2012

Brendan Dunford

Local to Global – the west of Ireland brought to Congress 2012

Located at the western edge of Europe, Ireland is known as the Emerald Island thanks to its lush, green landscapes. Its wild countryside is only sparsely dotted with signs of habitation, though it is evident that a denser population worked the land in years gone by. …  

01 Apr 2012 | Article
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Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia

Time to re-boot: Towards a new environmentalism

In the build-up to the IUCN Congress, a landmark event for conservation, Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia argues that the environmental community needs to re-think its approach. …  

01 Apr 2012 | Article
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Getting ready for work

Mermaids face extinction

By Célia Zwahlen.  People recognize them by the long whistling sound they make when they surface from the sea to breathe. They are exclusively female. On firm ground, they become like the rest of us, blending in while they work the land. But every 15 days the sea calls them back. …  

01 Apr 2012 | Article

HRH Felipe, Prince of Asturias and HSH Prince Albert of Monaco, during the IUCN World Conservation Congress opening ceremony

IUCN's Congress: the common denominator

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a unique platform gathering people from all ranks of society under the same roof. Encompassing a wide range of viewpoints, the Forum is the perfect environment to share knowledge and reach a rounded vision on conservation. …  

01 Apr 2012 | Article

Nodar Kapanadze from Sakire village with his new bee hive

Don't cut trees, keep bees!

In Georgia, where IUCN is helping rural people find alternative livelihoods to illegal logging, it’s finding that there is great enthusiasm for bee keeping and honey production as a new business venture. …  

01 Apr 2012 | News story

Visitors in the Polistovsky reserve, Russia

Ecotourism secures Russia's forests

Bezhanitsky district in North-Western Russia is just a three-hour drive from the EU border. It hosts the largest peat bog in Europe and many unique forest and wetland landscapes. …  

01 Apr 2012 | News story

Forum web-spaces for the 2012 IUCN Congress

Le Forum en quelques clics

Profitez au maximum de votre expérience du Forum du Congrès et engagez-vous dans les espaces-web ! Ceux-ci ont été spécialement conçus pour faciliter l’accès à toutes les informations importantes concernant l'événement. …   | English | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

IUCN’s impact on global conservation

L’impact de l’UICN sur la conservation mondiale

Alors que les préparatifs vont bon train en prévision du Congrès mondial de la nature 2012, analysons un instant la portée internationale de ces rassemblements sur la conservation de la nature. …   | English | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

The SULi Specialist Group is a joint initiative of CEESP and SSC: at the recent SSC Chairs’ meeting in Abu Dhabi, CEESP Chair Aroha Mead, SULi Chair Rosie Cooney, and SSC Chair Simon Stuart embrace the new collaboration. Photo: Monika Bohm.

Introducing SULi: the new CEESP-SSC Specialist Group on Sustainable Use and Livelihoods

In recent months a new collaboration between the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy and the Species Survival Commission has been taking shape. The Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, or SULi, is a cross-Commissional Specialist Group focused on the sustainable use of wild living resources. …  

30 Mar 2012 | Article