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Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story
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Atlas - Biodiversity of the Francophonie

Launch of the Atlas of Biodiversity in the Francophonie

For the first time ever, a comprehensive analysis of the state of biodiversity in 67 countries has been prepared and published by IUCN and the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) as a tribute to the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

11 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: Fundació Caixa Catalunya

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Fundació Territori i Paisatge (now Fundació Caixa Catalunya and IUCN Member)  was created by the Caixa Catalunya Savings Bank at the end of 1997 with the main aim to preserve, natural areas, biodiversity and landscapes, as well as raise public awareness. The foundation’s long-term programme has three action lines. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Logotipo Comité Español de UICN

Arranca el proyecto del Comité Español de la UICN que conmemora el Año Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica

La Comisión de Flora de la UICN en España, el Aula del Mar de Málaga, la Fundación CRAM y Mediterránia-CIE formarán voluntarios para luchar contra la pérdida de la biodiversidad en España …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story
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EEA

Protecting Europe's cultural landscapes and biodiversity heritage

European landscapes reflect not only the continent's diverse climate and geology but also centuries of interaction between man and nature. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) study reviews this interplay, highlighting the main threats to this rich heritage and initiatives to protect it.  …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Oasis, Algerie

La Biodiversité de la Steppe Algérienne

L’association Arc en Ciel, en coordination avec l’ambassade du Royaume des Pays-Bas en Algérie, a organisé un colloque national à Ain Sefra. Par Abdallah Khazene, membre du CEC. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Northern Africa

The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Northern Africa

N. García, A. Cuttelod and D. Abdul Malak …  

20 Sep 2010 | Downloads - publication

Fishing on the Perfume River in Vietnam

The future of water in the face of climate change

There needs to be significant investment to solve the growing water crisis that threatens water supplies and water quality for both people and nature, says IUCN. Climate change makes the search for practical solutions for water management increasingly urgent. …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

04 Sep 2010 | News story

Hima Kafr zabad in Lebanon

Hima as a model for natural resource management in West Asia and North Africa

By: Odeh Al-Jayyousi, PhD.
Regional Director, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia 
orj@iucn.org

The West Asia - North Africa region has a rich history of hosting and nurturing a system of community-based natural resource management, one that can inform governance structures in the 21st century to benefit local communities in WANA.
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11 Aug 2010 | Article