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Kick-off Nexus Workshop in Bogota, Colombia

The Latin America Nexus workshop kicked off today in Bogotá, Colombia and brings together participants from the water-energy-food sectors to discuss solutions and ways forward in optimizing water infrastructure to meet growing needs towards 2050. …  

24 Sep 2013 | News story

Sargasso Sea

Sargasso Sea Alliance Honored with esteemed 2013 International Seakeepers Award

The Sargasso Sea Alliance, an initiative partnered and hosted by IUCN, has been honoured with the 2013 International Seakeepers Award. This recognises the Alliance’s efforts in working towards securing international protection for the Sargasso Sea, an ecosystem of great biological importance that is home to a rich community of hundreds of species. …  

24 Sep 2013 | News story

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release

Poverty in the landscape

The world at a crossroads: making the right choices

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre is among leading figures in international politics, science, business and civil society taking part in the 2013 Earth Dialogues being held today as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Green Cross International, the environmental organisation founded by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. …  

03 Sep 2013 | News story

High seas

The high seas call for more transparency

At the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, governments agreed to start scoping the content and feasibility of a new international legal agreement to conserve marine biodiversity in the two-thirds of the ocean that lies beyond the jurisdiction of individual States. This signals a strong shift in political opinion in favour of a new agreement, though the final outcome of these talks remains unclear. …  

25 Aug 2013 | News story

Seasonal Harvest

Planning the first IPBES harvest

How could 100+ IPBES State Members effectively participate in the forthcoming Platform’s activities 2014-2018? IUCN recommends improving the current plan with priority given to capacity-building activities, setting up science-policy dialogues at national level, specifying burning conservation issues to tackle and harnessing the work of IUCN to the greatest extent. …  

06 Aug 2013 | News story

Nature landscape, Croatia

Conserving biodiversity requires adequate funding, say EU Environment ministers

“IUCN welcomes the outcomes of the Informal Meeting of EU Environment Ministers earlier this week. It shows that Ministers are committed to the EU 2020 biodiversity targets. It is essential that adequate resources are allocated for implementing the necessary measures for biodiversity” says Luc Bas, Director of IUCN European Union Representative Office.  …  

19 Jul 2013 | News story
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Ríos que Unen Fronteras

BRIDGE Project in Mesoamerica: Rivers Uniting Borders

The video “Rivers Uniting Borders” summarizes the work and main achievements of BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance in Mesoamerica …   | Spanish

17 Jul 2013 | News story
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Climate negotiations: an ambitious result needed in Warsaw

Only a few hours before US President Barack Obama addressed the world with his Climate Action Plan, a debate promoted by MEP Vittorio Prodi on the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw in November took place at the European Parliament on 25 June 2013. A distinguished group of MEPs, EU and Presidency officials, representatives from USA, China, and Brazil, businesses, IUCN and UNEP sent a call for a clear move forward on an ambitious international agreement.  …  

03 Jul 2013 | News story
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