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Forest land use change

Use nature to fight climate change – IUCN

Countries should use their natural resources to fight climate change, according to IUCN.  

30 Nov 2008 | News story

Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)

Florida turtles need a reprieve

Several of the world’s leading turtle scientists have called on the Governor of Florida to end the commercial hunting of turtles which supplies eastern Asia. …  

25 Nov 2008 | News story

Noémi Mercier and Pavan Sukhdev

The 2008 Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards go to Noémi Mercier with “Our computers are poisoning the planet”

The 2008 Reuters-IUCN Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting go to Noémi Mercier of Canada for her story “Our computers are poisoning the planet” (Nos ordinateurs empoisonnent la planète). At the Global Awards Ceremony held today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 5,000 US$ were awarded to her as the global winner. …  

13 Nov 2008 | News story

IUCN Intern Wins National Geographic Grant

The USA Multilateral Office in Washington D.C. is proud to announce that one of its young interns, Niyang Shen, has been awarded the prestigious Youth's Explorer Grant from the National Geographic.
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06 Nov 2008 | News story

Jordan

Over 5 billion of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2030

By the end of this year a first-time record of 3.3 billion people, more than half of the world’s population, are expected to live in urban areas according to the UN.    …  

27 Oct 2008 | News story

Divers admire groupers and sharks in a Caribbean Marine Protected Area

IUCN makes new commitment to the Caribbean

The World Conservation Congress held from 5 to 14 October in Barcelona, marked an important landmark for the Caribbean, with the launch by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) of a new Initiative for the region.   …  

16 Oct 2008 | News story

Maria Blair, Associate Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation

Poverty and the climate crisis

Last year the Rockefeller Foundation launched a $70 million initiative to help poor communities prepare for and recover from the global climate crisis' impacts. Maria Blair, Associate Vice President of the Foundation talks to IUCN web TV about the links between development and climate change and the real urgencies ahead of us. The rule of law and the technical innovations are sometimes just not enough. …  

15 Oct 2008 | News story

New President Elected
IUCN TV

New IUCN president elected

Ashok Khosla from India is the new IUCN president. Thousands of members gathered for the announcement this morning following yesterday's democratic election.
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14 Oct 2008 | News story

ABCG Dar es Salaam group photo

"Future of Biodiversity in Africa" Workshop Convened to Create Vision Statement for 2025

Sept 23, Dar es Salaam-- African conservation leaders should “move beyond piecemeal projects” and “make biodiversity the foundation of African development,” by bundling ecosystem services to recognize nature as an asset for the well-being of society, according to Mohamed Bakarr, Senior Vice President of Conservation International. Bakarr was speaking at a workshop on the Future of Biodiversity in Africa, convened by IUCN in conjunction with the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

ITTO Biodiversity Guidelines tested in Production Forest in Cameroon

The Future of Biodiversity in Africa

Les leaders de la protection de la nature en Afrique devraient « aller au-delà des projets sans ambition » et « faire de la biodiversité le fondement du développement africain », en liant les services aux écosystèmes pour reconnaître la nature comme un atout pour le bien-être de la société, selon Mohamed Bakarr, Vice Président de Conservation Internationale. M. Bakarr s’est exprimé lors d’un atelier sur l’Avenir de la Biodiversité en Afrique, réuni par l’UICN en conjonction avec le Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group à Dar es Salaam en Tanzanie. …   | English

03 Oct 2008 | News story

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