UICN-MED busca expertos en especies

El Centro de Cooperación con el Mediterráneo de la UICN (UICN-Med) busca expertos voluntarios interesados en contribuir a la evaluación de varios grupos taxonómicos de la región mediterránea según los criterios de la Lista Roja UICN, en el marco del proyecto titulado Valoración de la biodiversidad del Mediterráneo, Fase II: Respuesta a principales lagunas de conocimiento en la región Mediterránea. …   | English | French

16 Aug 2011 | News story
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Alejandro Iza, IUCN ELP Director, gives a presentation on negotiation over shared waters

Water Law, Peace and Security

How can international water law promote regional peace and security? How do international legal frameworks support national decision-making related to transboundary water resources and planning? Who is entitled to use transboundary freshwater resources? How can States use international law to promote hydro diplomacy? …  

16 Aug 2011 | News story

Foro Sudamericano de Miembros, UICN. Lima, 2011.

UICN-Sur: 20 años trabajando por la conservación y el desarrollo sostenible

A propósito del Foro Regional de Miembros, que se llevó a cabo en Lima, Perú entre el 13 y 15 de junio, UICN reflexiona sobre las fortalezas y desafíos institucionales para cumplir con su visión de "Un mundo justo, que valora y conserva la naturaleza". …  

15 Aug 2011 | News story
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Call for nominations for next CEC Chair

Keith Wheeler's term as CEC Chair comes to an end after the next IUCN World Conservation Congress. CEC members are invited to submit nominations for a new Chair by October 1, 2011. (français / español)

15 Aug 2011 | News story

Local people at Xuan Thuy National Park

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Small Grants Facility (SGF) is launched in Vietnam

On behalf of the National Coordinating Body (NCB), IUCN advertized a request for proposals (RFP) in several local and national newsletters as well as on our web site. We received 40 concept papers. A working group of NCB members reviewed 39 of the concept papers (one was received from Lao Cai which is a land-locked border province with Laos and therefore ineligible) and prepared a short list of 12. The full NCB then met and reduced the short list to seven. …   | Vietnamese

15 Aug 2011 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN Director General to judge the 6th International Green Awards

IUCN Director-General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, is a member of the jury for this year’s International Green Awards™ - the leading industry awards to showcase the best examples of sustainability in global business, government and citizen endeavours. …  

15 Aug 2011 | News story

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IUCN Academy Honoured with Prestigious ABA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Academy of Environmental Law (IUCN Academy) received the twelfth annual American Bar Association (ABA) Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy. The international achievement award was presented on August 7, 2011 at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario.
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12 Aug 2011 | News story

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Llamado a candidaturas para las elecciones al Consejo que se celebrarán en el Congreso de 2012

Se invita a los Miembros de la UICN y a los miembros de las Comisiones a participar en la gobernanza de la Unión y a contribuir al proceso electoral del próximo Consejo de la UICN 2012-2016. …   | English | French

12 Aug 2011 | News story

The mysterious fossa

Conservation in action: studying the fossa with Earthwatch

For two weeks I was part of the expedition "Carnivores of Madagascar" organized by Earthwatch, an IUCN Member. My participation as a volunteer was supported by IUCN Headquarters and the Regional Office for Europe.  …  

12 Aug 2011 | News story

SOS, EDGE, Pygmy Hippo

Spotting the pygmy hippo

First surveys confirmed the presence of a population of pygmy hippos in the waterways at the foot of the Loma Mountain in the north of Sierra Leone. The project team is working with local villagers to stop hunting and protect the remaining habitat.  

11 Aug 2011 | News story