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Yuraygir National Park, Australia

Hyderabad hopes for a protected planet

Protected areas both on land and in the sea are a hot topic here at the Biodiversity talks in Hyderabad. We ask Trevor Sandwith, Head of IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme, to explain what they are and why they are so important. …  

18 Oct 2012 | News story

Hammerhead sharks migrate to warmer waters in winter to breed and to cooler waters in summer, often tracking migratory fish.

Into the deep unknown – scientists unveil the secrets of our seas

Hyderabad, India, 15 October 2012 – New facts about marine life enable scientists to locate some of the ocean’s most ecologically and biologically significant areas (EBSAs), in the planet’s most remote places. At the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) calls on the international community to protect them. …  

15 Oct 2012 | News story

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In a nutshell: Hyderabad Biodiversity summit - Week One

At the 2010 Biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed the ‘Big Plan to save nature’ with its 20 Aichi biodiversity targets to be met by 2020. Today, the Parties meet again, this time in Hyderabad, India to discuss what progress has been made so far in turning the Big Plan into reality. …  

14 Oct 2012 | News story

IPBES event at the Just World Pavilion, IUCN World Conservation Congress - Jeju 2012

Engagement in IPBES – the top priority for IUCN

"IUCN’s commitment to materialize IPBES, which concretely works at the science-policy interface, marked another step during the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress," says Ms Cyrie Sendashonga, Global Director, Policy and Programme Group, IUCN Secretariat. …  

10 Oct 2012 | News story
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América del Sur en el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza

Resumen de las decisiones más importantes, los talleres destacados, los rostros reconocidos y todo lo que la Secretaría de UICN para América del Sur y sus miembros -organizacionales y de comisiones- llevaron a la Isla de Jeju, en Corea del Sur. …  

10 Oct 2012 | News story
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Participantes, evento construcción de una Estrategia de conservación de los territorios amazónicos. Jeju, 2012

Hacia la protección de los territorios indígenas amazónicos - un reto pendiente

Los pueblos indígenas amazónicos, a través de sus conocimientos ancestrales, han contribuido por miles de años a la conservación de la Amazonía, sus ecosistemas y la biodiversidad de sus territorios. Por ello, UICN, COICA y WWF plantean construir una estrategia para su protección. …  

10 Oct 2012 | News story

Scorpaena notata on Mediterranean coralligenous assemblage (c) Andrea Molinari

Big Plan for nature needs Big Action now

Governments must take action and invest in nature to secure the diversity of life on earth and address today’s development challenges – urges IUCN at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11), which starts today in Hyderabad, India. …   | French | Spanish

08 Oct 2012 | News story

Diálogo sobre Carbono Azul. Guayaquil, Ecuador, 10 al 12 de junio de 2012.

¿Qué es el Carbono Azul?

Ambiente Global, programa radial de UICN y la Unidad de Parques Nacionales de Colombia presenta en su primera edición, un análisis sobre el Carbono Azul y su potencial en América del Sur. Escuche las voces de los expertos. …  

04 Oct 2012 | News story


New hope for boas and pythons

"There is so much to do to protect pythons and boas,” says Tomás Waller, Chair of the new IUCN Species Survival Commission Specialist Group dedicated to these species. Here he talks about their threats and what needs to be done to ensure a future for these iconic reptiles.  …  

01 Oct 2012 | News story

Participantes,Taller Aplicación de metodología Cristal, Perú, 2012.

Usos y aplicaciones de Cristal, en Perú

PNUD, PNUMA y UICN realizan taller de capacitación sobre la herramienta CRiSTAL para valorar los efectos del cambio climático sobre los medios de vida comunitarios. …  

25 Sep 2012 | News story

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