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IUCN Brussels Director Luc Bas at GLOBE event on 8 July 2014, Brussels

Countdown to Earth Overshoot Day 2014 – High level event in European Parliament

On 8 July 2014 GLOBE EU, together with partners from IUCN EU Representative Office, Global Footprint Network and Club of Rome organized the high-level event ‘Green Growth, Innovation and Finance’ to prepare for the Earth Overshoot Day - the day on which our societies have globally consumed the resources of our planet for one year. 

10 Jul 2014 | News story

Rainbow parrotfish grazing in the Caribbean

From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

Louis Galantine, Regional Councillor, Guadeloupe

Strengthening islands’ climate change resilience at La Réunion conference

Islands are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. They are often densely populated, yet face rising sea levels, water scarcity and natural disasters such as storms and floods. But regional governments and island states also have ample opportunities to lead on both adaptation and mitigation and are often already doing so. …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

Recycling Bins

Sustainable Energy, Biodiversity and Recycling: Sharing Success Stories of Sustainable Action Across Europe

A series of webinars organized by IUCN and the Alcoa Foundation over the past four weeks highlighted NGO success stories on sustainable action for renewable energy and energy efficiency, biodiversity and recycling in Europe. The three-part webinar series brought together representatives from Alcoa and NGOs from the IUCN membership network in Europe, to share their experiences and stimulate ideas for future collaboration and concrete action and were part of Alcoa’s and Alcoa Foundation’s ‘Green Works’ weeks. …  

20 Jun 2014 | News story

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, World Heritage site

Time to focus on the success of natural World Heritage, says IUCN

A new assessment by IUCN reveals for the first time the good conservation performance of natural World Heritage sites. The IUCN World Heritage Outlook provides unique insight into how the world’s natural sites can be preserved over time. …  

17 Jun 2014 | News story

Dickinson's Cypripedium (Cypripedium dickinsonianum) - Endangered

IUCN Red List raises more red flags for threatened species

Almost 80% of temperate slipper orchids and over 90% of lemurs are threatened with extinction, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The newly assessed Japanese Eel has been listed as Endangered, while the Brazilian Three-banded Armadillo – the mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup – remains Vulnerable as its population continues to decline. …   | French | Spanish | German | Dutch

12 Jun 2014 | News story

Canis lupus

Living with wolves and bears: Addressing conflicts arising from coexistence of people and large carnivores

IUCN welcomes today’s launch of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores. These species, such as wolves and bears, have made a remarkable recovery across the EU, but coexistence with man can be problematic. The Platform was set up by the European Commission to facilitate constructive dialogue among key stakeholders including farmers, conservationists, landowners and hunters, and it aims at finding commonly agreed solutions to conflicts arising from people living and working in close proximity to these large animals. …  

10 Jun 2014 | News story

The Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham launching the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign

International sporting personalities United for Wildlife

Global sports personalities came together in London yesterday to sign up to the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign, which seeks to mobilise support amongst younger generations for the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Sportspeople already signed up as Ambassadors of the campaign include David Beckham, Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Samuel Eto’o, Yao Ming and Francois Pienaar. …  

09 Jun 2014 | News story

Nets

Conservation without Borders in the Alboran Sea

Al Hoceima has been the meeting place of more than 30 fishermen coming from the two sides of the Alboran Sea, who gathered between the 31st of May and the 1st of June for a workshop about traditional fishing. This meeting was promoted by the IUCN center for Mediterranean Cooperation in the framework of its POCTEFEX-Alboran project, in collaboration with the IUCN member association AGIR and the Rif Siglo XXI association. …   | French | Spanish

06 Jun 2014 | News story

Green Week 2014 poster

Using nature’s solutions in a circular economy

A circular economy is the logical solution for a resource-constrained world, inspired by nature as a perfectly circular system. In this system, nothing is wasted, the re-use of products becomes standard practice, and sustainability is built into the fabric of society. Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste is the theme of the 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, taking place from 3-5 June in Brussels. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story