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Laurel forest in Macaronesia

Political momentum on the value of EU islands and overseas territories

The full report of the conference on Islands and EU Overseas Entities’ Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation and the Fight Against Climate Change is now available. This conference aimed to create political momentum at the EU and international levels for the recognition of islands and overseas entities’ assets and values and highlighted their key role for successful climate change adaptation strategies and biodiversity policies. It took place in December 2011 at the European Parliament.  …  

27 Feb 2012 | News story

Les membres et le secrétariat de l'UICN au Cameroun définissent les orientations du plan de travail 2012 de l'UICN-Cameroun

Cameroun : UICN et membres main dans la main pour la mise en œuvre du plan de travail 2012

Dans le but de contribuer à la mise en œuvre de la stratégie d’intervention définie lors de la réunion d’installation du Comité National des membres de l’UICN au Cameroun en Mai 2011, une réunion a eu lieu dans la Salle de Conférence de l’UICN le 22 février 2012. Elle regroupait les membres et le personnel du Secrétariat de l’UICN au Cameroun. …  

24 Feb 2012 | News story
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Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)

Twelve percent of marine species in tropical eastern Pacific threatened

Twelve percent of marine species surveyed in the Gulf of California, the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica and the five offshore oceanic islands and archipelagos in the tropical eastern Pacific are threatened with extinction, according to a study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and its partners. Main threats to the region’s marine flora and fauna include over-fishing, habitat loss and increasing impacts from the El Nino Southern Oscillation. …   | Spanish

23 Feb 2012 | International news release

Wildscreen's Creative Climate Change Challenge

Body pop for polar bears! IUCN Member launches 'Creative Climate Change Challenge' for young people

Wildlife charity Wildscreen, an IUCN Member, has launched a creative communications competition to raise awareness amongst young people about animals and plants affected by climate change. …  

22 Feb 2012 | News story

King Penguin

IUCN welcomes 33 new Members

On 15 February 2012, the 78th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 33 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Brazil National Committee of IUCN Members. …   | French | Spanish

22 Feb 2012 | News story

Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa)

EU experts on IPBES thematic content

Over 80 experts, including those from the IUCN Secretariat and several IUCN Members, recently gathered for a workshop of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) to discuss the proposed work programme of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It was an opportunity to identify numerous ways for IPBES to collaborate with existing mechanisms so that its first activities are timely and effective. The workshop outcome is now available.  …  

21 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN National Committee United Kingdom

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