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Orientation Session on Climate Change and Gender Equality

The human aspect of climate change

For the first time delegates at the UNFCCC were trained on how to promote gender considerations in the climate change negotiations. …  

02 Dec 2008 | News story

Windturbine and rapeseed

The planet is now so vandalised that only total energy renewal can save us

It may be too late. But without radical action, we will be the generation that saved the banks and let the biosphere collapse. See article from the Guardian, UK  

02 Dec 2008 | Fact sheet

Pacto por la vida

IUCN’s take on forest-friendly farming

Farming and wildlife are not easy bedfellows. All around the world, species are vanishing as their habitat is turned over to crops. Such land conversion is particularly severe in the tropics, where most of the world’s species live.  

02 Dec 2008 | Fact sheet

Forest land use change

Use nature to fight climate change – IUCN

Countries should use their natural resources to fight climate change, according to IUCN.  

30 Nov 2008 | News story

After the fire

Use nature to fight climate change – IUCN

Countries should use their natural resources to fight climate change, according to IUCN.  

30 Nov 2008 | International news release

Gender at World Conservation Congress 2008
IUCN TV

New Global Report on Gender

The Senior Advisor on Gender issues of IUCN, Lorena Aguilar, comments on the recently launched Global Gender Gap Report 2008 by the World Economic Forum and states that it is "a vital resource document for decision and policy makers worldwide." 

25 Nov 2008 | Fact sheet

St Lucia Marine Protected Area, South Africa

Protected areas in the oceans a matter of great urgency say scientific community

More protected areas in strategic ocean locations need to be set up and benefit from proper enforcement in order to address the rapid degradation of the world’s marine environment. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

UNFCCC Poznan Conference

Act now on climate change, IUCN urges governments

IUCN is calling on governments at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, to make strong commitments to reduce carbon emissions in the short-term, not just the long-term. …  

20 Nov 2008 | News story

White capped Albatross, Kaikoura, New Zealand

Getting seabirds off the hook

The Hawaiian longline tuna fishery has managed to reduce seabird bycatch by 67% since 2001 by making alterations to their fishing gear and methods, a new scientific study shows.  A combination of new bait technologies and fishing techniques have dramatically reduced seabird bycatch.  More birdlife could be saved, however, if the rules were applied in a larger area and fishing effort reduced in certain seasons.   …  

03 Nov 2008 | News story