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Where next for World Conservation Congress?

The Republic of Korea and Mexico, which are both applying to host the next IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2012, were sent the official Statement of Requirements on April 15. …  

16 Apr 2009 | News story


The way forward on sustainable use

Achieving the sustainable use of natural resources is central to IUCN’s mission and an issue that involves many parts of the Union 

01 Apr 2009 | News story

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News from Council

The new Council of IUCN elected at the Barcelona Congress met for the first time in February 2009. The Council, among others, elected four IUCN Vice-Presidents and appointed four additional Councillors. …   | French | Spanish

20 Mar 2009 | News story


Join a global environmental action …   | French | Spanish

20 Mar 2009 | News story


Help an IUCN member!

The Save the Dugong Campaign Center, a Japanese NGO, member of IUCN, is appealing to the world for signing an online petition for an immediate implementation of Resolution 4.022.   …  

19 Mar 2009 | News story

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Countdown to Earth Hour

IUCN is encouraging people across the world to switch off their lights for Earth Hour on March 28. …  

05 Mar 2009 | News story

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Liberia joins IUCN family

The Government of the Republic of Liberia has officially announced its decision to join IUCN becoming the 87th state member of the world's largest and oldest environmental network. …   | French | Spanish

27 Feb 2009 | News story

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16 New Members Join IUCN

At its 72nd Meeting, which took place from 2 to 4 February 2009 at IUCN Headquarters, the IUCN Council admitted 16 new Members. …   | French | Spanish

25 Feb 2009 | News story

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Time to get "smart" on US biofuels, according to IUCN US Members

Two IUCN Members, Worldwatch Institute and Sierra Club, have joined forces to launch a joint publication on Smart Choices for Biofuels. The report highlights the need for important policy reforms at this critical juncture in America's effort to increase biofuel use.

20 Feb 2009 | News story
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IUCN statement on Australian fires

IUCN extends its sympathies to those who have suffered from the extreme fires in south-eastern Australia, especially to those who have lost family, friends and their homes. …  

13 Feb 2009 | News story