May

Conference: "The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss" (Reunion Island, 7-11 July 2008)

On the front line – the EU’s overseas entities battle climate change

For the first time, the EU’s overseas entities, ranging from islands in the tropics to the polar regions and sections of the Amazon rainforest, will get together to learn lessons and act jointly on climate change adaptation and species loss reduction. …  

13 May 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also book your preferred accommodation and excursion trips online.
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12 May 2008 | News story

Organic farm in Serbia- field work

Private Business Sector Organic Farming in Serbia signed Countdown 2010

On 10 May 2008 the first private business sector representative from Serbia, Mr. Zoran Stojanov, signed the CD2010 Declaration on his farm Salas 176 in Cenej, Vojvodina, Serbia. 

10 May 2008 | News story

Juan Carlos Sánchez

Water governance researcher

Juan Carlos Sánchez, currently a student of the Environmental Governance M.Sc. Programme at the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, has joined IUCN Environmental Law Centre for a period of 7 months to do his Master thesis in coordination with the University.  

09 May 2008 | News story

Dolphin, near the Azores

States support further action to protect biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction while setting aside the most contentious issues

The outcome of the meeting of the UN Working Group on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction - a Co-Chairs’ joint statement - reflects growing support for a series of short and medium term steps to address weaknesses and gaps in implementation, regulation and governance of human activities affecting marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. 

08 May 2008 | News story

A group activity during the training course

Xây dựng kỹ năng lập kế hoạch đánh bắt hải sản bền vững cho các chủ thể khu bảo tồn biển

Một khóa tập huấn về lập kế hoạch đánh bắt hải sản bền vững để hỗ trợ cho các chủ thể thuộc các khu bảo tồn biển (MPA) do IUCN Việt Nam đồng tài trợ đã được tổ chức vào giữa tháng 4/2008 tại Tp. Quy Nhơn, Tỉnh Bình Định. Đây là nơi có Khu bảo tồn Rừng Ngập mặn Cồn Chim và là nơi cư ngụ của nhiều cộng đồng ngư dân địa phương. …  

07 May 2008 | News story

Whale photograph

Construct an oil pipeline next to gray whale feeding area? Think twice, warns independent panel of scientists

Members of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, an independent scientific body convened by IUCN, have voiced their concern to Exxon Neftegaz Ltd. over plans to build an oil pipeline and an ice bridge across the Piltun Lagoon on the Sakhalin Island. The Lagoon is believed to be of crucial importance for the productivity of species on which western gray whales feed. …  

07 May 2008 | News story

A group activity during the training course

Promoting Sustainable Fisheries in MPAs: Planning Skills Built for Stakeholders

A training course on sustainable fisheries planning to support Marine Protected Area (MPA) stakeholders was co-sponsored by IUCN Viet Nam in mid-April 2008 in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, where Con Chim Mangrove Reserve and many local fishing communities are located. …   | Vietnamese

07 May 2008 | News story

4th WCC

Agenda and Documentation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress now available

As of today all the information and documents on which Members will vote at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona (5 to 14 October 2008), including the new IUCN Programme "Shaping a sustainable future", are available online. …  

06 May 2008 | News story

IUCN Marine Team

IUCN GMP and WCPA-Marine participates in the 4th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands, Hanoi, Vietnam, 8-11 April 2008

The Conference was organized by the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands, which was created in 2002 by an informal World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) coordinating group in Johannesburg, South Africa. Comprised of individuals from governments, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the Global Forum serves as a platform for cross-sectoral information sharing and dialogue on issues affecting oceans, coasts and islands, with the goal of achieving sustainable development in these areas. The event brought together over 430 participants from 71 countries representing governments, UN and other international agencies, NGOs, industry, oceans donors, organized science groups, and networks of museums and aquaria. …   | French

05 May 2008 | News story