February

Historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, World Heritage Site

Damage evaluated at Machu Picchu World Heritage Site after torrential rains

UNESCO World Heritage Centre

In response to the recent impacts of torrential rains at the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a technical visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre was carried out by Nuria Sanz, Chief of the Latin America and the Caribbean Unit, from 6-10 February in Lima, Peru. …   | Spanish

19 Feb 2010 | News story

Female Sclater's black lemur (also called blue-eyed black lemur)

World's most endangered primates revealed

Mankind’s closest living relatives – the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates – are on the brink of extinction and in need of urgent conservation measures according to Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2008–2010. …   | Spanish

18 Feb 2010 | News story

The Mediterranean Red List On Line

The IUCN Mediterranean Red List programme is pleased to announce a new regional section on the IUCN Red List website, which highlights the outcomes of the Mediterranean Red List initiative. An ongoing process that aims at assessing more than 2000 Mediterranean species according to the IUCN Regional Red Listing Guidelines, the initiative provides information on the conservation status of the fauna and flora of the Mediterranean region, an area considered as a global biodiversity hotspot at both terrestrial and marine levels. …   | Spanish

18 Feb 2010 | News story
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Calotropis gigantean

Beating back biofuel crop invasions

The risk of biofuel crops becoming invasive and outcompeting native species is increasing as more advanced crops are planted. This can be managed to reduce the impact on local livelihoods and the environment, according to a report by IUCN. …  

18 Feb 2010 | News story

EPLP No 78 Payments for Ecosystem Services

Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Analysis and engagement with partners working on ecosystem services transactions, policies and laws over the past 10 years have demonstrated a  need to better understand the legal and institutional frameworks that have the potential to promote or hinder the development of payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes. …  

17 Feb 2010 | News story

EPLP No 78 Payments for Ecosystem Services

Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Analysis and engagement with partners working on ecosystem services transactions, policies and laws over the past 10 years have demonstrated a clear need to better understand the legal and institutional frameworks that have the potential to promote or hinder the development of payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes, as well as the complex legal considerations that affect ecosystem services projects. In response, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and The Katoomba Group have worked on a joint initiative to analyze the legal and institutional frameworks of water-related PES schemes and projects in four Andean countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. …  

17 Feb 2010 | News story

Pavan Sukhdev, Study leader, Study on the cost of loss of biodiversity

Can economics really save wild nature?

Global policy makers and business leaders should urgently address the growing biodiversity crisis, according to Pavan Sukhdev, a Special Adviser to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Green Economy Initiative.  Speaking at the annual Earthwatch Oxford lecture on 10 February, Pavan outlined the role business can play in redefining economics for the 21st century around a new sustainable model, which fundamentally values and protects the natural world. …  

17 Feb 2010 | News story

Dilmah Conservation and IUCN Sri Lanka in partnership

Dilmah Conservation and IUCN Sri Lanka in partnership to protect the environment and promote sustainability

The Founder of Dilmah, Mr Merrill J. Fernando and IUCN Sri Lanka Country Representative Dr. Ranjith Mahindapala formalised on 11 February 2010, a Memorandum of Understanding which would unite Dilmah Conservation and IUCN in a series of projects designed to promote biodiversity conservation and conservation and sustainable development. 

17 Feb 2010 | News story
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Participant at the CEPA workshop in Peru

CEPA Workshop for Protected Areas in Peru

Professionals charged with promoting biodiversity in Peru gained access to tools and methods that will help them achieve results. They attended a workshop on CEPA - Communication, Education and Public Awareness offered by IUCN CEC member Marta Andelman at the Peruvian Natural Protected Areas Forum.
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16 Feb 2010 | News story

Sell the Sizzle - The New Climate Message

The New Climate Message

A new guide explains how to develop tangible, desirable and aspirational visions of a positive low carbon future. Download "Sell the Sizzle - The New Climate Message" by Futerra. …  

16 Feb 2010 | News story