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Alison visiting IUCN projects in the field

Working With IUCN: Unique Perspective

IUCN Viet Nam has been building its communications program over the past several years by launching a web site, issuing increasing numbers of reports and information sheets, and reaching out to the media and other partners in conservation. I was honored to become a part of that process when I joined the IUCN VN office as a communications officer with funding from the Princeton in Asia program in the United States.
 

25 Sep 2009 | News story
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Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog.

The Pacific islands: An analysis of the status of species as listed on the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania has completed an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List in relation to species from the Pacific islands. This is the first step in a project which aims to increase our knowledge of the region’s threatened species. …  

24 Sep 2009 | News story
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Women participating in an FAO Farmer Field School focusing on tree planting in Kitui District, Kenya

Gender and climate change capacity strengthened

Forty five of Asia’s foremost sustainable development and climate change practitioners are currently attending the Asia chapter of a global capacity drive on gender and climate change convened by the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) in Bangkok, Thailand. …  

24 Sep 2009 | News story

Doum palm material stacks in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria.

Asegurar un futuro mejor para las tierras áridas

¿Cómo podemos garantizar el desarrollo sostenible de las zonas áridas en las que viven muchas de las personas más pobres del planeta? Este es el reto de los responsables políticos congregados esta semana en la capital de Argentina, Buenos Aires, en la reunión de la ONU sobre la lucha contra la desertificación y donde la UICN va a ofrecer un plan de acción. …   | English | French

23 Sep 2009 | News story

The Time for Biodiversity Business

Biodiversity can make a good business. Business can also be very good for conservation. These are the findings of a recent survey of 80 IUCN Members. …  

23 Sep 2009 | News story

SAIS

IUCN and top US University Join Forces to Address Governance of the World’s Oceans

As a result of a new partnership between the John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), students will embark on a concrete study that will evaluate the current governance options for achieving commonly accepted marine conservation goals and a sustainable future for our oceans. …  

22 Sep 2009 | News story

Close up

A fresh face for the Environmental Law Programme

We are happy to announce that Sarah Lucas, from Réunion, joined the team at IUCN Environmental Law Centre as a Junior Legal Officer on 1 September. …  

22 Sep 2009 | News story

Value chain approach for industrial biofuels

Value chain approach for industrial biofuels

A multi-sector group led by Shell and IUCN has been created to address implementation barriers for more sustainable biofuels. …  

20 Sep 2009 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

Francia confirma su cooperación con la red ambiental más grande del mundo

Proyectos de conservación de la biodiversidad establecidos desde este año en África, en el Mediterráneo y en las entidades de ultramar de la UE …   | English | French

18 Sep 2009 | News story

Meeru Panorama, Maldives

Biodiversity indicators and assessments need greater investment

For the world’s governments to understand adequately how their actions and policies are impacting the planet’s species and ecosystems, more investment is needed in the set of biodiversity indicators that has been developed to measure these impacts. This is the conclusion of a review published today in the journal Science by a group of the leading scientists and organisations working on this issue. …  

18 Sep 2009 | News story

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