2013

Lionfish swimming around the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Australia leading the way in ocean conservation

During September 2012 the IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea adopted a resolution congratulating Australia for its landmark announcement to establish the world’s largest network of marine reserves, and urging Australia to proclaim the network swiftly. Just weeks later the Australian Government did just that, and set in law the national network of marine reserves showing the world that Australia means business when it comes to protecting our oceans. …  

05 Mar 2013 | Article
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The Solomon Dollar

Talks on mining and greening Solomon Islands’ economy

Mining is envisaged to top Solomon Island’s export earnings in the coming years and discussions on the development of a national mineral policy and the green growth development shift culminated day one of the Prime Minister’s High Level Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment being held in Honiara, Solomon Islands.   …  

05 Mar 2013 | News story

Prof. Dr. Govinda Raj Pokheral, ED of AEPC and Dr. Yam Malla, CR of IUCN Nepal singing the MoU

MoU signed for renewable energy boost

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed between the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Nepal for enhancing biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods through the promotion of renewable energy technologies in the protected areas of Nepal.  

04 Mar 2013 | News story

Blanket bog in the Pennines

Peatlands given a major boost by UK Ministers

UK Government Environment Ministers have announced clear and unequivocal support for the UK’s peatland habitats. IUCN National Committee of the United Kingdom has advocated and worked for the protection of peatlands for years. The message by the Ministers is a recognition of the work done by IUCN and its Committee in the country.   …  

04 Mar 2013 | News story
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Solomon Islands

Dialogue on development, society and environment opens in Solomon Islands

The Prime Minister’s High Level Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment, opened this morning in Honiara, Solomon Islands, with representatives of government, the private sector and civil society present to discuss important development issues with the hope of agreeing on a development model that incorporates the needs of society and the environment and also considers the long-term needs of the country. …  

04 Mar 2013 | News story
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IUCN Video: Integrating Borders

New video: Integrando Fronteras / Integrating Borders

As the UN recently kicked off the official launch of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation, the IUCN Mesoamerica office released a new video on cooperation achievements between Panama and Costa Rica, including actions in the transboundary Sixaola river basin. …   | Spanish

04 Mar 2013 | News story

Certificate Distribution at the closing session of Project cycle Management Training

Mangroves for the Future Programme trains local NGOs and CBOs for the development of the coastal communities

Mangroves for the Future concluded a second two-day Training Workshop on the Project Management and Proposal Writing here in Karachi today. …  

02 Mar 2013 | Article

IUCN SEE Members' meeting

New strategy for IUCN in South-Eastern Europe

A Sustainable future for South-Eastern Europe, strategic direction for IUCN in South-Eastern Europe (SEE), will be discussed from 6 to 8 March in Tirana, Albania, where IUCN constituency and partners meet to define priority goals for the region and formulate an effective and result-oriented programme for IUCN.  …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story
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Cemex factory

Blog: In good company - Learning about water management and risk

By James Dalton. It has been over three years since we first sat down with CEMEX, the global building materials company headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico. It was one of those meetings where we were not sure what they wanted to talk about apart from the general subject of ‘water’. …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story

Plane in Eger, Hungary

Hungarian Plane Tree wins European Tree of the Year award

The winner of the third international contest European Tree of the Year organized by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation is the Plane tree in Eger, Hungary which scored 14,205 votes. Over 45,000 votes were cast in this year’s contest that aspires to bring attention to trees and their stories.  …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story
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