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Colonel Samuela Saumatua in his opening address.

Economy must go green to ensure sustainability: says Environment Minister

In opening the 14th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRNC) today in Lami, Fiji, Colonel Samuela Saumatua the Minister for Urban Development, Housing, Local Government and Environment of Fiji emphasized the need for Pacific economies to go green if the region is to ensure its economic viability. …  

26 Jul 2011 | News story

The green economy: Environmentalists discuss its value

 Discussions on the Pacific region’s conservation approach in the global “green economy” debate will be high on the agenda this week as the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRNC) convenes its 14th annual meeting in Suva. …  

25 Jul 2011 | News story

Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Top scientists rally together in fight against invasive species

A flurry of articles in influential scientific journals in recent months has questioned the urgency to address the growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The assertion is that the concern with invasive species derives from an unreasonable desire to maintain pristine ecosystems and exclude all alien species. Such criticism is, in fact, unfounded. …  

22 Jul 2011 | News story

Sar Planina, a mountain range in the Balkans

Conservation without borders – nature helps Europe overcome political divides

Conservation action involving several countries brings large scale benefits to nature and helps resolve social and political conflicts, a new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) publication shows. …  

20 Jul 2011 | News story
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Joint Statement on the Recognition of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System by the European Commission

The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, has received official recognition by the European Commission (EC) for meeting the sustainability criteria of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). …  

19 Jul 2011 | News story

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IUCN welcomes The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province

IUCN’s network in SEE is now strengthened by a new GO Member, The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province, whose membership application was approved during the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council. …  

12 Jul 2011 | News story

Nu’utele Island, part of the Aleipata Islands, Upolu, Samoa

Samoa rejoint l’UICN en qualité de nouvel État Membre

Le gouvernement de l’Etat indépendant de Samoa a annoncé officiellement sa décision de rejoindre l’UICN en adhérant à ses Statuts. Il devient ainsi un État Membre du réseau environnemental le plus grand et le plus ancien du monde. Le Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et de l’Environnement a été désigné par le gouvernement de Samoa comme point de contact avec le Secrétariat de l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

08 Jul 2011 | News story

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Tiere Live: Children, animals and biodiversity education

CEC's Katalin Czippan shares news of a special project with animals and children in Bavarian schools and other educational settings. A handbook featuring 64 activities is now in translation. …  

06 Jul 2011 | News story

The toolkit builds on work begun in community workshops in the Caribbean in 2010.

The Island Communication Toolkit

Would you like to contribute ‘best practice’ examples of island-based communications campaigns to this forthcoming toolkit? …  

05 Jul 2011 | News story

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Financer des petits projets dans les aires marines protégées en Méditerranée

MedPAN lance à partir du 1er juillet 2011, un appel à petits projets destiné aux gestionnaires d'AMP de Méditerranée. Les projets financés permettront d'aider les gestionnaires d'AMP à réaliser des actions concrètes de terrain. …   | English

04 Jul 2011 | News story

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