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2012 Congress Online Programme

IUCN Congress Programme now live

As the World Conservation Congress draws closer, you can now view what’s on and when. Regularly updated, the Online Programme is a handy companion to organize your schedule in Jeju and make the most out of your experience. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2012 | News story

Buna River Protected Lanscape

Connecting nature and tourism for Albania’s economic development

More than 10,000 people will participate in the opening of the 2012 tourist season in Velipojë on Friday 1 June. IUCN, with a project funded by the Italian Cooperation, will participate to promote the importance of protecting the natural beauty of the area which every year attracts thousands of tourists.  …  

31 May 2012 | Article
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Willem Ferwerda, General Director of IUCN NL

Interview with Willem Ferwerda, new Special Advisor Business & Ecosystems

Willem Ferwerda, tropical ecologist, was director of the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands from 2000 until March 2012. In his new role Ferwerda will support the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) in making businesses and investors work for ecosystem restoration and management. As Chair of the Board of Patrons he will be actively involved in rolling out Leaders for Nature internationally. …  

24 May 2012 | Article
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Sites naturels sacrés - IUCN Best Practice Guideline no. 16, French

French Language Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines Launched

Today at the Indigenous Forum of the International Congress of Ethnobiology the IUCN - UNESCO Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines - French Language Version were launched. The Guidelines are part of the Protected Area Best Practice Guideline Series of the World Commission on Protected Areas. They provide advice to protected area managers how to support the biological and cultural values of sacred natural sites. …  

22 May 2012 | News story
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Vacancy: Head, IUCN Science and Knowledge Management

Mobilising knowledge from across IUCN constituencies and integrating it into the IUCN Programme is a key part of this position. The closing date is 6 June. …  

16 May 2012 | News story

Koedoe, with the sub-title 'African Protected Area Conservation and Science' is an influential, frequently cited, accredited, peer reviewed and Open Access journal published since 1958. Koedoe promotes and contributes to the scientific (biology) and environmental (ecology and biodiversity) conservation practices of Africa, by defining the key practices that will ensure biological diversity in Africa.

Koedoe special issue call for papers: Tourism and protected areas

While Koedoe tends to focus on conservation in Africa, this special issue has a global reach and authors are invited to submit papers by 1 August 2012 for publication prior to the World Conservation Congress. …  

14 May 2012 | News story

Food and Agriculture: The future of sustainability

CEC Chair co-authors UN report on Food and Agriculture: The Future of Sustainability

Keith Wheeler is co-author of this new report just released by the U.N. Division for Sustainable Development as a strategic input to the "Sustainable Development in the 21st Century Report" to be launched at the Rio+20 Summit. …  

07 May 2012 | News story

World Resources Institute

Vote for the best video communicating climate change

Which of these three videos delivers the strongest message about climate change science? Vote for your favourite World Resources Institute video today! 
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04 May 2012 | News story

Wild Wonders of Europe - wolf

Rewilding in Europe through biosphere reserves

Europe is currently in the middle of an exceptional wildlife comeback boom due to large-scale abandonment of farmland. This phenomenon is particularly notable in the continent’s mountainous areas, which are running wild with robust, resilient nature. The time has never been more ripe for the conservation of biodiversity in Europe.   …  

04 May 2012 | News story
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Proyecto Buena Governanza del Agua y Cambio Climático

Animated video on climate change adaptation

A new animated video 'Adaptación al Cambio Climático: Gente y Ecosistemas', was recently developed by the IUCN Mesoamerica office. …  

30 Apr 2012 | News story