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UNESCO World Heritage Convention

Towards effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries

IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Shell International and JP Morgan Bank have launched a project to critically evaluate the relationship between United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites and the extractive industries and develop recommendations for more effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries. …  

20 Jan 2012 | News story
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University of Copenhagen

EU Expert meeting on Peer-review procedures and procedures for election of authors, editors and reviewers in IPBES

19 – 20 January 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark

The workshop was held preceding the formation of IPBES, when the procedure for peer-review of IPBES reports were to be defined and the universities were requested to contribute with significant input in terms of the problems facing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) due to the use of non-peer-reviewed information.  …  

19 Jan 2012 | Event

The newly discovered flower system

New flower discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

The newly discovered flower system

New plant discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

The newly discovered flower system

New plant discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …   | English

19 Jan 2012 | International news release
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Pinus heldrachii gjallice, Albania

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe: Preservation and Protection of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA). Its membership application was approved during the 77th Meeting of IUCN Council. …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

Great Smoky Mountains

US National Park Service mourns the loss of park ranger Margaret Anderson

Park rangers protect the natural areas that we all enjoy and benefit from – sometimes risking paying the highest price, as is demonstrated by the tragic incident that just recently occurred in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington:  

19 Jan 2012 | News story
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Lowland tapir calf (Tapirus terrestris)

Raising the profile of Tapirs

Getting support from the general public for conservation projects can be hard when people know nothing about the species you are trying to protect. Patrícia Medici, Chair of the IUCN SSC Tapir Specialist Group has been working with great enthusiasm to raise the profile of the Lowland Tapir in Brazil with some exciting and novel events. 

18 Jan 2012 | News story

Strategic Environmental Assessment – in the context of Framework for Economic Growth – Taking the bull by the horns”

The Government of Pakistan, under the auspices of Planning Commission, in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organized a half-day Seminar titled: “Strategic Environmental Assessment – in the context of Framework for Economic Growth – Taking the bull by the horns”, at the Planning Commission Auditorium, Islamabad. …  

18 Jan 2012 | International news release

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Lancement de la 6ième phase du programme de microsubventions des projets - CARPE 2012

Le Programme Régional de l'Afrique Centrale pour l'Environnement (CARPE) et l'Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN) annoncent au public le lancement de la sixième phase du programme de microsubventions des projets. Cette phase qui s'étendra du 15 Janvier 2012 au 15 Février 2012 vise le renforcement des capacités de la société civile de l'Afrique Centrale dans la conservation et l'utilisation durable des forêts et dans la facilitation quant à son implication dans la mise en oeuvre du processus REDD+ en vue d'atténuer les effets néfastes du changement climatique. …   | English

18 Jan 2012 | Article
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