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Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Conservation challenges in Eastern and Southern Africa

A lack of technical know-how and limited funding are some of the problems faced by IUCN and its members in Eastern and Southern Africa, where work is continuing to focus on the region's drylands, forests, inland waterways, coastal and marine environments. Hastings Chikoko, Head of IUCN South Africa and Head of Constituency Support and Communications for Eastern and Southern Africa, has been attending talks in Nairobi which will affect the Convention on Biological Diversity. He says that getting across the message that conservation and development can work alongside each other is key to work in the region.
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15 May 2010 | Audio

Jenny Gruenberger, Presidenta del Comité Regional Sudamericano de la UICN

Comité Regional Sudamericano: el mayor reto es la articulación

Del 11 al 13 de mayo, en Mindo, Ecuador, se realizó la XV Reunión del Comité Sudamericano de la UICN. Jenny Gruenberger, del Comité Boliviano, es la nueva Presidenta. …  

14 May 2010 | News story

Informe UICN 2009

Diseñamos un futuro sostenible

Está disponible el informe de resultados de la implementación del programa de trabajo de la UICN - América del Sur,  2009. …  

12 May 2010 | News story
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Turbera, Tierra del Fuego. Argentina

Turberas de Tierra del Fuego: avances para su conservación y uso racional

Tierra del fuego posee casi la totalidad de las turberas en Argentina y son consideradas las más importantes en el hemisferio sur por su capacidad para retener carbono y contribuir a la mitigación del cambio climático …  

11 May 2010 | News story

Deep-sea squid. Teuthowenia pellucida

High seas biodiversity - high on the Nairobi agenda

The open oceans and deep seas represent 95% of the global biosphere. They play an important role in regulating the Earth’s climate and are home to a major part of the world’s biodiversity, containing some of the most productive ecosystems, vast natural resources, unique habitats and unknown species. However, mounting pressures from intensifying human use, climate change and ocean acidification threaten to undermine these ecosystems’ biodiversity, balance and resilience. …  

09 May 2010 | News story

The Secretariat of the Andean Community and IUCN hosted a meeting in Lima for Water and Environmental authorities from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, to present and launch the new river basin maps for the Andean Community.

Building Transboundary Trust in the Andes

Information on water flows, how much rainfall, and where the water goes is critical for both water and environmental management, but also for economic development and security. …   | Spanish

06 May 2010 | News story

The Midori Prize for Biodiversity

The AEON Environmental Foundation of Japan has announced the establishment of “the Midori Prize for Biodiversity”. This prize will be implemented in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Japan Ministry of the Environment, an IUCN Member, and the United Nations University. …  

06 May 2010 | News story

Cozumel Emerald Hummingbird

Governments to debate planet "bailout"

Never has the world faced a more pressing crisis than the current loss of biodiversity, which affects every man, woman and child. The gap between the pressure on our natural resources and governments’ response to the deterioration is widening. IUCN is calling for governments to come up with a “bailout plan,” a 10-year strategy that will help countries halt and reverse this loss. …  

06 May 2010 | International news release

Participants in a CEPA workshop to create a Tiger Action Plan in Bangladesh do the tiger jump.

Tiger Conservation Communication: CEPA Workshop in Sundarbans

CEC members Frits Hesselink and Malcolm Whitehead facilitated a five-day CEPA workshop on board a boat cruising the Sundarbans. It was strategic communication planning meeting of the Tiger Action Plan, launched by the Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh, and inspired by the CEPA Toolkit. …  

06 May 2010 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

IUCN welcomes Solomon Islands as new State Member

The Government of Solomon Islands has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 83rd State Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Meteorology has been designated by the Government of Solomon Islands as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

05 May 2010 | News story