Laurie Bennet, Rod Abson and Jeremy Bristow represented IUCN CEC at the International Green Awards

Dinner with a Dinosaur – Love Not Loss at the International Green Awards

CEC's popular video on communicating biodiversity was shortlisted in the best audio visual category. Laurie Bennet, Rod Abson and Jeremy Bristow (see photo) represented CEC at the November event. …  

12 Dec 2011 | News story

Water quality survey of Nadi Basin.

WANI lessons from the Pacific

Successes and lessons learnt from the IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) in the Pacific were discussed and recorded at the Initiative's wrap-up meeting, held early December in Suva, Fiji. …  

11 Dec 2011 | News story

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IPBES in Bonn

From 7-9 December, 2011 IUCN participated in an International expert workshop "Policy support through relevant tools and methodologies in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services ". The workshop was organized in Bonn, Germany by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and was attended by 85 delegates. IUCN was represented by an ELC legal officer and IPBES programme officer. …  

10 Dec 2011 | News story

Mali, West Africa

Consultant wanted for E-learning study in West Africa

IUCN PAPCO is conducting a feasibility study on distance learning for protected areas professionals. Apply by 31 January 2012. (Recherche d’un consultant pour effectuer une étude de faisabilité.) …  

10 Dec 2011 | News story

Tárcoles, Costa Rica

Mesoamerica CEPA workshop for biodiversity action plans

 CEC member Tania Moreno delivered a CEPA presentation at the recent CBD Regional Workshop for Mesoamerica on Updating NBSAPs. …  

10 Dec 2011 | News story

CEC Steering Committee Annual Meeting 2011

CEC Steering Committee Annual Meeting: Look to the future

Members of the CEC Steering Committee met in Hungary to consider a strategic plan to guide CEC into the future.  CEC focal point Rod Abson shares this report. 

10 Dec 2011 | News story

The front cover of Groupers of the World: a Field and Market Guide

Groupers of the World: New book published

Groupers of the World: A Field and Market Guide, is a new book providing detailed and up to date information on all grouper species. 

09 Dec 2011 | News story

Katharine Cross

Durban special: water expert profile

How can we secure a future for the people living on the front line of climate change? In Eastern Africa, environmental scientist Katharine Cross is helping to safeguard water resources that are becoming more and more unpredictable. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story

Amazonía Ecuatoriana

Financiamiento para la reducción de emisiones

 En la actualidad, las Naciones Unidas y el Banco Mundial ofrecen financiamiento a los gobiernos latinoamericanos para que se preparen e implementen mecanismos de reducción de emisiones. En varios países se debate sobre la forma a través de la cual estos mecanismos y fondos serán implementados, cómo se involucrará a las comunidades indígenas y campesinas y los beneficios que se pueden obtener; también, propuestas alternativas. Lo importante es la premisa que guía estos diálogos: el involucramiento de los diferentes actores, principalmente de quienes habitan en las zonas de bosques y viven de ellos, es fundamental. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story
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Tree cut down for firewood in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia.

REDD+ in Africa: new initiative launched by Netherlands Committee

IUCN – as the world’s largest environmental network -- is one union with many faces. Here in Durban at the UN climate conference (UNFCCC COP17), one such face is that of IUCN’s National Committee of the Netherlands.  Represented by their Senior Advisor on Energy and Climate, Carl Königel, the Netherlands Committee are in Durban launching the African Terrestrial Carbon Centre (ATCC), their new initiative on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in Africa. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story

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