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UK Protected Areas – Natural Solutions Conference

The IUCN National Committee in the UK is organizing a conference on protected areas on 26 April 2012 near Preston, Lancashire. …  

21 Feb 2012 | News story
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How to help business become greener?

The impact of the private sector on biodiversity can be very detrimental, therefore a number of initiatives have already been developed to help businesses become greener and now a comprehensive European accreditation scheme for companies is being discussed. …  

21 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN helps UN push for sustainable energy for all

IUCN helps UN push for sustainable energy for all

IUCN’s Director General joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi January 2012 to outline his Sustainable Energy for All initiative to the media. …  

21 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN Patron of Nature, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Turning the red carpet green

IUCN has the honour this week of welcoming its new Patron of Nature, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to the organisation’s headquarters, accompanied by IUCN Goodwill Ambassador Mattias Klum. …  

21 Feb 2012 | News story

Community discussing solutions to a changing climate and water flows in Olbil, Tanzania

Durban deal breathes life into climate talks

In December, governments at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa agreed measures to sustain current global efforts to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and to conclude a new global agreement with legal force to help avert the threat of climate change. …  

21 Feb 2012 | Article

Juvenile Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Green Turtle nesting boom in Philippines

A turtle baby boom on the Baguan Island of Turtle Islands in the Philippines has produced a record 1.4 million eggs according to Conservation International (CI) Philippines citing figures from the Department of Environment and Resources (DENR). …  

18 Feb 2012 | News story

Egret

Promote water issues in Europe with the Green Week

Every year, the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment organises the Green Week, one of the biggest conferences on environmental policy in Europe. You can apply to add your event to the Green Week’s satellite events list – an opportunity to increase visibility of your action.  …  

17 Feb 2012 | News story
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Svitlana Kravchenko

In Memoriam: Svitlana Kravchenko

The Environmental Law Programme mourns a great friend: Svitlana Kravchenko died at 62, a few days after a heart attack, in Eugene (Oregon).  …  

16 Feb 2012 | News story
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Meeting of Blue Planet Prize laureates

Blue Planet anniversary: a stimulus for action

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Blue Planet Prize and inject fresh impetus to global environmental action, IUCN’s Director General is part of a team of Blue Planet laureates working on a report ‘Environment and Development Challenges: the Imperative to Act’. This will be presented to the Rio+20 conference and other key international meetings, including the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September. …  

15 Feb 2012 | News story

18th session of the General Assembly of IUCN

Launch of IUCN Motions Blog

The Motions process is a central element of IUCN’s governance system and an important means by which Members can influence future directions in the conservation community and seek international support in various conservation issues. …   | French | Spanish

15 Feb 2012 | News story