Novembre 2010

The winner of the best biodiversity action competirion is the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation.  From the left: Executive Manager Anneli Jussila, Artist Maiju Tirri, Minister of the Environment Paula Lehtomäki and Vice-Chair of the Foundation Otso Ovaskainen.

Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation Wins Competition for Best Biodiversity Action

The national Countdown2010 Competition rewards those organizations with the best biodiversity action and that seek to find solutions that improve natural diversity and human health. The competition was organized by the IUCN National Committee of Finland. The winner of the Countdown 2010 Competition for the Best Biodiversity Action in Finland in 2009 and 2010 is the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation. The Foundation, established in 1995, acquires old-growth forests and guarantees that they are protected permanently in accordance with the Nature Conservation Act, and now total some 400 hectares. …  

23 Nov 2010 | News story

Radiated tortoise skirting the precipice brink above the Indian Ocean at Cap Ste. Marie in southern Madagascar

Blue Ventures wins Responsible Tourism Award 2010

A record sixth year of recognition for the world’s most dynamic marine conservation organisation! …  

23 Nov 2010 | News story

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Taking on the water and biofuels challenge

IUCN experts are joining forces with the oil and gas industry to tackle the risks associated with biofuel production, particularly the added stress it can put on dwindling global water supplies. …  

22 Nov 2010 | News story

Signature de l'accord

Conseil des Ministres de la COMIFAC : Une position commune adoptée pour Cancun

La 6ème session ordinaire du Conseil des Ministres de la Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale qui s’est tenue du 10 au 11 novembre 2010 à Kinshasa en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sous le haut patronage du Président de la République du Congo. Les échanges ont porté sur l’état des lieux de l’harmonisation des politiques forestières en Afrique Centrale, le projet de budget biennal 2011-2012, le document de stratégie des pays de l’espace COMIFAC relatif à l’Accès aux ressources biologiques/génétiques et au Partage juste et équitable des avantages découlant de leur utilisation (APA) et l’attribution de crédits carbone. …  

21 Nov 2010 | News story
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Páramo. Cotopaxi, Ecuador.

Ecuador Biodiverso por Naturaleza

Exhibición temporal para celebrar el Año Internacional de la Biodiversidad. Se llevará a cabo en el autódromo de Yahuarcocha, Imbabura, Ecuador, del 25 al 27 de noviembre de 2010. …  

20 Nov 2010 | News story

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Le comité local de l’eau en queue de la Sirba (CLE Q Sirba) officiellement installé

L’événement s’est déroulé le 13 octobre 2010 à Fada au Burkina Faso au cours d’un atelier marquant le démarrage officiel des activités du CLE Q Sirba. Les 11 membres du bureau exécutif du CLE ont été investis dans leur fonction par le Secrétaire Général du Gouvernorat de l’Est du Pays, représentants les gouverneurs de l'Est et du Sahel qui se partagent la zone de compétence du comité. Ce qui permet d’être  en phase avec les dispositions nationales relatives aux comités locaux de l’eau, telles que spécifiées dans le document guide de mise en place des CLE au Burkina. …  

20 Nov 2010 | News story
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Connecting nature, strengthening the economy

During the lively discussions in Nagoya, Japan on the future of biodiversity policy, IUCN EURO met with Mr Verbeek, Queen's Commissioner for the province of Flevoland, Netherlands and Ms Bliek-de Jong, Deputy Commissioner to learn more about the Oostvaardersland a great example of ecological connectivity in Europe. Listen to the interview by clicking on the audio bar below. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Tackling the tiger crisis

Crucial talks to bring Asia’s most iconic animal, the tiger, back from the brink of extinction are taking place in St Petersburg, Russia, from 21 to 24 November. The International Tiger Forum, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, includes leaders from 13 countries which still have wild tigers, along with conservation organizations including IUCN. They are expected to adopt a high-level declaration and a global recovery plan to save this critically endangered animal. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

IUCN Water marks World Toilet Day

The IUCN Water Programme, through the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), joins the global community to mark this year's World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Zambian farmer Peter Malata and his family being interviewed about climate change

Safeguarding livelihoods in a changing climate

With millions of livelihoods in Africa set to be hit hard by climate change impacts on agriculture, water availability and biodiversity, countries need to take action to adapt to their changing conditions. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story