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Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop, Essaouira, 1 June 2012

IUCN Red Listing for Mediterranean seagrasses

At present, five of the 59 species of seagrasses assessed at global level are at a high threat of extinction. IUCN organised an IUCN Red Listing workshop on 1 June in Essaouira during the Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop organised by the Ecole supérieure de technologie Essaouira and the polydisciplinary faculty Safi Université Cadi Ayyad (Morocco) and supported by the Mediterranean Seagrass Association – Seagrass 2000. …  

07 Jun 2012 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Turning the Rio dream into reality

Today we celebrate World Environment Day — a moment for the conservation community to take a deep, collective breath as we power towards the Rio+20 conference and onwards to the IUCN World Conservation Congress, writes IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …  

05 Jun 2012 | Article

IUCN Director General meets President of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-Bak at the Blue House, 6 June 2012

Jeju marks 100-day countdown

Shorter are the days that separate us from the IUCN World Conservation Congress. That was the motivation driving the D-100 celebrations held on Saturday 2 June at the International Convention Centre Jeju (ICCJ). …  

04 Jun 2012 | News story

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Emirates Environmental Group Newsletter

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) is a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programs and community involvement. Check out their May newsletter. 

04 Jun 2012 | Article
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2012 Congress Online Programme

IUCN Congress Programme now live

As the World Conservation Congress draws closer, you can now view what’s on and when. Regularly updated, the Online Programme is a handy companion to organize your schedule in Jeju and make the most out of your experience. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2012 | News story

Saudi Wildlife Webpage Home

The Saudi Wildlife Website

 Introducing the Saudi Wild Life webpage …  

31 May 2012 | Article
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National Steering Committee - Jordan

Climate Change & Dry Land Restoration in Jordan

The national steering committee for two International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) projects funded by the European Union have attended a meeting at the Geneva Hotel – Amman to discuss accomplishments and future plans of the projects.   …  

29 May 2012 | Article
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Vice minister speaking with rural village community

Report Calls for REDD+ to Invest in Forest Communities

Income generated from REDD+ should be given to forest communities to invest in their future, recommends a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD). Investing locally in this way should be part of understanding REDD+ as integral to broader development among forest-dependent communities. 

16 May 2012 | News story

IUCN - Thomson Reuters Media Award

Enter the IUCN – Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award now!

For over a decade, IUCN has teamed up with Thomson Reuters Foundation to honour exceptional environmental journalism. From 15 May to 15 June 2012, journalists and writers across the world are invited to submit an article for the IUCN – Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award. …  

15 May 2012 | Article

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Top global platform on biodiversity and its benefits established

After several years of international negotiations, the final operational design of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was agreed upon during the Second Plenary Session to build IPBES held in Panama City, Panama, from 16-21 April 2012. …  

24 Apr 2012 | News story