News for Members

Grouper Peek-a-Boo

Best underwater photos

As part of the IUCN 2011 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest, IUCN received 132 photographs of exceptional quality and creativity. Congratulations to the three winners: William Goodwin, Andre Seale and Lill Haugen. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

Whole bear gall bladders and pills are the most frequently encountered products

Illegal bear bile trade rampant in Asia

Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF, has found. …  

11 May 2011 | News story

Mr. Javed Jabbar, IUCN Vice President and Regional Councilor visited the bereaved families and prayed for the departed souls

Pakistan National Committee of IUCN condemns brutal killings of 2 courageous, dedicated environmental activists

The IUCN Pakistan National Committee comprising 27 member organizations in its well-attended meeting held on May 10, 2011 in Karachi adopted a resolution to record its deep respects and regards for the dedicated and selfless services of the environmental activists Abdul Ghani, General Secretary, Pakistan Fisher Folks and Haji Abu Bakar of Kaka Pir village who were brutally murdered on 4th/5th May 2011.  The Committee expressed its sincere condolences to the bereaved families. …  

11 May 2011 | News story

Europe farmers

Understanding Community Conservation in Europe (Calabria, Italy) – September 10-16, 2011

Workshop Announcement and Call for Contributions - Deadline 28 May 2011    …  

11 May 2011 | News story

Julia Marton Lefèvre and Naotake Okubo

IUCN renews its agreement with Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation

IUCN and the Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation (KCNC) renewed their agreement on 9 May 2011 to implement the decisions and commitments made at the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) which took place in Nagoya, Japan in October 2010. …  

11 May 2011 | News story

Draft IUCN Programme for 2013-2016

  …   | French | Spanish

11 May 2011 | News story

Dr Kenton Miller among bamboo in Brazil.

Conservation loses a champion

IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of one of nature conservation’s leading lights. Dr Kenton R. Miller, a former IUCN Director General and globally-recognized leader in protected area management, passed away yesterday. …   | Spanish

10 May 2011 | News story

Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

09 May 2011 | News story

SANBI’s Tanya Abrahamse and BotSoc’s  Zaitoon Rabaney exchanging copies of the agreement

Botanical giants pool efforts for species conservation in South Africa

Two IUCN members signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various aspects of conservation. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) have agreed to strengthen their historical link and demonstrate a true model for effective cooperation and a mutually beneficial relationship between a public entity and civil society.  …  

06 May 2011 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment

EUROPARC Federation

EUROPARC annual conference: Quality Counts – Benefits for Nature and People

IUCN Member, EUROPARC, will hold its annual conference “Quality Counts – Benefits for Nature and People” from 21st – 25th September in the Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve in Southern Germany. Registration opened on the 2nd May. …  

05 May 2011 | News story