Kaçkar Mountains

Scholarship for online master's in Sustainable Mountain Development

A scholarship from UNESCO is available for online studies starting September 2013. The MSc Sustainable Mountain Development is offered in Europe by the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland. …  

03 May 2013 | News story

Group of fishes

Marine biodiversity legal profiles for the Mediterranean!

On 30 April 2013, the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and the Environmental Law Centre (ELC) of IUCN organized an Editorial Board meeting in Malaga, Spain in the context of the NEREUS project (Towards a Representative Network of Mediterranean Marine Managed Areas) related to the preparation of strategic documents for marine conservation in the Mediterranean. …   | French

02 May 2013 | News story


Improved Management of the Bering Strait

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) have undertaken a cooperative project to identify measures that could be adopted to protect important areas of the Bering Strait region, including ecologically and biologically sensitive areas (EBSAs) and to explore ways in which such measures might be implemented. …  

02 May 2013 | News story

Brigite Kapinga et son mari lors de la cérémonie de remise officielle de diplôme de merite

UICN-RDC : Mme Kapinga Sauda Kanika Brigitte, femme d’excellence 2013

Chef de Programme de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), Mme Kapinga Brigitte a été désignée « femme d’excellence 2013 » par le Réseau Genre Cadres des Medias. Ce prix récompense ses efforts dans la promotion du genre et de la défense des causes de la femme.   …  

02 May 2013 | News story
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Stefano Barchiesi

Blog: In search of resilience

By Stefano Barchiesi. My first contact with the SEARCH project was in Morocco in 2011. Recently I went back to Marrakesh, this time well acquainted with the SEARCH project’s multi-country team of committed water and community engagement professionals. It hadn't been my first contact with resilience, though.

02 May 2013 | News story

Margaritifera margaritifera, Critically Endangered

EU countries must do more to protect biodiversity

European Union countries should step up their conservation efforts and fully implement the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 to prevent species from going extinct, according to a recent analysis of the European Red List coordinated by IUCN.   …   | French | Spanish

02 May 2013 | News story

6th Biodiversity in Europe Conference

Supporting the Pan-European 2020 Strategy for Biodiversity

Just a couple of weeks ago, representatives and stakeholders from the 55 countries in Pan-Europe have met to discuss the implementation of biodiversity policies and conservation actions in the region, in particular following the Pan-European Strategy adopted in 2011. IUCN, present at the event, will strive to actively support the implementation process.   …  

01 May 2013 | News story
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St Lucia’s top Soca artist Ambi creates hype around biodiversity and climate change

Creating hype around biodiversity in the Caribbean

How did nature became the hottest word on the lips of St Lucia's top musician? Such entertainment-education is part of the PCI Media Impact concert series focusing on cliimate change. …  

01 May 2013 | News story

WWF is one of the member organizations of IUCN

Fur seal teaches humans what to do with plastic thrown into water

WWF Panda Planet wanted to teach the importance of recycling plastic and not throwing it into water or nature. To help communicate the message and make garbage more amusing, CEC member Sandra Jönsson Bäckman let the seal tell the story …  

01 May 2013 | News story

Islands of Life

Making an educational film that a bank will back

Bo Boudart's award-winning film on Bahamian conservation is being distributed to all the country's schools. "Islands of Life" tells the story of the pioneering conservation steps by the Bahamas 50 years ago and education efforts today.  

01 May 2013 | News story