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UN Forest Forum catalyzes commitment - IUCN

New York, USA, 4 February, 2011 (IUCN) – A new momentum from governments, ready to commit to restoring forests, was clearly on show at the 9th UN Forum on Forests (UNFF9), says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).   …  

04 Feb 2011 | International news release

IUCN speaks out for environmental defender Gerry Ortega

Following the recent killing of Radio Mindanao Network DWAR Radio journalist Gerry Ortega, IUCN Director General has written to the President of the Republic of the Philippines. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story
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IUCN Members among Top 10 Environmental Think Tanks

Ecologic Institute an IUCN Member, based in Berlin, Germany, ranked 6th in the "Environmental Think Tanks" category in the 2010 Global "Go-To Think Tank Index" of the University of Pennsylvania. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Penelope Figgis WCPA Regional Chair for Oceania

Penelope Figgis is new Director of Australian Committee for IUCN

Ms Penelope Figgis is the newly appointed Director of ACIUCN, the Australia Committee for IUCN. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Pygmy Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit – species hopping out of view?

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™. …  

03 Feb 2011 | News story

Gorilla in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Rwanda – Restaurer la nature pour assurer la prospérité future

Les plans du gouvernement rwandais pour restaurer les milieux forestiers détruits et promouvoir le développement national sont la preuve d’un réel engagement politique visant à répondre à la dégradation des écosystèmes et à remédier à ses impacts sur les populations rurales pauvres, dit l’UICN (Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature). L’UICN appelle instamment les autres pays à tenir compte du potentiel que représentent des forêts saines pour une croissance économique durable. …   | English

02 Feb 2011 | International news release

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention

IUCN congratulates the Ramsar Convention on its 40th anniversary

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Sitio Ramsar Jaaukanigás". Santa Fe, Argentina.

Día Mundial de los humedales se celebra hoy

El lema para 2011 es “Los Humedales y los Bosques”. Este año, la Convención Ramsar celebra también su 40º aniversario.
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02 Feb 2011 | News story

Sorting cola  nuts, Ghana

Le monde doit mieux estimer la valeur de ses forêts – UICN

Une meilleure estimation de la valeur économique des forêts améliorera les conditions de vie des populations pauvres qui y vivent, créera de nouveaux marchés et favorisera la croissance économique mondiale. L’apport économique des forêts est massivement sous-estimé par les autorités gouvernementales et les donateurs, d’après le dernier rapport de l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

01 Feb 2011 | International news release

Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

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. …  

01 Feb 2011 | News story