Benefits for nature and people: EUROPARC Conference 2011

From 21st-24th September 2011 experts from national, nature parks and other natural protected areas meet in Bad Urach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany for EUROPARC 2011, the largest networking meeting in Europe for those working with and for Europe’s most beautiful places. …  

15 Sep 2011 | News story

Contribute to the First Public Comment Period for G4

The first Public Comment Period for G4 (the next generation of Global Reporting Initiative guidelines) is now open. This takes the form of an online survey and will run for 90 days, closing on 24 November 2011. Public comment helps ensure that GRI’s Guidelines are consensus-based and reflect the broadest possible stakeholder input. …  

15 Sep 2011 | News story

IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium "Water and Law: Towards Sustainability"

Professor Patricia Wouters, Director of the IHP-HELP Centre, on being named the Distinguished Scholar by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for the July 2011 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium "Water and Law: Towards Sustainability" in South Africa, said: …  

14 Sep 2011 | News story

Water supply in Guatemala

Candidatos a la presidencia de Guatemala presentan su posición ambiental

Con el propósito de conocer la visión y las políticas del próximo gobierno para enfrentar el serio deterioro que presenta la base de recursos naturales de Guatemala y especialmente para mostrar la relevancia del tema ambiental y situarlo en la agenda gubernamental, se convocó a todos los candidatos a la primera magistratura a debatir sobre ambiente y desarrollo. …   | English

14 Sep 2011 | News story

From left to right: Loretta Dormal-Marino, Deputy Director General, European Commission DG Agriculture and Rural Development, S.E.M. Bernard FAUTRIER, Vice-President of the Foundation Prince Albert II, MEP Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Vice-President of the European Parliament,  H.S.H. Prince Albert II, MEP Gaston Franco, MEP Jo Leinen, Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the EP, and Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN during the conference in the EP, 7 September 2011.

Calling for a bottom-up approach towards a global forest governance

"We have to fight against a worrying situation in order to save the threatened forests of this planet" said H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco at the high level conference in the European Parliament (EP) celebrating the 2011 - International Year of Forests. The two-day event from the 6 to 7 September 2011 included debates and exhibitions showing the paramount importance of achieving and maintaining a balance among the multiple benefits of forests. …  

13 Sep 2011 | News story

Travelers' philantropy

Travelers’ Philanthropy: Supporting Conservation and Local Communities

The International Travelers’ Philanthropy Conference, held in July, brought together 150 organizations from the tourism, conservation and development sectors. Travelers’ philanthropy, promotes tourism businesses and travelers donating ‘time, talent or treasure’ to support conservation and social service projects. …  

13 Sep 2011 | News story

RCF Europe

IUCN in Europe flicks the switch

More than 170 people from all parts of IUCN gathered in Bonn, Germany for the European Conservation Forum from 6 to 9 September 2011. Member organizations and Commission members from more than 25 countries discussed and debated the Union’s work across the region, with a particular focus on the next IUCN Programme, to run from 2013 to 2016. …  

09 Sep 2011 | News story

RCF Europe

European biodiversity: where we are and where to go

A special panel comprising high-level representatives of some of IUCN partners debated the current challenges of biodiversity in Europe and the role IUCN should play to solve them, at the European Conservation Forum yesterday. Here are some of the ideas which arose from the debate. …  

09 Sep 2011 | News story

2011 California bills bans sale and trade of shark fins

New Californian bill marks a major victory for global shark conservation

On 7 September 2011, the California State Senate passed an Assembly bill that effectively prohibits the sale, trade, and possession of shark fins within the state. This landmark decicion will shortly close one of the biggest markets for shark fins outside of Asia. …  

09 Sep 2011 | News story


IUCN Member News: Pacific Island Leaders Unite

On September 7, 2011, leaders of Pacific nations came together at a celebration marking the first anniversary of the Pacific Oceanscape to announce new commitments to the world’s largest government-endorsed ocean initiative. …  

08 Sep 2011 | News story