Colonel Samuela Saumatua in his opening address.

Economy must go green to ensure sustainability: says Environment Minister

In opening the 14th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRNC) today in Lami, Fiji, Colonel Samuela Saumatua the Minister for Urban Development, Housing, Local Government and Environment of Fiji emphasized the need for Pacific economies to go green if the region is to ensure its economic viability. …  

26 Jul 2011 | News story

Young students and veteran planted trees in Kien Giang Province

Summer Campaign 2011 launch and winner announcement of writting competition "Adaptation to Climate Change"

For the past three years, IUCN Vietnam and Holcim Vietnam Limited (HVL) have organized a Summer Campaign, with a different theme each year: Waste Management and Environment Protection in 2009, Water Sanitation, Human Health and Effective Water Consumption in 2010, and Adaptation to Climate Change in 2011. This year’s campaign was launched in Long Thoi Commune, Nha Be District, HCMC on June 27, 2011. This was followed by events in other sites where HVL has plants: in Phu My Town, Tan Thanh District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau (28/6), in Kien Luong District in Kien Giang (29/6), and in Thanh My Loi, District 2, HCMC (30/6). …   | Vietnamese

22 Jul 2011 | News story
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Joint Statement on the Recognition of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System by the European Commission

The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, has received official recognition by the European Commission (EC) for meeting the sustainability criteria of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). …  

19 Jul 2011 | News story

Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

For the first time, all species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes (swordfish and marlins) have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 61 known species, seven are classified in a threatened category, being at serious risk of extinction. Four species are listed as Near Threatened and nearly two-thirds have been placed in the Least Concern category. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jul 2011 | International news release

El IV Foro de Ciudades Sostenibles será dedicado al tema del transporte urbano.

IV Foro Centroamericano Ciudades Sostenibles se llevará a cabo el próximo jueves y viernes

El tema de transporte y movilidad en áreas metropolitanas será el eje de discusión del IV Foro Centroamericano de Ciudades Sostenibles organizado por la UICN desde su iniciativa Pacto por la vida y con apoyo del Sistema de Integración Económica de Centroamérica (SIECA), HOLCIM y la Fundación para el Desarrollo Urbano (FUDEU), El foro, que se efectuará en San José, Costa Rica, el jueves 7 y viernes 8 de julio, convocará autoridades y técnicos de alcaldías metropolitanas, autoridades nacionales de transporte y sus técnicos en planificación y especialistas en planificación urbana y regional con el propósito de analizar la situación del transporte y movilidad y su relación con la sostenibilidad de las ciudades metropolitanas centroamericanas. …  

06 Jul 2011 | News story

Bandar Khiran, Oman

Boosting ecotourism in Oman

For many years the rich biological and cultural diversity of Oman has been a major draw card for tourists but now eco-tourism is being given a special boost thanks to a project between IUCN and the Omani Ministry of Tourism. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story


Greener ways to end poverty

Poverty and environmental degradation go hand-in-hand throughout the world; each can cause the other. With the global population likely to reach nine billion by 2050 there is an urgent need to address both in tandem when devising new economic development models. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Large dams generate 19% of the world's total electricity supply. One-third of the countries in the world rely on hydropower for more than half their electricity supply.

Natural infrastructure part of the hydropower debate

During the recent World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, IUCN shared its views on the role of natural infrastructure in securing renewable energy supplies and enhancing sustainable development. …  

24 Jun 2011 | News story

Karst hills in Hon Chong, Kien Giang, Vietnam

Working with the cement industry

How does a cement company address the large and unavoidable environmental impacts of its quarrying operations? …   | Vietnamese

23 Jun 2011 | Article