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Shallow black tip shark

Study calls for EU ban on removing shark fins at sea

Shark fisheries experts say in a report released today that to strengthen the European Union’s ban on shark finning, EU fishermen should no longer be permitted to remove shark fins on board ships, and that loopholes in EU regulations make it possible for fishermen to fin an estimated two out of every three sharks without detection or punishment. …  

09 Dec 2010 | News story

Fagaloa Bay, Upolu Island, Samoa

Small islands take the stage in Cancun

Working with six Pacific Island Governments, IUCN's Energy Programme has been implementing the project "Managing the Ecosystem and Livelihood Implications of Energy Policies in the Pacific Island States". Today in Cancun at the UN Climate Talks, the Italian government which co-finances the project brought together representatives of these six Pacific nations.   …  

09 Dec 2010 | News story

Forest, Viet Nam

Working at REDD in Vietnam

Governments in Cancun need to close a deal on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and reach an agreement to make it a central part of the new climate agreement. One country that is already working on making REDD a reality in the conference room and also in the field is Vietnam. …  

08 Dec 2010 | News story

UNFCCC Cancun, host county logo

Climate talks enter the end game

Climate change negotiations in Cancun, Mexico are hotting up with Heads of State and government ministers taking turns to lay out what they want to see come out of this key meeting.   …  

08 Dec 2010 | News story

PNN Defensores del Chaco

Make sure the poor don’t miss out on REDD, says IUCN

Governments need to put more attention and resources into making sure vulnerable people get their fair share of benefits from REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

07 Dec 2010 | International news release

Tibetan woman washing clothes in a river in China

Developing Gender-sensitive National Implementation Strategies for Climate Change

Updating Session for UNFCCC Government Delegates: Developing Gender-sensitive National Implementation Strategies for Climate Change

Presented by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as part of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), in partnership with the Government of Mexico, the Government of  Finland, and the Arab League.

Saturday, November 27, 2010 Sixty government delegates, representing twenty-nine countries from all regions of the world participated in the updating session on new dimensions of gender and climate change in Cancun, Mexico. Undersecretary for Environmental Regulation Mexico, Sandra Denisse Herrera Flores and Resident Representative UNDP Mexico Magdy Martinez-Soliman provided welcoming remarks stressing the importance of including women in climate change policy making. …  

06 Dec 2010 | Article

Pristine mangrove forest in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.

"Go Mangroves" in Sian Ka'an

Just a couple of hours outside the tourist Mecca that is Cancun, Mexico, where delegates at the UN’s climate summit are meeting, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve offers up 120 km of pristine Caribbean coastline. …  

05 Dec 2010 | News story

Business unusual

A joint search for opportunities to tackle biodiversity loss

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch business community and over 30 Netherlands based nature and environmental organisations are engaging in a joint search for opportunities to tackle biodiversity loss. Together they want to develop a joint strategic vision, policy agenda and action programme. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

IUCN's Rocio Cordoba at COP 16

New water project gives new hope to vulnerable people

A new water governance project for the Mesoamerica region was launched today in Cancun, Mexico, during the UN climate talks. …  

03 Dec 2010 | Audio

Western Gray Whale

International scientists track endangered whale to discover breeding grounds

A team of scientists from Russia and the United States has successfully tagged and is tracking by satellite an individual from one of the world’s most endangered whale populations – a western gray whale - off the coast of Russia’s Sakhalin Island. IUCN has been involved in the tagging and tracking process, providing scientific advice and logistical support. …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story