Mediterranean Region

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for press conference on the Sustainable Energy for All initiative

IUCN expertise in UN push for sustainable energy for all

IUCN’s Director General joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week to outline his Sustainable Energy for All initiative to the media. …  

22 Jan 2012 | News story

Pinus heldrachii gjallice, Albania

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe: Preservation and Protection of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA). Its membership application was approved during the 77th Meeting of IUCN Council. …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

La Jarda

Boosting land stewardship in Europe: answer in 15 minutes!

Five European conservation organisations started the 2011-14 LANDLIFE, a LIFE+ Information and Communication project to spread the knowledge of land stewardship, and its use for involving citizens, landowners and users, NGOs and local groups in nature conservation in Europe. …  

17 Jan 2012 | News story
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Blue carbon

More recognition needed for Blue Carbon’s role in curbing climate change

The critical role of coastal ecosystem management in curbing climate change and the need to fully integrate it in climate change and biodiversity policies were the focus of the “Blue Carbon – Managing coastal ecosystems for climate change mitigation” symposium that  took place in the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story

Confirmed and inferred distribution

New IUCN Red List map browser: visualize and explore

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ website has a brand new feature designed to facilitate the exploration and visualization of species distribution ranges. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story

IUCN-Med team - December 2011

IUCN-Med 2012

We are pleased to wish you the best for the season and coming year  | French | Spanish

22 Dec 2011 | News story

Bonaire

EU islands and overseas territories: The key for successful climate change adaptation strategies and biodiversity policies

“Islands and overseas entities' strategic location and unique assets offer leadership opportunities for the European Union (EU) and its Member States in biodiversity conservation, climate change adaption, green economy, renewable energy and marine conservation,” argued Dominique Benzaken, IUCN at the  conference on Islands and Overseas Entities’ Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation and the Fight Against Climate Change. The event took place yesterday at the European Parliament. …  

21 Dec 2011 | News story

Ants

IPBES Forum: One for all, all for one

Are you eager to be engaged in shaping an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and defining its goals? Do you want to bring your knowledge and experience to the attention of governments and other decision makers? Here is your chance. The Stakeholder Forum on IPBES is a new email discussion group for everyone interested in advancing the involvement of scientists, conservation organizations, businesses and other civil society actors in IPBES. …   | French | Spanish

19 Dec 2011 | News story

Holcim

Cátedra Holcim: Retos ambientales del Desarrollo

Expertos reunidos en Sevilla debaten sobre la sostenibilidad ambiental en tiempos de crisis …  

16 Dec 2011 | News story


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