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Aluminium Stewardship Initiative unveils new global standard for sustainability

Leaders from the aluminium sector today unveiled a new comprehensive standard that aims to improve the industry’s environmental, social and governance performance throughout its entire value chain, including plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.  …  

16 Dec 2014 | News story

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Adapt or die: lessons from Vulture Conservation in South Asia

For SOS Grantee Ananya Mukherjee, switching from dipstick technology to GPS-enabled bird-tagging was a classic case of adaptive management. Indeed it was one that allowed the larger vulture conservation project to continue working towards its objective: creating three effective Vulture Safe Zones (VSZs) on the Indian subcontinent.   …  

16 Dec 2014 | News story

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Frozen animal photo exhibition inspired by IUCN Red List

From 13 December 2014 until 29 March 2015, the Natural History Museum Rotterdam will host Endangered, a photo exhibition by artist Erik Hijweege inspired by the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. …  

12 Dec 2014 | News story

Terre Sauvage

Helping celebrate more than 50 years of IUCN’s contribution to wildlife conservation with a magazine and free digital app

To help celebrate more than 50 years of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) work protecting our global natural heritage, Terre Sauvage has published a special edition of their renowned wildlife magazine. …  

11 Dec 2014 | News story

Adult Antarctic Krill

Underestimating the ocean: new evidence from IUCN highlights the carbon-regulating capacity of the ocean

Gland, Switzerland, 9 December 2014 – Protecting key carbon-absorbing areas of the ocean and conserving fish and krill stocks are critical for tackling climate change. This is one of the findings of a report released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in which top marine scientists describe how atmospheric carbon is captured, stored and moves in the ocean. …   | Dutch

09 Dec 2014 | International news release

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Peru commits to mainstream gender equality into climate policy

On Gender Day at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), host country Peru pledges a gender-responsive climate change action plan. …   | Spanish

09 Dec 2014 | News story

IUCN in Oceania 2013

IUCN in Oceania: Annual Report 2013

The IUCN Oceania Regional Office was established in January 2007, with 2013 marking IUCN's seventh year in the region. The Annual Report for 2013 outlines the highlights of the year for IUCN in the region. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Downloads - publication

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Regional Autumn School: Natural Resource Rights in the Arab Middle East and North Africa

Securing human rights, livelihoods, and a decent standard of living through sustainable use of nature and resources can only be achieved if we work on reconnecting ecological sustainability, social justice, and democracy. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article

Diver in Marae Moana (Cook Islands Marine Park)

Future challenges for large marine protected areas in the Pacific highlighted at World Parks Congress

As the Pacific Islands region continues to lead the way in creating large marine protected areas, the World Parks Congress has delivered a wake-up call to the rest of the world that the Pacific will require help to manage these massive areas of global importance. …  

07 Dec 2014 | News story

De acuerdo con los autores del estudio, es posible desarrollar un modelo de distribución de beneficios REDD+ en México que incluya disposiciones específicas para dirigirse a los miembros más pobres de las comunidades.

En la COP 20, la UICN promueve diálogo sobre REDD+ y lucha contra la pobreza en México

COP20, Lima. 1 diciembre 2014. ¿Puede REDD+ contribuir a reducir la pobreza? ¿Cómo apoya este mecanismo a la equidad? Respuestas a estos interrogantes y otros más fueros propuestas durante el evento paralelo “REDD+ monitoring needs to support the distribution of benefits” en la COP20, en el que la Oficina Regional para México, América Central y el Caribe de la UICN en colaboración con el Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA) de la Universidad Autónoma de México, presentaron los retos y oportunidades para la lucha a la pobreza en México a través de la implementación de REDD+. …  

06 Dec 2014 | News story