Students of Motufoua Secondary School, Tuvalu.

New project in Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu to motivate locals' engagement in energy market

The recent launch of the Low Carbon Islands project, by IUCN, the United Nations Environment Programme and the Global Environment Facility, will encourage households in the Pacific islands of Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu to be active participants in the energy market.   …  

14 Jun 2013 | News story

Photo des participants à l'atelier de formation des professionnels des medias

REDD+ en RDC : des journalistes et communicateurs de l’environnement renforcent leurs capacités

Un atelier de renforcement des capacités des professionnels des médias sur les «Approches  et  stratégies  de communication pour la promotion de  la REDD+ en RDC » s’est tenu les 6 et 7 juin 2013 à Kinshasa. …  

13 Jun 2013 | News story
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Mujer indígena

Un hito histórico: evaluadores de ONU reconocen derecho de pueblos indígenas a rechazar proyectos forestales

Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá (11 de junio 2013). Un informe preliminar de hallazgos, conclusiones y recomendaciones, presentado por el Equipo Independiente de Investigación y Evaluación del Programa ONU-REDD Panamá, confirmó el derecho de la Coordinadora Nacional de Pueblos Indígenas de Panamá (COONAPIP), a rechazar la realización de los proyectos forestales REDD, impulsados por las Naciones Unidas (ONU), en territorio panameño.   …   | Spanish

13 Jun 2013 | News story
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Workshop participants in Vilm, Germany

European Protected Area Capacity Development and the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress

Europe, with its multiple languages, diverse habitats, and relatively dense populations, presents challenges to organizations striving to increase the capacity of professional staff to effectively manage protected areas.  Eleven representatives from European organizations that provide protected area educational opportunities met 3 – 6 of June at a workshop on the Isle of Vilm, Germany to collaborate on the assessment, development and delivery of protected area capacity development programs and propose European contributions to the protected area capacity development cross cutting theme at the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress, to be held in November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. …  

13 Jun 2013 | Article

The Great Nature Project

Nature is getting ready for its close-up!

IUCN Member, the National Geographic Society, is urging everyone to go outside to explore nature, whether in their own backyard, a local park or anywhere that nature thrives. …   | French | Spanish

13 Jun 2013 | News story

Delphine Batho, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Victorin Lurel, Minister of Overseas France, Pascal Canfin, Deputy Minister for Development and Anne Paugam, CEO of the French Development Agency sign a new agreement with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), represented by its Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre.

France and IUCN intensify their efforts to protect global biodiversity

Yesterday IUCN signed a new partnership agreement with France, which aims to support the Union's global biodiversity conservation work, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, oceans and global governance of natural resources. …   | French

13 Jun 2013 | News story

Highlights of the 2012 World Conservation Congress

Congress highlights: Promoting a lasting legacy

It’s great to reminisce about the stimulating workshops, heated Assembly debates and balmy evenings spent networking on the beautiful island of Jeju, Republic of Korea, last September, but it’s even better to build on the concrete achievements of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

13 Jun 2013 | News story

Profile photo: James Dalton

Blog: Hydropower Back on the Agenda

By James Dalton. I just came back from the International Hydropower Association (IHA) Congress in Kuching – the capital of the Malaysian State of Sarawak on Borneo. We wanted to see what progress had been made in the application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP) following its launch at the last IHA Congress two years ago. Sarawak has a reputation for controversy around its dams – and I was not disappointed. …  

13 Jun 2013 | News story

Pacific Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus occidentalis)

Surprise species at risk from climate change

Most species at greatest risk from climate change are not currently conservation priorities, finds an IUCN study that introduces a pioneering method to assess the vulnerability of species to climate change. …   | French | Spanish

12 Jun 2013 | International news release

Jairo Mora

En homenaje a Jairo Mora

La Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica y la Iniciativa Caribe de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, lamenta profundamente el fallecimiento del ambientalista Jairo Mora Sandoval, el pasado 31 de mayo, al encontrarse realizando labores de protección de tortugas en el Caribe costarricense.   …  

12 Jun 2013 | News story
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