World Wetlands Day celebrated at Keenjhar Lake, the largest fresh water source for the cities of Karachi and Thatta

IUCN Pakistan in collaboration with the Mangroves for the Future Programme, Sindh Coastal Community Project of the Sindh Coastal Development Authority, and Sindh Fisheries Department, celebrated the World Wetland Day at the Keenjhar Lake, Thatta, to highlight the importance of the Keenjhar freshwater ecosystem on February 02, 2013. …  

02 Feb 2013 | International news release

Vice-Presidents of IUCN 2013-2016: Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan, Pakistan; Mr. Miguel Pellerano, Argentina; Dr John Robinson, USA;  and Ms Marina von Weissenberg, Finland. 
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IUCN Council appoints Vice-Presidents for 2013-16

Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan (Pakistan), Mr. Miguel Pellerano (Argentina), Dr John Robinson (USA) and Ms Marina von Weissenberg (Finland), have been named Vice-Presidents of IUCN for 2013-16. …   | French | Spanish

01 Feb 2013 | News story

IUCN welcomes eight new Members

On 30 January 2013, the 81st Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 8 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

01 Feb 2013 | News story


Halfway there: towards a management plan for Albania’s protected areas

What can protected areas do for people and nature? IUCN's project in Albania is working towards developing effective management plans to protect and conserve Albania’s beautiful nature while improving human well-being. Read about the latest project achievements in the new issue of the Advance Albania Newsletter.  …  

01 Feb 2013 | News story
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Velipojë Protected Landscape, Albania

Velipojë Protected Landscape in video

Enjoy the images of Protected Water and Terrestrial Landscape of the Buna River and surrounding area, one of the two sites of IUCN's project Institutional support to the management of Protected Areas in Albania. Video material taken during the visit to Velipojë Protected Landscape in 2012, and prepared by Aleksandra Nesic, IUCN Programme Office for South Eastern Europe.  …  

01 Feb 2013 | Video
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Marina Von Weissenberg

Finnish Marina von Weissenberg becomes IUCN Vice-President

IUCN European Councillor Marina von Weissenberg from the Ministry of the Environment of Finland has been elected as Vice-President in the Council for the period 2012-2016.  …  

01 Feb 2013 | News story
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Brolgas, an inland wetland bird, in one of the many wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia.

Urgent need to focus on wetlands as natural solutions to global water crisis

A report on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands urges a major shift in our attitudes to wetlands, to recognise their value in delivering water, raw materials and food, essential for life, and crucial for maintaining people’s livelihoods and the sustainability of the world’s economies. …  

01 Feb 2013 | News story

Irrigation field

Call to action for Water, Energy, and Food Security

IUCN and the International Water Association (IWA) today launch the Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions.The goal is to building partnerships for innovation in water, food, and energy security. …  

31 Jan 2013 | News story

Sergei Bereznuk, a Russian conservationist and ecologist, is committed to saving the Amur tiger.

Tiger conservation supported by 2012 Rolex Award

Sergei Bereznuk is a recipient of a 2012 Rolex Award for Enterprise that will support the conservation of the Amur Tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. altaica), which is listed as Endangered on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. By educating children and supporting anti-poaching rangers, Bereznuk has dedicated himself to saving this magnificent species from extinction. …  

31 Jan 2013 | Article

Tamar Pataridze

Achieving fruitful results on the ground

Tamar Pataridze, a newly elected member of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) and IUCN Regional Councillor for Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia reveals her expectations for IPBES and explains the way she sees IUCN as a Union contributing to this new global nature platform on biodiversity and its benefits. …  

30 Jan 2013 | Video