Ecosystem

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Don't forget environment, IUCN tells UN

World leaders must consider the environment if they want to ensure people enjoy a sustainable and dignified life. That was the message IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre gave in her keynote address to the High-Level Ministerial segment of the 17th session of the United Nations Commission of Sustainable Development (CSD), held in New York from May 4 to 15. …  

14 May 2009 | News story

Desert dune, Qatar

Ecosystem approach is the way forward

The newly established IUCN drylands programme stepped out in style for the first time at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York by convening a Learning Centre on the ecosystem approach. It was the first outreach engagement of the programme at a large international meeting of the United Nations. …  

14 May 2009 | News story

Women pressing palm oil, Ghana

Biofuel potential for rural development

Biofuels have the potential to contribute greatly to rural development and increase the sustainable energy options to rural communities. …  

12 May 2009 | News story

Shell Sustainability Report

Shell Sustainability Report

Shell released its 2008 Sustainability Report today. IUCN has worked with Shell on various biodiversity related projects over the past ten years and notes positively that Shell’s reporting on sustainability in general has steadily improved over recent years, with increasing detail and transparency. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

“Protecting Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

Greening blue energy

IUCN’s partnership project with E.ON is underway. IUCN and E.ON met to identify the key issues of offshore renewable energies and agree on a collaborative research programme. …  

07 May 2009 | News story

Windturbine and rapeseed

IUCN features in Pacific Minister's Meeting

The second Regional Energy Officials meeting and the Pacific Energy Ministers meeting was held in Nukualofa, Tonga from the 20th – 24th of April. These biennial meetings, focussed on the theme, “Strengthening the Fragile Pacific Islands Energy Sector – Addressing energy, economy and environment in a period of rapid change”. It was a critical discussion for Pacific Island countries currently undergoing considerable pressure to sustain their fragile economies with the current global recession and uncertainties in oil prices. This has raised alternative energy options to the top of the agenda including renewable energies. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story

Traditional and modern energy use.

No energy security without ecosystem security in Eastern and Southern Africa

Experts have designed a series of ecosystem and livelihood principles for energy decision-makers, which are relevant not just regionally but globally. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story

Tail fin of Western Gray Whale

IUCN welcomes reprieve for whales

IUCN is delighted that Sakhalin Energy followed the advice of an expert panel and stopped all seismic surveys affecting the Western Gray Whale. …  

28 Apr 2009 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Rapeseed field, Vaud, Switzerland

How to stop biofuel crops becoming invasive

Experts have come up with a series of tips for biofuel producers to stop biofuel crops becoming invasive species. …  

23 Apr 2009 | 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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