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The African Development Bank contributes to the conservation of the Congo Basin ecosystems

The support program for the conservation of the Congo Basin ecosystems (PACEBCo) has been approved by the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (ADB). This program aims to ensure the regeneration of the ecosystems, improvement of human wellbeing and the reinforcement of institutions in charge of the Convergence Plan of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC).  …   | French

27 Mar 2009 | News story
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Barnard's Rock-catfish (Austroglanis barnardi) 2009 IUCN Red List status: Endangered

South African fishes in the spot light

For the first time, conservation action plans are being developed to protect South African fishes from extinction. …  

25 Mar 2009 | News story

mano de muerto (alcyonium glomeratum)

The Alboran Sea continues transnational work for the conservation of its biodiversity and sustainability

The Alboran Sea is the most western part of the Mediterranean, and is situated in the centre of the geological region, the Gibraltar Arc.  | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2009 | News story

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Planning for a sustainable energy future: IUCN reacts to Shell’s Strategy Update

Last week Shell repeated its intention to disinvest in wind and solar power and concentrate its efforts and investments on biofuels. IUCN takes note of Shell’s decision and hopes that it can be convinced to show more leadership in renewable energy in the future. …  

23 Mar 2009 | News story

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News from Council

The new Council of IUCN elected at the Barcelona Congress met for the first time in February 2009. The Council, among others, elected four IUCN Vice-Presidents and appointed four additional Councillors. …   | French | Spanish

20 Mar 2009 | News story

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Join a global environmental action …   | French | Spanish

20 Mar 2009 | News story

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5th World Water Forum: IUCN at the World Water Forum - Friday, March 20, 2009

 Two-thirds of the World's population will face water shortages by 2025. The World Water Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 16 to 22 March, gathers more than 25,000 experts to find sustainable solutions to the water challenges the World faces. IUCN urges policy-makers at the forum to do more to protect the natural environment and make better use of the services nature offers for development and human security. Rivers and wetlands deliver vital services for people, such as clean drinking water, energy and healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Investing in good water governance is critical for a sustainable water future, both for countries themselves and the 260 river basins that cross borders. …  

20 Mar 2009 | News story
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Help an IUCN member!

The Save the Dugong Campaign Center, a Japanese NGO, member of IUCN, is appealing to the world for signing an online petition for an immediate implementation of Resolution 4.022.   …  

19 Mar 2009 | News story

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Gender makes a difference in water management

Women have considerable knowledge about water resources, including water quality and reliability, and are key to the success of water resources development and protection, according to IUCN. …  

18 Mar 2009 | News story

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IUCN President outlines approaches for a more sustainable energy future

Ashok Khosla, IUCN President, presented his vision for how to get to a sustainable energy future at the inaugural Energy Pact Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. …  

16 Mar 2009 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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