2013

Lorena Aguilar, IUCN Global Senior Adviser on Gender.

Getting serious about women’s role in tackling climate change

A water taxi network operated by women on the Nile that reduces emissions and provides fast, reliable public transport in gridlocked Cairo; a recycling project that empowers women as green entrepreneurs in Kathmandu; women on the coast of Liberia who help collect meteorological data to act as an early-warning system for storms, and poetry singers in temples in Jordan and Nepal who communicate climate change messages. These are just some of the examples of how women are addressing climate change and adapting to its impacts. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article

IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney 2014

Contract Opportunity for Youth Outreach for IUCN World Parks Congress

Parks Canada is looking for an energetic individual to help support youth outreach activities leading up to the November 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress, with a focus on connecting youth with nature. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article

Last Call

LAST CALL: The untold reasons of the global crisis

40 years ago a book shook the world. The Limits to Growth became a best seller world wide. A new film tells the story. …  

11 Sep 2013 | News story

Couverture de la note d'information sur les politiques environnementales en Afrique de l'Ouest

Making the regional environmental policy an effective tool for governance and integration in West Africa

IUCN-PACO publishes an information note on regional environmental policies of West Africa. This booklet is designed to know the policies and to present suggested improvements, identified in a regional workshop, to support their implementation. …   | French

11 Sep 2013 | News story
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Dr. Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend

Interview: Protected Areas— governance, management and why we should care

Dr. Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend—Global Coordinator of the ICCA Consortium— is principal author of the newest IUCN Best Practice in Protected Areas Guidelines …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article

Tony O'Keeffe

Introducing Tony O’Keeffe, new BIOPAMA focal point for the Pacific

Tony O’Keeffe has recently joined the growing team at IUCN Oceania as the Protected Areas Coordinator and will lead activities for BIOPAMA in the region. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article

Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair

Driving change

Juliane Zeidler’s hectic working life is fuelled by the positive impact a healthy environment can have on people. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article

On-site with Newmont metallurgical engineers at the Ahafo Gold mine in Ghana

Unlikely alliances – pioneering collaboration between the private sector and conservation

A true visionary, Lori Anna Conzo aims to build a new model that promotes biodiversity conservation alongside economic development. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article

The sad part about Tanya's work is that sometimes her team has to deal with retaliatory killings of snow leopards. In this case they convinced the farmer not to sell the skin and parts and hand them over to the authorities. The team is now also working with him and his neighbours to better protect their livestock.

Calling for wild cat conservation from the roof of the world

Working in what is dubbed the ‘roof of the world,’ Tanya Rosen is a passionate voice for the conservation of wild cats — snow leopards in particular. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article

Tamar Pataridze

Promoting Georgia's knowledge on a global stage

Tamar Pataridze’s main aspiration in conservation is to look for the best ways for people to coexist with the natural environment. She is driven by a desire to find practical solutions to environmental challenges and is an inspirational leader in the field, helping to raise the profile of women’s contribution to conservation. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article