News Archive

Malva Nut _ Team Meeting

Going nuts about forests

In Laos, the sustainable harvesting of medicinal seeds from the native malva nut tree is helping to improve both the lives of local people and the state of the region’s forests. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story

Inner Niger Delta, Mali

Photography highlights beauty of Niger Delta

In Mali, part of the landscape gleams like a giant emerald in the middle of the arid brown African Sahel. The glittering jewel is the Inland Niger Delta. …   | French

18 Jan 2011 | News story

Couverture manuel scolaire

Un atelier régional pour l’intégration de l’éducation environnementale dans les curricula scolaires en Afrique de l’ouest

Dans le cadre du Programme régional d’éducation à l’environnement (PREE) qui regroupe les pays du PRCM, des représentants des Ministères de l’éducation et des ONGs de la Mauritanie, Cap Vert, Sénégal, Gambie, Guinée-Bissau, Guinée et Sierra Leone se réunissent à Bissau du 18 au 20 janvier 2011 à l’invitation de l’UICN. …  

15 Jan 2011 | News story
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Ashok Khosla

Suddenly, we find that it's all gone

As vital to life as oxygen, soil is rapidly depleting, says Ashok Khosla, President of IUCN and chairman of the New Delhi-based Development Alternatives Group, an IUCN Member. …  

07 Jan 2011 | Article
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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef

UN green light for science-policy platform on biodiversity

IUCN welcomes the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly yesterday to establish a new international body designed to boost the global response to the loss of the world’s biodiversity and ecosystems. …  

22 Dec 2010 | News story

Happy 2011

A wish for the Mediterranean

The year 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity, is coming to an end and the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-Med) has concluded with a celebration of our first ten years of work and the organization of several days of get-together and debate during the IUCN Mediterranean Forum in Malaga. …   | French | Spanish

22 Dec 2010 | News story
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ELAN - Ecosystems and Livelihoods Adaptation Network

Development and Conservation organizations partner on adaptation

IUCN, CARE, and WWF have joined forces to build poor and marginalized people's resilience to the impacts of climate change by promoting sound ecosystem management into human adaptation. …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story
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Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

WANI supports good water governance in Uganda and Kenya

Across East Africa, governments have recognized watershed management at the local level is key to improved water resources management. …  

16 Dec 2010 | News story

IYB wins Best International Campaign

International Year of Biodiversity wins Green Award for 'best campaign'

The IYB has won a Green Award for Best International Campaign. Members of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) played key roles: Laurie Bennett of Futerra led strategy on brand and messaging, Frits Hesselink conducted a global survey on the logo and content, and David Ainsworth of the CBD promoted the campaign. …  

07 Dec 2010 | News story