The children's book Ten Friends to Remember promotes learning about wildlife and environmental issues in Sri Lanka.

Conservation storytelling in Sri Lanka

A new children's book offers 10 stories revolving around wildlife and envrionmental issues in Sri Lanka. CEC member Diogo Verissimo wrote the book in partnership with the Sri Lankan NGO Centre for Eco-cultural Studies. …  

16 Mar 2012 | News story

Katharine Cross

Feet on the ground in Africa - negotiating in Marseille

IUCN has a long history of engagement in water and wetlands conservation in the east and southern African region. It was one of the earliest organizations to draw attention to the significance of wetland resources and has achieved some notable successes. …  

16 Mar 2012 | News story

Marketing traditional knowledge in Kenozerski National Park, Russia

What policy support in the basket of IPBES?

The Chair’s summary, scoping paper and all documentation of an international expert workshop on policy support through relevant tools and methodologies in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is now available. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story

Participantes al taller

Especialistas revisan Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas de República Dominicana y discuten consideraciones para enfrentar efectos del cambio climático

Santo Domingo. Representantes del Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, el Comité Nacional de Miembros de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y representantes de la sociedad civil de República Dominicana se reunieron el 7 y 8 de marzo para identificar las acciones que deben fortalecerse para hacer del Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas un instrumento sólido y eficaz para enfrentar los efectos del cambio climático. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story

Komadogu-Yobe, Nigeria

Natural solutions for disaster risk reduction

A hot topic at the World Water Forum in Marseille has been the amount of natural disasters involving water. Not a month goes by without news of some devastating flood striking one or other corner of the globe. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story


Consultation on the EU environment policy priorities for 2020 open

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the EU environment policy priorities for 2020: Towards a 7th EU Environment Action Programme. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story
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Sundarbans mangrove forest.

Advancing carbon measurements in mangrove forest

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), an IUCN member, has just published a new report ‘Protocols for the measurement, monitoring and reporting of structure, biomass and carbon stocks in mangrove forests’ and highlights the alarming rate of mangrove loss.  

15 Mar 2012 | Article

Ross Sea

IUCN members calling for the protection of the Ross Sea

Antarctica is, on average, the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth. The waters around Antarctica – the Southern Ocean – is one of the most productive oceans on the planet and is the home for many charismatic wildlife including penguins, whales, dolphins and seals.
Human extractions from and activities in the Southern Ocean, compared to other areas of the world’s ocean, are relatively low. However, with increasing pressure on marine living resources such as krill – shrimp-like crustacean – and fish species such as the Antarctic toothfish – also known as Chilean Seabass – the management and regulation of human activities, in particles fisheries, becomes even more important.

15 Mar 2012 | Article

Former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo

A presidential drive for sustainable development in forest countries

IUCN welcomes former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo who is taking on a double role as IUCN High Level Envoy for Sustainable Development in Forest Countries and Patron of Nature. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story