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The 33rd World Heritage Committee meeting in Seville was held from 22 to 30 June 2009

World Heritage Convention: safeguarding our natural heritage

At this year’s meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Seville, Spain, two new natural sites were added to the World Heritage List, following the advice of IUCN. Another 11 cultural sites were added to the prestigous list of the most valuable places on Earth. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story

Climate Change

Climate change under spotlight at IUCN debate

With 2009 a critical year for the environment, both in dealing with climate change and biodiversity loss, IUCN is taking the lead by organizing a top-level environmental debate today. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story

Glaciar, Perú

Adaptándonos a un mundo sin glaciares

Expertos discuten sobre el retroceso de los glaciares y su impacto en los recursos hídricos mundiales. …  

30 Jun 2009 | News story
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Assessment of Assessments

A new report will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in September which provides governments with a sound basis for deciding this fall whether and how to establish an assessment process for better understanding ocean processes through an integrated framework.  …  

30 Jun 2009 | News story

Honourable Mr Gordon Lilo Darcy, Minister of Environment with members of the Roundtable, Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands Hosts Environment Gathering

Pacific Island nature conservation partners are meeting this week in Honiara to help progress implementation of the region’s nature conservation objectives. The 12th meeting of the Roundtable for Nature Conservation was officially opened by the Honourable Mr Gordon Lilo Darcy, Minister for Environment, Conservation and Meteorology. …   | French | Spanish

29 Jun 2009 | International news release
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Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Tubbataha Reefs National Park, the Philippines

Angelique Songco, Park Manager of Tubbataha Reefs National Park, explains a bit more about the park as part of this month's focus on protected areas. …  

29 Jun 2009 | News story

A river in Los Katios National Park, Colombia 
by Jim Thorsell, January 1994

World Heritage in Danger - IUCN

The Danger List of World Heritage Sites needs radical change if is to remain an effective conservation tool, according to a report released today by IUCN. …   | Spanish

29 Jun 2009 | International news release

Fishes in the Barrier Reef World Heritage Site, Belize

Belize barrier reef and Los Katios park in danger

The Belize Barrier Reef System and Los Katios National Park in Columbia are the two natural sites added to the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN. …   | Spanish

27 Jun 2009 | International news release

SavaLIFE exhibition

SavaLIFE – NatureCommunicationDesign exhibition

The exhibition titled SavaLIFE – NatureCommunicationDesign will be opened to the public throughout July 2009, communicating the Project, attracting public attention and focusing on valuable but fragile biodiversity along the Sava. …  

26 Jun 2009 | International news release

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Le FFEM lance un concours pour petits projets

Dans le cadre de la deuxième phase du « Programme de Petites Initiatives (PPI)» pour la période 2009-2011, le Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (FFEM) a lancé un concours à petits projets axés principalement sur la conservation de la biodiversité et la lutte contre le changement climatique. …  

26 Jun 2009 | News story

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