Ecosystem

Marine

Making blue energy green with E.ON

IUCN’s Global Marine Programme and Energy, Ecosystems and Livelihoods Initiative are initiating research into the ecosystem and livelihood implications of marine-based energy alternatives. This work is intended to inform policy and practice of governments, the private sector and the conservation community and will be supported by the Swedish government and the energy company E.ON. …  

15 Dec 2008 | News story

The Sava River

New climate change network

There is a growing recognition in discussions here in Poznan of the role that nature can play in helping people adjust to the impacts of climate change. Governments and environmental and development groups at the United Nations climate change conference are increasingly supporting such an approach. …  

05 Dec 2008 | News story

Woman preparing maize. Annapurna, Nepal

Ecosystems and Food

What role for conservation in enhancing food security for the rural poor? This was the question posed to a multi-stakeholder panel brought together at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …  

04 Dec 2008 | News story

In this Photo: 
AGUILAR Lorena; ASH Neville; BARCHIESI Stefano; BOVENSCHULTE Mette; BROEKHOVEN Guido; CARTIN Megan; CROSS Katharine; CRUDGINTON Lizzie; EBORN Gillian; EDGAR Caroline; FINCKE Annelie; FURMAN Ricardo; GORDON James; HASLER Maria; HAWES Patricia; IKKALA Ninni; JACKSON Bill; KELLEHER Stephen; MAGINNIS Stewart; MARTIN-MEHERS Gillian; MURTI Radhika; NERI Claire; NOKO Sizakele; OVIEDO Gonzalo; PEARD Georgina; SAINT LAURENT Carol; SCHMID Mary-Elizabeth; SMITH Mark; WARMENBOL Claire; WILLETTS Elizabeth

IUCN's New Environment and Development Group

The new IUCN Environment and Development group  held its first meeting 13-14 November to discuss efficient integration of the group’s common goals. This newly created cluster comprises the Forest and Water Programme, Ecosystem Management Programme, and Senior Advisor Social Policy  and Gender together to allign their work and deliver the IUCN key result areas. …  

25 Nov 2008 | News story

Wetlands dependency

Saving wetlands to fight climate change

IUCN, the Ramsar Convention and the Danone Group have teamed up to fight climate change by protecting and restoring wetlands. …  

30 Oct 2008 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Working together towards sustainable biofuels

On the Futures Pavilion at the World Conservation Congress, Toyota Europe launched their 2008 Sustainability Report. It contained a special feature "Are biofuels the solution", to which IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre was invited to contribute. The text is reproduced below. The full report can be downloaded from Toyota's website. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Pablo Manzano
Global Coordinator
WISP (World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism)

Why pastoralism deserves a better press

Pastoralism provides direct and indirect benefits to the environment in dryland areas and deserves more recognition of this contribution, according to a new report by World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP). …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Manta Ray

IUCN President Valli Moosa to launch 10 principles to save the high seas

IUCN’s President, Valli Moosa, will this Tuesday launch 10 Principles for modern high seas governance and challenge international experts to find new ways to implement them. The 10 Principles reflect fundamental principles that nations have agreed to in various treaties and declarations but have largely failed to implement on the nearly 50% of the planet that lies beyond individual nation’s jurisdiction. …  

05 Oct 2008 | News story

International Risk Governance Council logo

Risk governance guidelines for bioenergy policies released

The International Risk Governance Council working group on Bioenergy, chaired by IUCN's Chief Scientist Jeff McNeely, released their Policy Brief "Risk Governance Guidelines for Bioenergy Policies" which examines the opportunities and risks of bioenergy to meet goals such as energy security, rural development and climate change mitigation. It identifies deficits in the current governance of those risks, and presents IRGC’s recommendations for improvements to the risk governance of bioenergy. …  

03 Oct 2008 | News story

Marovo Lagoon Solomon Islands

Islands Journey at WCC

Islands Journey - In the mood for an Island Getaway? …  

03 Oct 2008 | 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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