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Women participating in an FAO Farmer Field School focusing on tree planting in Kitui District, Kenya

International Women’s Day – women in forest communities need louder voice

Background: To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday March 8th 2011, IUCN is calling for women in forest communities to be given more control of the management of forests and to be involved in decisions relating to them. …  

07 Mar 2011 | Media advisory

Groundwater dependant ecosystems support livelihoods in Vietnam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

Background: Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. This year’s World Wetlands Day also marks the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention. Ramsar protected wetland sites cover an area of 186 million hectares, about the size of Mexico, the largest protected area network in the world. …  

31 Jan 2011 | Media advisory

Pygmy Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit – species hopping out of view?

Background: Celebrations begin on Thursday 3 February 2011 to mark the Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Rabbit. However, as we enter this new cycle in the Chinese zodiac, conservationists are warning that, in spite of their reputation as prolific breeders, nearly one in four rabbits, hares and pikas - from the order known as lagomorphs - are classified as Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

26 Jan 2011 | Media advisory

Acre, Brasil

Inundaciones en Brasil : especialistas disponibles para entrevistas

Antecedentes: Las intensas lluvias e inundaciones han causado deslizamientos de tierra grandes en el sureste de Brasil. Las inundaciones no sólo provocaron daños a la vida humana, alrededor de 500 muertes hasta ahora; sino también la pérdida de los hogares de miles de personas y la destrucción de infraestructura clave. …   | English

15 Jan 2011 | Media advisory

Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Tackling the tiger crisis

Background: Crucial talks to bring Asia’s most iconic animal, the tiger, back from the brink of extinction are taking place in St Petersburg, Russia, from 21 to 24 November. The International Tiger Forum, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, includes leaders from 13 countries which still have wild tigers, along with conservation organisations including IUCN. They are expected to adopt a high-level declaration and a global recovery plan to save this critically endangered animal. …  

19 Nov 2010 | Media advisory

Greening the economy

Business backs efforts to halt biodiversity loss

Background: Finding ways for businesses to become more involved in helping to halt and reverse the current loss of biodiversity will be the main focus of the International Business and Ecosystems Dialogue, which will take place on Tuesday 26th October in Nagoya, Japan. The dialogue coincides with the 10th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya, which will set targets for the next ten years to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss. …  

28 Sep 2010 | Media advisory

Damselfly in Jacana, Botswana

Biodiversity where it belongs at top of UN agenda

UN’s first ever high level event on biodiversity: September 22, New York, US   …  

17 Sep 2010 | Media advisory

World heritage site in Korea

Comment va notre patrimoine mondial? L’UICN évalue les sites existants et nouveaux.

Le Comité du Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO se réunira à Brasilia, au Brésil, du 25 juillet au 3 août pour ajouter de nouveaux lieux naturels et culturels exceptionnels à la liste des sites classés au Patrimoine mondial. L’UICN joue un rôle majeur dans le processus en tant qu’organe consultatif chargé d’évaluer les sites naturels et de recommander de nouvelles nominations. L’UICN évalue aussi l’état de la conservation des sites déjà existants et recommande l’inscription des sites menacés sur la liste du Patrimoine mondial en danger. …   | English | Spanish | Portuguese

15 Jul 2010 | Media advisory

Mangroves plantation

Climate action needed now - talks continue

UNFCCC talks, 31 May – 11 June 2010, Bonn                                Negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting resume in Bonn, continuing efforts to establish a post-2012 global climate change regime. Following disappointment in Copenhagen, the timing for the adoption of a new legally binding agreement remains unclear, but Parties should aim at an agreement on the building blocks of a new regime for the next UNFCCC Summit in Cancun, Mexico, in November this year.
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28 May 2010 | Media advisory

marine programme

Science needn't cost the earth

Background: Key decisions which could help to reverse the current extinction crisis will be decided at the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice or SBSTTA, which takes place in Nairobi, Kenya from 10 to 21 May 2010. Decisions taken in Nairobi will provide a scientific basis for discussions that will take place in October in Nagoya, Japan, at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. …  

04 May 2010 | Media advisory