News and events
French and Spanish CEPA Toolkit Now Available
Professionals carrying out the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level use the fact sheets, checklists and examples in the CEPA Toolkit to update their knowledge and skills. The toolkit is now available in Spanish, “La Comunicación, Educación, y Conciencia Pública” and in French “Communication, éducation et sensibilisation du public.” CEPA is about motivating and mobilizing people to change behaviour and take action. Tools and methods include information exchange, dialogue, education and social marketing.
09 Aug 2009 | News story
West African Parliamentarians and local elected representatives in climate change conclave in Praia.
A few months away from the decisive round of negotiations for an agreement on climate change in Copenhagen in December, West African parliamentarians and local elected representatives have decided to make their voice heard.
31 Jul 2009 | International news release
Du 13 au 17 juillet 2009, une mission d’évaluation à mi-parcours du projet Moyens d’existence et paysage, en anglais Livelihoods and Landscape Strategy (LLS) s’est déplacée sur la zone agro-sylvo-pastorale de Sablogo dans la région du Centre Est et sur le chantier d’aménagement forestier de Bougnounou Nébiélianayou au Centre Ouest. … | French
25 Jul 2009 | News story
Protecting medicinal plants in China
IUCN is working with partners to apply innovative approaches for the protection of medicinal plants in the mountains of the Upper Yangtze ecoregion. … | Chinese
22 Jul 2009 | News story
Amazonian indigenous group leads the way for sustainable forest management
IUCN had special visitors at its Headquarters on Tuesday morning! Four representatives from the indigenous Suruí people of Mato Grosso state in the Brazilian Amazon are participating in the Paléo Music Festival in Switzerland and visited us to share their stories regarding ongoing conservation activities carried out on their lands. … | Spanish | Spanish
22 Jul 2009 | News story
The European Green Belt: Borders. Wilderness. Future
‘The European Green Belt: Borders. Wilderness. Future’ exhibition opened at the Linz Schlossmuseum on the 4th July 2009 as part of Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture. The exhibition was opened by the Landeshauptmann (Head of the Government) of Upper Austria, Mr. Pühringer. Over 400 guests attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, which will run until the 10th January 2010. The space for the Green Belt exhibition is approximately 1,000 square meters. …
20 Jul 2009 | News story
Ganges River Dolphin in dire straits
Dolphin hotspots must be protected if the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) is to survive in the Brahmaputra river system, according to a recent study. …
20 Jul 2009 | International news release
The Environmental Information Revolution - A Forum
Climate change has spurred an unprecedented demand for information about our changing planet. Decision makers need timely, accurate, scientifically sound and relevant information. IUCN CEC Chair Keith Wheeler will moderate one of several high-powered panels on this issue at a Washington D.C. forum on July 30, 2009. Panel topics include private sector opportunity; Earth Observations and how to deliver information about carbon and oceans; managing risk and guiding climate change adaptation; and financing the environmental information revolution.
16 Jul 2009 | News story
Managing the invasive risk of biofuels – IUCN draft guidelines available for comment
IUCN is working with a number of organisations to develop a set of guidelines on minimising the risk of biological invasions that may result from biofuel developments. The project was launched because of growing concerns that a rush to develop biofuels may open the door to new invasions by introduced species. There is also increasing evidence to suggest that potential future biofuel feedstocks are "high risk" species that pose a serious threat to ecosystems and livelihoods. …
15 Jul 2009 | News story
Toothless laws fail toothless anteaters
Rising demand for pangolins, mostly from mainland China, compounded by lax laws is wiping out the unique toothless anteaters from their native habitats in Southeast Asia, according to a group of leading pangolin experts. …
14 Jul 2009 | International news release