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IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

04 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN's new conservation centre

Swiss Solar Energy Prize 2010

The 2010 Swiss Solar Energy Prize has been awarded to the ground-breaking solar energy system created by Romande Energie and mounted on the recently inaugurated offices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).   …   | French

03 Sep 2010 | International news release

Bog pimpernel is vulerable in the Netherlands

A show of plant personalities

From the flagship of a lost world long before the last great global climate change, to the lonely bachelor surviving only in gardens and greenhouses, plants whisper stories. Tales of cunning carnivores that lure innocent insects to a dreaded end and of stately palms, unequipped to move away from their imperilled comfort zone. Stirring life stories of plant species introduce visitors to the Amsterdam Botanic Garden, an IUCN Member, to a range of topical threats to the riches of Life on Earth: climate change, invasive species, habitat destruction, intensive agriculture and more. All these threats are illustrated by living examples of the stricken species. …  

02 Sep 2010 | News story

Climate change workshop photo

Workshop on Developing Monitoring Mechanisms of Climate Change Impacts

 On 24 July 2010, IUCN B organized a consultation workshop on developing monitoring mechanisms of climate change impacts on eight major sectors of Bangladesh. The workshop was part of IUCN B’s current engagement in climate change research in Bangladesh with funding support from DFID and Danida. The workshop was held at the BIAM Multipurpose Hall and was one of the first of its kind in Bangladesh hoping it will lead to a giant leap in climate change research in the nation. …  

29 Aug 2010 | Event

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