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Lonjsko Polje Nature Park, Croatia

Natural solutions for climate change - IUCN

Governments meeting in Bangkok at the UN Climate Change talks must recognize that managing nature better helps people adapt to climate change and can actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to IUCN. …  

28 Sep 2009 | International news release

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New Members’ System for IUCN Resolutions & Recommendations

A new automated system will be launched mid-November for Members to share news on how they are implementing IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations adopted in Barcelona last year. …   | French | Spanish

28 Sep 2009 | News story

Women in developing countries play a key role in helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change, yet their voice is hardly heard in discussions on climate change.

UNFCCC negotiations doomed to failure without gender

Millions of lives will be lost if governments fail to recognize the importance of gender in the text currently under negotiation at the UNFCCC climate change talks. …  

28 Sep 2009 | News story

Alison visiting IUCN projects in the field.

Bringing Together Communication and Conservation: A Journalist at IUCN Vietnam

IUCN Viet Nam has been building its communications program over the past several years by launching a web site, issuing increasing numbers of reports and information sheets, and reaching out to the media and other partners in conservation. I was honored to become a part of that process when I joined the IUCN VN office as a communications officer with funding from the Princeton in Asia program in the United States.  

25 Sep 2009 | News story
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Alison visiting IUCN projects in the field

Working With IUCN: Unique Perspective

IUCN Viet Nam has been building its communications program over the past several years by launching a web site, issuing increasing numbers of reports and information sheets, and reaching out to the media and other partners in conservation. I was honored to become a part of that process when I joined the IUCN VN office as a communications officer with funding from the Princeton in Asia program in the United States.
 

25 Sep 2009 | News story
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Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog.

The Pacific islands: An analysis of the status of species as listed on the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania has completed an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List in relation to species from the Pacific islands. This is the first step in a project which aims to increase our knowledge of the region’s threatened species. …  

24 Sep 2009 | News story
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Women participating in an FAO Farmer Field School focusing on tree planting in Kitui District, Kenya

Gender and climate change capacity strengthened

Forty five of Asia’s foremost sustainable development and climate change practitioners are currently attending the Asia chapter of a global capacity drive on gender and climate change convened by the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) in Bangkok, Thailand. …  

24 Sep 2009 | News story

Doum palm material stacks in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria.

Securing a brighter future for drylands

How can we ensure sustainable development in the world’s drylands where many of the world’s poorest people live? That’s the challenge facing decision makers who are gathering in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires this week for a UN meeting on combating desertification and where IUCN is offering a blueprint for action. …   | French | Spanish

23 Sep 2009 | News story

The Time for Biodiversity Business

Biodiversity can make a good business. Business can also be very good for conservation. These are the findings of a recent survey of 80 IUCN Members. …  

23 Sep 2009 | News story

SAIS

IUCN and top US University Join Forces to Address Governance of the World’s Oceans

As a result of a new partnership between the John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), students will embark on a concrete study that will evaluate the current governance options for achieving commonly accepted marine conservation goals and a sustainable future for our oceans. …  

22 Sep 2009 | News story

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