A beach in the Cooloola National Park, Fraser Island, Australia

Island Arks Symposium II

Canberra, Australia, 7-9 February 2012 …  

07 Feb 2012 | Event
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Finnish Sports Gala awards Metsähallitus for promoting Outdoor Recreation

On 16th January at the annual Finnish Sports Gala in Helsinki, Metsähallitus was granted a special award for designing facilities that encourage people to enjoy outdoor activities in natural settings across Finland. Metsähallitus provides and maintains free facilities that make it easy for visitors to Finland’s national parks and other beautiful natural areas to get out into the wild. These facilities include attractive visitor centres, websites with useful and practical information, and trails totalling 6,738 km – almost six times the length of Finland.   …  

06 Feb 2012 | News story
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Conferencia Internacional sobre Acceso a Recursos Genéticos y Conocimiento Tradicional. Alemania, 2012.

Conferencia Internacional sobre Acceso a Recursos Genéticos y Conocimiento Tradicional: cooperación en investigación y acceso facilitada

En la ciudad de Göttingen, Alemania, se desarrolló una conferencia internacional que reunió autoridades nacionales e investigadores científicos de países de Africa, Asia y América Latina que son proveedores y usuarios de recursos genéticos para discutir las implicaciones del Protocolo de Nagoya. …   | English

06 Feb 2012 | News story

Scene from Iraq

L’UICN accueille la République d’Irak, nouvel État Membre

Le Gouvernement de la République d’Irak a annoncé officiellement sa décision de devenir membre de l’UICN en adhérant à ses Statuts. Le Ministère de l’Environnement a été désigné par le Gouvernement de la République d’Irak pour assurer la liaison avec le Secrétariat de l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

06 Feb 2012 | News story

Gerben Jan Gerbrandy

Opinion: The silent crisis

Europe is in a crisis. An economic and euro crisis. Merkel and Sarkozy dominate the front pages of our newspapers. At the moment economists and their analyses seem to interest even more people than the weather forecast. And the euro countries desperately try to collect 500 billion Euro to fill its emergency fund. This crisis is very vocal and hard to oversee. …  

06 Feb 2012 | Article
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Youth activity (Water Lily nursery)

UICN busca casos de éxito sobre protección del agua y servicios ecosistémicos

Con el propósito de presentar experiencias relevantes sobre gestión del agua y los servicios ecositémicos en el VI Foro Mundial del Agua, en Marsella, Francia; la UICN, se encuentra recopilando casos de éxito que demuestren el trabajo logrado a nivel latinoamericano. Los casos se recibirán hasta el 1 de marzo de este año y se cuenta con un formulario que facilita el tipo de información y análisis requerido para este importante evento mundial. …  

06 Feb 2012 | News story

Newsletter 2

Capacity Building for Natural World Heritage in Arab States

The Arab States are home to a wealth and diversity of natural heritage, with desert landscapes and marine sites being particularly noteworthy. However, the number of natural and mixed sites currently listed as World Heritage is the smallest of any of the UNESCO regions by a considerable margin.  

05 Feb 2012 | Article

Mangrove sapling plantation by community

IUCN celebrated World Wetlands Day at Shah Bundar, Thatta

The World Wetlands Day was celebrated by IUCN Pakistan at Shah Bunder on 2nd February to raise the awareness among communities and to highlight the significance of the wetlands.  …  

03 Feb 2012 | International news release


Green passport for sustainable tourism in France overseas

France has recently decided to adapt the UNEP Green Passport initiative to raise tourists’ awareness on biodiversity in French overseas territories. …  

03 Feb 2012 | News story

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story