February

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

2011 Année des outre-mer

2011 Year of France Overseas

The Government of France has launched the Year of Overseas (Année des outre-mer) to uncover the wealth of France overseas. The year will focus on culture, institutions, sustainable development, economics and business, handicrafts, tourism, recreation and leisure. …  

16 Feb 2011 | News story

Joanna Cochrane at Waterton, Canada

A visit to IUCN Secretariat by Shell’s Manager of Sensitive Areas

In a visit  to IUCN, Joanna Cochrane, Manager Sensitive Areas in Shell Upstream International, presented an update on progress of Shell's Sensitive Areas team in its first year. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story
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Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

CEC Newsletter - February 2011

The first newsletter of 2011 covers CEC participation at the CEESP Sharing Power conference and several activities related to the International Year of Forests. Plus dozens of stories from CEC members worldwide. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

Water, a scare resource

Water and Biodiversity on the agenda at the European Parliament

A recent meeting on Water and Biodiversity held at the European Parliament, saw MEPs and scientists discuss the future of nature conservation following the closure of the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

Greenland

Europe Overseas Connect

IUCN's first newsletter on biodiversity and climate change in Europe overseas is now available. This first issue focuses on Greenland, which is a Danish overseas territory and the largest island in the world. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

Bichos

Bugs are for biodiversity, not collecting, says Spanish Committee

El Comité Español de la UICN muestra su rechazo a la colección “Bichos” que distribuyen con el periódico El Mundo. La principal motivación de esta acción es llamar la atención por las implicaciones negativas que tiene a nivel educativo y de sensibilización ambiental de la sociedad española. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

Participants in first National Committee Meeting_IUCN Lao PDR_Jan 2011.

World Wetlands Day – Healthy Wetlands, Healthy Forests

This year World Wetlands Day was recognized and celebrated in Vientiane and in Beung Kiat Ngong Wetlands in Champassak Province, one of the first sites in Lao PDR recognized under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story
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Pacific Islands Red List – Identifying threatened species

28% of plant and animal species from the Pacific Islands are threatened with extinction. This is the latest figure identified under IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species™ (2008). The report also states that of the species assessed, 14% are listed under the data deficient category illustrating the lack of information to determine their threat status.   …  

14 Feb 2011 | News story

Flooded forests in the Tonle Sap Preak Toel wetlands, Cambodia

Wetland celebrations in the lower Mekong countries

Activities highlighting the significance of wetland ecosystems were held throughout the Lower Mekong River countries. …  

14 Feb 2011 | News story