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IUCN CEC

Animals in biodiversity education: Tiere Live workshop in Europe

IUCN CEC members from Austria, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and the United Kindgom participated in a March workshop organized by the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) in partnership with IUCN CEC. …  

23 Mar 2012 | News story

Energy

IUCN and business partners call for concrete action in Rio

In a letter to the national negotiators, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have strongly pressed governments to commit to concrete action at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development which takes place in June. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story

Professor Mohamed Kassas

IUCN mourns loss of former President Professor Mohamed Kassas

IUCN is profoundly saddened by the loss of Professor Mohamed Kassas, Professor Emeritus of Botany at the University of Cairo and former President of IUCN, who passed away yesterday in Cairo. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story

Female of the Restinga Antwren (Formicivora littoralis)

Nature in need: Half of world’s most important nature sites left unprotected

The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 to address rapid rates of environmental destruction, however, a new study led by BirdLife International, with contributions from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected. These findings highlight an urgent need for improved targeting of new and expanded protected areas in order to protect the planet’s wildlife.  

21 Mar 2012 | Media advisory

Winners of the Forest Heroes Award

Celebrating the world's forest heroes

Today, World Forestry Day, we report on the outstanding efforts of people who have made an extraordinary contribution towards protecting forests and forest communities. At a special ceremony hosted recently by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), the Forest Hero Award was presented to six regional winners. …  

21 Mar 2012 | News story

Poster

Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s third movie broadcast on France2

The latest movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a French photographer, reporter and environmentalist, will be broadcast on France2 Television on Tuesday, March 20, at 20.30h CET. “A Thirsty World” is dedicated to water. …  

20 Mar 2012 | News story
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Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) on South Sandwich Islands

A duty to fulfil

"They are more exotic than the gulls, gannets and terns of Britain's home coastlines, but many of the fascinating and charismatic species of birds on the remote shores of UK overseas territories are now close to extinction. In a report to the government, the RSPB warns 33 species of birds, including penguins, parrots and albatrosses, are now critically endangered across the remnants of the empire. And that means we have a duty to fulfil," writes Robin McKie of the Guardian. …  

20 Mar 2012 | News story

Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

Spring flowers in bloom

Spring is in the air - flowers are beginning to bloom, snow is melting, plants are turning green, and Easter is around the corner. While many people are concerned with what floral arrangement to put on the dinner table, very few are aware that many European wild flowers are threatened with extinction, according to the European Red List of Vascular Plants, a project carried out by IUCN, financed by the European Commission. …  

19 Mar 2012 | News story

El Hierro, Canary Islands

EU overseas example to us all, says European Commission

The European Commission has published a video-presentation on EU action to support its Outermost Regions (ORs): Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Reunion Island, Saint-Martin, Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands. …  

19 Mar 2012 | News story

Water lily survey

El agua significa riqueza – gestión ‘inteligente’ del agua en Asia y el Pacífico

Marsella, Francia, 16 de marzo de 2012 - La disponibilidad de agua dulce es esencial para el crecimiento social y económico. La inversión en la gestión sostenible del agua debe ser una prioridad para todos los responsables de la toma de decisiones, según un informe publicado recientemente por la UICN (Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza) y el BAD (Banco Asiático de Desarrollo). …   | English | French

16 Mar 2012 | International news release