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the Mo Ko Similan national park's staff is taking a 2x2 metre quadrate and monitoring equipment along with his park colleagues for marine and coastal resources monitoring at the Sirinard National Park

Workshop on long-term marine and coastal resources monitoring looks to improve management of Thailand’s marine protected areas

Staff from 11 marine national parks and 3 associated research centers learned how to use long-term marine and coastal resources monitoring as a basis for improving park management at a workshop in Sirinard National Park, Phuket, on 8-10 May 2012.     …  

16 May 2012 | News story

Rio +20 blue carbon side event meeting

Blue Carbon discussed at Rio+20 planning session

In preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil in June this year, coastal carbon experts came together at a side event for the conference to discuss the role of Blue Carbon in sustainable development. …  

10 May 2012 | Article

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SOS - Save Our Species: New call for proposals open!

The second SOS Call for Proposals has just opened. Non-governmental organisations (including IUCN members), community groups, and other civil society organisations are welcome to apply for an SOS grant for one of the following Strategic Directions: …  

08 May 2012 | News story


IUCN teams up with America’s Cup to protect the world’s oceans

IUCN is working with the prestigious America’s Cup sailing event to encourage the world to rediscover our oceans and make greater efforts to protect them. …  

27 Apr 2012 | News story


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

Holding nature

Linking IUCN science to global action

IUCN is ready to participate actively and share its most prominent knowledge products with an emerging global platform on biodiversity and its benefits (IPBES). Learn more on IUCN’s knowledge, tools and standards and discover how these can help IPBES linking science to action. …  

20 Apr 2012 | News story

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IUCN offers conservation knowledge for global nature platform

The world needs a stronger link between government policy and scientific facts regarding nature and its benefits. IUCN is taking part in the second plenary session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 16-21 April, Panama City, Panama. …  

13 Apr 2012 | News story

SPAMIs in the Mediterranean

Seven New Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance

Policy makers from 21 Mediterranean countries approved to include seven new sites on the SPAMI list (Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance) at the last meeting of Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention held in Paris (February 2012), officially informed by the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) …  

02 Apr 2012 | News story

Forum web-spaces for the 2012 IUCN Congress

Congress Forum just a few clicks away

Enhance your experience of the Forum and visit the dedicated web-spaces, which have been specifically designed to give easy access to important information surrounding the event. …   | French | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

Wind farm

El Hierro to become world's first energy self-sufficient island

El Hierro – an island of only 269 km2 and around 10,000 inhabitants in the Canaries archipelago, an autonomous region of Spain and an EU outermost region situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The island hopes to become one of the first entirely energy self-sufficient islands in the world.  …   | Spanish

29 Mar 2012 | Article
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