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Calotropis gigantean

Beating back biofuel crop invasions

The risk of biofuel crops becoming invasive and outcompeting native species is increasing as more advanced crops are planted. This can be managed to reduce the impact on local livelihoods and the environment, according to a report by IUCN. …  

18 Feb 2010 | News story

EPLP No 78 Payments for Ecosystem Services

Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Analysis and engagement with partners working on ecosystem services transactions, policies and laws over the past 10 years have demonstrated a  need to better understand the legal and institutional frameworks that have the potential to promote or hinder the development of payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes. …  

17 Feb 2010 | News story

EPLP No 78 Payments for Ecosystem Services

Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Analysis and engagement with partners working on ecosystem services transactions, policies and laws over the past 10 years have demonstrated a clear need to better understand the legal and institutional frameworks that have the potential to promote or hinder the development of payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes, as well as the complex legal considerations that affect ecosystem services projects. In response, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and The Katoomba Group have worked on a joint initiative to analyze the legal and institutional frameworks of water-related PES schemes and projects in four Andean countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. …  

17 Feb 2010 | News story

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Nuevo Portal de los Miembros: Sistema sobre las Resoluciones y Recomendaciones.

De conformidad con la Resolución 4.011 (Establecimiento de un sistema automatizado para registrar las acciones de los Miembros acerca de las Resoluciones y Recomendaciones, con objeto de mejorar los informes en cada Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza y entre sus períodos de sesiones), la Secretaría de la UICN ha desarrollado un instrumento en línea para facilitar la presentación de información por parte de los Miembros y la Secretaría de la UICN acerca de actividades encaminadas a la aplicación de Resoluciones y Recomendaciones aprobadas por el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza de Barcelona en 2008. …   | English | French | Chinese

16 Feb 2010 | News story

Mangrove restoration in Sri Lanka

IUCN-ADB to publish River Basin Management cases across Asia-Pacific

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Asia Regional Water and Wetlands Programme and the Asian Development Bank have begun work on a new study of river basin management in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

12 Feb 2010 | News story

Manta ray over coral reef, Chagos Archipelago

Consulta Sobre el Futuro del Archipiélago de Chagos/Territorio Británico del Océano Indico

La Oficina de Asuntos Exteriores y de la Mancomunidad Británica del Reino Unido (FCO) lanzó en noviembre de 2009 una consulta pública para evaluar si un área marina protegida es la opción más apropiada para la protección ambiental futura del Archipiélago de Chagos/ Territorio Británico del Océano Indico. La consulta finaliza el 12 de febrero de 2010. …   | English | French

12 Feb 2010 | News story
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Jatropha

Sustainability at the heart of the International Biofuels Conference

IUCN representatives are addressing biofuel sustainability issues at the 7th International Biofuels Conference, which opens today in India. …  

11 Feb 2010 | News story

Award winner Gerald Kuchling

Gerald Kuchling Receives 4th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award

Tortoises can sometimes be under-rated, but like in Aesop’s fable, they are often quite tenacious and committed to their goals. Gerald Kuchling is just such a species, and after numerous tortoise and freshwater turtle conservation successes, he was recently recognized for his enormous contributions.   …  

09 Feb 2010 | News story

IUCN statement on IPCC science

"Recent weeks have witnessed several attempts at international fora and in the media to question the science of climate change and to cast doubts on the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which have been produced and endorsed by a very large body of the world's foremost scientists. Some of these have even included personal attacks on the leadership of IPCC. …  

08 Feb 2010 | News story

IUCNMed, Medoffice, species, dolphins, red list, short beaked common dolphin, cetaceans, Mediterranean

Whales, dolphins and porpoises threatened by over-fishing

For many years, fisheries activities have increasingly placed pressure on the world’s fish stocks, but a recent scientific report, launched this week by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS), outlines the gravity of the consequences for another group of animals: the toothed whales. …   | Chinese

05 Feb 2010 | News story

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