Nouvelles des Membres et pour les Membres

Grupo de Trabajo, Cuenca del Plata.

Nace grupo de trabajo sobre pesca y sustentabilidad en la Cuenca del Plata

La iniciativa busca fortalecer los proyectos en marcha en la cuenca y mejorar la calidad de vida de las comunidades costeras en los cinco países; coordinar acciones tendientes a disminuir su vulnerabilidad. …  

01 Jun 2010 | News story

Stephen Kamau, KENVO conservation officer

Care in the community - saving Kenya's forests

Forests cover less than 3% of Kenya’s land area but they’re an important source of income, food and economic growth to the country. However, forests are increasingly under pressure, due to rampant charcoal burning, illegal logging, overgrazing, forest fires and pollution. The Kijabe Environment Volunteers group (KENVO) has made great moves in preserving vast areas of the Gatamaiyu forest near Nairobi, working with local communities, many of whom were previously involved in illegal and destructive activities in the forest. …  

01 Jun 2010 | Audio

Winrock International outlines its renewable energy projects

Winrock International outlines its renewable energy projects

A public service announcement from IUCN Member Winrock International about its work on providing renewable energy resources to people around the world, some of whom have access to electricity for the first time. …  

31 May 2010 | Video

Biofuels in Peru - Video from IUCN Member SPDA - Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental

Biofuels in Peru

Video from IUCN Member SPDA - Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental.  …  

31 May 2010 | Video

Powering up west Africa

Powering up West Africa

One of the defining challenges of our time is finding more energy while emitting less carbon dioxide. West Africa too must take responsibility in stopping climate change. IUCN Member, The Green Actors of West Africa (GAWA) presents 'The State of the Environment', a video series covering the major environmental issues in the region. This 10 minute episode talks about renewable energy. …  

31 May 2010 | Video

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Towards sustainable energy

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre talks about the need to look for more sustainable and renewable energy sources, and change the way we use energy. …  

31 May 2010 | Video

IUCN logo

74ème réunion du Conseil de l'UICN

La 74ème réunion du Conseil de l’UICN se tiendra à Gland, Suisse, à partir du 2 juin. …   | English | Spanish

28 May 2010 | News story

Mangroves plantation

Climate action needed now - talks continue

UNFCCC talks, 31 May – 11 June 2010, Bonn                                Negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting resume in Bonn, continuing efforts to establish a post-2012 global climate change regime. Following disappointment in Copenhagen, the timing for the adoption of a new legally binding agreement remains unclear, but Parties should aim at an agreement on the building blocks of a new regime for the next UNFCCC Summit in Cancun, Mexico, in November this year.
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28 May 2010 | Media advisory

Aloa Grebe

Wetland aliens cause bird extinction

BirdLife International announces today, in an update to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for birds, the extinction of Alaotra Grebe Tachybaptus rufolavatus. Restricted to a tiny area of east Madagascar, this species declined rapidly after carnivorous fish were introduced to the lakes in which it lived. This, along with the use of nylon gill-nets by fisherman which caught and drowned birds, has driven this species into the abyss.   …  

26 May 2010 | International news release

Striped frog. Tavi, Portugal

Portuguese Parliamentarians together for biodiversity

For the first time the Portuguese Parliament hosted a conference dedicated to biodiversity. The event brought together Parliamentarians, NGOs and scientists to share information on the challenges biodiversity is facing and to discuss the next steps for conservation. …  

25 May 2010 | News story