Join us in celebrating the start of 2010 – the International Year of Biodiversity, declared by the United Nations. For the next 12 months we will be celebrating biological diversity – the variety of life on earth – and boosting awareness of how important it is for our lives. Most people appreciate the beauty of the natural world, but awareness of biodiversity, how seriously it is threatened, and the implications for human wellbeing, is alarmingly low. …
In an effort to harness the vital role of press and media institutions in raising the consciousness towards environmental stewardship and sustainable development, a group of Jordanian journalists were engaged in an interactive 3-day training workshop entitled Media for Sustainable Development. …
Led by the IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, a delegation from the secretariat (composed of Margarita Astralaga, Aimé Nianogo Ali Kaka and Jean-Yves Pirot) paid a working visit to the African Development Bank in Tunis on December 2nd and 3rd, 2009. The delegation was received by President Donald Kaberuka in the presence of the OSVP Vice-President Kamal Elkheshen. … | French
18 Dec 2009 | News story
‘When you look down the Zarqa River at Janna’a Park it is hard to imagine that 30 years ago this area was green and fertile’, said Eng.Mohammad Al Zawahra from Zarqa Municipality. ‘People would swim in clear water pools, fish, swam in the river, and we had flowing water throughout the year’. …
Winner gains first-hand experience of UN climate talks in Copenhagen.
A 19 year-old Colombian student is this year’s grand prize winner of an international youth competition running on connect2earth, the green online and mobile community. … | Spanish
15 Dec 2009 | News story
The IUCN National Committee of France will organize its upcoming National Congress on Nature, on 20 January 2010, around the theme of the International Year of Biodiversity. … | French
10 Dec 2009 | News story
On 25th November 2009, the 73rd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 18 new Members to join IUCN.
The Council, President, Director General and entire family of IUCN extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and look forward to their active involvement. … | French | Spanish
06 Dec 2009 | News story
CEC members Frits Hesselink and Susanna Calvo attended the WCPA Climate Change Summit in Granada. They offer some strategic approaches to communicating the importance of protected areas to climate change mitigation.
30 Nov 2009 | News story
This film explains in 6 minutes how the oceans are affected and play a major role in climate change, with a focus on alien species in the Mediterranean. CEC members went abord the vessel used by the Changing Oceans Expedition while docked in Barcelona last October. Shared with CEC by the Antinea team. …