2012

SOS, Snow leopard, SLT, Pakistan, 2011A-013, 11A-13-01B

Big boost for wildlife conservation: 23 new SOS projects

Beginning in January 2012, top species conservation experts from around the world have determined the allocation of $US 3.3 million to 23 species conservation projects. Gorillas, cockatoos, and frogs are just a few of the multitude of threatened species that are receiving a helping hand from SOS (Save Our Species), a global species conservation fund initiated by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the World Bank and the GEF (Global Environment Facility). …  

09 Feb 2012 | News story

SOS, Snow leopard, SLT, Pakistan, 2011A-013, 11A-13-01B

Gran impulso para la conservación de especies: 23 nuevos proyectos de SOS

En enero 2012, los mejores expertos mundiales en conservación de especies han decidido de la asignación de 3,3 millones de dólares a 23 proyectos de conservación de especies. Gorilas, cacatúas y ranas son sólo algunas de las numerosas especies que reciben ayuda de SOS (Salvemos Nuestras Especies), un fondo de conservación mundial de especies creado por la UICN (Unión Internacional de Conservación de la Naturaleza), el Banco Mundial y el FMAM (Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial). …   | English | French

09 Feb 2012 | International news release

Juvenile green sea turtle swimming in shallow coral reef

What is IUCN?

Discover IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s largest global environmental network. We are working in more than 160 countries, gathering the latest knowledge on biodiversity, running hundreds of conservation projects around the world and being nature's voice on the international stage. Watch this video and find out who we are and how we work for a just world that values and conserves nature. …  

09 Feb 2012 | News story
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IUCN and Shell discuss next steps in sustainable biofuels

Participants at a Shell-IUCN biofuels workshop undertook a review of work so far, shared a vision for future Shell-IUCN work on biofuels, and identified priority themes for the development of a joint work plan for 2012–2013. …  

09 Feb 2012 | Article
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More than 80% of DRC people affected by climate change

Today, it’s almost established that the world knows real problem of climate change impacts on different sectors of development such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, health and the environment in general. These sectors, said the coordinator of CARPE / IUCN in DRC …  

09 Feb 2012 | News story
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Infrastructure industry sees "green"

Some 200 companies and practitioners have recently gathered at a European meeting to discuss how motorway and railway construction can contribute to biodiversity conservation. Organized by Eiffage, a large construction group, and the University of Paris 1, the workshop was hosted by the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign in Paris.   …  

09 Feb 2012 | News story
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The Alboran Sea

Atelier pour améliorer la gouvernance des réserves de biosphère

Améliorer la gouvernance dans la région du Maghreb par le renforcement des capacités des parties prenantes et des gestionnaires des réserves de biosphère …  

08 Feb 2012 | Project completed

Mapping traditional land in Guyana

Wapichan people in Guyana showcase community proposal to save tropical forests on their traditional lands

Georgetown, 7 February: The indigenous Wapichan people of Guyana, South America, will make public today a locally-made digital map of their traditional territory alongside a ground-breaking community proposal to care for 1.4 million ha of pristine rainforest for the benefit of their communities and the world. …  

07 Feb 2012 | News story
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Rostkovia magellanica in the South Georgia

UKOTs Online Herbarium

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, an IUCN Member, have launched the UKOTs Online Herbarium. It is a species and specimens database containing plant diversity information for all UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) and geographically related islands.  …  

07 Feb 2012 | News story