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King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

Los territorios europeos de ultramar necesitan más protección

Las ranas gigantes de las zanjas, la isla de los 25 millones de aves, y un bosque tropical del tamaño de Portugal, están cada vez más amenazados por los impactos del cambio climático y precisan de mayor protección, según un nuevo informe publicado por la UICN (Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza). …   | English | French

02 Nov 2011 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed following a workshop jointly organized by TNC and IUCN. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Wangari Maathai

La naturaleza pierde a una heroína

La UICN lamenta profundamente la pérdida de Wangari Maathai, una de las mayores ambientalistas de África y gran defensora de la justicia social, los derechos humanos, la paz y la democracia. Wangari Maathai falleció el martes en Nairobi, a los 71 años. …   | English

26 Sep 2011 | News story
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SER Mexico 2011

SER2011 Mexico Call to Action

Message from the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration to the Convention on Biological Diversity
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22 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

Dr Alejandro Iza, Director IUCN Environmental Law Centre, chairs the 'Strengthening Water Diplomacy in Transboundary Basins' seminar

Overcoming challenges to water cooperation

With more than 270 transboundary rivers worldwide, and threats such as climate change, the need for improved capacity in managing water resources sustainably and equitably has never been greater. …  

06 Sep 2011 | News story

Cozumel Emerald Hummingbird

UN DPI meeting: day three

During the third and last day of the conference, a round table on the role of civil society in sustainable development decision making and implementation took place. Mr. John Matuszak from the USA government participated as respondent and said that civil society has an important role but it needs to be clear in stating what they want and the role it wants to play in different areas. In the meantime, the draft declaration was out for circulation and the corridors were full of delegates scribbling comments in the document and comparing notes with colleagues. …  

05 Sep 2011 | News story
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UN DPI meeting: day two

In the second day of the Conference, IUCN made a presentation at the roundtable on Green Economy. The main message was that the Biodiversity Strategic Plan adopted in Nagoya in 2010 has basic elements that contribute to achieving the Green Economy. It was well received by participants as there are only a few who bring to the discussion the importance of biodiversity and the successful outcomes of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Many organizations tend to remember the failures of climate change instead of bringing up the good outcomes of other environmental meetings …  

04 Sep 2011 | News story
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UN DPI NGO Conference

UN DPI meeting: day one

The meeting of civil society in Bonn organized by the UN Department of Public Information (UN DPI) held on September 2-5, 2011 in Bonn is an important opportunity for NGOs and stakeholders to compare notes and unite voices on the main issues to be discussed at Rio, in June 2012. As the tradition dictates, the hosting government of Germany will submit the declaration adopted by civil society at this meeting as an input to the zero draft on November 1 to the Rio conference secretariat. Hence, this meeting and the declaration that will result from it is a significant opportunity for civil society to influence the Rio Conference. …  

03 Sep 2011 | News story
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