2010

EU Presidency

Integration, integration, integration!

Integration is the word that repeatedly resonated in the hall where the conference closing the International Year of Biodiversity was held yesterday. …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story

White stork nesting

Buying land to save the species of Spain

Some of Spain’s flagship species such as the Iberian lynx and brown bear are benefiting from the work of IUCN Member organization Fundació Caixa Catalunya. …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story

One of the dams that has been removed on the Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan to help ease the passage of salmon

Securing a safe passage for salmon

IUCN experts are advising the Japanese on the removal of a series of dams that have hampered wild salmon migration in the Shiretoko World Heritage Site. …  

14 Dec 2010 | News story

International Mountain Day Celebrated at Ziarat

IUCN Pakistan, Ziarat Office in collaboration with the local communities celebrated International Mountain Day 2010 at Ziarat. The participants belonged to the Valley Conservation Committees and the Juniper Environmental Council Ziarat. The event was organized to create awareness about the significance of mountains and to mobilise communities for sustainable use of mountain resources. The event began with planting of saplings in ‘Khandi Mountain Range Reserve’ by the community representatives and other participants followed by an awareness raising ceremony held at the PTDC Hotel. …  

11 Dec 2010 | News story

IUCN partners with ACWUA during the Arab Water Week

IUCN partners with ACWUA during Arab Water Week

In a region that is severely affected by climate change, population growth and increasing demand on water resources, an urgent need for addressing those challenges has become essential to propose common solutions to better manage water resources in the Arab region. Therefore, the first Arab Water Week was organized in Amman, Jordan from 5-9 December, 2010 by the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) under the umbrella of the League of Arab States (LAS) and in partnership with the Arab Ministerial Water Council (AMWC) and the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI). …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story

Fighting climate change in watersheds

 

10 Dec 2010 | News story

The vicuña, a wild South American camelid adapted to the high Andean region

Can high fashion help the high Andes?

The growing demand for luxury clothing is helping to secure one of South America’s threatened species—the vicuña—but can it also secure the livelihoods of the poor Andean communities who produce vicuña fibre? …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story

Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

Fast track funding for climate

Fast track climate funding for vulnerable mountain communities was announced today by the government of Germany. The programme, to be carried out by IUCN, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will assess vulnerability among communities and farmers to droughts and floods linked with rising regional temperatures and the loss of glaciers and ice. …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story

Chalet de l'UICN à Montreux

Sommet de la Francophonie : l’UICN rappelle par sa présence que développement et biodiversité sont intimement liés.

A l’occasion du 13ème Sommet de la Francophonie organisé à Montreux, en Suisse, les 23 et 24 octobre dernier, une délégation de l’UICN a appuyé les efforts internationaux de la « Francophonie » visant à préserver les diversités biologiques et culturelles qu’elle recèle sur les six continents.   | English

10 Dec 2010 | News story

Shallow black tip shark

Study calls for EU ban on removing shark fins at sea

Shark fisheries experts say in a report released today that to strengthen the European Union’s ban on shark finning, EU fishermen should no longer be permitted to remove shark fins on board ships, and that loopholes in EU regulations make it possible for fishermen to fin an estimated two out of every three sharks without detection or punishment. …  

09 Dec 2010 | News story

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