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21st century explorers return with unique data from Indian Ocean

A team of the world’s leading marine experts, paired with scientists from the Indian Ocean region, have just returned from a six-week research expedition above seamounts in the high seas of the Indian Ocean with a whole new understanding of seamount ecosystems. They gathered a very rich collection of data and specimens, including some strange-looking marine creatures. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Statement of Julia Marton Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, at COP 15

Statement delivered at UNFCCC COP15 plenary session on 18 December 2009. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Copenhagen: Federal Minister for Environment,
Hameedullah Jan Afridi and members of the Pakistan delegation to the Copenhagen Climate Change conference seen here with Nobel Laureate Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman IPCC.

Climate Change and Vulnerability Challenges in Pakistan

Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan in collaborations with IUCN, International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources - Pakistan organized a press brief on the sidelines of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. …  

18 Dec 2009 | International news release

Fotografía COP 15

Sociedad civil centroamericana deja su semilla e inquietudes en la COP 15

Sociedad civil centroamericana deja su semilla e inquietudes en la COP 15 …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre and President Donald Kaberuka of ADB

An IUCN delegation to the African Development Bank (ADB)

Led by the IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, a delegation from the secretariat (composed of Margarita Astralaga, Aimé Nianogo Ali Kaka and Jean-Yves Pirot) paid a working visit to the African Development Bank in Tunis on December 2nd and 3rd, 2009. The delegation was received by President Donald Kaberuka in the presence of the OSVP Vice-President Kamal Elkheshen. …   | French

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Inda, Surin, Kungrao, Ida and Gandhi.

Elephants, Earth Hour and IUCN!

IUCN Members networked by solar light in the magnificent Elephant House of Copenhagen Zoo at a special event held during the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen.
  …   | French | Spanish

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Zarqa River in Jordan, December 2009

Restoring the Zarqa – Respecting Our Rivers

‘When you look down the Zarqa River at Janna’a Park it is hard to imagine that 30 years ago this area was green and fertile’, said Eng.Mohammad Al Zawahra from Zarqa Municipality. ‘People would swim in clear water pools, fish, swam in the river, and we had flowing water throughout the year’. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story
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UNFCCC COP15

IUCN Media Brief 17 December 2009 - REDD key to successful mitigation

THE LATEST: Solid progress has been made at COP 15 towards recognizing forests as a fundamental part of climate change mitigation solutions. REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and REDD-plus are a critical part of a successful mitigation strategy. …  

17 Dec 2009 | News story

Transboundary water governance framework initiated

On 15 December, IUCN’s Asia Regional Environmental Law and Water and Wetlands Programmes held a joint workshop to work with partners to brainstorm the fundamentals of a transboundary water governance assessment framework. The workshop was sponsored by the Mekong Regional Water Dialogues project, funded by the Government of Finland. …  

17 Dec 2009 | News story
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IUCN media brief: 16 December 2009 - progress too slow on adaptation

THE LATEST: There remains considerable disagreement on key issues related to finance, reporting on progress on adaptation, and even on what the final adaptation agreement will be called - between a “framework” and a “programme”. Coming in to Copenhagen, adaptation was seen as one of the areas where real progress could be made, but the emerging reality is that the negotiations on adaptation will need to go on well into 2010 - delays which only add to the urgency of coming to an agreement. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

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