News for Members

Interactive Portal on Rights Based Approaches to Conservation

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) - with the support of the IUCN Senior Adviser for Social Policy, as well as individual members of the Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) - has launched an interactive, web-based “Rights-Based Approach to Conservation Portal” to promote and encourage rights-based approaches to conservation (RBAs to Conservation). …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

News from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study

By Joshua Bishop - Public comment on the TEEB for Business Report, coordinated by IUCN Chief Economist Joshua Bishop, was launched at the 1st Global Business of Biodiversity Symposium, held in London on 13 July 2010. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

Fishing on the Perfume River in Vietnam

The future of water in the face of climate change

There needs to be significant investment to solve the growing water crisis that threatens water supplies and water quality for both people and nature, says IUCN. Climate change makes the search for practical solutions for water management increasingly urgent. The call for increased funding comes as more than 2500 decision makers and leaders from the global water community are meeting in Stockholm, Sweden from 5 to 11 September, for World Water Week, where the theme of this year’s conference is “Responding to Global Changes – Prevention, Wise Use and Abatement”. …  

06 Sep 2010 | International news release

Desarrollo Territorial en Madre de Dios: los impactos socioambientales de la carretera Interoceánica Sur

Pronaturaleza presenta publicación sobre impactos de obras de infraestructura

Desarrollo territorial en Madre de Dios: los impactos socioambientales de la carretera Interoceánica Sur …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

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