2008

Participants at the recent IUCN-SPREP joint energy meeting

IUCN Encourages Strengthened Partnerships to Coordinate Pacific Energy Activities

IUCN has joined forces with the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to help coordinate their respective energy projects in Pacific island nations. IUCN’s Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development Livelihood Initiative (EESLI) and SPREP’s Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP) held a joint meeting in Apia, Samoa in November 2008 to map a coordinated way forward for the projects. …  

19 Dec 2008 | News story

Logo of the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia.

Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection and IUCN agree on future collaboration

The Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia and the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that sets out the framework of their future collaboration.  

17 Dec 2008 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefevre and Gerard Dick sign new MOU between IUCN and WAZA.

Zoos and aquariums join forces with IUCN

IUCN and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) have teamed up to increase public awareness of conservation issues and improve access to research carried out in zoos and aquariums. The five-year Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed today between IUCN and WAZA, will also increase resources for conservation. …  

17 Dec 2008 | News story

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Assessing Countries' Legal and Institutional Frameworks Relating to PES

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) and the Katoomba Group are currently implementing a legal analysis initiative with the aim of better understanding the legal and institutional frameworks of water and carbon related Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes. …  

16 Dec 2008 | News story

Marine

Making blue energy green with E.ON

IUCN’s Global Marine Programme and Energy, Ecosystems and Livelihoods Initiative are initiating research into the ecosystem and livelihood implications of marine-based energy alternatives. This work is intended to inform policy and practice of governments, the private sector and the conservation community and will be supported by the Swedish government and the energy company E.ON. …  

15 Dec 2008 | News story

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Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants on Google

IUCN-Med has created and published its “Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants” layer on Google Earth. This layer is based on “The Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants” publication presenting a selection of 50 of the most threatened plant species growing on Mediterranean islands.  

15 Dec 2008 | News story

‘Burn oh burn’ – an entry on the topic of climate change

No time to lose, says IUCN

Governments have to make significant efforts towards a post 2012 climate regime to be in place by the end of the next UN climate meeting in December 2009, IUCN says.  

12 Dec 2008 | News story

Pillar coral in Marine Protected Area, Bahamas

El mundo perdió una quinta parte de sus corales

El 19 por ciento de los arrecifes de coral ha desaparecido, de acuerdo con la actualización mundial del estado de los corales del mundo 2008. Únicamente la reducción de emisiones de dióxido de carbono podría salvar al resto, según la UICN. …  

11 Dec 2008 | News story

World Conservation Congress. Barcelona 2008

Post Law and Governance Journey news!

It is already two months since the L&G Journey took place during the WCC Forum in Barcelona.
The Journey went well and its events were extremely well attended. Highlights included the six workshops organized by Specialist Groups of CEL, and by the ELC. A small group of CEL volunteers helped the Journey Guide to keep track of as many events as possible – quite a task considering their sheer numbers. …  

10 Dec 2008 | News story

Chugchilan, Cotopaxi. Ecuador

¿La naturaleza tiene derechos?

En una declaración histórica para el medio ambiente, la nueva constitución de Ecuador convirtió a la naturaleza en un sujeto de derechos. Sin embargo, el tema es complejo y el debate continúa dentro del país y alrededor del mundo: ¿puede la naturaleza tener derechos, si no logra exigir responsabilidades? …  

09 Dec 2008 | News story

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