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Zhang Xinsheng

IUCN’s new President elected

Mr Zhang Xinsheng of China is the new President of IUCN. He was elected today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

12 Sep 2012 | News story

Dr. Samantha Smith

Mining in the Pacific - an industry perspective

The 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress has provided a forum for all sectors of society, including industry to discuss critical issues concerning the conservation and sustainable use of nature. Nautilus Minerals, the first company in the world to be granted a deep-sea mining license, is here at the Congress to share their work and plans.  …  

11 Sep 2012 | Audio
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IUCN welcomes 48 new Members

On 5 September 2012, the 79th Meeting of the IUCN Council, meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, admitted 48 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

06 Sep 2012 | News story

Village in Talise, Vanuatu

Vanuatu joins the Union

The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

24 Aug 2012 | News story

Villages like Nadoi in the Rewa Delta are only accessible by boat as there is no access by road.

Linking livelihoods, climate and effective management

Effective management of mangrove and associated ecosystems lies at the heart of IUCN's MESCAL project. IUCN Oceania and the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) facilitated a training workshop for MESCAL coordinators from 23 - 26 July in Suva, Fiji to highlight the links between project impacts, livelihoods and climate.   …  

03 Aug 2012 | Article

Palau - Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

Palau wins World Heritage Status

Rock Islands Southern Lagoon in Palau has been inscribed on the World Heritage List, becoming the country’s first World Heritage Site. …  

29 Jun 2012 | Article

Invasive predator snail (Euglandina rosea) feeding on an endemic snail species in French Polynesia

Invasive species – a major threat to our economies, says expert group

Invasive Species are possibly the greatest manageable threat to Pacific island economies and their sustainable development, says the Pacific Invasives Partnership (PIP). Meeting in Suva this week, PIP brings together experts from conservation, research and non-governmental organisations, to address the shared challenges of managing invasive species in the region.   …  

22 Jun 2012 | Article


Rio+20: invest in nature, says IUCN

Policy-makers must rethink economic growth, promote social equity and ensure environmental protection, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). Among the key issues are the green economy and an institutional framework in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.  | French | Spanish | Portuguese

20 Jun 2012 | Media statement

Hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, USA

Australia to host IUCN World Parks Congress in 2014

A landmark global forum on parks and protected areas is to be hosted in Australia in November 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress takes place only once every 10 years, and is the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management. 

19 Jun 2012 | News story

The leaders who shaped the new Green Growth Leadership Coalition.

Pacific Leadership “fono” form green growth coalition

A group of senior Pacific figures met for three days at the Inter Continental Fiji Resort, in Natadola, on 29th May to 1st June, to shape a new Green Growth Leadership Coalition to help address some of the key development challenges facing the Pacific Island Region.  …  

06 Jun 2012 | News story

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