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Fijian Island Village

Islands on the agenda

How can the World Heritage Convention work best to conserve the natural values of island nations that are on the front line of climate change? IUCN gave its opinion on this critical issue known during the second day of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Seville.  …  

24 Jun 2009 | News story

Adult Male Asian Elephant

Dilmah Conservation Asian Elephant Social Behavior Study Now Available Online

Dilmah Conservation has launched an online resource site for the first long-term Asian elephant behavior study, a project supported by Dilmah Conservation and undertaken in Sri Lanka by Sri Lankan elephant biologist, Manori Gunawardena and research scientists Dr. Joyce Poole and Petter Granli of Elephant Voices.  …  

24 Jun 2009 | News story

2009 IUCN China Members' Meeting at the Institute of Botany, Beijing.

Mobilizing the China Network; Forging New Opportunities: IUCN China Members Meeting 2009

On June 3, 2009, IUCN China members’ meeting was held at the Institute of Botany in Beijing. Hosted by IUCN Councilor Dr. Ma Keping, IUCN Regional Director of Constituency Development Dr. Zakir Hussain, and IUCN China Programme Coordinator Ms. Zhuang Hao, the event was a significant occasion for an open discussion on how to mobilize the China network for the benefit of those involved in IUCN.
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24 Jun 2009 | News story

A Galapagos tortoise in the Galapagos, Ecuador.

Future of natural World Heritage Sites under scrutiny

At this year’s meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Seville, Spain, the state of conservation of 178 sites will be reviewed and new sites will be added to the prestigious World Heritage List.   …  

23 Jun 2009 | News story

Tiburón Azul

UICN presenta lineamientos regionales para el manejo sostenible de tiburones

Asegurar una presencia de poblaciones que garantice la salud ecológica y una actividad pesquera productiva y sostenible es el objetivo que se persigue con la formulación de los lineamientos regionales para el manejo sostenible del recurso tiburón en la región del Pacifico Este Tropical. …  

22 Jun 2009 | International news release
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Galapagos sea lion puppy, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

IUCN at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, Spain

What do the Serengeti, the Great Barrier Reef and the Galapagos Islands have in common? They are among the world’s most outstanding natural areas that have been designated as a World Heritage site and placed under the guardianship of the international community. World Heritage sites make up some 8% of the world’s protected areas and are places of cultural or natural significance. …  

22 Jun 2009 | News story

Tuareg girl, Niger

Indigenous women: most vulnerable to climate change but key agents of change

One of the key issues raised at the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Peoples (UNPFII), 18-29 May 2009, New York City, concerns the neglected role of indigenous women in climate change negotiations. The two week session brought together almost 2000 representatives of indigenous groups, UN agencies, governments and other experts. …  

22 Jun 2009 | News story

Nespresso and IUCN: exploring opportunities

IUCN teams up with Nespresso

Nestlé Nespresso SA, launches Ecolaboration™, a platform for sustainable innovation, committing itself to three major targets that will significantly enhance its sustainability performance by 2013. …  

22 Jun 2009 | International news release

Fishes in the Barrier Reef World Heritage Site, Belize

Get latest on natural World Heritage Sites from IUCN

The latest sites to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List will be announced at the World Heritage Committee, held in Seville, Spain, from June 22-30. After a long period of work by the countries nominating the sites, and over a year of rigorous evaluations, IUCN, which is the independent advisory body on natural sites, will present its recommendations to the Committee for new natural World Heritage sites. …  

22 Jun 2009 | News story

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