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More recognition needed for Blue Carbon’s role in curbing climate change

The critical role of coastal ecosystem management in curbing climate change and the need to fully integrate it in climate change and biodiversity policies were the focus of the “Blue Carbon – Managing coastal ecosystems for climate change mitigation” symposium that  took place in the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story

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IPBES: the Birth Pangs of a New Assessment Process

“Much has been written in academic Journals on what the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) could, should and might do, but in fact remarkably little has yet been finally decided upon [..] While this may seem to many to be an interminable process, it is important to recognise the advances that have been made,” says Jerry Harrison, Head of Development at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. …  

12 Jan 2012 | News story

Manas River in Bhutan

IUCN welcomes Bhutan as new State Member

The Royal Government of Bhutan has announced its decision to become a Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has been designated by the Royal Government of Bhutan as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. IUCN extends its warmest welcome to the Kingdom of Bhutan. …   | French | Spanish

12 Jan 2012 | News story


Hope in a hotspot – on a mission to save frogs in Colombia

In Colombia, work is under way to save a group of species whose fate is intimately linked with our own. …  

12 Jan 2012 | News story

Confirmed and inferred distribution

New IUCN Red List map browser: visualize and explore

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ website has a brand new feature designed to facilitate the exploration and visualization of species distribution ranges. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story

Luiz Fernando Krieger Merico, Coordenador Nacional, UICN-Brasilia.

Brasil trabaja en la Estrategia Nacional de Biodiversidad para el 2020

En abril de 2010, la UICN, el Ministerio de Ambiente de Brasil, WWF e IPE iniciaron los “Diálogos sobre Biodiversidad: construyendo la estrategia brasileña para el 2020”. Cinco eventos reunieron al sector privado, la sociedad civil, la academia, los pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales y el gobierno, con alrededor de 500 participantes, en uno de los más amplios procesos de gobernanza y definición de una estrategia nacional de biodiversidad a escala global. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story
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FPWC is a new IUCN Member in Armenia

IUCN welcomes the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) as its new NGO Member in Armenia. FPWC was admitted as an NGO Member by the IUCN Council at its 77th meeting held in New Delhi from 14-17 November 2011. Currently, FPWC and the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (ASPB) are IUCN Members in Armenia. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story
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IUCN Bangladesh and CEGIS go head to head on the cricket pitch in a friendly T20

All eyes were on the cricketers the grandstands packed as IUCN Bangladesh took to the cricket pitch against CEGIS in a friendly T-20 (20-20) cricket match at Mohammadpur, Dhaka on 7 January 2012. …  

11 Jan 2012 | Article

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IUCN welcomes Association BIOM as its new member

IUCN’s network in SEE is now strengthened by a new NGO member, Association for Biological Research - BIOM. Its membership application was approved during the 77th Meeting of the IUCN Council. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story

IUCN comments on the way IPBES is being shaped

UNEP, acting as the interim Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), has published all comments received from governments and other stakeholders on the draft elements of the IPBES work programme, the rules of procedure of the plenary and related IPBES procedures. The comments also include contributions from the IUCN network.

10 Jan 2012 | News story