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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

Forests 2011 - logo in six languages

UN Forest Forum catalyzes commitment - IUCN

New York, USA, 4 February, 2011 (IUCN) – A new momentum from governments, ready to commit to restoring forests, was clearly on show at the 9th UN Forum on Forests (UNFF9), says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).   …  

04 Feb 2011 | International news release

IUCN speaks out for environmental defender Gerry Ortega

Following the recent killing of Radio Mindanao Network DWAR Radio journalist Gerry Ortega, IUCN Director General has written to the President of the Republic of the Philippines. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story
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IUCN Members among Top 10 Environmental Think Tanks

Ecologic Institute an IUCN Member, based in Berlin, Germany, ranked 6th in the "Environmental Think Tanks" category in the 2010 Global "Go-To Think Tank Index" of the University of Pennsylvania. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Penelope Figgis WCPA Regional Chair for Oceania

Penelope Figgis is new Director of Australian Committee for IUCN

Ms Penelope Figgis is the newly appointed Director of ACIUCN, the Australia Committee for IUCN. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Pygmy Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit – species hopping out of view?

Celebrations begin on Thursday 3 February 2011 to mark the Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Rabbit. However, as we enter this new cycle in the Chinese zodiac, conservationists are warning that, in spite of their reputation as prolific breeders, nearly one in four rabbits, hares and pikas - from the order known as lagomorphs - are classified as Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

03 Feb 2011 | News story

Gorilla in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Rwanda – restoring nature for future prosperity

The Rwandan government’s plans to restore the country’s lost forest lands and boost national development, show real political commitment to deal with ecosystem degradation and its impacts on the rural poor, says IUCN. IUCN urges other countries to recognize the potential of healthy forests for sustainable economic growth. …   | French

02 Feb 2011 | International news release