Protected Areas

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7 Finalists announced for the 2011 Kenton Miller Conservation Award

Named after Dr. Kenton R. Miller, one of the leading figures in international protected area conservation, the award honors innovation in protected area management aspects such as communications, planning and management, finance and economics, assessment, monitoring, and evaluation, learning and capacity building, or governance. In addition to a framed citation, the award carries a cash component of USD 5,000. …  

09 Mar 2011 | News story

arborvitae 43: Intégration de l’égalité des genres

arborvitae Issue 43 - Attending to gender

  • Women and forest ownership: Providing secure tenure rights to both genders can promote sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation.
  • Feature: Now is the time for the forestry and environment community to recognize that women are primary stakeholders of forest management schemes.
  • Women and community forestry: Women spend significantly more time in forests than men do.
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08 Mar 2011 | News story

Kuwait

IUCN Members to convene in Kuwait for the West Asia 7th Regional Conservation Forum

Amman, Jordan – 6 March 2011 – Members of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature will gather in Kuwait for the IUCN West Asia 7th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF), which will be held from 2-5 May 2011. The RCF is organized by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and co-hosted by the State of Kuwait through the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). The forum will discuss issues related to the RCF theme “Climate Change and Biodiversity: Climate Change; Threats and Opportunities for Biodiversity and Ecosystems”. …  

06 Mar 2011 | News story
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Rueda de Prensa Energía Eólica Cantabria

Proposal for the zoning of wind exclusion areas in Cantabria

On 2nd March, Carlos Sanchez, President of the Spanish National Committee of IUCN Members and of the Foundation for Man and Nature (FNYH in Spanish), together with Juan Carlos del Olmo, Secretary General of WWF-Spain, and Guillermo Palomero, President of the Brown Bear Foundation, presented a proposal based entirely on the conservation of biodiversity, priority species and their habitats. …   | Spanish

04 Mar 2011 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

Keep the Lagoons of New Caledonia intact

An IUCN-led monitoring mission to the Lagoons of New Caledonia in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago, will look at how the site is managed, evaluate the impact of mining activities in the buffer zone and identify no-take zones. …   | French

24 Feb 2011 | News story

Woman collecting firewood, Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Towards an IUCN strategy for sustainable bioenergy

“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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Dr Poul Engberg-Pedersen

New IUCN Deputy Director General appointed

Dr Poul Engberg-Pedersen has been nominated IUCN Deputy Director General. …   | French | Spanish

17 Feb 2011 | News story

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention

IUCN congratulates the Ramsar Convention on its 40th anniversary

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. …  

01 Feb 2011 | News story

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Worst attack on Virunga National Park rangers in years

IUCN's Global Protected Areas Programme is sad to announce that more rangers have recently been killed in the line of duty. On 24 January 2011 a patrol of three rangers and five soldiers, protecting a road in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, were attacked and killed by the FDLR Rwandan militia, an illegal movement thought to include the perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. …  

31 Jan 2011 | News story


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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