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Natural Ecosystems and Protected areas – Convenient Solutions to the Climate Change Crisis

World decision makers are paying inadequate attention to one of the strongest global tools in combating climate change says a consortium of powerful international environmental organisations. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story
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Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story
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Summit of Mt. Halla

Eleven sites added to global Geoparks Network

UNESCO 5.10.10 - During the 9th European Geoparks Conference on the island of Lesvos (Greece) from 1 to 5 October, the Global Geoparks Network Bureau admitted 11 new members in nine countries. The Global Network of National Geoparks, created under the aegis of UNESCO in 2004, now comprises 77 Geoparks in 24 countries around the world. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

SELLING NATURE SHORT

SHORT TERM CUTS - LONG TERM DAMAGE TO EUROPEAN BIODIVERSITY …  

08 Oct 2010 | News story

Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Étude préliminaire

Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Etude préliminaire

L’intérêt de la vallée du Sourou comme pôle de développement socioéconomique tiré par l’accroissement de la production agricole remonte à peu près à la fin de la première guerre mondiale et a connu plusieurs épisodes jusqu’à la mise en place de l’Autorité de Mise en valeur de la Vallée du Sourou (AMVS) en 1986. …  

04 Oct 2010 | News story
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Young adults aged 18-28 who live or work in 15 natural World Heritage sites will prepare an exhibit and statements to present at CBD COP 10 in October 2010.

Young People from World Heritage Sites Hold Forum for COP 10

IUCN has partnered with UNESCO World Heritage Centre and GTZ for a youth event in parallel to COP10 in Nagoya. The Youth Forum Go4BioDiv - World Heritage welcomes 35 young adults from natural World Heritage sites. Tatjana Puschkarsky of IUCN reports. …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story

President James Michel (centre), with Mr. Barry Faure Secretary of State in the office of the President (extreme left),  Mr. Matthew Forbes the British High Commissioner to the Seychelles (left), Mr Nirmal Shah (right)  and Mr. Alain St. Ange, the STB Chief Executive (extreme right).

Seychelles launches World’s First Carbon Neutral Nature Reserve

President James Alix Michel has congratulated Nature Seychelles on the work it has undertaken, which has resulted in Cousin Island Special Reserve becoming the world's 1st carbon neutral nature reserve. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Study tour participants_NP Bavarian forest

Protection areas across borders- learning by visiting

Representatives of Albania, Macedonia, and Kosovo visited protected areas of Czech Republic and Germany eager to learn about best practices and successes in organization and management of protected areas across borders. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Koongara adjoins the famous Nourlangie Rock formation which contains spectacular and ancient rock art

Protected forever

IUCN has congratulated the Australian government on its decision to include the Koongarra project area which covers substantial uranium deposits, into Kakadu National Park and World Heritage site, prohibiting any future mining activity in this area. …  

13 Aug 2010 | News story

In Suva, Fiji - IUCN Regional Director, Taholo Kami, Kiribati President, H.E. Anote Tonga and UNESCO Director (Apia Office), Dr. Vise Pongi.

Kiribati celebrates World Heritage Listing

Following the decision made at the 34th World Heritage Committee meeting held in Brazil last week, celebrations were high amongst Kiribati nationals residing in Fiji as they came together on Monday night to honor the efforts and the recognition awarded to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area as one of the new World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO. …  

11 Aug 2010 | 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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