Nouvelles des Membres et pour les Membres

Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae), one of the worst Invasive Alien Species

Avancement de la conservation des plantes en Asie

D’après un nouveau rapport de l’UICN, la future stratégie pour la conservation des plantes en Asie devrait associer la conservation à une utilisation durable des plantes mettant l’accent sur la réduction de la pauvreté. Il est souligné que l’utilisation durable des plantes devrait faire partie des plans de développement et que l’adaptation au changement climatique et la coopération régionale jouent un rôle central dans la conservation de la diversité végétale. …   | English | Spanish | Chinese

26 Oct 2010 | International news release

Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture

It’s in our hands: New book on our relationship with nature launched

A new book, Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture, is being launched by IUCN today at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Nagoya, Japan. The launch is part of an event organized through a collaboration between ETC-COMPAS and IUCN and is dedicated to promoting sacred natural sites and their crucial role in conserving nature and culture. The book is based on experience from around the world which highlights the importance of sacred natural sites in biodiversity conservation and the long-standing relationships between nature and people. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Nicole Gooderson

Day Six: Words, words, words...

Communications are very close to my heart, so it’s been really interesting to see the role they play here in Nagoya. We arrived here, just over a week ago, and it would be fair to say that most of us visitors came with rather limited communications, at least in Japanese. However, we have quickly learned how to get by, to say “thank you very much” (arigato gozaimas), “hello” (konichiwa), yes (hai) and no (i-e), writes Nicole Gooderson, Communications Officer from IUCN's Constinuency Support Group. …  

25 Oct 2010 | Event

IUCN Ambassador Iruka, Jane Smart IUCN's Director Biodiversity Conservation Group and IUCN's Naoya Furuta.

Biodiversity Band in action

Iruka, Japan's renowned singer and songwriter and IUCN’s Goodwill Ambassador, performed today in Nagoya, Japan, as delegates to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference are preparing for the second week of negotiations, critical for the future of our planet’s biodiversity. …  

24 Oct 2010 | News story

A fine example of the traditional Satoyama landscape - Kaisho-no-mori Forest, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Everyone’s a winner - conservation Japanese style

Just thirty minutes from the hallowed halls of the Nagoya Conference Center, where negotitations to stemm the destruction of biodiversity are taking place, you find yourself in the middle of the most beautiful and traditional Japanese landscape. …  

24 Oct 2010 | News story

The Mekong is the world's 12th longest river, crossing 6 countries along its 4350km course

Hydropower on the agenda at annual WANI Meeting, Lao PDR

The 12th WANI coordination meeting was held in Luang Prabang, Laos from 18 to 22 October. The meeting was set to strengthen the coordination and delivery of WANI into 2012 and beyond. Global WANI coordinators and IUCN staff, along with colleagues and partners from the Mekong region discussed in particular issues surrounding hydropower development. …  

23 Oct 2010 | News story

L’UICN met la biodiversité à l’ordre du jour lors du Sommet de la Francophonie

XIII Francophonie Summit: 22-24 October, Montreux, Switzerland  | English

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Invasive cheatgrass can displace native shrublands decreasing carbon storage and increasing fire risks

Espèces envahissantes et changement climatique : un “duo mortel”, selon des scientifiques de haut niveau

Les espèces envahissantes et le changement climatique représentent deux menaces majeures pour le monde naturel. Leurs effets associés sont ravageurs pour l’environnement, mais ils peuvent aussi coûter aux pays 10% de leur produit intérieur brut. Dans un rapport publié cette semaine à Nagoya (Japon), des scientifiques appellent les Etats à prendre des mesures immédiates contre le « duo mortel ». …   | English | Spanish

22 Oct 2010 | International news release

Low-lying island in the Seychelles

Islands of the Western Indian Ocean - unite!

The islands of the Western Indian Ocean and coastal areas of Eastern Africa are home to 30 million people who rely on their coastal environment for food and income. But overfishing, overdevelopment, pollution, environmental degradation and climate change are seriously threatening the natural resources that fuel the region’s economic activity. A burning question is will the region’s governments and civil society work together to respond to these challenges? …  

21 Oct 2010 | News story

Marine Protected Area, fish and coral at Nha Trang

UICN: vale la pena ahorrar, invertir en la naturaleza

La importancia económica de la riqueza natural del mundo aparece firme en el radar político como resultado de una evaluación internacional que muestra el enorme valor económico de los bosques, el agua dulce, los suelos y los arrecifes de coral, así como los costos sociales y económicos que resultan de su pérdida. Esta es la conclusión del informe titulado La Economía de los Ecosistemas y Biodiversidad (TEEB por sus siglas en inglés), dado a conocer el día de hoy por el líder del estudio TEEB, Pavan Sukhdev. …   | English

20 Oct 2010 | News story
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