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Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

World fisheries: in stable but critical condition

The 2009 State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report released last week in Rome produced very much the same findings as the previous report released in 2007. The document, published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), reported that global trends in marine fish stocks have continued to deteriorate slightly. …  

10 Mar 2009 | News story
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Wild berries in Sherpa, Nepal

IUCN and UNEP urge governments to use science in policy decisions

The need to create a scientific panel on biodiversity and ecosystems services, was one of the hot topics discussed by delegates at the UNEP Governing Council in Nairobi this week. …  

19 Feb 2009 | News story

Compost project Sharkia, Egypt

Estimated carbon emissions from the IUCN World Conservation Congress fully offset

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a truly unique event in its capacity to unite so many members of the global environmental community. To the delegates, this unmatched opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, and meeting new people is priceless. …   | French | Spanish

12 Feb 2009 | News story

Sugarcane processing plant, Piraciaba, Brazil

Don’t wait to produce renewable energy sustainably, urges IUCN

A hands-on guide to producing bioenergy without harming the environment was launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to coincide with the World Future Energy summit in Abu Dhabi.  

21 Jan 2009 | News story

EPLP No. 70 Governance for Sustainability - Issues, Challenges, Successes

Governance for sustainability : issues, challenges, successes

Bosselmann, Klaus ; Engel, Ron ; Taylor, Prue
ISBN 978-2-8317-1105-8   …  

08 Jan 2009 | Downloads - publication

Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef

A monumental decision for the oceans

President Bush today will formally designate three areas in the Pacific as Marine National Monuments. IUCN has been one of the major partners of the U.S. Government in the creation of these marine protected areas. The scientific and technical advice provided by IUCN to the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has paid off, as it will result in the creation of the world’s largest ocean protected area covering 195,280 square miles. …  

06 Jan 2009 | International news release

‘Burn oh burn’ – an entry on the topic of climate change

No time to lose, says IUCN

Governments have to make significant efforts towards a post 2012 climate regime to be in place by the end of the next UN climate meeting in December 2009, IUCN says.  

12 Dec 2008 | News story

Pillar coral in Marine Protected Area, Bahamas

Fifth of corals dead: only emission cuts can save the rest, says IUCN

The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status. …  

10 Dec 2008 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre at the IUCN-facilitated North/South dialogue

Bridging the gap

At the last UN summit in Bali, the negotiations on climate change reached a deadlock, crystallizing the debate on the issue of North/South equity. In partnership with the Foundation Nicolas Hulot, the Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA) and the Climate Action Network France (RAC) and with the financial support from DGCS (Italian cooperation) and the Foundation of the Prince Albert II of Monaco, IUCN is facilitating a North/South dialogue between the EU and Africa. …  

10 Dec 2008 | Video

Dead porites

A fifth of corals dead say new IUCN reports

The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status, launched today by IUCN as part of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network. If current trends in carbon dioxide emissions continue, many of the remaining reefs may be lost over the next 20 to 40 years with alarming consequences for some 500 million people who depend on coral reefs for their livelihoods. To listen, click here. 
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10 Dec 2008 | Audio