IUCN's New Conservation Centre: a state-of-the-art complex

IUCN and Kinnarps Sign Preferred Partner Agreement

Kinnarps, Europe’s premier manufacturer of eco-friendly office furnishings has signed an agreement with IUCN to become a “Preferred Partner” for IUCN’s New Conservation Centre. By choosing Kinnarps, a family business with a long-standing environmental protection tradition, IUCN is setting a benchmark for sustainable office solutions. …  

17 Apr 2008 | News story

Ramaz Gokhelashvili (centre) at the award ceremony, with Steven B. Daley Laursen, Dean of the College of Natural Resources, and Ara Andrea, Chairperson of the Alumni Trustees Board

Director of the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus receives CNR Alumni Achievement Award

Ramaz Gokhelashvili, Director of the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus, was selected to receive the CNR Alumni Achievement Award for 2008 of the College of Natural Resources of the University of Idaho, for his career record since graduating from CNR in 2000. …  

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Convict surgeonfish

IUCN sets its agenda for the CBD

When world leaders meet in Bonn in May for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), slowing down the rate of species loss will be top of the agenda. …  

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Harold Jefferson Coolidge

IUCN opens call for nominations of the first Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Established four years ago during the third Session of the World Conservation Congress in Thailand, the award will go to a conservation professional with outstanding contributions to conservation of nature and natural resources. The winner will be announced at the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, 5-14 October. The deadline is 30 June 2008. [ Français ¦ Español ] …  

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Erich Vogt at IFC

IUCN Participates in Civil Society Policy Forum at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings ‘08

11 April 2008—Thousands of delegates and stakeholders convened in Washington, DC this week to participate in the World Bank and IMF’s 2008 Spring Meetings. Accompanying the official meetings was the Civil Society Policy Forum, organized to foster a dialogue between Bank officials and civil society organizations regarding critical new policies and issues, such as the role of International Financial Institutions in climate change mitigation and adaptation. …  

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Tales from the wilderness – IUCN and WWF launch Wild Talk

Today IUCN and WWF are launching an exciting new monthly podcast called Wild Talk. Each month we will bring you the latest news and features from the world of conservation. …  

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Harold Jefferson Coolidge

La UICN abre el proceso de nominación para la primera Medalla en Memoria de Harold Jefferson Coolidge

Establecida hace cuatro años, durante la tercera sesión del Congreso Mundial de Conservación en Tailandia, este premio se otorgará a un profesional de la conservación que haya realizado contribuciones destacadas a la conservación de la naturaleza y los recursos naturales. El ganador será anunciado en el Congreso Mundial de Conservación en Barcelona, a realizarse próximamente entre el 5 y el 14 de octubre.  La fecha tope para postular a los candidatos es el 30 de junio de 2008. …   | English | French

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Reuters-IUCN Media Awards

Call for Entries to Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards

Reuters Foundation and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) launch 2008 Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting. …  

15 Apr 2008 | News story

REDD Opportunities

Hot off the press!

The Forest Conservation Programme's new brochure entitled, 'OPORTUNIDADES REDD - Integrando Enfoques para el Manejo Sostenible de los Bosques', which lays out IUCN's position on REDD.       …   | English | French

14 Apr 2008 | News story

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Climate change key driver to biodiversity loss

Cape Town - Scientific evaluations on climate change have confirmed that climate change is indeed a key driver to biodiversity loss and stress to the country's resources, says Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. 

14 Apr 2008 | News story