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Working with nature in and for islands

What can we learn from islands on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in a changing climate: from practice to policy? Read the summary and download presentations of the event on the topic convened at the Rio Conventions Pavilion during the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 17), in Durban, South Africa. …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

An extremely rare sight: a Murphy’s petrel chick on Henderson Island. Rats have been killing over 99% of Murphy’s petrel chicks within 1 week of hatching

World Firsts on Henderson Island

The Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB), an IUCN Member, and the Pitcairn Islands Government have announced that the ground-breaking rat eradication operation to restore Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in the South Pacific, has been successfully implemented. The final result as to whether all rats have been successfully removed will be known in 2013. …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story


EU islands and overseas territories: The key for successful climate change adaptation strategies and biodiversity policies

“Islands and overseas entities' strategic location and unique assets offer leadership opportunities for the European Union (EU) and its Member States in biodiversity conservation, climate change adaption, green economy, renewable energy and marine conservation,” argued Dominique Benzaken, IUCN at the  conference on Islands and Overseas Entities’ Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation and the Fight Against Climate Change. The event took place yesterday at the European Parliament. …  

21 Dec 2011 | News story


IPBES Forum: One for all, all for one

Are you eager to be engaged in shaping an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and defining its goals? Do you want to bring your knowledge and experience to the attention of governments and other decision makers? Here is your chance. The Stakeholder Forum on IPBES is a new email discussion group for everyone interested in advancing the involvement of scientists, conservation organizations, businesses and other civil society actors in IPBES. …   | French | Spanish

19 Dec 2011 | News story

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Participatory Video in Northern Uganda

Participatory Video (PV) is an innovative way of empowering and sharing communities’ voices on development and environmental challenges and solutions.Training of PV was introduced by the IUCN Water Programme, following the objective to visually document projects and strengthen communication capacities. …  

16 Dec 2011 | News story


IUCN Experts on IPBES benefits

Tune in to a series of interviews and find out what is the role and benefits of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The interviews include various biodiversity experts from international organizations, NGOs, academia and scientific bodies - among these IUCN and its Members. …  

16 Dec 2011 | News story

Green Economy

New study to help businesses address their impacts on nature

As the business community begins to embrace ecosystems and biodiversity as key components of commercial success, a ground-breaking report from the major study of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is being published by Earthscan today. …  

15 Dec 2011 | News story


IUCN is a Green Spider

IUCN has recently become part of the Green Spider Network which joins communicators from all corners of the European Union. …  

14 Dec 2011 | News story
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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