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Governments unite to conserve iconic Sargasso Sea

Governments of Bermuda, the Azores, Monaco, United Kingdom and the United States have signed a declaration committing to the conservation of the Sargasso Sea – a vast patch of mid-Atlantic Ocean known for its unique floating seaweeds that harbour rich biodiversity. This is the first time an international alliance has been formed to protect this unique haven of marine life. …  

12 Mar 2014 | International news release

Marine trash and plastic debris, Midway Atoll

IUCN explores marine debris and its effect on migratory species

IUCN has partnered up with Eunomia and the Marine Conservation Society for a study that will explore the relationship between marine debris and migratory species. It is hoped the investigation will shed some further light on the marine waste problem and the solutions that are needed to tackle this menace to the marine environment. 

28 Feb 2014 | News story

Um Zibil forest reserve, Sudan

Nature-based solutions for a sustainable future

On 13-14 February, the European Economic and Social Committee organized a conference on “A new global partnership – European civil society positions on the post -2015 framework" in Brussels, Belgium. A wide range of civil society representatives, EU Officials and UN delegates debated to address key themes and areas for possible goals, as well as the underlying principles of universality and integration for a new development model. …  

18 Feb 2014 | News story

Sun shining through the trees in the Amazon forest

Dutch companies move to counter climate change by tackling deforestation

Four companies based in the Netherlands, Essent, Eneco, Desso and Dutch Development Bank FMO, are launching a unique programme to reduce tropical deforestation in an effort to tackle climate change. …   | Dutch

19 Nov 2013 | News story

Woman with baby carrying water back from the well to her village, near Catine, Mozambique

First-ever Environment and Gender Index ranks 72 countries

Warsaw, Poland 19 November 2013 — Today at the UN climate change conference in Warsaw, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will release the first-ever Environment and Gender Index which monitors gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environmental arena. …   | Spanish | Dutch

19 Nov 2013 | International news release

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Better management and funding needed to save the ocean

Marseille, France, 21 October 2013 – Effective management and more funding for marine protected areas are urgently needed to secure a longer life for our oceans and the vital services they provide, urges IUCN at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3), which opens today in Marseille, France. …  

21 Oct 2013 | News story

Rebecca Welling, Project Officer, IUCN Global Water Programme

Stepping outside the ‘water box’ to engage on Nexus issues

Blog by Rebecca Welling. This week I represented IUCN Water at the IWA Development Congress in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite the recent events there, the Congress was well attended, with over 1000 water professionals, global companies and institutions gathering to share experiences and knowledge on practical solutions, in particular for improved access to water and sanitation services for urban environments. …  

18 Oct 2013 | News story

Communities face an uncertain future with longer and more severe drought spells in parts of Eastern Africa

Building resilience to drought: communities share their stories

Improving the resilience of dryland communities to the impacts of severe droughts is what the ‘Building Drought Resilience’ project in the Upper Aswa sub-catchment in Northern Uganda is all about. …  

08 Oct 2013 | News story

The future of water: what SDG will be set for the post2015 development agenda

Budapest Water Summit: Water post Rio+20

IUCN experts are attending the Budapest Water Summit, taking place 8-11 October, which will gather the international community to form a recommendation to the UN for a Sustainable Development Goal focused on water and sanitation. …  

07 Oct 2013 | News story

European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Mainstreaming conservation in Europe’s policy-making

Integration of nature conservation as part of the solution to societal challenges is key to stopping biodiversity loss, and it is very much needed. This is the main outcome of the Conference “Meeting the EU 2020 Biodiversity Targets: Mainstreaming Conservation” organized by the EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development on 24 September 2013, in Brussels.   …  

27 Sep 2013 | News story
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