

18 Apr 2011 | News story

The Peoples' History of the Nagoya Protocol: Biocultural Jurisprudence and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

Authored by Dr. Dan Robinson of the University of New South Wales and Kabir Bavikatte. …  

15 Apr 2011 | Downloads - document
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Europe farmers

Understanding Community Conservation in Europe

Workshop announcement and call for contributions
(Deadline for submitting abstracts 30th April, 2011) …  

12 Apr 2011 | News story
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