Avril 2008

Consultations with members in Lebanon

Consultations with IUCN members in Lebanon were made during a National Committee Meeting on April 11th to discuss the prospects of raising IUCN presence and profile in Lebanon. The new IUCN member, Friends of Environment Society, has graciously hosted this meeting. …  

17 Apr 2008 | News story

From left to right: Hania Maraqa, APN staff; Sari Zvaiten, APN Board member; Razan Zuaiten, APN Chairperson, HRH Princess Reem Al Ali; Larry Harder Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture; Mustapha Natour.

The Millionth Tree Festivity

In celebration of the completion of the "Million Trees Campaign" and the launch of the "Million Trees Campaign 2", the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature held a fundraising dinner entitled "Landscapes of Occupation" on Wednesday, 9 April at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Amman, Jordan. …  

17 Apr 2008 | News story

IUCN's New Conservation Centre: a state-of-the-art complex

IUCN and Kinnarps Sign Preferred Partner Agreement

Kinnarps, Europe’s premier manufacturer of eco-friendly office furnishings has signed an agreement with IUCN to become a “Preferred Partner” for IUCN’s New Conservation Centre. By choosing Kinnarps, a family business with a long-standing environmental protection tradition, IUCN is setting a benchmark for sustainable office solutions. …  

17 Apr 2008 | News story

Ramaz Gokhelashvili (centre) at the award ceremony, with Steven B. Daley Laursen, Dean of the College of Natural Resources, and Ara Andrea, Chairperson of the Alumni Trustees Board

Director of the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus receives CNR Alumni Achievement Award

Ramaz Gokhelashvili, Director of the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus, was selected to receive the CNR Alumni Achievement Award for 2008 of the College of Natural Resources of the University of Idaho, for his career record since graduating from CNR in 2000. …  

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Convict surgeonfish

IUCN sets its agenda for the CBD

When world leaders meet in Bonn in May for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), slowing down the rate of species loss will be top of the agenda. …  

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Harold Jefferson Coolidge

IUCN opens call for nominations of the first Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Established four years ago during the third Session of the World Conservation Congress in Thailand, the award will go to a conservation professional with outstanding contributions to conservation of nature and natural resources. The winner will be announced at the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, 5-14 October. The deadline is 30 June 2008. [ Français ¦ Español ] …  

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Erich Vogt at IFC

IUCN Participates in Civil Society Policy Forum at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings ‘08

11 April 2008—Thousands of delegates and stakeholders convened in Washington, DC this week to participate in the World Bank and IMF’s 2008 Spring Meetings. Accompanying the official meetings was the Civil Society Policy Forum, organized to foster a dialogue between Bank officials and civil society organizations regarding critical new policies and issues, such as the role of International Financial Institutions in climate change mitigation and adaptation. …  

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Tales from the wilderness – IUCN and WWF launch Wild Talk

Today IUCN and WWF are launching an exciting new monthly podcast called Wild Talk. Each month we will bring you the latest news and features from the world of conservation. …  

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Harold Jefferson Coolidge

L'UICN ouvre un appel à candidatures pour la première Médaille Harold Jefferson Coolidge

Créée il y a 4 ans lors de la 3e session du Congrès mondial de la nature en Thaïlande, la Médaille Harold Jefferson Coolidge est décernée à un spécialiste de la conservation ayant apporté une contribution importante à la protection de la nature et des ressources naturelles. Le lauréat sera annoncé lors de la prochaine session du Congrès mondial de la nature de l'UICN, qui se tiendra à Barcelone du 5 au 14 octobre 2008.  La date limite de présentation des candidatures est le 30 juin 2008. …   | English | Spanish

16 Apr 2008 | News story

Reuters-IUCN Media Awards

Call for Entries to Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards

Reuters Foundation and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) launch 2008 Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting. …  

15 Apr 2008 | News story