Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

The future we want - preparing for Rio+20

Preparations are gearing up for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development that takes place in June, with the release of the so-called ‘zero draft’ of the conference’s outcome document. …   | Spanish

31 Jan 2012 | News story

A wet bird

Denmark at the steering wheel of Europe: NGOs act

The Director of Birdlife Denmark, Jan Ejlsted tells us about their activities in relation to the Danish Presidency to the EU (January-June 2012). …  

30 Jan 2012 | Article
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The impacts of agriculture on nature

Three Danish IUCN Members – the Danish Outdoor Council, Birdlife Denmark and the Danish Society for Nature Conservation – recently released a publication on the agricultural industry in the country. A number of other Danish environmental organizations cooperated in the effort. …  

30 Jan 2012 | Article
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Recycling Bins

Strengthening NGOs: partnerships for energy, forestry and recycling

Concerns on the pressures affecting ecosystem and rural communities’ resilience are increasing across the European continent. The excessive use of wood biomass combined with low energy efficiency are some of the factors responsible for this trend. Export of illegally harvested raw timber, the unsustainable use of natural resources and limited recycling options exacerbate an already tenuous situation. …  

30 Jan 2012 | Project completed
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Indochinese silvered langur in Hon Chong

Exploiting limestone, Silvered langurs lose their “home”: a response

Several recent newspaper articles, including one published in the December 12, 2011 edition of Tuoi Tre, draw attention to the status of the Silvered langur (Trachypithecus germaini) populations on the karst hills of Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province. As the Tuoi Tre article states, this species is assessed as Endangered by IUCN, the International Union of Conservation of Nature, because it is believed to have undergone a decline exceeding 50% over the past 36 years (three generations, given a generation length of 12 years) due to a combination of habitat loss and hunting pressure (http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/39874/0). The Tuoi Tre article also correctly acknowledges the unique biodiversity of the Kien Luong karst hills. …   | Vietnamese

30 Jan 2012 | Media advisory
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Hands holding fruits

Innovation in European agriculture

In the face of a growing world population expected to reach 9 billion in 2050, global food production will have to increase by 70% according to the FAO, the United Nations agency for food and agriculture. As one of the biggest world food producers and importers, the EU has a key role to play. …  

30 Jan 2012 | News story
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La réserve de biosphère transfrontalière du bas delta du fleuve Sénégal : bientôt en gouvernance partagée ?

Les Etats du Sénégal et de la République Islamique de Mauritanie ont célébré les 11 et 12 janvier 2012, les journées de la Réserve de biosphère transfrontalière du bas delta du fleuve Sénégal-RBTDS. …  

29 Jan 2012 | News story
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Pan-European CEC members! An invitation to Tiere Live workshop on children, animals and biodiversity

 The Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation (ANL) in partnership with IUCN CEC is organizing a three-day workshop in Laufen, Germany. …  

27 Jan 2012 | News story

St Helena's landscape

IUCN advice on EU-OCT cooperation on environment and climate change

On 23 January 2012, IUCN provided expert advice on environment, climate change and EU-OCT cooperation to the leaders of the EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). The leaders gathered for their annual OCT Association (OCTA) Ministerial Conference in preparation for the 10th OCT-EU Forum, which will conclude today in Brussels. …  

26 Jan 2012 | News story

The theme for this year's World Wetlands Day is 'Wetlands and Tourism'.

Wetland Tourism: Delivering Vision 2030 in Kenya

Kenya will join the rest of the world to commemorate the World Wetlands Day, 2012 and national celebrations will be held on 2 February 2012 at Ombaka Primary School, Kisumu County.  The World Wetlands Day is celebrated every 2nd February of each year and the theme for this year is Wetlands and Tourism. The theme is intended to demonstrate tourism as one of the key services that wetlands deliver. …  

26 Jan 2012 | Article