Annual Report of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

IUCN CEC Annual Report 2012

Highlights from a busy year are presented here, including CEC contributions to the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Rio+20 conference and CBD COP 11. Top stories include the election of a new Chair for the next IUCN quadrennial and the launch of the campaign 'How to Tell a Love Story' (about nature). …  

21 Jan 2013 | News story

Wild Asian Buffalo (Bubalus arnee)

Conservation planning for wild buffalo in central India

A three day workshop held in India and attended by the IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group has identified methods of protecting the Wild Asian Buffalo (Bubalus arnee), a species listed as Endangered on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

18 Jan 2013 | Article

Rock Islands, Palau

Palau goes for energy efficient homes

In Palau IUCN is helping to build new homes that use less energy and saves money on power bills for both the home owner and the utility company. …  

18 Jan 2013 | Article

Renewable Energy Cheaper in the Long Run, says Carl Pope – a world renowned expert on Renewable Energy

IUCN Pakistan organised a briefing on the Renewable Energy today at a local hotel in Karachi. The briefing was given by Mr. Carl Pope, who is a world renowend expert on renewable energy. Mr. Carl is former Executive Director of the Sierra Club and has regularly contributed for the Huffington Post. The event was attended by a large number of participants from the development as well as business sector. …  

18 Jan 2013 | International news release

Mr Saeed Shami - Acting Regional Director IUCN ROWA

National Policy Workshop in Jordan

 As part of the SEARCH project in Jordan, a National Policy Workshop was conducted in Amman on the 15th January 2013 …  

18 Jan 2013 | Article
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Turtle with fisherman

Bridging the science-policy gulf

Next week, 21-26 January, will see the first plenary meeting of the new Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). More than 600 delegates will descend on Bonn, Germany, to try to establish rules for how the platform will operate. Why the world needs IPBES? …  

17 Jan 2013 | Article


Área Marina Protegida: "Banco Namuncurá - Burdwood"

La Cámara de Diputados de la Nación aprobó la creación del Área Marina Protegida de 34.000 km. Es la primera área marina protegida fuera de la costa, dentro de la zona económica exclusiva Argentina, y su aprobación permitirá elevar la protección del Mar Argentino a más de un 4%. …  

16 Jan 2013 | News story

Angela Cropper

Passing of Angela Cropper, a leading environmental figure

CEC member Omar Mohammed of The Cropper Foundation shares this announcement on the death of Angela Cropper. …  

16 Jan 2013 | News story

Chris Maas Geesteranus

Education quality in African nature conservation programmes analysed

Many project proposals submitted to the various grants programmes of IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands contained an education component. A first analysis of 21 project proposals and their activities from West (and sometimes Central or East) Africa shed light on some general characteristics and challenges. …  

16 Jan 2013 | News story

Logs from managed forests in Tunisia

Balanced, inclusive and grounded in reality?

Dr Thomas Brooks, Head of IUCN’s Science and Knowledge Unit takes a look at some of the characteristics needed to make the new intergovernmental science-policy platform effective. …  

16 Jan 2013 | Article