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Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Earth Day 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with a Billion Acts of Green!

IUCN Member, Earth Day Network is calling for unprecedented levels of environmental action to mark Earth Day 2011 today. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Six Senses, Phuket,Thailand

Top ten tips for eco-tourists

With many people starting to plan their annual holidays, IUCN has released a list of top ten tips for tourists who want to visit some of the most beautiful natural sites in the world without damaging the environment. Tips range from choosing eco-hotels and being mindful of your carbon footprint to avoiding buying souvenirs made from Endangered species and making sure you know that what you’re eating isn’t under threat. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Solar panels - Kennedy bridge Bonn

Bonn-Based Organizations Will Benefit from the New Kennedy Bridge

The solar collectors that have been installed at the southern end of Kennedy Bridge could mean a big help for some of the organizations working from Bonn.  …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Monica Jacobs

New Head of IUCN EURO, Brussels

Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Monica Jacobs as Head, EU Representative Office in Brussels, Belgium as of the 13th April 2011. Monica is a seasoned professional who will help forward IUCN's role in Brussels. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

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BEST: Catalytic impact for Europe overseas

All actors have to join forces to make BEST a success, and the funding available should be used strategically for action oriented projects. This was the major call of the first meeting on the support for BEST, a voluntary scheme to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe overseas. The meeting was hosted at the European Parliament on the 11 April 2011. …   | French

21 Apr 2011 | News story

The Small Red Scorpionfish (Scorpaena notata) on Mediterranean coralligenous assemblage

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer

More than 40 species of marine fish currently found in the Mediterranean could disappear in the next few years. According to a study for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ on the status of marine fish in the Mediterranean Sea, almost half of the species of sharks and rays (cartilaginous fish) and at least 12 species of bony fish are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, marine habitat degradation and pollution. …   | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2011 | News story

European Minerals Day 2007

Conservation and the European Minerals Sector

On the 13th April, 2011 an event was held at the European Parliament to announce this year’s European Minerals Day which will take place from 13-15 May 2011.  Speaking at the event was Hans Friederich, Regrional Director for IUCN Europe. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

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TEEB: achievements and future perspectives

On the 12th April, 2011, a meeting on TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) was hosted at the European Parliament by the Mediterranean subgroup of the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”. It aimed to show how actors can implement TEEB and to outline what future actions should be taken. …  

19 Apr 2011 | News story

West Africa

Reconciling poverty eradication and quality of the environment

Veolia Environment Institute and the Agence Française de Développementare organising the international conference "Reconciling poverty eradication and quality of the environment. What are the innovative solutions?" June 27 & 28, 2011 at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General will be speaking at the event. …  

15 Apr 2011 | News story


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