August

Lisa is a member of the CEC Young Professionals Leadership Team

Young people needed to solve climate crisis

Five reasons why "we're in this together" are presented in a recent magazine article by two CEC members, Lisa Jokivirta and Dominic Stucker. …  

29 Aug 2011 | News story

IUCN Youth Councilor

Youth Councilor reports on 76th Council Meeting

Grace Mwaura reports on strengthening youth work in IUCN. She attended the May 2011 meeting of the IUCN Council as IUCN Youth Councilor. Grace is a member of the Commission on Education and Communication. …  

29 Aug 2011 | News story

Images of Animals: What they mean for conservation

A recently published academic paper on the photographic art of Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia challenges established approaches to environmental communication and education. It explores a visual culture that separates humans from nature. Joe is a member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. …  

29 Aug 2011 | News story

Participants to the inception workshop of the national REDD and climate change platform in Cameroon

Civil Society in Cameroon forms a national REDD and climate change platform

On July 23, 2011, about 60 representatives of various civil society networks, government officials, international NGOs and representatives and the private sector in Cameroon gathered in the capital Yaoundé for a daylong workshop. Participants to this meeting sought consensus on how civil society organizations (CSO) should better organize for more effective participation in and contribution to Cameroon’s national REDD+ process. The workshop was convened by the Ministry of Environment and Protection of Nature with technical and financial support of the IUCN Pro-Poor REDD project. …  

26 Aug 2011 | News story
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Panellists discussing at roundtables, on topic of green growth for the 6th World Water Forum

Water and Green Growth: Examining the Links at World Water Week

Water is integral to economic development. Likewise, ecosystem services -and the value they deliver to the economy- depend on water. But, what options for water are ‘green’? …  

26 Aug 2011 | News story

Biofuels in a laboratory, La Jolla, United States

IUCN helps to identify complex links between bioenergy and water

IUCN contributed to a UNEP-led report exploring the links between bioenergy and water, which was launched at the World Water Forum this week. IUCN emphasised the role of environmental flows in managing potential trade-offs with other users including biofuel producers. …  

26 Aug 2011 | News story

Residents from the Balkhila watershed, Uttarakhand, planting trees

Water and Nature Initiative’s (WANI) Second Phase Holds Consultation on “Communities in Himalayas Coping with Change in Watershed, Climate and Livelihoods”

Communities stress on the importance of local knowledge at a workshop conducted by IUCN on increasing resilience of peoples in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) against climate change  

25 Aug 2011 | News story
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Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Species on the Edge of Survival – The ultimate guide to nature in need

Why is the Javan Rhino one of the world’s most threatened large mammals? What efforts are underway to help conserve the 47 remaining Floreana Mockingbirds of Ecuador? Why is there a dramatic decline in the Globosa Mangrove? You can find answers to these and many more questions in a unique anthology, Species on the Edge of Survival, published by Collins. …  

25 Aug 2011 | News story

Mr. Malkhaz Gogoladze from Tadzrisi village is receiving one family bee hive

Beekeeping replaces cutting trees

Five farmers from the Tadzrisi and Sakire villages in the Borjomi district, Georgia were awarded each with one bee family and a hive on August 17, 2011 thanks to the ENPI FLEG Program. …  

25 Aug 2011 | News story

Mark Smith announces launch of BRIDGE at IUCN reception, World Water Week

IUCN launches BRIDGE at World Water Week

The new BRIDGE project, or Building River Dialogue and Governance, was officially launched at World Water Week during a reception at the event's main exhibition. …  

24 Aug 2011 | News story