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What if we change? Let's fix this Earth!

Whatifwechange.org is an interactive platform about what happens to people when they can make their barren land fertile again. How does it affect a community when nearly extinct animals flourish again? What changes when people make their ecosystem a vibrant source of life again, for themselves and for generations to come? And this story is about you too. …  

18 Oct 2011 | News story

Vietnam delegates meet with IUCN’s Dr. Robert Mather, Head, South East Asia Group

5th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum: some highlights

Together with a delegation drawn from IUCN’s five Vietnamese State and NGO members led by MONRE Vice-Minister Tran Hong Ha, I attended IUCN’s Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon, Korea on September 27-29, 2011. This RCF, which was attended by over 600 participants, was the ninth of the 11 regional forums that IUCN will organize in the run up to the World Conservation Congress (WCC) that will take place in Jeju, Korea in September 2012. Here are some of the presentations and interventions that caught my attention. …   | Vietnamese

18 Oct 2011 | News story

WANI Team, annual WANI meeting October 2011, San Jose, Costa Rica

Water Nexus focus of WANI meeting

The water energy and food security nexus was one of the core themes on the agenda of the 13th WANI meeting, held in Costa Rica from 10-14 October. …  

15 Oct 2011 | News story

Business unusual

Looking for a leader

Businesses around the world are adjusting to a rapidly-shifting economic landscape but should we expect them to lead the way to a green global economy? …  

13 Oct 2011 | Article
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2,2 mln Euros to African NGOs for environmental action

The French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) and IUCN have renewed their partnership on small initiatives with African NGOs. …  

12 Oct 2011 | News story

IUCN delegation to ACP Secretariat

Working together to support development in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

“The Governments of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are waking up to the recognition that the management and restoration of ecosystems is an effective way of providing natural solutions to the development pressures of our time,” stated Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), during a recent visit of IUCN Regional Directors to Brussels. …  

11 Oct 2011 | News story

Les Claux, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

International dialogue "Ecological debt?"

The Île-de-France Region with the support of the Sciences Po Sustainable Development Center and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) will host an international dialogue on "Ecological debt?" on 7 November 2011 in the Hemicycle of the Region. …  

10 Oct 2011 | News story

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Biodiversity goes local in Southeastern Europe

On Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October 2011 the international conference ‘Biodiversity goes local’ will take place in Budva, Montenegro. The aim of the conference is to further enhance local biodiversity actions in South-Eastern Europe, with a focus on the Western Balkan region. …  

10 Oct 2011 | News story

Antonio Troya, Director of IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Optimistic times for IUCN in North Africa

Leading voices from the environmental field were present in Rabat, Morocco, for IUCN's North Africa Members Forum. The three-day meeting resulted in a fresh set of priorities for nature for the region. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

Dr. Abderrahmen GANNOUN , Director 
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Increased population pressure on natural resources in North Africa

The pressure of an increasing population is putting excessive demands on the natural resources of the region of North Africa, according to Dr Abderrahmen Gannoun, Director of the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas, based in Tunisia. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story