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Tuna ensnared near the mouth of a fish trap

General Assembly Commits to Strengthened Framework for Oceans

Following an extensive day-long debate on oceans and the law of the sea, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two wide-ranging resolutions last week to help to guide States in preserving ocean health including the protection of threatened fish stocks and marine habitats around the world. …  

09 Dec 2009 | News story

Bosque tropical

Sharing the benefits under REDD

IUCN, with the support of Econ Pöyry, has reviewed experiences with existing benefit sharing arrangements in the forest sector and in other areas in order to inform discussions on how to develop benefit sharing systems under REDD. …  

09 Dec 2009 | News story

Active participation

National experts trained on Ecological Networks

The second round of training courses under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus” was held from 25 November to 09 December 2009 in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus jointly conducted the trainings in collaboration with Adelphi Research. The objective of this series of training courses is to contribute to the further development of the region's nature conservation policies and legislation in order to support approximation to the EU Aquis Communautaire. …  

09 Dec 2009 | News story

Trabajo en grupo en el seminario

Comité Boliviano de la UICN realiza Seminario sobre “Autonomías Indígenas y Gobernanza del Territorio y los Recursos Naturales”

Un Seminario sobre “Autonomías Indígenas y Gobernanza del Territorio y los Recursos Naturales” se realizó en La Paz, capital de Bolivia, en el marco del Proyecto “Mejoramiento de los medios de subsistencia de los pueblos indígenas en áreas de montaña en Bolivia y Perú, a través de una mayor seguridad en la tenencia de tierras y el acceso a los recursos”, ejecutado por la Oficina Regional de la UICN para América del Sur (SUR), el Comité Boliviano de la UICN y el Comité Peruano de la UICN. …   | English

09 Dec 2009 | News story

Green heron (Butorides striatus) among mangrove roots, Sri Lanka.

Protected areas – natural solutions to climate change crisis

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 December 2009 –  Protected Areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a new book from IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank and WWF. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

Antarctic Temp Trend 1982-2004

The next 50 years in Antarctica

1 December 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in Washington DC. To acknowledge this milestone, experts in the field of international governance attended the Antarctic Treaty Summit: Science-Policy Interactions in International Governance symposium, hosted at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

A nudge in the right direction: External Review of the IUCN project Strengthening Voices for Better Choices

IUCN releases final evaluation report of Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC)

IUCN has made available in full the final report of the external evaluation of Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC), its global forest governance project. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

DMoore's shrub frog

Turn the tide - turn to nature: IUCN Opening Statement to UN climate change meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 December 2009 (IUCN) - It’s now time for governments to make robust commitments and a timeline towards achieving a post-2012 deal on climate change. IUCN urges leaders meeting at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, 7-18 December, to include nature’s solutions to reduce emissions and cope with climate change impacts in a post-2012 deal.  …  

07 Dec 2009 | News story

Nikita Lopoukhine

Read Today's New York Times Op-Ed by WCPA Chair Nik Lopoukhine

Protected areas are tools for permanent carbon storage. WCPA Chair Nik Lopoukhine calls on the Copehagen conference to recognize their role. Read his opinion piece in The New York Times. …  

07 Dec 2009 | News story
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L’UICN accueille 18 nouveaux Membres

Le 25 novembre 2009, la 73ème réunion du Conseil de l’UICN a admis 18 nouveaux Membres au sein de l’UICN. Le Conseil, le Président, le Directeur Général ainsi que toute la famille de l’UICN souhaitent chaleureusement la bienvenue aux nouveaux Membres et se réjouissent à l’avance de leur participation active.   …   | English | Spanish

06 Dec 2009 | News story

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