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Military Experts from Five Continents warn of Impact of Climate Change on Security

A group of serving and retired military officers from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US released a statement October 29 calling on all governments to “work for an ambitious and equitable international agreement” at the global climate talks in Copenhagen in December. The Military Advisory Council is part of the project Climate Change and the Military, of which the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication is a member. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story
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La crisis de extinción de especies continúa a ritmo acelerado – UICN

Gland, Suiza, 3 de noviembre de 2009 (UICN) – La última edición actualizada de la Lista Roja de Especies Amenazadas MC de la UICN muestra que, de las 47.677 especies evaluadas, 17.291 están en peligro de extinción.  

03 Nov 2009 | International news release
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Protea flowers, South Africa

Ecosystem-based Adaptation in South Africa

Trevor Sandwith, from IUCN Member The Nature Conservancy, discusses Eco-system based Adaptation in South Africa. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story

A Study of Livelihoods and Forest Landscapes in Liberia

A Study of Livelihoods and Forest Landscapes in Liberia

A new study on customary forest management practices and the relationship between livelihoods and forested landscapes in Liberia was launched at a seminar held in Monrovia on 2 October, 2009. The study was prepared as an activity of IUCN’s Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS). …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story

Réunion sur le cadrage méthodologique de l’étude sur le « Suivi du trait de côte et la mise en place d’un schéma directeur du littoral ouest africain »

L’Union Monétaire des Etats Ouest Africains – UEMOA a passé avec l’UICN une convention de maitrise d’ouvrage déléguée dans le cadre de son Programme Régional de Lutte contre l’Erosion Côtière – PRLEC. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story

Un projet pour renforcer la gestion de la pêche artisanale côtière en Guinée Bissau

Sur la sollicitation du Ministère des Pêches, l’UICN a initié en Guinée Bissau, avec l’appui technique du MACO, la formulation d’un projet très novateur. Il vise la mise en place, dans les trois principales rias du pays, de réserves de pêches cogérées dont l’accès bénéficierait de façon privilégiée aux pêcheurs nationaux. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefevre and President Moreno

Banking on Biodiversity

Last week saw IUCN and the IDB, the Inter-American Development Bank, sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the first time. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story

Kihansi Spray Toad

Extinction crisis continues apace

The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows that 17,291 species out of the 47,677 assessed species are threatened with extinction.  | French | Spanish

03 Nov 2009 | International news release

Nauru Coat of Arms

IUCN Welcomes Nauru as New State Member

The Government of the Republic of Nauru has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 80th State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Nauru as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

02 Nov 2009 | News story

IUCN booth at World Forestry Congress, October 2009

Complementary tools for RBA to conservation

At the XIII World Forestry Congress held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) hosted a side event to present complementary tools for Rights-based Approaches (RBA) to conservation which have been developed in collaboration with IUCN partners. As a highlight of the event, the new RBA to conservation portal was launched. Developed by the ELC, the RBA portal is intended to serve as a central point for collecting relevant information on RBA to conservation and sharing it with the larger IUCN community. The RBA portal can be accessed at www.rights-based-approach.org. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story

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