News for Members

New Zealand fur seal (arctocephalus forsteri)

Call for social animals

Now is the time to put your creative hat on and tease the interest of your peers – because we are calling for participants and partners to organize social and cultural events. …  

02 Apr 2012 | News story

Alimoche

Did you know that almost 25% of Spain’s land is included in Natura 2000?

Protected areas in Spain cover more than 15 million hectares, representing over 27% of its land area. And almost a quarter of the whole Spanish territory is part of the Natura 2000 Network which this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This month, the IUCN National Committee and Member organizations in Spain showcase their activities and achievements in nature conservation in the third edition of the IUCN European Country Focus. …  

02 Apr 2012 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment

Forum web-spaces for the 2012 IUCN Congress

Congress Forum just a few clicks away

Enhance your experience of the Forum and visit the dedicated web-spaces, which have been specifically designed to give easy access to important information surrounding the event. …   | French | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

IUCN’s impact on global conservation

IUCN’s impact on global conservation

As preparations gear up for the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress, we take a look at what impact these events have on international nature conservation. …   | French | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

SOS, Mangrove Finch

Save Our Species funds Mangrove Finch project on Galapagos Islands

Swen Lorenz, Chief Executive of the Charles Darwin Foundation, an IUCN member organization, visited IUCN HQs in order to sign a grant agreement with SOS - Save Our Species to protect the Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) which is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Mangrove Finch is the rarest of the 13 species of Darwin Finches with an estimated remaining population of 100 individuals found only in two locations on the Galapagos Islands. …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story

Thailand

New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day Two

The day started with a meeting for civil society to express their concerns to the Bureau of the Rio+20 conference. Civil society groups expressed concerns about governments bracketing issues related to human rights and equity principles. There is an open letter for signature entitled Rights at Risk at the United Nations which can be accessed at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/rightsatrisk/ and if you want to hear and see how angry civil society is, .... …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story
5 Comments | Write a comment

Male one year

Reintroduction of the chamois after 150 years of absence

A chamois reintroduction program carried out by the Nature and Man Foundation (FNYH), an IUCN Member since 1997, led to a birth increase of 47% compared to 2010. …   | Spanish

29 Mar 2012 | Article
0 Comments | Write a comment

Family photo of CeUICN members during annual meeting

CeUICN towards Jeju 2012

The Spanish Committee of IUCN (Comité Español de la UICN – CeIUCN) and its members will meet on 11 and 12 April in Vitoria (nominated European Green Capital) to discuss and agree on the motions to be presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012 (WCC) in Jeju, Korea [link], thus continuing the participatory process initiated in 2007, prior to the Congress held in Barcelona. …   | Spanish

28 Mar 2012 | Article
0 Comments | Write a comment

Jerusalem

Towards sustainable urban planning in Jerusalem

International experts in ecology, biodiversity management and community engagement gathered in Jerusalem with key Israeli specialists to produce strategies for URBIS – an emerging urban biosphere concept. URBIS aims to promote sustainability in city planning transcending municipal boundaries and fostering regional cooperation. …  

28 Mar 2012 | News story
4 Comments | Write a comment

United Nations

New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day One

Yesterday was the first day of the 3rd Intersessional meeting on Rio+20. Delegates were meeting last week in the same place but under a different meeting title: “First round of informal-informal negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document”. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment