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Spinner dolphins in the Red Sea marine protected area (Egypt)

El Sallum - Egypt's latest environmental success

The last nearly pristine area in the Egyptian Mediterranean, El Sallum, has become the first Marine Protected Area on the country's Mediterranean coast. …  

27 Aug 2010 | Article

Sugar cane plantations at Santa Clara province, Cuba

Reducing the impact of biofuels on the environment and local communities

Energy company Shell and sugar giant Cosan have announced a partnership to produce biofuels from Brazilian sugarcane. IUCN will work through its partnership with Shell to ensure that the impact of these operations on local communities and nature are minimised. …  

26 Aug 2010 | News story

Mariners Cave, Vava'u group

IUCN welcomes Tonga as new State Member

The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the Union’s Statutes, becoming the 84th State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has been designated by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

24 Aug 2010 | News story

Mapa represas de la cuenca amazónica

Disponible mapa interactivo sobre represas en la Cuenca Amazónica

La base de datos incluye información de Brasil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú. El mapa interactivo pone a disposición información sobre más de 140 grandes represas, que fueron identificados según su estado de avance: en funcionamiento, en construcción y en planificación. …  

18 Aug 2010 | News story
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Blue Ventures, Madagascar

UN Population Fund sponsors ‘hugely symbolic’ Madagascar conservation project

09 August 2010, Andavadoaka, Madagascar. A pioneering conservation and development initiative in Madagascar has become the first conservation project in the country to receive support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). IUCN Member Blue Ventures has secured a UNFPA partnership to continue its public health work in southern Madagascar, supporting villagers to develop strategies to safeguard the threatened marine environment on which their livelihoods and culture depend. …  

17 Aug 2010 | Article

Berlin Zoo's Hippopotamus

‘United for conservation’ - welcoming WAZA to the IUCN Conservation Centre

IUCN Member Organization WAZA, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, is the voice of a worldwide community of zoos and aquariums and a catalyst for their joint conservation action. …   | French | Spanish

16 Aug 2010 | Article

Protestors against mining in protected areas, New Zealand

Victory for New Zealand’s Nature

New Zealand Government retracts its proposal on mining in protected areas. …  

13 Aug 2010 | International news release

Taller "Metodologías para evaluar el estado de conservación de los peces de la Cuenca del Plata"

Analizaron metodologías para evaluar el estado de los peces de la Cuenca del Plata

Evaluaron los resultados obtenidos aplicando los criterios de la Lista Roja de la UICN y del método MEGA, y la disponibilidad de información. …  

12 Aug 2010 | News story

SOPAC interview with IWRM demonstration project manager from Nauru

Water management takes centre stage for Pacific Islands

The availability of freshwater is important to the quality of life, and it is critical to the economic development of every country” was the opening message from the President of Palau, His Excellency Johnson Toribiong, in his speech to the Steering Committee meeting of the Pacific Integrated Water Resource Management Programme. …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story

Biofuel standards workshop report image

Encouraging closer collaboration between biofuel sustainability standards - report now available

As part of an ongoing collaboration to promote the implementation of more sustainable biofuels, IUCN and Shell, working with ProForest and The Packard Foundation convened stakeholders of a number of certification schemes, including secretariat and Board members as well as industry and civil society representatives. The workshop was held to discuss areas of synergy and opportunities for harmonization of standards and certification schemes that may apply to biofuels. The final report is now available. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story