Écosystèmes

Solenopsis invicta, red imported fire ant

Protect your ports against invasive species

Ports and trade hotspots in the United States should have better ways to detect invasive species and more rapid response protocols, according to a new report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  …  

01 Sep 2009 | News story

Balochistan

Help for Pakistan’s poorest

Balochistan is the largest of Pakistan’s four provinces. With its harsh climate and landscape, it is the poorest and least populated. Watershed degradation has created an extremely fragile environment. Here, people’s livelihoods depend mainly on agriculture and livestock, both extremely susceptible to the frequent droughts and flash floods that plague the area. …  

31 Aug 2009 | News story

New Solar Home System installed in a church building on the island of Mo'unga'one in Tonga.

Tonga Successfully Completes Energy Project

Two islands in the Ha’apai group in Tonga have access to electricity once again after a 6 – 10 year lapse. The islands of Mango and Mo’unga’one recently received a total of 64 solar home systems for a total of 60 households on both islands providing them with the essential access to light at night. The installation on both islands was successfully completed in June of this year with the systems running as expected for the past month.
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30 Aug 2009 | News story

WWW logo

Stockholm sends a strong message to Copenhagen on water

Water experts from around the world have called for water issues to be included in the international climate talks to take place in Copenhagen in December …  

22 Aug 2009 | News story

Water Programme

Sustainable water management reaches top of global business agenda

The future of many businesses depend on the sustainability of water resources, which are increasingly under pressure. Consumer awareness and investors' increased scrutiny of corporate water risks have resulted in stronger expectations that companies should reveal their ‘water performance'. …  

19 Aug 2009 | News story

Lake Chad Basin

Invest in nature, ensure water resilience

World Water Week, held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 16 to 22 August, gathers more than 2500 experts to help resolve the growing water crisis. Less than one percent of the world's fresh water is readily accessible for direct human use. …  

14 Aug 2009 | News story

Indigenous Suruí group and IUCN staff

Grupo Indígena de la Amazonia lidera el camino para el manejo sostenible de los bosques

La mañana del martes, UICN tuvo visitantes muy especiales en su oficina central de Gland, Suiza.  Cuatro representantes del pueblo indígena Suruí, de la región del Mato Grosso en la Selva Amazónica Brasileña, quienes participan en el festival musical Paleo 2009.  Ellos nos visitaron para compartir sus actividades y experiencias de conservación natural en sus tierras.   | English

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Jatropha curcas, Mali

Managing the invasive risk of biofuels – IUCN draft guidelines available for comment

IUCN is working with a number of organisations to develop a set of guidelines on minimising the risk of biological invasions that may result from biofuel developments. The project was launched because of growing concerns that a rush to develop biofuels may open the door to new invasions by introduced species. There is also increasing evidence to suggest that potential future biofuel feedstocks are "high risk" species that pose a serious threat to ecosystems and livelihoods. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story
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Komadogu-Yobe, Nigeria

Supporting the National IWRM Commission in Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the first countries to establish a national IWRM Commission, and is now rolling out IWRM offices across the country …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

Windfarm

G8 ministers fail to recognise environmental risks of energy options beyond GHG emissions

In the G8 declaration released this week, ministers set a joint target of 80% reductions of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with a large focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies – though potential environmental and social barriers were not considered. While renewable energy technologies hold much promise for delivering energy with reduced greenhouse gas emissions, IUCN advocates for the establishment of legal and regulatory policies that are robust and which safeguard the environment and people as an important part of the enabling framework for renewable energy. …  

10 Jul 2009 | News story
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