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Fishing in the river Congo

Sea the Future

On 1st December 2010 the seminar “Sea the Future – The importance of marine biodiversity for local livelihoods in West-Africa” will take place at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I, former LNV) the Hague, the Netherlands. The seminar is organized by the Working Group Ecology and Development and is supported by the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands, World Wildlife Fund the Netherlands and the Ministry of EL&I. …  

18 Nov 2010 | News story

Climate Change

No time for crisis in climate change confidence

Two weeks ahead of the UN climate summit in Cancun, IUCN calls on policy-makers to restore confidence in the negotiation process, increase climate funding and ensure that natural solutions are part of a post-2012 regime. Adaptation, finance and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) are some of the key issues on the table of the 194-nation talks, starting at the end of November.   …   | French | Spanish

16 Nov 2010 | IUCN statement

The new squid is 70cm long

New large squid found

A new species of squid has been discovered by scientists analysing 7,000 samples gathered during last year’s IUCN-led seamounts cruise in the southern Indian Ocean. …   | French | Spanish

15 Nov 2010 | International news release

Marma channel in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

WANI provides participatory platforms for water decisions in West Africa

As part of the West Africa Regional Dialogue on hydraulic infrastructures initiated by ECOWAS, local communities are invited to participate with State and Basin organisations towards the decision making processes of hydro-electric dams. …   | French

11 Nov 2010 | News story

UNFCCC Cancun, host county logo

What can we expect from Cancun

After the failure in Copenhagen by world leaders to commit to binding targets for reducing climate warming emissions, hopes for a breakthrough in climate negotiations starting at the end of November are not high. Key solutions such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, making sure new and additional money is avaiable for developing countries to fight the impact of a warmer planet, and Adaptation will help restore lost confidence, according to IUCN's Ninni Ikkala. …  

10 Nov 2010 | Audio

Children Playing at Zarqa River

Celebrating Earth Charter with Arabic WANI toolkits launch

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter for North Africa and the Middle East Region, IUCN is launching two new Arabic WANI toolkits. …  

09 Nov 2010 | News story

Aula del Mar

Aula del Mar realizará actuaciones de reforestación y conservación en la costa de Mijas

  Este proyecto, en el que colaboran la Fundación Biodiversidad y Obra Social Caja Madrid, se enmarca dentro de las actividades de conmemoración del Año Mundial para la Diversidad Biológica 2010. …  

08 Nov 2010 | International news release
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Vegetable Garden

Donate a Super Garden in Haiti

On the occasion of World Food Day (16th October) IUCN Member Pro-Natura International, in association with the social enterprise JTS Semences, launched Super Garden for Haiti. The innovative, ecological and highly productive Super Garden was originally designed for Africa, and is a combination of the Improved Tropical Garden of JTS Semences and Pro-Natura’s biochar. The biochar-enriched Super Garden can provide food for a family of 10 in an area of 60m2 with a water saving of 80% compared to traditional methods. …  

08 Nov 2010 | News story

Earth Charter Press Conference

Celebrating the Earth Charter 10th Anniversary

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter for North Africa and Middle East Region, the Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) and Earth Charter global initiative are holding a celebration under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal from 23-24 November 2010 at the Dead Sea. This celebration is held in partnership and funding of Ministry of Environment and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and in cooperation with Talal Abu Ghazaleh Group. …  

07 Nov 2010 | International news release

Parte media del río Cahoacán, Tapachula, México

IUCN’s Cahoacan and Tacaná projects selected as role models

The IUCN Cahoacan and Tacaná projects in Mesoamerica were recently selected to feature in the new ECODES catalogue, profiling a distinct selection of innovative social projects implemented by organizations around the world. …   | Spanish

05 Nov 2010 | News story