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Parque Nacional Galápagos cumplió 50 años de creación

Galápagos celebró los 50 años de creación de su parque nacional, como la primera área protegida del país, declarada bajo Decreto Ejecutivo # 17, del 4 de julio de 1959. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story
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Bald Ibis in Palmyra desert

Satellite tagging of bald ibises in Palmyra

On July 1st 2009 two sub-adult bald ibises were trapped and tagged with satellite transmitters in Palmyra in the framework of cooperation between the Syrian Desert Commission, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and BirdLife Middle East. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story
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Students of Sainte-Therese School receiving games of the Honu Toolkit at the launch on World Oceans Day 2009

New Toolkit to Help Turtles

Te mana o te moana, a non-profit organization in French Polynesia and a new member of IUCN, has been promoting their Honu Toolkit to the people of French Polynesia since its launch on World Oceans Day, in June of this year. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story

Forest dweller living off the resources of the forest

Don’t forget human rights in conservation

A new book released today calls for more emphasis to be placed on human rights when nature conservation policies are developed and implemented. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story

Windfarm

G8 ministers fail to recognise environmental risks of energy options beyond GHG emissions

In the G8 declaration released this week, ministers set a joint target of 80% reductions of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with a large focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies – though potential environmental and social barriers were not considered. While renewable energy technologies hold much promise for delivering energy with reduced greenhouse gas emissions, IUCN advocates for the establishment of legal and regulatory policies that are robust and which safeguard the environment and people as an important part of the enabling framework for renewable energy. …  

10 Jul 2009 | News story
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Cóndor

Ecuador lucha por salvar al cóndor

La especie se encuentra en peligro crítico de extinción en Ecuador. Las principales amenazas son: destrucción de su hábitat, caza, falta de alimento y envenenamiento. Varias organizaciones y la sociedad civil se han unido para protegerla. …  

10 Jul 2009 | News story
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Greening the economy

G8 – Have they done enough?

Heads of state, meeting at the G8 Summit in Italy have pledged to “take the lead in the fight against climate change.”   …  

10 Jul 2009 | News story

Seamount species

Seamounts Project successfully kicked-off

The IUCN-executed Seamounts Project – the first GEF-funded project looking at the governance of areas beyond the limit of national jurisdiction – was successfully received by an audience of Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) practitioners, who welcomed this new endeavour. …  

09 Jul 2009 | News story

The tree of Lao Pa Go retreat

International Seminar on Greening Education

A three-day International Seminar on Greening Education will be held from 30 September to 2 October 2009 in the "green" city of Karlsruhe, Germany. …  

09 Jul 2009 | News story

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment logo

2010 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

The St Andrews Prize announces its call for entries. The deadline is October 31. 2009.  The Prize recognises significant contributions to environmental conservation and attracts entries from more than 50 countries each year . There is an award of $75,000 USD for the winner and $25,000 USD for each of the two runners-up. …  

09 Jul 2009 | News story

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