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La ballena jorobada en camino a la recuperación, según la Lista Roja de la UICN

Algunas especies de grandes cetáceos, como la ballena jorobada, se encuentran ahora menos amenazadas de extinción, según la actualización reciente de la Lista Roja de Cetáceos de la UICN 2008. En cambio, la situación empeora para la mayoría de los pequeños cetáceos costeros y de agua dulce, cada vez más cercanos a la extinción. …  

12 Aug 2008 | News story

Congress footprint

Wanna be a responsible Congress participant? Read "My guide to a sustainable Congress"

My guide to a sustainable Congress has been put together to help delegates make environmentally-smart decisions at different stages of their trip to and stay in Barcelona. It is part of the IUCN’s effort to practice what it preaches at this year’s event on sustainability and conservation. The guide will hopefully get you thinking about how you can combine your own plans and interests with more sustainable forms of travel. The Spanish and French version of the guide will be available shortly. …  

12 Aug 2008 | News story

Charlotte de Fontaubert

IUCN’s Senior Marine Advisor speaks on “Ocean Energy: Tide, Current and Wave Energy” panel

July 19, 2008—Charlotte de Fontaubert, IUCN’s Senior Marine Advisor, participated in an Environmental Law Institute (ELI)-sponsored panel entitled “Ocean Energy: Tide, Current, and Wave Energy,” as part of the 2008 Ocean Seminar Series. …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

Chris Margules of Conservation International signs the Roundtable Charter witnessed by Taholo Kami.

Conservation NGOs Agree on New Way of Working

The Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation reached a turning point in its history in June 2008, with eight organisations signing a Membership Charter that commits them to improve how each of the members will work in Pacific island countries. Signing the Charter formalises membership on the Roundtable and commits organisations to becoming more transparent and accountable in implementing the newly drafted Regional Action Strategy for Nature Conservation, 2008-2012. …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

Coconut palms could be an important small scale source of biofuel in Pacific Islands

Energy Programme Takes Off At Oceania Office

Six Pacific Island nations have joined IUCN’s Energy Programme in Oceania to develop innovative projects aimed at enhancing livelihoods through the provision of sustainable and efficient energy services. Along with practical projects, the programme, Managing the Ecosystem & Livelihood Implications of Energy Policies in the Pacific Island States, will look at strengthening policy and regulatory measures to promote energy systems that are ecologically efficient and socially equitable. …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

House on stilts - Kiribati

Movie Night Highlights Environmental Issues

IUCN and the Alliance Française du Suva played their part in celebrating Fiji’s National Environment Week by hosting an environmental film festival during the first week of June this year.
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11 Aug 2008 | News story

People fishing Pacific islands

IUCN Supports First Climate Change Film Festival

The Oceania Regional Office for IUCN has joined hands with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to help coordinate the first Pacific Climate Change Festival in Suva, Fiji during the week of 22 September. …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

The Fijian Crested Iguana on Yadua Taba Island, Fiji

Website to Boost Endangered Species Conservation

Fiji’s first website dedicated to documenting the country’s endangered species was launched in Suva on 25 April and is expected to help boost awareness in the country on its flora and fauna.    …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil.

Conservation gets a common language

IUCN and BirdLife have been working with a number of other organisations to define a standard lexicon for biodiversity conservation. A common language is an essential foundation of any science. For example, medical researchers and practitioners use a common set of formal terms to describe human ailments and potential treatments.   …  

10 Aug 2008 | News story

IUCN SEE team, Green Belt plate positioning in Backi Monostor, Serbia

Green Belt site officially marked in Backi Monostor

The Green Belt plate positioned in the heart of Gornje Podunavlje Special Nature Reserve …  

09 Aug 2008 | News story