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World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

NP Plitvice - Two boats

Looking for common ground between the oldest Croatian and the youngest BiH national parks

This summer Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia hosted a stakeholder meeting to discuss joint priorities for long term cooperation for biodiversity protection with Una National Park in Bosnia and Herzegovina. …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story

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IUCN-Med call for species experts

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) is calling for voluntary experts to submit their expression of interest to contribute to the Red List assessment of different taxonomic groups in the Mediterranean Region, taking also part in the IUCN project entitled Mediterranean Biodiversity Assessment Phase II Responding to major gaps in knowledge in the Mediterranean region. …   | French | Spanish

16 Aug 2011 | News story
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN Director General to judge the 6th International Green Awards

IUCN Director-General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, is a member of the jury for this year’s International Green Awards™ - the leading industry awards to showcase the best examples of sustainability in global business, government and citizen endeavours. …  

15 Aug 2011 | News story

Murphy's petrels

Removing rats, restoring islands

A unique international project partnership involving IUCN Member organizations, the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, The Nature Conservancy and the US Fish & Wildlife Service is helping to restore a series of islands and seabird habitats in the Pacific by removing alien invasive rats which have wreaked havoc on native biodiversity. …  

10 Aug 2011 | News story

Randy Thaman explains a point during discussions.

Pacific Islands green economic future must challenge global economic models

Pacific Island nations cannot move to a new economic development paradigm alone, the structure of the global economy as a whole must change and move to an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable basis. This is the message the Roundtable for Nature Conservation of the Pacific Islands want Pacific Leaders to take to Rio+20 in 2012. …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story

Participant at CEC workshop during the World Scout Jamboree's Global Development Village

Scouting for biodiversity

What would the world be like if designed by Scouts? If you could let your imagination go wild and bring a new species to life, what would it look like? How can we make a difference in our home societies so that we live in a more harmonious world for people and nature? …  

02 Aug 2011 | News story

Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Remember the rangers: 31 July is World Ranger Day

Today we celebrate World Ranger Day. We commemorate those rangers all over the world who have died in the course of their duties but also those who risk their lives every day at the forefront of conservation. While some are exposed to hazardous environmental conditions such as floods or dangerous animals, others are targeted because they stand up to poachers, drug warlords and criminals. This year alone, at least 31 were murdered, some under the most horrific circumstances. …  

31 Jul 2011 | News story

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Honorary membership of IUCN

Honorary Membership of IUCN, which recognizes outstanding services to the conservation of nature and natural resources, is presented at the World Conservation Congress to two or three individuals who have made exceptional contributions to furthering the goals of the Union. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

Harold Jefferson Coolidge

The Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Established eight years ago during the World Conservation Congress in Thailand, the Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal will go to a conservation professional who has made outstanding contributions to the conservation of nature and natural resources. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story


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