A Galapagos tortoise in the Galapagos, Ecuador.

Future of natural World Heritage Sites under scrutiny

At this year’s meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Seville, Spain, the state of conservation of 178 sites will be reviewed and new sites will be added to the prestigious World Heritage List.   …  

23 Jun 2009 | News story

Galapagos sea lion puppy, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

IUCN at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, Spain

What do the Serengeti, the Great Barrier Reef and the Galapagos Islands have in common? They are among the world’s most outstanding natural areas that have been designated as a World Heritage site and placed under the guardianship of the international community. World Heritage sites make up some 8% of the world’s protected areas and are places of cultural or natural significance. …  

22 Jun 2009 | News story

Tuareg girl, Niger

Indigenous women: most vulnerable to climate change but key agents of change

One of the key issues raised at the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Peoples (UNPFII), 18-29 May 2009, New York City, concerns the neglected role of indigenous women in climate change negotiations. The two week session brought together almost 2000 representatives of indigenous groups, UN agencies, governments and other experts. …  

22 Jun 2009 | News story

Fishes in the Barrier Reef World Heritage Site, Belize

Get latest on natural World Heritage Sites from IUCN

The latest sites to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List will be announced at the World Heritage Committee, held in Seville, Spain, from June 22-30. After a long period of work by the countries nominating the sites, and over a year of rigorous evaluations, IUCN, which is the independent advisory body on natural sites, will present its recommendations to the Committee for new natural World Heritage sites. …  

22 Jun 2009 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

Maritime momentum

The world is awash with conventions and agreements that are supposed to conserve our oceans but none are achieving the right results—reversing the multiple threats that are ruining the health of our marine environment. …  

21 Jun 2009 | News story

Séance d‘observation des oiseaux à Randa

La semaine des oiseaux migrateurs au Burundi

En marge de la journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs célébrée le 10 mai 2009 sur le thème « les obstacles à la migration », une semaine des oiseaux migrateurs a été organisée au Burundi du 5 au 10 mai 2009. …  

19 Jun 2009 | News story

ICLEI meeting

IUCN contributes to local sustainability movement with ICLEI

From 14 to 18 June 2009, George Greene and Sebastian Winkler from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) joined the triennial World Congress of ICLEI, the largest global association of local governments working on sustainability. The event was hosted by the City of Edmonton (Canada). 500 participants joined the conversation on advancing sustainability in cities and towns.  

19 Jun 2009 | News story

Foro radial Compras Responsables de Madera, Ecuador

Se debate el mecanismo de Compras Responsables de Madera a través de un foro radial nacional

Los procesos de  compras responsables significan  decir basta a la Tala Ilegal, al comercio informal y a la deforestación.  

19 Jun 2009 | News story
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réunion avec les tradipratriciens de Matongo et de Muruta.

Encourager les tradipraticiens dans la domestication des plantes médicinales au Burundi

Dans le cadre du Projet « Contribution à la conservation de la biodiversité du Parc National de la Kibira par l’implication effective des parties prenantes riveraines », …  

19 Jun 2009 | News story

Vue des participants à l’atelier

Cameroon Environmental Watch (CEW)

Une contribution continue au processus de réforme de la législation faunique au Cameroun au cours de l’année 2009 …  

19 Jun 2009 | News story