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IUCN's new conservation centre

A new Neighbour

IUCN European Member FIBA (La Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin) has recently settled into their new offices at our Conservation Center in Gland, Switzerland. …  

28 Mar 2011 | News story

Seagrass, Madagascar

Urgent action needed to protect Earth’s blue carbon

The destruction of coastal carbon ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrasses and tidal marshes, is leading to rapid and long-lasting emissions of CO2 into the ocean and atmosphere, according to 32 of the world’s leading marine scientists. …  

25 Mar 2011 | News story

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IUCN hosts UN discussions on making gender environmental benchmark

Gender issues could be the common thread running through global environment and development work, and therefore be at the centre of restructuring the UN system to be more consistent across agencies, programmes and conventions. …  

24 Mar 2011 | News story

The Kahouanne Anole (Anolis kahouannensis) is a lizard endemic to Guadeloupe

EU grants 2 million euros to overseas biodiversity projects

In March 2011, the European Commission (EC) decided to provide 2 million euros to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in European overseas territories. A call for proposals will be published in May 2011. …   | French

22 Mar 2011 | News story

James G. Workman

Conserving water in cities: special series - the three paradoxes of water and how to solve them

To mark World Water Day with its theme ‘Water for Cities,’ we’re featuring a four-part series of provocative articles by James G. Workman, a writer who has worked with IUCN for a decade. Author of Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought, he is translating the proven system that has sustained indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert into an online, utility-based system that could unleash a widespread, egalitarian race to conserve water and energy in cities worldwide. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

World Water Day: thirsty cities

Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades that will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

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Preserving Natural Capital – Role and Action by the Food Retail Sector

The workshop “Preserving Natural Capital – Role and Action by the Food Retail Sector” will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 18th 2011, as part of the European Business & Biodiversity Campaign supported by the LIFE+ programme. Speakers from the private sector, governments and NGOs will present and discuss European case studies of biodiversity management in the retail sector. A focus of the workshop will be on measures to reduce companies’ impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems. Participation is free of charge. …  

17 Mar 2011 | News story

Willem Ferwerda, General Director of IUCN NL

The new focus of IUCN NL

The year 2010 has been very challenging for the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands (IUCN NL). With 70% of its funds at risk, IUCN NL was forced to make cuts to its budget and personnel. However after a tense period the appeal IUCN NL made to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was approved. 2011 kicks off with a renewed and refocused strategy for IUCN NL with funds secured for the next 5 years. This puts the Committee in a strong position to make a difference for nature conservation abroad and in the Netherlands with its 35 members and its political and business network. …  

16 Mar 2011 | News story

King Penguin

Join IUCN's email discussion forum of Europe overseas!

IUCN's Europe Overseas Forum has been launched. It is an email discussion group, hosted on Google Groups, for everyone interested in advancing biodiversity and climate change action in the Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (EU). …  

09 Mar 2011 | News story

European tree frog (Hyla arborea)

Expertise for experts

A training workshop on the IUCN Red List was organized in Belgrade, by IUCN, the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of Serbia, and the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia within the Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc project. …  

03 Mar 2011 | News story


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