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IUCN welcomes the Republic of Guinea as a new State Member

IUCN extends a warm welcome to the Government of the Republic of Guinea, which has officially announced its decision to become a Member of IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Guinea as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

27 Aug 2012 | News story

Woman preparing maize. Annapurna, Nepal

Knowledge drives action

The ground-breaking work of IUCN’s six commissions is highlighted in the latest issue of the journal S.A.P.I.EN.S. …  

24 Aug 2012 | News story

Tonle Sap, Cambodia

World Water Week: A closer look at Water and Food Security

A growing population, a changing climate, ecosystems under stress, and rising energy needs, how can we ensure water and food security for all? This year the Stockholm World Water Week, taking place from 26-31 August, will look specifically at the future of water and food security. …  

23 Aug 2012 | News story

Business unusual

New guide identifies most effective water tools

Water for Business, a new guide specifically designed for businesses to help them identify water tools and initiatives most suitable for business needs and environmental sustainability was released today by WBCSD, IUCN, and SustainAbility. …  

20 Aug 2012 | News story

2012 World Conservation Congress logo

One month to go before WCC: zooming in on Food Security

With one month to go before the start of the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC), Mark Smith, Director Global Water Programme, highlights the challenges and solutions on one of the Congress' main themes: Food Security. …  

06 Aug 2012 | News story

Bornean Orang-utan

IUCN invests in rainforest rehabilitation to offset Congress footprint

To help compensate for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju, IUCN has selected a credible, sustainable project for effective offsetting. The project is Infapro, by Face the Future, and is based on improved forest management in Borneo. …  

03 Aug 2012 | News story

Jeju, Republic of Korea

Nature’s Olympics - IUCN World Conservation Congress

A number of concerned groups and individuals have recently called on IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) to postpone or cancel its Congress and to express disapproval on several environmental issues in Korea, including construction of a naval base on Jeju Island, scientific whaling and the Four Rivers restoration project. IUCN is committed to ensuring that Congress provides a platform for open and constructive dialogue on these issues and is working with the Korean Organizing Committee to engage with all groups and address their concerns at the meeting in Jeju. …  

02 Aug 2012 | News story

MPA's Rangers & IUCN @ Nakari Red Sea Diving Safari

Supporting the rangers could save their lives

Killed by soldiers, rebels, drug and animal smugglers, wild animals or simply by accident, 70 rangers have lost their lives this year. Rangers protect our parks and the people that visit them but who protects them? …  

31 Jul 2012 | News story

Participants at the 2008 World Conservation Congress

Limited spaces for the Conservation Campus – sign up now!

Following the success of the Learning Opportunities at the 2008 Congress in Barcelona, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will feature this year a Conservation Campus dedicated to practical training in support of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jul 2012 | News story

Members voting on motions at the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Use your voice

Members have a unique opportunity at the IUCN Congress to influence the global conservation agenda through the motions. To do this, they must ensure to get accreditation so they can vote and speak at the Members’ Assembly, together with observers with speaking rights. …   | French | Spanish

17 Jul 2012 | News story


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