Ignace Schops (RLKM) receives the Goldman Environmental Prize 2008

Goldman Prize for Belgium's only National Park

IUCN congratulates Ignace Schops, winner of the 2008 Goldman Environmental Prize. Head of the IUCN Member Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland, Ignace Schops led the effort to establish the first and only national park in his native Belgium. …  

13 Apr 2008 | News story

White Storks in Tabatskuri, Georgia

Wings over Wetlands – IUCN supports migratory waterbird conservation in the Caucasus

The IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus (POSC) has joined a broad partnership of organizations and governments - lead by Wetlands International and Birdlife International and supported by UNEP-GEF - to develop and implement a training and awareness raising programme on migratory waterbird conservation along the African-Eurasian Flyway. …  

12 Apr 2008 | News story

Salum logo

People of Salum learn about marine conservation

The Salum area is part of the western Mediterranean coastal region of Egypt, extending 600 km between Alexandria in the east to the Libyan border in the west. This area, including the Gulf of Salum, has been identified by Egypt as the most appropriate site to establish a protected area in order to maximize conservation of a representative cross section of the region’s natural resources. …  

11 Apr 2008 | News story

IUCN/WI Freshwater Fish Specialist Group (FFSG) Annual Meeting, Chester 17-18 March 2008

Professor Gordon McGregor Reid, Chair of the FFSG Specialist Group, led the meeting which looked at the global picture for freshwater fish, region by region, and developed strategies for helping threatened species. …  

10 Apr 2008 | News story

UNESCO World Heritage

Deadline extended for applications to UNESCO-Vocations Patrimoine Fellowships for World Heritage site managers

Training World Heritage site managers is one of the most valuable investments in heritage conservation, particularly as these sites confront the challenges of increasing flows of tourism and diminishing flows of international assistance for conservation and management. This is why UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has joined forces - for the third year running - in an innovative public-private partnership to offer Fellowships through the UNESCO-Association Vocations Patrimoine World Heritage Site Managers Programme. …  

09 Apr 2008 | News story

Firma canje de deuda, Ecuador y Alemania

Ecuador canjea deuda por naturaleza con Alemania

El valor del canje equivale a 6.4 millones de euros.  

09 Apr 2008 | News story

Fondo Respuesta para América del Sur: Una experiencia para la construcción de mecanismos de respuesta oportuna a conflictos socioambientales en América Latina

Comunidades y recursos: respuestas ante conflictos socioambientales

El libro “Fondo Respuesta para América del Sur: Una experiencia para la construcción de mecanismos de respuesta oportuna a conflictos socioambientales en América Latina”, recoge lecciones aprendidas del Fondo Respuesta, una iniciativa de la Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano. 

09 Apr 2008 | News story

Lebanese Landscape

Three new members from Iraq, Lebanon and UAE...welcome to IUCN

Three national NGOs from Iraq, Lebanon and UAE have been recently accepted to become IUCN members during the 69th IUCN council meeting held in March 2008 in Gland. IUCN WAME welcomes the  three new members and is looking forward to cooperate with them in the near future. IUCN will provide the platform to the three societies to lift the local and regional conservation issues and priorities to the international level. …  

02 Apr 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

The way towards the Congress

More than 8,000 leaders from government, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and social organizations will discuss, debate and decide solutions for the world’s most pressing environment and development issues. 

02 Apr 2008 | News story

Olancho, Honduras

Honduras aplica la EAE en plan piloto municipal

Municipios de los departamentos de Olancho y Choluteca aplican la herramienta de evaluación ambiental estratégica en la actualización de sus planes de desarrollo municipal, con el enfoque de ordenamiento territorial. En el mes de marzo un grupo de técnicos municipales recibió la segunda parte del primer módulo de capacitación. …  

02 Apr 2008 | News story