Mediterranean Region

El Hierro, Canary Islands

EU overseas example to us all, says European Commission

The European Commission has published a video-presentation on EU action to support its Outermost Regions (ORs): Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Reunion Island, Saint-Martin, Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands. …  

19 Mar 2012 | News story

Zona restaurada de la Cantera de HOLCIM en Torredonjimeno (Jaén)

Nueva vida para la cantera de la fábrica de cemento en Jamilena (Jaén)

La restauración de la antigua cantera de la fábrica de cemento de Holcim en el municipio de Torredonjimeno (Jaén) ha permitido recuperar más de 400.000 m2 de uso recreativo para los vecinos de la comarca, con un área ambiental, una zona deportiva y un nuevo Museo de la Minería y la Biodiversidad. En la restauración de la cantera se ha contado con la colaboración de la Unión Internacional de Conservación de la Naturaleza (IUCN) que ha ayudado a definir el plan técnico de restauración. …  

19 Mar 2012 | News story

Laos

Water - but not as we know it, says IUCN

The World Water Forum in Marseille has firmly placed nature at the heart of its strategies for improving global water resources. This effectively changes the way the world looks at protecting this most valuable liquid asset, says IUCN. …  

16 Mar 2012 | News story

Marketing traditional knowledge in Kenozerski National Park, Russia

What policy support in the basket of IPBES?

The Chair’s summary, scoping paper and all documentation of an international expert workshop on policy support through relevant tools and methodologies in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is now available. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story

2012 World Conservation Congress logo

Candidates for IUCN Council 2013-2016

IUCN Members will elect a new Council for 2013-16 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6-15 September 2012. IUCN is pleased to announce the list of candidates for the positions of President, Treasurer, Chairs of Commissions and Regional Councillors. …   | French | Spanish

09 Mar 2012 | News story

Woman voting on forest management in Ghana

IUCN’s world first: boosting women’s role in tackling climate change

International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women making history. Today, the voices of women in Africa are being heard as they engage in action to limit climate change through deforestation. …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story

West Norwegian Fjords

Survey: protected areas and invasive species in Europe

The Bern Convention and the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group are developing, with the support of EUROPARC and of WCPA, “Guidelines on Protected Areas and Invasive Species in Europe” and would like to hear your opinion. …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story
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Taco Anema

Formation pour les jeunes communicateurs en Afrique du Nord

La Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l’Environnement au Maroc et le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée UICN (UICN-Med) inaugurent la plateforme e-learning pour le « Renforcement des capacités de jeunes professionnels de la communication en Afrique du Nord ». …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story

Argania espinosa est protégée par la loi marocaine depuis 1938 classée par l’UNESCO en 1998 comme patrimoine culturel international de l’Humanité.

Communication sur la biodiversité visant l’arganier du Maroc

Notre projet est une compagne de sensibilisation et de communication sur la biodiversité visant l’arganier (Argania spinosa .L Skeels) de l’Oriental du Maroc. C’est une essence relique et endémique du Maroc. …  

07 Mar 2012 | News story

6th World Water Forum, Marseille, 12-17 March 2012

Nature’s a solution to global water needs, IUCN

Media Advisory: Water resources are under increasing stress: with burgeoning populations, growing economies and a changing climate, water scarcity and pollution are set to intensify. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story


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