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Ashok Khosla, IUCN President and Maurice Strong

Messages for Maurice

As IUCN celebrates the work of environmental trailblazer Maurice Strong with a top-level debate on climate change, environment leaders explain how Maurice’s work touched their own and the importance of his efforts to globalize the environmental movement.

01 Jul 2009 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre with Maurice Strong

Mercury rising

It seems fitting that IUCN’s headquarters are sizzling in 30oC heat as leading figures in politics, business, environment and philanthropy gather here to thrash out global priorities for tackling climate change. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story

An award winner receives accolades for his bright ideas on conserving Viet Nam’s environment

Awards Bring Public into Discussion on the Environment

Every year thousands of Viet Nam’s people take their turn at tackling some of the nation’s most pressing conservation issues, as part of the “Environment and Development” competition sponsored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) and IUCN VN. …   | Vietnamese

01 Jul 2009 | News story
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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

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