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John C. Phillips

John C. Phillips Memorial Medal

IUCN Member Organizations and Commission Members are invited to submit nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal. The John C. Phillips Memorial Medal recognizes outstanding service in international conservation and commemorates the life and work of Dr John C. Phillips, a pioneer of the conservation movement. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

Cape Town penguin breeding site under rehabilitation

South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) – two IUCN Members – have joined the City of Cape Town and other partners in the rehabilitation of the penguin breeding site at Burghers’ Walk in Simon’s Town, South Africa. …  

28 Jul 2011 | News story
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Colonel Samuela Saumatua in his opening address.

Economy must go green to ensure sustainability: says Environment Minister

In opening the 14th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRNC) today in Lami, Fiji, Colonel Samuela Saumatua the Minister for Urban Development, Housing, Local Government and Environment of Fiji emphasized the need for Pacific economies to go green if the region is to ensure its economic viability. …  

26 Jul 2011 | News story

Some of the IUCN Members during the IUCN Members’ meeting in Kampala, Uganda.

IUCN Members in Uganda muscle up for the World Conservation Congress

IUCN Members in Uganda convened a meeting last week at the Secretariat offices in Kampala to discuss and generate a roadmap for effective participation at both the Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) and the World Conservation Congress (WCC). The meeting was attended by representatives of the Member institutions and the secretariat. …  

25 Jul 2011 | News story
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Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Top scientists rally together in fight against invasive species

A flurry of articles in influential scientific journals in recent months has questioned the urgency to address the growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The assertion is that the concern with invasive species derives from an unreasonable desire to maintain pristine ecosystems and exclude all alien species. Such criticism is, in fact, unfounded. …  

22 Jul 2011 | News story

Cascading Waterfall, Blue and John Crow National Park, Jamaica

A park for resisting slavery

Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (BJCMNP), Jamaica …  

18 Jul 2011 | Fact sheet
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UICN-PACO : Les Membres préparent le prochain Congrès mondial de la nature

Brazzaville, la capitale de la République du Congo a abrité du 5 au 8 Juillet 2011, le forum régional de l’environnement en Afrique centrale et occidentale sous le thème « Coalition pour la conservation de la biodiversité et la gestion durable des paysages forestiers confrontés au changement climatique ». …  

14 Jul 2011 | News story
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IUCN welcomes The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province

IUCN’s network in SEE is now strengthened by a new GO Member, The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province, whose membership application was approved during the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council. …  

12 Jul 2011 | News story

Pierre-Yves Cousteau at work

Young Cousteau floats IUCN’s boat

Dedicated marine conservationist Pierre-Yves Cousteau has joined IUCN’s global team of Goodwill Ambassadors. …   | French | Spanish

12 Jul 2011 | International news release

Nu’utele Island, part of the Aleipata Islands, Upolu, Samoa

IUCN welcomes Samoa as new State Member

The Government of the Independent State of Samoa has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the Union’s Statutes, becoming a State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been designated by the Government of Samoa as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

08 Jul 2011 | News story