2012

Experts call for integrated approach to address Trans-boundary Inland Navigation in Bangladesh and India

Experts call for integrated approach to address Trans-boundary Inland Navigation in Bangladesh and India

The issues of trans-boundary inland navigation in Bangladesh and India should be tackled within the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), experts suggested at an international workshop organized by IUCN.  They stressed the urgent need for effective policy implementation through collaborative actions. …  

22 Mar 2012 | Event

Energy

IUCN and business partners call for concrete action in Rio

In a letter to the national negotiators, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have strongly pressed governments to commit to concrete action at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development which takes place in June. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story

Guest house of the International Academy for Nature Conservation

IUCN Red List training under the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme

The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme aims to strengthen nature conservation organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia by developing the capacity of early-career conservation professionals. As a partner in the Programme, IUCN led a one-day seminar on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM and its methodology. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story
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Assessing threats to the Lake Turkana World Heritage site

The World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission, led by Guy Debonnet from UNESCO and Goran Gugić representing IUCN, met with relevant stakeholders in Nairobi on the 15th- 16th March 2012 to discuss the threats facing Lake Turkana National Parks World Heritage site which is situated in northern Kenya. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story
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Professor Mohamed Kassas

IUCN mourns loss of former President Professor Mohamed Kassas

IUCN is profoundly saddened by the loss of Professor Mohamed Kassas, Professor Emeritus of Botany at the University of Cairo and former President of IUCN, who passed away yesterday in Cairo. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story

Female of the Restinga Antwren (Formicivora littoralis)

Nature in need: Half of world’s most important nature sites left unprotected

The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 to address rapid rates of environmental destruction, however, a new study led by BirdLife International, with contributions from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected. These findings highlight an urgent need for improved targeting of new and expanded protected areas in order to protect the planet’s wildlife.  

21 Mar 2012 | News story

Female of the Restinga Antwren (Formicivora littoralis)

Nature in need: Half of world’s most important nature sites left unprotected

The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 to address rapid rates of environmental destruction, however, a new study led by BirdLife International, with contributions from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected. These findings highlight an urgent need for improved targeting of new and expanded protected areas in order to protect the planet’s wildlife.  

21 Mar 2012 | Media advisory

Trans-boundary biodiversity, opportunities for collaboration

Trans-boundary biodiversity, opportunities for collaboration

Hilsa fish would benefit from more policy coordination between India and Bangladesh, suggested experts at the International Workshop on Biodiversity organised by IUCN. As a healthy trans-boundary ecosystem provides great value to both countries, a scientific assessment of biodiversity status, threats and needs is essential, they added. …  

21 Mar 2012 | Event

ABS in relation to Marine Genetic Resources in ABNJs

IUCN-BfN International Seminar on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction - Report now available

The international seminar on conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) was organized by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in collaboration with the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in Bonn, Germany 1-3 December, 2011. …  

21 Mar 2012 | News story

El Hierro, Canary Islands

Islands and coasts high on the EU maritime agenda

The European Commission has just adopted its programme on an Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP). The programme proposes 20 actions for a total amount of 40 million euros to support the sustainable use of the seas and oceans, and the expansion of scientific knowledge, recognizing the role of the coastal, insular and outermost regions of the EU. …  

21 Mar 2012 | News story