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Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Scholarship Programme

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scholarship Programme has been established with the funds received on the occasion of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award to the IPCC. …  

01 Jul 2010 | Article

Historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, World Heritage Site

World Heritage Sites under the spotlight

The phrase ‘World Heritage Site’ conjures up images of some of the world’s most beautiful places – sites considered to be of Outstanding Universal Value because of their natural or cultural significance. …   | Spanish

01 Jul 2010 | Audio

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Algeria

The protected wonders of Sahara

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park is a World Heritage Site in the Algerian Sahara desert. The plateau is a magnificent "lunar" landscape of sandstone forests, canyons and lakes and is twice the size of Switzerland. …  

01 Jul 2010 | Audio

Mt Kilimanjaro, 1993

Climate and human pressures on Kilimanjaro

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania is unique for its inactive volcano surrounded by forests and plains, and covered by snow. …  

01 Jul 2010 | Audio

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Responsible biofuels and beyond

During the recent Convention on Biological Diversity meetings in Nairobi, IUCN and WWF convened an event on how to safeguard biodiversity in the face of rapidly expanding biofuel markets.  …  

25 Jun 2010 | Article

Windfarm - E.ON climate & renewable

Offshore wind farms – green energy or biodiversity threat?

In the rush to find new sources of energy and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, offshore wind farms are increasingly seen as an attractive solution, but their potential impact on marine biodiversity should not be overlooked. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

Living Parks: 100 Years of National Parks in Europe

Bill Halainen, World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Commission member, and  Communications officer of the International Rangers Federation, reviews the new book ‘Living Parks: 100 Years of National Parks in Europe’ from IUCN Member, EUROPARC Federation. The paperback celebrates Europe’s natural heritage and explains why protected areas are so important. Amongst other things it also explores the abundant flora and fauna in the first national parks in 36 European countries making the book the perfect gift during the official International Year of Biodiversity. …  

22 Jun 2010 | News story

Eastern chimpanzee

96% of chimpanzees could be saved by African action plan

Ninety-six per cent of known populations of eastern chimpanzees, that’s an estimated 50,000 individuals, could be protected with a new action plan, which puts stamping out illegal hunting and trafficking as key to saving one of man’s closest relatives. The nations of East and Central Africa have developed a 10-year plan to save the eastern chimpanzee from hunting, habitat loss, disease, the capture of infants for the pet trade and other threats, IUCN and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

Arborvitae 41

arborvitae Issue 41 - Forest finance

 Forest finance

  • Livelihoods and landscapes: So far, the expectations of PES as a market-based solution for conservation and development have not been met.
  • Feature: Do public goods always have to remain public?
  • REDD: We cannot wait to act on REDD-plus.
  • Local forests: Why, despite their global significance, has so little external investment flowed to local forest enterprises – especially in the South?
  | French | Spanish

17 Jun 2010 | Downloads - publication

International Wetland Globes

The World Wetland Network recently launched the International Wetland Globes, an awards scheme to recognise best practice and wetland restoration, and to highlight wetlands in danger.  …   | French | Spanish

15 Jun 2010 | Event