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Protecting Paris polyphylla, a medicinal plant in China

Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing opened for signature

On 2 February 2011, the “Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity” was opened for signature at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. …  

11 Feb 2011 | News story

Artisanal fishing in mangroves area, Chiapas, Mexico

Increasing climate change resilience in El Salvador

CRiSTAL, a tool used to identify threats of climate change impacts on community livelihoods, was the focus of a recent workshop in the San Ignacio region of El Salvador. …   | Spanish

10 Feb 2011 | News story

FIFALE 2011 - Rabat, Marco

International Film Festival for wildlife and the environment

In partnership with IUCN Member, the Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development, the International Film Festival for wildlife and the environment (FIFALE) will take place from 30 March to 2 April 2011 in Rabat. This film festival aims to raise awareness of the issues facing our planet and to act as a tool, a conduit and an alarm bell for environmental problems in Morocco and the world at large. …   | French

10 Feb 2011 | Event

"Water is everybody's business" - message painted on one side of the bus

Bus to spread word on water conservation in Fiji

 A 60 seater public bus, painted with images and messages to encourage water conservation and recycling, is now travelling the Lautoka to Nadi route in Fiji following its launch on the 2nd of February. …  

09 Feb 2011 | News story

Logotipo Comité Español de UICN

Arranca Iberclima, un proyecto que luchará contra el cambio climático en la Península Ibérica

El Comité Español de la UICN, la Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre, Nereo y Efe Verde llevarán a cabo el proyecto “Iberclima”, una iniciativa que sensibilizará y concienciará a la sociedad sobre los efectos adversos del cambio climático y la necesidad de trabajar a favor de la biodiversidad, prestando especial atención a los colectivos con capacidad de tomar de decisiones y de crear conciencia pública: administraciones locales, técnicos, gestores y periodistas. …  

07 Feb 2011 | International news release

Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

IUCN Members in top global rankings for environmental think tanks

IUCN congratulates three of its Member organizations that have been ranked in the world’s top 10 environmental think tanks in the 2010 Global "Go-To Think Tank Index" of the University of Pennsylvania. …  

07 Feb 2011 | News story

Forests 2011 - logo in six languages

UN Forest Forum catalyzes commitment - IUCN

New York, USA, 4 February, 2011 (IUCN) – A new momentum from governments, ready to commit to restoring forests, was clearly on show at the 9th UN Forum on Forests (UNFF9), says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).   …  

04 Feb 2011 | International news release

IUCN speaks out for environmental defender Gerry Ortega

Following the recent killing of Radio Mindanao Network DWAR Radio journalist Gerry Ortega, IUCN Director General has written to the President of the Republic of the Philippines. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story
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IUCN Members among Top 10 Environmental Think Tanks

Ecologic Institute an IUCN Member, based in Berlin, Germany, ranked 6th in the "Environmental Think Tanks" category in the 2010 Global "Go-To Think Tank Index" of the University of Pennsylvania. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Penelope Figgis WCPA Regional Chair for Oceania

Penelope Figgis is new Director of Australian Committee for IUCN

Ms Penelope Figgis is the newly appointed Director of ACIUCN, the Australia Committee for IUCN. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story