Février 2010

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

La biodiversité, c’est maintenant ou jamais.

Nos aliments viennent des supermarchés, notre eau coule du robinet et nos médicaments nous sont fournis par les pharmacies. Il suffit en général d’appuyer sur un bouton pour obtenir du chaud ou du froid, de tirer la chasse d’eau pour que nos excréments commencent à se décomposer et d’appuyer sur une télécommande pour trouver notre bonheur culturel ou spirituel. …   | English

26 Feb 2010 | News story
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Drought

Supporting Drought Policies in Europe: Biodiversity and Good Water Quality

Drought experts met in Brussels on 22 – 24 February to attend the Xerochore Final Conference on Supporting Drought Policies in Europe. Xerochore is an EU funded research project designed to assess research needs and policy choices on drought for the EU. The conference brought together planners, water resource experts, environment specialists, climatologists, and economists to discuss the challenges of drought identification and characterisation, the environmental and socio-economic impacts of drought, and management choices and policy options for drought based on EU Member State and overseas experience. …  

25 Feb 2010 | News story

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Protected Areas Retreat 16-17 February 2009

Following the external review of the IUCN Programme on Protected Areas (PPA) in 2009, 30 participants met together in Rolle, Switzerland, to provide input into the IUCN’s management response that will shape the future of the PPA. …  

25 Feb 2010 | News story

MRC/IUCN Regional Workshop on Mekong Wetlands, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods

On 25-26 January over 40 wetlands specialists met in Ho Chi Minh City in a workshop organised by Mekong River Commission (MRC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in order to share recent experience, knowledge gained and lessons learned from ongoing work on wetlands in the Mekong Basin, and to identify priority areas for future work.
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24 Feb 2010 | News story
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Call for Papers - Policy Matters: Issue 18

Call for Papers - POLICY MATTERS: ISSUE 18 “Rights-based Approaches to Conservation: Ensuring the Local Integrity of Environmental Law and Policy” Guest Editors: Kabir Bavikatte, Harry Jonas, and Holly Shrumm (Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment) …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Harrie Hendrickx (Unilever, The Netherlands) visiting a family involved in collecting Allanblackia seeds in Western Province in Ghana

Million-dollar boost to the people and biodiversity of West Africa

An IUCN initiative that works to improve the livelihoods of people in West Africa has received a major boost in the form of a CHF 1.9 million grant from Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Alisdair Harris

Coastal Conservation offers survival for the poor

A young British Conservationist has won an international award for helping to create a new model of community-run Marine Protected Areas, which both saves marine diversity and helps to feed marine dependent communities. …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Upcoming Earthwatch lectures

IUCN Member Earthwatch to host two lectures in London as part of an ongoing series of educational events. …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

PM15

Call for Papers - Policy Matters: Issue 17

Call for papers - POLICY MATTERS: ISSUE 17 “Macroeconomic Policies for Sustainable Development” Guest Editor: Alejandro Nadal (Co-Chair, TEMTI; Full Professor, Center for Economic Studies, El Colegio de México). …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Mangroves at Nasilai, Rewa delta, Fiji.

Mangroves to the rescue

Coastal ecosystems in the Pacific region are under severe threat. Increasing population, coastal development, squatter settlements and increasing demand for resources are having a serious impact. Climate change will only make things worse for these vulnerable coastal areas, and urgent action is needed to address the ongoing threats. …  

23 Feb 2010 | News story
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