Renovación del acuerdo entre Holcim y la UICN

La UICN (Unión Internacional de Conservación de la Naturaleza) y Holcim decidieron renovar su acuerdo de asociación destinado a proteger la biodiversidad en las canteras de Holcim en todo el mundo. Dicha cooperación, iniciada en 2007, se extiende ahora por tres años más. …   | English | French

02 Mar 2011 | News story

IGES Earth Day Photo & Essay Contest for Grades 5-8

Middle school students in the United States are invited to capture nature in action. Win a digital camera or other prizes. Photos must be snapped April 18-29. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

The Forum on Earth Observations V: Creating a National Strategy for Environmental Intelligence

Forum on Earth Observations to focus on Environmental Intelligence

Register now for this June 14 event in Washington D.C. Join CEC Specialty Group Leader Nancy Colleton to think strategically about information that enables decision-makers to better respond to, adapt to, and manage the changing planet. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Indus Delta

Dialogue on riparian issues of Indus River in Pakistan

"We need mutual trust and science based multi-stakeholder dialogues to understand and resolve upper- lower riparian issues and explore viable options" was the consensus emerging from a recent workshop in Islamabad. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Gulf Summit Logo

State of the Gulf of Mexico - Summit II

SAVE THE DATE: State of the Gulf of Mexico - Summit II
Hosted by the Harte Research Institute
December 4 - 8, 2011
Omni Galleria Hotel
Houston, Texas

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Vida Silvestre

A vivir la naturaleza

La tasa actual de extinción de especies sólo fue igualada cinco veces en la historia de la vida en el planeta y el grado de modificación de ecosistemas solamente tiene precedentes en desastres naturales de orden planetario. Con la pérdida de la biodiversidad se merman las posibilidades de bienestar y supervivencia para nuestra especie y las demás. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story


El manejo sostenible de los guanacos sí es posible

El uso de guanacos (Lama guanicoe), junto con el de vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) son ejemplos únicos de uso no-consuntivo de fauna, ya que permiten la esquila de animales en vivo que luego son liberados al medio natural. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Pinta Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdoni)

The 25 most endangered turtles and tortoises

Without concerted conservation action, many of the planet’s turtles and tortoises, iconic survivors from the Age of Dinosaurs, will become extinct within the next few decades. That’s according to a new report from the Turtle Conservation Coalition, a global alliance of conservation groups, including the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG), which names the world’s 25 most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

British High Commissioner, Malcom McLachlan and IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami with the cheque that will see the set up of the new environment compliance and enforcement course.

Low enforcement weakens environmental fight: new course to help

A new Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Certificate course will be offered from August this year as part of the University of the South Pacific’s calendar. This was revealed today when the British High Commission officially handed over the initial funding for the development of the course to IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

This newly discovered African Iris will be named Moraea vuvuzela after the trumpet enjoyed by South African soccer fans

Moraea vuvuzela discovered: New plant discovery commemorates 2010 World Cup

 In honour of the first Soccer World Cup held on the African continent, a newly discovered Iris species from Worcester Valley in the Western Cape has been named Moraea vuvuzela after the distinctive horn that has captured the unique spirit of the event. …  

01 Mar 2011 | News story
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