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220 voluntarios plantan 2.000 árboles en Alcalá de Henares

2.000 nuevos árboles pueblan el Parque de los Cerros gracias a la iniciativa conjunta de la Embajada de los Países Bajos en España y el Comité Español de la UICN …  

12 Apr 2011 | News story

Raoul du Toit Peter Scott Award

Raoul du Toit awarded Goldman Environmental Prize

Raoul du Toit, IRF African Rhino Program Coordinator, and member of the IUCN SSC African Rhino Specialist Group,  has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.  The Prize recognizes individuals from six regions around the world for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. Each winner was honored at ceremonies in San Francisco and Washington DC, and received a cash prize, the largest award in the world for grassroots environmentalists. Of course, in his typical fashion, Raoul plans to plow his award right back into the Lowveld Rhino Trust programs in Zimbabwe.  Read full stroy here
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12 Apr 2011 | News story

Okinawa, Japan

Revision of Nippon Keidanren’s Charter of Corporate Behavior

Nippon Keidanren, the Japanese Business Federation has revised its Charter of Corporate Behavior and the Implementation Guidance with the aim of encouraging its member corporations to further promote corporate social responsibility within their corporate groups and supply chains …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Blue carbon

Degraded coastal wetlands contribute to climate change

Drainage and degradation of coastal wetlands emit significant amounts of carbon dioxide directly to the atmosphere and lead to decreased carbon sequestration, a new report has found. …  

11 Apr 2011 | International news release

Blue carbon

Degraded coastal wetlands contribute to climate change

Drainage and degradation of coastal wetlands emit significant amounts of carbon dioxide directly to the atmosphere and lead to decreased carbon sequestration, a new report has found. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Nigel Dudley Sue Stolton

The power of partnership

Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton 2011 – United Kingdom

Nobody knows better the benefits that national parks and other protected areas bring to people and nature than Sue Stolton and Nigel Dudley, and no one has worked harder to bring this knowledge to bear in saving the world’s natural wealth. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Better than working in an office!

Winning hearts and minds

Lalao Aigrette - Madagascar

For decades, biologists have campaigned for marine reserves, struggling with the mistrust or disapproval of fishermen. Lalao Aigrette, a dedicated Malagasy conservationist, is taking on this challenge amongst remote fishing communities in some of the most biodiverse regions of Madagascar. And she’s seeing some impressive results. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Ngwe Lwin demonstrating the use of GPS software

Sneezing in the rain

Ngwe Lwin - Myanmar

It may be more common these days to hear doom and gloom stories of biodiversity loss and environmental degradation, but exciting discoveries of new species do happen and give heart to conservationists the world over. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Infrastructure provides a level of comfort for eco-tourists

Nature Seychelles builds infrastructure for conservation

 Providing infrastructure is not the sexy part of conservation and conservationists are usually not interested in it, but someone has to do it. Nature Seychelles (IUCN Member) has over the last two years raised about USD600,000 to improve facilities and equipment. In most countries effective conservation is dependent on good infrastructure and equipment. Without good information technology, equipment, vehicles, boats, information centres, accommodation, roads, supply of potable water and electricity, it would be very difficult to undertake world class conservation action. …  

08 Apr 2011 | News story
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Private Sector

IUCN helps businesses value nature

Today, IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) – a new message to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like fresh water, food, fibre and protection against natural disasters. …  

08 Apr 2011 | News story

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