Ecosystem

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Carrots and sticks for sustainable biofuels

In an independent report launched by a consortium of industry and non-governmental organizations, IUCN promotes an innovative policy approach to address the risk of indirect land use change through biofuel production. This involves encouraging and rewarding practices that proactively reduce this risk and penalizing producers who take no action. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed following a workshop jointly organized by TNC and IUCN. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

IPBES

Which room for civil society in the house of IPBES?

On 4 October 2011, the second day of the First Plenary Meeting, delegates addressed the design of an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). IUCN supported the proposal to consider the role and the participation of non-governmental stakeholders in the Platform. …  

05 Oct 2011 | News story

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Non-governmental actors united for a role in IPBES

Scientific and civil society organizations have called for a role in an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) both as providers and end users of knowledge. During the opening of the First Plenary Session to establish IPBES, these organizations stressed that their engagement is crucial for the relevance, impact and legitimacy of the Platform. …  

04 Oct 2011 | News story

Cyrie SENDASHONGA, Head of the IUCN Delegation to the First Session of the Plenary Meeting to Establish an IPBES, Nairobi

IUCN to support IPBES

IUCN strongly supports the establishment of an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in 2012 as a global mechanism to further strengthen the science-policy interface on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. This statement was delivered during the opening of the First Plenary Session to build IPBES, which is currently being held in Nairobi, Kenya. …  

04 Oct 2011 | News story

2nd Model home completed.

Palau’s green home model grabs regional financing attention

Thirteen financing institutions from the Pacific region have gathered in Koror this week to learn from Palau’s successful green home energy model.   …  

03 Oct 2011 | News story

Slices of dried Devil´s Claw tubers in the hands of a local harvester, Botswana

Jewels of the Kalahari

For poor people living in the drylands of Southern Africa, sustainably harvesting and marketing a range of valuable natural products could help lift their fortunes. …  

01 Oct 2011 | News story

Conserving the grasslands of northern Kenya for people and wildlife

Striking a balance

There’s a growing realisation that successful conservation comes from strengthening governance processes and involving the people who live with and depend on nature. In northern Kenya, IUCN and partners, with support from UKaid and other donors, are helping to secure a future for endangered Grevy’s zebra and the people who share a land with this iconic species. …  

01 Oct 2011 | News story

Improving the lives of people living in refugee camps and reducing pressure on the local environment.

Easing the pressure

The Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya, the biggest in the world, is vastly overstretched due to an influx of people fleeing conflict in the wider Eastern Africa region. The local environment is equally feeling the strain. …  

01 Oct 2011 | News story

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Work for mangroves gets new look

A new logo was unveiled yesterday by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, marking the beginning of its awareness raising activities for its mangrove projects in five Pacific Island countries.  …  

30 Sep 2011 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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