2008

IUCN Concert in Kawaguchiko, Japan

Renowned Japanese singer Iruka stays connected to IUCN

Iruka, Japan's renowned singer and songwriter, will continue to be IUCN's Goodwill Ambassador in Japan for an additional four years, until the next World Conservation Congress in October 2012.   …  

09 Dec 2008 | News story

Manatee

Migrating towards survival

Cheetahs, sharks, the Irrawaddy Dolphin, and the West African Manatee are just some of the 22 migratory species that will benefit from conservation proposals that were adopted at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). …  

09 Dec 2008 | News story

Elizabeth Haub Prize winners with Helga Haub (l.)

Elizabeth Haub Prize 2007

Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin and David Freestone were awarded the 2007 Elizabeth Haub Prize for Environmental Law. They received the Prize at a ceremony which took place at Stockholm University on November 17, 2008. The Prize is awarded each year for exceptional achievements in the field of environmental law, and is considered to be the most prestigious and renowned distinction that can be conferred upon an environmental lawyer. …  

09 Dec 2008 | News story

Sub-saharan Africa

Towards an equitable post 2012 climate agreement

A new publication on North /South equity will be launched on December 10th in Poznan, during the UNFCCC climate change negotiations.Towards an equitable post 2012 climate agreement will be presented at 11 am at the EU Pavilion during the Africa Day.                                            …  

08 Dec 2008 | News story

Women carrying wood

Las mujeres sienten el calor del cambio climático

La vida de las mujeres corre más riesgo que la de los hombres ante los efectos del cambio climático, según la UICN. El cambio climático afectará a todos los países, pero las mujeres en condición de pobreza en los países en vías de desarrollo se verán afectadas de forma desproporcionada. Por ello, la mayoría de los debates de la XIV Conferencia de la ONU sobre Cambio Climático que se realiza en Poznan consideran que hasta ahora ha sido el género ciego. …  

08 Dec 2008 | News story

Women carrying wood

Women feel the heat of climate change

Women’s lives are more at risk than men’s because of climate change, according to IUCN. Climate change will affect all countries, but poor women in developing countries will be disproportionately affected. Despite this, most of the UNFCCC debate on climate so far has been gender-blind. …  

08 Dec 2008 | News story

IUCN staff and partners discuss research into resource use in forest communities

Nghiên cứu để thông tin cho các dự án gắn sử dụng rừng với xóa đói giảm nghèo

Các nhà nghiên cứu được IUCN hỗ trợ tham gia Hội thảo ở tỉnh Bắc Kạn từ ngày 28-30/11/2008 đã hoàn thiện các kế hoạch nghiên cứu cho một tiến trình phân tích nhằm đưa ra những thông tin về người nghèo ở nông thôn sống phụ thuộc vào rừng ở Tỉnh Bắc Kạn. …  

05 Dec 2008 | News story

Knotweed infestation in Cornwall.

Another milestone towards 2010: will Europe win the battle against Invasive Species?

The European Commission has just released a Communication on possible measures to be taken against Invasive Species. “Following the European Union’s commitment of halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010, this Communication is crucial to mobilise joint efforts of all EU institutions including its Member States towards this issue”, said Sebastian Winkler, Head of Countdown 2010. …  

05 Dec 2008 | News story

The Sava River

New climate change network

There is a growing recognition in discussions here in Poznan of the role that nature can play in helping people adjust to the impacts of climate change. Governments and environmental and development groups at the United Nations climate change conference are increasingly supporting such an approach. …  

05 Dec 2008 | News story

IUCN staff and partners discuss research into resource use in forest communities

Research to Inform Projects Tying Forest Use to Poverty Reduction

IUCN-supported researchers at a Nov. 28-30 workshop in Bac Kan Province finalised study plans for an analytical process aimed to generate information on the province’s forest-dependent rural poor.   

05 Dec 2008 | News story

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