Europe

Bonaire National Marine Park manager Ramon de Leon surveying coral reefs

Improving MPA management in Bonaire

IUCN has published a study on the various resilience characteristics of the coral reefs in the Bonaire National Marine Park. It includes results on resilience indicators, benthic cover, coral population structure, algae populations and fish community structure which can determine how the coral reefs respond to climate change threats. The aim of the study is to provide information on how to incorporate resilience information and climate change responses into the Marine Protected Area (MPA) design and management, especially given the recent bleaching event that occurred in 2010-2011.
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26 Apr 2011 | News story

IUCN Conservation Centre

The Business Case for Biodiveristy - Switzerland

Participants from business, the Swiss Government and NGOs gathered at the headquarters of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to discuss the Business Case for Biodiversity in Switzerland in a workshop sponsored by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and co-hosted by Mercuria.  …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

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Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Earth Day 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with a Billion Acts of Green!

IUCN Member, Earth Day Network is calling for unprecedented levels of environmental action to mark Earth Day 2011 today. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Six Senses, Phuket,Thailand

Top ten tips for eco-tourists

With many people starting to plan their annual holidays, IUCN has released a list of top ten tips for tourists who want to visit some of the most beautiful natural sites in the world without damaging the environment. Tips range from choosing eco-hotels and being mindful of your carbon footprint to avoiding buying souvenirs made from Endangered species and making sure you know that what you’re eating isn’t under threat. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Solar panels - Kennedy bridge Bonn

Bonn-Based Organizations Will Benefit from the New Kennedy Bridge

The solar collectors that have been installed at the southern end of Kennedy Bridge could mean a big help for some of the organizations working from Bonn.  …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Monica Jacobs

New Head of IUCN EURO, Brussels

Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Monica Jacobs as Head, EU Representative Office in Brussels, Belgium as of the 13th April 2011. Monica is a seasoned professional who will help forward IUCN's role in Brussels. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

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BEST : un effet catalyseur pour l’outre-mer européen

Tous les acteurs doivent allier leurs forces pour faire de BEST un succès, et les fonds disponibles doivent être utilisés stratégiquement pour des projets orientés vers l’action. Tel a été le message principal de la première conférence sur BEST, le régime volontaire pour promouvoir la conservation et l’utilisation durable de la biodiversité dans les entités européennes d’outre-mer. Cette conférence a pris place au Parlement européen le 11 Avril 2011. …   | English

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Bluefin Tuna

Encore beaucoup de poissons dans la Méditerranée ? Plus pour très longtemps

Plus de 40 espèces de poissons marins présentes actuellement dans la Méditerranée pourraient disparaître dans les quelques prochaines années. Selon une étude réalisée pour la Liste rouge de l’UICN des espèces menacées ™ sur le statut des poissons marins dans la mer Méditerranée, près de la moitié des espèces de requins et de raies (poissons cartilagineux) et au moins 12 espèces de poissons osseux sont menacées d’extinction en raison de la surpêche, de la dégradation des habitats marins et de la pollution. …   | English | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | News story

European Minerals Day 2007

Conservation and the European Minerals Sector

On the 13th April, 2011 an event was held at the European Parliament to announce this year’s European Minerals Day which will take place from 13-15 May 2011.  Speaking at the event was Hans Friederich, Regrional Director for IUCN Europe. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

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