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Green Economy

New study to help businesses address their impacts on nature

As the business community begins to embrace ecosystems and biodiversity as key components of commercial success, a ground-breaking report from the major study of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is being published by Earthscan today. …  

15 Dec 2011 | News story

Ashok Khosla

IUCN President gets top WWF honours

IUCN President Dr Ashok Khosla OBE, one of the world’s leading experts on the environment and sustainable development, has been awarded the 2011 WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal. …  

09 Dec 2011 | News story

Boy with Rice and Fish in the Tsitongambarika forest

Protéger la nature a un sens: l’UICN et Rio Tinto évaluent les coûts et les bénéfices de la conservation

Une nouvelle étude de l'UICN (Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature) démontre que les entreprises peuvent compenser les impacts négatifs de leurs opérations et générer des retombées économiques importantes en finançant la restauration ou la protection d’espaces naturels. Mais les besoins des communautés locales doivent être correctement pris en compte. …   | English | Spanish

07 Dec 2011 | News story

The “Blue Carbon Policy Framework” outlines opportunities for including the conservation of coastal areas in climate change policies and financing processes.

Premier plan d’action pour la politique mondiale du carbone bleu

Le premier cadre d’orientation soulignant les activités nécessaires pour inclure les aires marines côtières, comme les mangroves, les marais cotidaux et les prairies sous-marines, dans le travail de la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques a été présenté dans un rapport rédigé conjointement par l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) et Conservation International, deux des principaux membres de l’Initiative Carbone bleu. …   | English | Spanish

06 Dec 2011 | News story

Forest Nurseries in Lebanon by Navarrete Poyatos, M.A., Navarro Cerrillo, R., Palacios Rodríguez, G., Chnais, E. and Salman, H. (2011).

New guidelines for reforestation in Lebanon

An IUCN guide to the cultivation of 30 native tree species in Lebanon was launched on 30 November at the Lebanese University’s Department of Agronomy as part of a major reforestation effort in the country. …  

02 Dec 2011 | News story

Penguins walking on the beach

L’UICN passe le cap de 1200 Membres

Le 16 novembre 2011, le Conseil de l’UICN, lors de sa 77e session, a admis 52 nouveaux Membres et reconnu officiellement le Comité national des Membres de l’UICN du Malawi. L’UICN a donc passé le cap de 1200 Membres. …   | English | Spanish

29 Nov 2011 | News story

Lachuá Lagoon National Park

Protected, naturally

More than 180,000 protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on—now cover over 12% of the world’s land area and 7.2% of coastal waters. They play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and helping people adapt to the impacts of climate change. These are the findings of a newly-published paper in the journal Solutions. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story

Olivier Laroussinie, Agence française des Aires Marines Protégées et Antonio Troya, UICN-Med le 25 novembre 2011

New research for Mediterranean canyons and cetaceans

Conservation leading organisations join forces to improve field research on key marine habitats and species in the Mediterranean. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story

Species on the Edge app for iPad and iPhone

Species on the Edge app is launched

Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn about threatened species from around the world. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed following a workshop jointly organized by TNC and IUCN. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

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