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IUCN Completes Due Diligence on Rio Tinto

IUCN has been in talks with the Rio Tinto Group over the past 18 months about the possibility of signing a partnership agreement with the intention of helping Rio Tinto reach it's goal of a net positive impact on biodiversity.    …  

28 Oct 2008 | News story

Duba lilies, Okavango delta

IUCN, Ramsar and Danone plan new agreement

IUCN was recently invited by the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention, which is hosted by IUCN and has a long-standing partnership with the Danone Group, to help develop a new initiative to assess the feasibility of generating certified carbon offsets through wetland restoration and conservation. …  

24 Oct 2008 | News story

Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

New Impetus for the High Seas following IUCN World Conservation Congress

IUCN members at the World Conservation Congress have called for strong action to protect high seas biodiversity and to regulate the human activities impacting it. This signals a growing awareness of the vital role oceans play in sustaining life on our planet and alarm at the multiplying threats to marine biodiversity from human activities in areas beyond national jurisdiction (the high seas). …  

24 Oct 2008 | News story

Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Women still absent in climate change debate

Lack of women’s participation in efforts to solve climate crisis was the main focus of the Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance held from 19 to 22 October in Manila, Philippines. The global gender alliance established by IUCN, UNDP and UNEP, encouraged women to speak with one voice at climate change negotiations.  

24 Oct 2008 | News story

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

IUCN welcomes Mexico as a new State Member

The Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs announced the decision of the Government of Mexico to adhere to IUCN Statutes, thus becoming a State Member of IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

23 Oct 2008 | News story

IUCN

48 new members join IUCN

On the eve of IUCN's 60th anniversary, a record number of new members have joined the Union. At its 70th Meeting, held in Barcelona on 4 October, the IUCN Council admitted 48 new members. …  

15 Oct 2008 | News story

Coat of arms, Georgia

IUCN welcomes Georgia as a new State Member

The Government of Georgia has officially announced its decision to adhere to IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources has been designated by the Government of Georgia as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

14 Oct 2008 | News story

Whale photograph

Watch the whales

IUCN’s members voted in favour of a resolution on whale conservation which called for the promotion of non-lethal use of whales through responsible whale watching. …  

14 Oct 2008 | News story

Public awareness raising on climate change is essential for the implementation of Viet Nam’s adaptation and mitigation activities.

New IUCN resolution urges stronger climate change mitigation

More than 98 percent of IUCN NGO members and 70 percent of state members voted in favour of a new climate change mitigation resolution. The resolution targets more specific goals and actions on biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods protection. …  

14 Oct 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Motions passed

The following motions were passed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona on Saturday, October 11. …  

13 Oct 2008 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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