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The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Sharing the benefits of REDD

Full participation of forest communities is indispensable for REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, plus conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) to be a success, the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) says in a new study. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Video Biocombustibles, SPDA

Biocombustibles en Perú: elementos en juego

Los biocombustibles han sido promovidos como una alternativa limpia y renovable a la contaminante industria petrolera. En este video, encuentra un análisis sobre los alcances de la producción de éstos en Perú. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Marseille will be the location of the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012

6th World Water Forum preparations kick-off in Paris and Marseille

“Water Forums are crucial meetings for all of us: it is the moment to return water where it belongs on the international agenda, in first place”, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the official opening of the 6th World Water Forum kick-off meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Fishermen unloading fish, Mauritania

Coasts of life: helping tropical seaside communities cope with climate change

Climate change is hitting coastal areas hard: rises in sea levels, ocean acidification, extreme events, bleaching and death of coral are all climate impacts which will require adjustments socially and economically. A new IUCN report, published today, provides practical guidance for coastal communities and industries to adapt to climate change. …  

08 Jun 2010 | International news release

IUCN logo

IUCN welcomes 38 new Members

On 4 June 2010, the 74th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 38 new Members to join IUCN.  | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | News story

Louisiana oil spill

Stop oil and gas exploration now, says IUCN

Following the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) calls for a global moratorium on oil and gas exploitation in ecologically sensitive areas, including deepwater ocean sites and polar areas. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | International news release

French Committee

Objectif biodiversité 2010 non atteint : l’UICN France demande une nouvelle stratégie

En 2001, l’Union Européenne s’engageait à stopper l’érosion de la biodiversité à l’horizon 2010. Pour répondre à cet engagement et à ceux de la convention sur la diversité biologique, la France a adopté sa Stratégie nationale pour la biodiversité et lancé 11 plans d’action. Aujourd’hui, force est de constater que l’objectif fixé n’a pas été atteint. En cette année internationale de la biodiversité, la France doit redéfinir une nouvelle stratégie à la hauteur des enjeux et de ses responsabilités. …  

07 Jun 2010 | News story

Participantes Foro Conservación de Málaga - 3 de junio de 2010

Conservación de la Biodiversidad Marina y Litoral de Málaga

Málaga, 3 de junio de 2010. La finca de la Cónsula (Málaga) fue el escenario elegido para presentar el programa medioambiental de la Red de Iniciativas Ambientales 2010 (RIA 2010) impulsado por el Área de Sostenibilidad de la Diputación de Málaga, Aula del Mar (miembros de UICN) y apoyado por la Obra Social de Unicaja. …  

07 Jun 2010 | News story
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World Environment Day 2010

World Environment Day: Stop and think about life

Today, 5 June, we celebrate World Environment Day, with the theme: “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” Let everyone hear this urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet. …  

05 Jun 2010 | News story

IUCN Conservation Centre

Walking the talk - IUCN opens one of Europe’s greenest office buildings

Gland, Switzerland, 4 June 2010 (IUCN) – IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, inaugurates its new Conservation Centre today, setting a benchmark for sustainable office construction. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2010 | International news release