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Let’s get serious!

IUCN and the UN Global Compact are helping business in Rio get serious about biodiversity, boosting private sector efforts in conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services – the benefits we get from nature. …  

18 Jun 2012 | News story

deforestation

Les États-Unis et d’autres acteurs s’engagent à restaurer plus de 18 millions d’hectares de forêts

Le service forestier des États-Unis, le Rwanda, une coalition brésilienne et une alliance de peoples autochtones méso-américains se sont engagés à restaurer un total de 18 millions d’hectares de leurs paysages forestiers. Une initiative qui va injecter des milliards de dollars dans les économies locales et mondiales et qui apportera de nombreux autres avantages, d’après l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish | Portuguese

18 Jun 2012 | News story
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Dr Mark Smith

Blog: Negotiating [clean] water in Rio

My first day in Rio was yesterday. I was off the plane at 6 am, to the hotel and then straight to Rio Centro for a lunchtime side event with the Ramsar Secretariat on the upcoming TEEB study on water and wetlands. …  

18 Jun 2012 | News story

View across what was once the Atantic Rainforest, just north of Rio de Janeiro

Up the road from Rio - fresh forests and green jobs

Several centuries of farming have left the Atlantic rainforest north of Rio de Janeiro scarred and with just a few patches of forest left as havens to rare birds and mammals. Recovery of this forest would seem a tall order. But for Mauricio Ruiz, founder of Instituto Terra de Preservacao Ambiental (ITPA) this has been his life’s work. …  

17 Jun 2012 | News story

SOS CDF 2011A-023 Mangrove finch

New mangrove finch fledglings

During the last breeding season of the Galapagos Islands' mangrove finch, the SOS project team identified at least 13 fledged nests out of which have emerged around 19 juveniles. This is a real boost for the population which is thought to number only around 100 individuals. The SOS-funded project aims to protect the Critically Endangered Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) by extending the bird's natural range and protecting its habitat, the mangrove forests.  

14 Jun 2012 | News story

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Rio+20 Launch: TEEB for Water and Wetlands

A new TEEB -The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- initiative for Water and Wetlands will be launched at the UN's Summit on Sustainable Development on 15 June in Rio, Brazil. …  

13 Jun 2012 | News story

Marine World Heritage app for I-Phone

Launch of Marine World Heritage App will bring marine crown jewels a lot closer

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are launching a new iPhone application. This year’s Oceans Day theme “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” inspired the development of the mobile application, which will act as a window on marine world heritage sites around the world. …  

08 Jun 2012 | News story

2012 Congress Online Programme

Programme du Congrès en ligne

Alors que le Congrès mondial de de la nature de l'IUCN approche, vous pouvez maintenant accéder au contenu et au calendrier du programme. Régulièrement mis à jour, le Programme en ligne est un moyen pratique d’organiser votre agenda à Jeju (Corée) et de profiter un maximum de votre venue. …   | English | Spanish

04 Jun 2012 | News story

Indígena kichwa, Ecuador.

Entre el hielo y la tierra

Al pie del Chimborazo, en Ecuador, los quichuas luchan contra el cambio climático conservando el agua del subsuelo, mientras el hielo de las alturas se derrite. …   | English

28 May 2012 | News story

Michel Pimbert

El compromiso, la clave

Mensaje del Vicepresidente Mundial de la CPAES, Michel Pimbert …  

23 May 2012 | News story
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