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Mangroves at Nasilai, Rewa delta, Fiji.

Mangroves to the rescue

Coastal ecosystems in the Pacific region are under severe threat. Increasing population, coastal development, squatter settlements and increasing demand for resources are having a serious impact. Climate change will only make things worse for these vulnerable coastal areas, and urgent action is needed to address the ongoing threats. …  

23 Feb 2010 | News story
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Female Sclater's black lemur (also called blue-eyed black lemur)

UICN revela lista de los primates más amenazados

Gland, Suiza, 18 de marzo de 2010 (UICN) – Los parientes vivos más cercanos al hombre – simios, monos, lemures y otros primates- están al borde de la extinción y requieren medidas de conservación urgentes, de acuerdo con el reporte “Primates en peligro: los 25 primates más amenazados del mundo, 2008-2010”. …   | English

18 Feb 2010 | News story

Calotropis gigantean

Beating back biofuel crop invasions

The risk of biofuel crops becoming invasive and outcompeting native species is increasing as more advanced crops are planted. This can be managed to reduce the impact on local livelihoods and the environment, according to a report by IUCN. …  

18 Feb 2010 | News story

Logo of the International Year of Biodiversity

International Year of Biodiversity

The UN has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). The key aim for IUCN during this year will be to influence the decisions and outcomes of the October Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Deep-sea squid (Teuthowenia pellucida)

To save the planet, save the seas

Just like forests, the oceans can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by trapping and storing carbon. The underwater world's potential to buffer climate change should be highlighted as a cost-effective solution, writes Dan Laffoley, marine vice chair of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

04 Jan 2010 | News story
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Inda, Surin, Kungrao, Ida and Gandhi.

¡Los Elefantes, La Hora del Planeta y la UICN!

Los Miembros de la UICN tuvieron oportunidad para interactuar bajo la luz solar en La Casa del Elefante del Zoológico de Copenhague en un evento especial realizado durante la COP15 de la CMNUCC en Copenhague.
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18 Dec 2009 | News story

connect2earth.org

Concesión del premio connect2earth de 2009

El ganador asistirá a las conferencias de las Naciones Unidas sobre el cambio climático en Copenhague.
Un estudiante colombiano de 19 años es el ganador, este año, del gran premio del concurso juvenil en el marco de la campaña connect2earth, la comunidad en línea en favor del medioambiente formada por usuarios conectados a Internet mediante teléfono móvil u ordenador.  …   | English

15 Dec 2009 | News story
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Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji.

Protected Areas – a natural solution to climate change crisis

Protected areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a report just released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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Tuna ensnared near the mouth of a fish trap

General Assembly Commits to Strengthened Framework for Oceans

Following an extensive day-long debate on oceans and the law of the sea, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two wide-ranging resolutions last week to help to guide States in preserving ocean health including the protection of threatened fish stocks and marine habitats around the world. …  

09 Dec 2009 | News story

Green heron (Butorides striatus) among mangrove roots, Sri Lanka.

Protected areas – natural solutions to climate change crisis

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 December 2009 –  Protected Areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a new book from IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank and WWF. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story


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