Monica Jacobs at screening for Wangari Maathai

Tribute to Wangari Maathai at European Parliament

On 17 October, Member of the European Parliament Kriton Arsenis hosted the screening of the film “Taking Root”, which tells the story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai, who passed away on 25 September last after having lost a brave fight against cancer at the age of 71. Her simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy and women’s rights. …  

18 Oct 2011 | News story


What if we change? Let's fix this Earth! is an interactive platform about what happens to people when they can make their barren land fertile again. How does it affect a community when nearly extinct animals flourish again? What changes when people make their ecosystem a vibrant source of life again, for themselves and for generations to come? And this story is about you too. …  

18 Oct 2011 | News story


Healthy ecosystems for sustainable food security

“It is important that, as we discuss and strategise on matters related to food security in ACP countries, we pay serious attention to the state of our environment. The environment is a vital element in maintaining sound ecosystems on which enabling factors depend, such as rain, soil fertility and moisture, among many others. These ensure reliable production of food crops...” stated Hon. Mr. Musikari Kombo, Member of the Kenyan Parliament, during the EU-ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly meetings that took place in the European Parliament on 5 and 6 October. …  

17 Oct 2011 | News story

Fields of Moldova

Ecological Networks Seminar opened today

Two days long Seminar dedicated to the development and creation of regional sectors of Pan-European Ecological Network (PEEN) was opened today in Chisinau, Moldova. Organized by IUCN and BIOTICA Ecological Society in cooperation with the Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and the Ministry of Environment, the Seminar is contributing to the international conference marking 50 years anniversary of the Institute. …  

13 Oct 2011 | News story


2,2 mln Euros to African NGOs for environmental action

The French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) and IUCN have renewed their partnership on small initiatives with African NGOs. …  

12 Oct 2011 | News story

IUCN delegation to ACP Secretariat

Working together to support development in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

“The Governments of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are waking up to the recognition that the management and restoration of ecosystems is an effective way of providing natural solutions to the development pressures of our time,” stated Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), during a recent visit of IUCN Regional Directors to Brussels. …  

11 Oct 2011 | News story

Les Claux, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

International dialogue "Ecological debt?"

The Île-de-France Region with the support of the Sciences Po Sustainable Development Center and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) will host an international dialogue on "Ecological debt?" on 7 November 2011 in the Hemicycle of the Region. …  

10 Oct 2011 | News story


Biodiversity goes local in Southeastern Europe

On Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October 2011 the international conference ‘Biodiversity goes local’ will take place in Budva, Montenegro. The aim of the conference is to further enhance local biodiversity actions in South-Eastern Europe, with a focus on the Western Balkan region. …  

10 Oct 2011 | News story

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Looking beyond the name: IUCN PA management categories training for the Dinaric Arc

At the end of September 2011 a three-day training workshop introduced the IUCN protected area management categories and governance types to conservation experts from five Dinaric Arc countries having the responsibility of decision making on protected areas designation and management. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story


IUCN NL supports biobased economy

Representatives from civil society and business in the Netherlands have signed a manifesto on the development of the biobased economy, an economy based on renewable raw materials. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story
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