Cane fields such as this were heavily affected.

Nature can help lessen flood impacts says IUCN

While flooding in the western division of Vitilevu in Fiji cannot be avoided or prevented, its impacts can be minimized if nature’s health is kept intact says IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

Diálogos sobre Biodiversidad: construyendo la estrategia brasileña para el 2020, abril-diciembre de 2011.

Estrategia Brasileña de Biodiversidad 2020

Diálogos sobre Biodiversidad:construyendo la estrategia brasileña para el 2020   …  

01 Feb 2012 | Project description

Sand Mining in Sth Africa

Mining and conservation working together

IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) have signed a second memorandum of understanding (MOU) which builds on the 2004-2008 ICMM-IUCN Dialogue and marks the start of a new phase in the working relationship. …  

01 Feb 2012 | News story

Thomas Elmqvist

Opinion: How can cities build resilience while avoid eroding it somewhere else?

The world is increasingly urban, interconnected and shifting, writes Thomas Elmqvist. The world’s 20 fastest growing urban regions are in countries like China, India and Nigeria, not Europe or North America. By 2050, almost three billion more people will live in cities and the world will have undergone the largest and fastest period of urban expansion in all of human history. …  

01 Feb 2012 | Article
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Asturias, Spain

Naturally Europe

In the past, Europe was more rural that today. People had a daily connection to nature for their livelihoods and well-being. Today, many living in cities throughout the region have lost this connection. Perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, European landscapes have been changed by human activity during the past centuries. The relentless march of economic development and urban settlement has put the continent’s natural resources under immense pressure and much of the region’s biodiversity has been lost. …  

01 Feb 2012 | Article

Gorgeous George - a Grand Cayman Blue Iguana

The day I met Godzilla...

Fred Burton heads a mission in the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands to rescue the iconic Grand Cayman Blue Iguana from extinction. His story is a rare thing in conservation: success on a shoestring. …  

01 Feb 2012 | Article

Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

Advance Albania

What can be done to help Albania—a country of rich natural wealth but where many people struggle to make ends meet? One plan under way is to get the country’s national parks and other protected areas to support the needs of people as well as nature. …  

01 Feb 2012 | News story

Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

The future we want - preparing for Rio+20

Preparations are gearing up for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development that takes place in June, with the release of the so-called ‘zero draft’ of the conference’s outcome document. …  

31 Jan 2012 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

Nature Scholarship for Young European Conservationists now open

The Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2012 are now open for applications! The award provides three young European conservationists with €3000 to undertake a study visit to one or more protected areas in European countries other than their own. They are awarded by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation and the EUROPARC Federation. The deadline for applications is Friday May 11th 2012. …  

31 Jan 2012 | News story
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Engagement des autorités provinciales dans la structuration de bois au Bas-Congo

Dans le cadre du projet sur l’élaboration participative d’un schéma de formalisation de l’exploitation forestière artisanale et appui à la structuration du secteur, l’UICN a réuni le samedi, 9 avril 2011 à Matadi à l’Hôtel LEDYA autour du Ministre de l’Intérieur, représentant Son Excellence Monsieur le Gouverneur, des ministères qui collaborent avec le Ministère provincial de l’Environnement pour la gestion forestière. …  

31 Jan 2012 | Article
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