2012

Juvenile green sea turtle swimming in shallow coral reef

What is IUCN?

Discover IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s largest global environmental network. We are working in more than 160 countries, gathering the latest knowledge on biodiversity, running hundreds of conservation projects around the world and being nature's voice on the international stage. Watch this video and find out who we are and how we work for a just world that values and conserves nature. …  

09 Feb 2012 | Video

Juvenile green sea turtle swimming in shallow coral reef

¿Qué es la UICN?

Descubra la UICN, la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, la red ambiental más grande del mundo. Trabajamos en más de 160 países, recopilamos los últimos conocimientos sobre la biodiversidad, y ejecutamos cientos de proyectos de conservación en todo el mundo. …  

09 Feb 2012 | Video

Photo de famille lors de l'atelier sur le changement climatique

More than 80% of DRC people affected by climate change

Today, it’s almost established that the world knows real problem of climate change impacts on different sectors of development such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, health and the environment in general. These sectors, said the coordinator of CARPE / IUCN in DRC …  

09 Feb 2012 | News story
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Juvenile green sea turtle swimming in shallow coral reef

Qu'est-ce que l'UICN?

Découvrez les activités de l'Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature, le plus vaste réseau mondial de protection de l'environnement. Nous travaillons dans plus de 160 pays, dans trois grands domaines : la réalisation de projets sur le terrain, le développement de connaissances scientifiques sur l'état de la biodiversité, et l'influence au niveau international. …  

09 Feb 2012 | Video

Paris

Infrastructure industry sees "green"

Some 200 companies and practitioners have recently gathered at a European meeting to discuss how motorway and railway construction can contribute to biodiversity conservation. Organized by Eiffage, a large construction group, and the University of Paris 1, the workshop was hosted by the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign in Paris.   …  

09 Feb 2012 | News story
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Mapping traditional land in Guyana

Wapichan people in Guyana showcase community proposal to save tropical forests on their traditional lands

Georgetown, 7 February: The indigenous Wapichan people of Guyana, South America, will make public today a locally-made digital map of their traditional territory alongside a ground-breaking community proposal to care for 1.4 million ha of pristine rainforest for the benefit of their communities and the world. …  

07 Feb 2012 | News story
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Rostkovia magellanica in the South Georgia

UKOTs Online Herbarium

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, an IUCN Member, have launched the UKOTs Online Herbarium. It is a species and specimens database containing plant diversity information for all UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) and geographically related islands.  …  

07 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN Europe

European Parliament discusses biodiversity

The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 “Our life insurance, our natural capital” is under discussion in the European Parliament (EP). …  

07 Feb 2012 | News story
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Metsähallitus

Finnish Sports Gala awards Metsähallitus for promoting Outdoor Recreation

On 16th January at the annual Finnish Sports Gala in Helsinki, Metsähallitus was granted a special award for designing facilities that encourage people to enjoy outdoor activities in natural settings across Finland. Metsähallitus provides and maintains free facilities that make it easy for visitors to Finland’s national parks and other beautiful natural areas to get out into the wild. These facilities include attractive visitor centres, websites with useful and practical information, and trails totalling 6,738 km – almost six times the length of Finland.   …  

06 Feb 2012 | News story
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Conferencia Internacional sobre Acceso a Recursos Genéticos y Conocimiento Tradicional. Alemania, 2012.

Conference on Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Research Cooperation and Facilitated Access

In Göttingen, Germany, it was organized an international conference which brought together researchers and administrative officials both from provider and user countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America in order to discuss the implications of the Nagoya Protocol and options for implementation in the area of biological research. …   | Spanish

06 Feb 2012 | News story