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IUCN unites its polar and marine work under one Programme

IUCN is proud to announce the extension of its Global Marine Program into the Global Marine and Polar Program.  

10 Sep 2010 | News story

Thematic Priority Area on the Green Economy | TEMTI

Alejandro Nadal ( IUCN CEESP TEMTI/El Colegio de Mexico ) | Alejandro Nadal, co-Chair of the Theme on the environment, macroeconomics, trade and investment (TEMTI) attended the workshop of the Green Economy Thematic Priority Area of IUCN, in Gland (August 18-19). The main message carried by TEMTI to this meeting was that macroeconomic policies cannot be ignored by IUCN or its commissions. …  

09 Sep 2010 | News story

 Trevor Sandwith, Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme

New appointment to Global Protected Areas Programme

CEESP congratulates Trevor Sandwith on his appointment as IUCN’s new Head of the Global Protected Areas Programme. …  

09 Sep 2010 | News story

Before Image of Risalpur, Pakistan, which suffered severe flooding one year later

Floods in Pakistan: Satellite Images Provide "Before" and "After" Information

Satellite images are used by humanitarian agencies and first responders to plan relief and evacuation activities by comparing “before” and "after" imagery to detect changes to the landscape and infrastructure. From CEC member Nancy Colleton, CEC Specialty Group Leader for Environmental Information. …  

08 Sep 2010 | News story

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Revised standards for sustainable management of medicinal plants

Medicinal Plants – FairWild Standard version 2.0 combines ecological, social, and economic good practice principles for sustainable wild collection of natural ingredients for food, cosmetics, herbal remedies and pharmaceuticals …  

08 Sep 2010 | News story

Interactive Portal on Rights Based Approaches to Conservation

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) - with the support of the IUCN Senior Adviser for Social Policy, as well as individual members of the Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) - has launched an interactive, web-based “Rights-Based Approach to Conservation Portal” to promote and encourage rights-based approaches to conservation (RBAs to Conservation). …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story
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Nature Seychelles focus on the International Year of Biodiversity

Zwazo 21, the special International Year of Biodiversity issue of the Nature Seychelles magazine is available to read or download online here. …  

07 Sep 2010 | Article

Countdown 2010

Saving biodiversity

Ghent (Belgium), 8 September 2010 – The IUCN’s Countdown 2010 initiative is almost over. But the actions of its nearly 1,100 partners worldwide are not! It’s 2010 – a year of stock-taking for world governments and for the Countdown 2010 initiative. The 2010 Biodiversity Target was not reached but the thousands of biodiversity actions taken by Countdown 2010 partners are an important step towards the improvement of the status of biodiversity and the increase of public awareness.
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07 Sep 2010 | News story

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IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Awards announce regional winners

IUCN, Thomson Reuters Foundation and COMplus announced today the regional winners of the 2010 IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting, who will vie for the global prize of USD 5,000. …   | Spanish

07 Sep 2010 | News story

Louisiana shoreline clean up

A better way

Representatives from Shell, an influential leader in the oil and gas industry, recently met with senior staff and experts from the IUCN network to discuss the implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the largest marine oil spill in US history, and the measures being taken to avoid future catastrophes. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

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