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Dr Mark Smith

Copenhagen Day 4 - it's a serious game

The Head of IUCN's Water Programme Mark Smith got a naked greeting upon his arrival at COP15, but it's much more than fun and games inside, he explains. …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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San Marcos, Guatemala

WANI leads climate change resilient communities in Guatemala

More than 30 officials from different municipalities in Guatemala gathered to learn from IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) field experience in the Tacaná II project: a catchment management model and practical guide formulating management plans …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

IUCN French National Committee committed to International Year of Biodiversity

The IUCN National Committee of France will organize its upcoming National Congress on Nature, on 20 January 2010, around the theme of the International Year of Biodiversity. …   | French

10 Dec 2009 | News story

Tuna ensnared near the mouth of a fish trap

General Assembly Commits to Strengthened Framework for Oceans

Following an extensive day-long debate on oceans and the law of the sea, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two wide-ranging resolutions last week to help to guide States in preserving ocean health including the protection of threatened fish stocks and marine habitats around the world. …  

09 Dec 2009 | News story

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Sharing the benefits under REDD

IUCN, with the support of Econ Pöyry, has reviewed experiences with existing benefit sharing arrangements in the forest sector and in other areas in order to inform discussions on how to develop benefit sharing systems under REDD. …  

09 Dec 2009 | News story

Active participation

National experts trained on Ecological Networks

The second round of training courses under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus” was held from 25 November to 09 December 2009 in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus jointly conducted the trainings in collaboration with Adelphi Research. The objective of this series of training courses is to contribute to the further development of the region's nature conservation policies and legislation in order to support approximation to the EU Aquis Communautaire. …  

09 Dec 2009 | News story

Group Work at the Seminar

IUCN National Committee of Bolivia Seminar on "Indigenous Autonomous Regions and the Governance of Land and Natural Resources"

A seminar on "Indigenous Autonomous Regions and the Governance of Land and Natural Resources" was held in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, as part of the wider project "Improving the livelihood of indigenous people in the mountain areas in Bolivia and Peru, through greater security of land tenure and access to resources", implemented by the IUCN Regional Office for South America (SUR), and the IUCN Bolivian and Peruvian Committees of IUCN. …   | Spanish

09 Dec 2009 | News story

Green heron (Butorides striatus) among mangrove roots, Sri Lanka.

Protected areas – natural solutions to climate change crisis

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 December 2009 –  Protected Areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a new book from IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank and WWF. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

Antarctic Temp Trend 1982-2004

The next 50 years in Antarctica

1 December 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in Washington DC. To acknowledge this milestone, experts in the field of international governance attended the Antarctic Treaty Summit: Science-Policy Interactions in International Governance symposium, hosted at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

A nudge in the right direction: External Review of the IUCN project Strengthening Voices for Better Choices

IUCN releases final evaluation report of Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC)

IUCN has made available in full the final report of the external evaluation of Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC), its global forest governance project. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

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