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Christophe Lefebvre

Christophe Lefebvre élu à la présidence du Comité français UICN

Le Conseil d’administration du Comité français de l’UICN a élu Christophe Lefebvre comme nouveau Président de l’organisation, succédant ainsi à François Letourneux. Sa candidature présentée par Nausicaa / Réseau océan mondial a été acceptée à l’unanimité des membres constitués par 2 ministères, 10 organismes publics et 36 ONG …  

10 Jun 2011 | News story

The Iron Gates

New boost for the Carpathians

A third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention (COP3) was held on 25 - 27 May in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. The meeting brought together representatives of the parties to the Carpathian Convention (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine), representatives of the EC, Italy, the Alpine Convention, as well as numerous observers (ICPDR, IUCN, UNWTO, WWF, etc.). Two major protocols have been agreed at the conference: the Protocol on Sustainable Forest Management and the Protocol on Sustainable Tourism. …  

09 Jun 2011 | News story

Mangroves in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

Mangroves to receive huge boost from new carbon credit rules

A new method for calculating the role that mangrove restoration plays in slowing climate change, by capturing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, has been adopted. …   | French

06 Jun 2011 | News story

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Key tools for tackling invasive species

Prevention, eradication and early detection system are key tools for tackling invasive species. This was the conclusion of the conference “The Challenge of Invasive Species and Destructive Insects” organised on the 24 May 2011 in the European Parliament. The event highlighted disastrous consequences of the proliferation of invasive species and shaped the necessary tools for putting an end to this plague. …  

31 May 2011 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 24 new Members and 3 National Committees

On 25 May 2011, the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 24 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 3 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story

Dry ground in Oued El Maleh swamp in Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

Bonn “Can Do” Cancun Climate Change Agreement – IUCN

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks that will be held in Bonn from 6 to 17 June will start in earnest on the full implementation of the Agreements reached in Cancun by all Parties to the Climate Change Convention. …  

30 May 2011 | News story

Sentier mangrove à Wallis

Mangroves of France overseas

The Conservatoire du littoral, an IUCN member, has carried out an inventory of the mangroves in France overseas. For the first time it presents the extent and distribution of these ecosystems associated with coral reefs between the eight regions located in the Caribbean, Amazon, Indian Ocean and the Pacific. …   | French

27 May 2011 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

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Decommissioning oil and gas facilities in the North Sea

For many years, the North Sea has been linked to the production of oil and gas and the platforms that extract these natural resources. Yet with declining oil and gas reserves, more than 600 oil and gas facilities will become candidates for decommissioning over the coming decades. The decommissioning and disposal of these installations is the subject of extensive debate as the right balance has to be found between technical feasibility, environmental protection, health and safety, cost, and public opinion. …  

23 May 2011 | News story

European Day of Parks

Celebrating the Contribution of Green Volunteers Across Europe

On and around 24th May 2011, Europe’s most beautiful places will recognise the work of the thousands of green volunteers that help take care of these fabulous spaces and the animals and plants they protect. During the celebrations of the European Day of Parks hundreds of events will highlight the assets of volunteering will take place across the continent. The European Day of Parks was launched by IUCN Member, the EUROPARC Federation. …  

20 May 2011 | News story


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