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Elephant foster parents in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, three elephants are killed every week as a result of human-elephant conflict, leaving behind defenceless orphans. To address this, IUCN State Member The Department of Wildlife Conservation has launched a novel foster parent scheme, where contributions from donors are used to shelter helpless young elephants in a transit home until they have reached an appropriate age to be released into the wild. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Bjorn Stigson, President of WBCSD, and Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, sign the MoU.

IUCN-WBCSD renew collaboration

IUCN and WBCSD have signed a new four-year agreement. The objective is to develop and promote the business case for biodiversity and support partnerships between non-governmental organizations and companies. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Forest project

Face the Future: carbon trading

Face the Future, an IUCN Netherlands Committee member, develops forest carbon projects around the world with the aim of mitigating climate change and conserving forests. They also promote the business case for biodiversity conservation through the sale of carbon credits. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Ashok Khosla

Biofuels Conference

The Shell-IUCN partnership is sponsoring the 7th International Conference on Biofuels, hosted by IUCN Member Winrock International India in Delhi, India on 11-12 February. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Ferme biologique en Serbie

Encourager la biodiversité dans les marques, labels et certifications de productions agricoles

La biodiversité est peu valorisée dans les signes de reconnaissance agricoles, c’est-à-dire les marques, labels, AOC ou certifications attribués à des productions de vins, fromages, viandes, fruits, légumes, céréales. Pourtant plusieurs mesures favorables à la biodiversité existent, elles demandent à être encouragées. C’est le résultat d’une étude publiée aujourd’hui par le Comité français de l’UICN, en partenariat avec la Fédération des Parcs naturels régionaux de France, qui a porté sur l’analyse d’une cinquantaine de signes reconnus en France. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Analyses cover for CITES CoP15

IUCN and TRAFFIC release CITES CoP15 Analyses of the Proposals

In preparation for the upcoming CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) meeting (15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, CoP15) that will be taking place 13 – 25 March 2010 in Doha, Qatar, IUCN and TRAFFIC have released the results of their Analyses of the Proposals to Amend the Appendices. See here for the table with the Analyses. …  

12 Jan 2010 | News story

Species of the Day

Discover biodiversity - every day

To increase awareness of the enormous variety of life on our planet, and raise the profile of threatened species, we have launched the IUCN Red List ‘Species of the Day’. …  

06 Jan 2010 | News story

Mekong River, Lao PDR

Water Governance-A situational analysis of Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam published

This report is the second in a series of publications to be brought out under the Mekong Region Water Dialogues. …  

05 Jan 2010 | News story

Deep-sea squid (Teuthowenia pellucida)

To save the planet, save the seas

Just like forests, the oceans can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by trapping and storing carbon. The underwater world's potential to buffer climate change should be highlighted as a cost-effective solution, writes Dan Laffoley, marine vice chair of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

04 Jan 2010 | News story
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EPLP No. 58rev Gobernanza de aguas compartidas revised

Gobernanza de Aguas Compartidas: Aspectos Jurídicos e Institucionales

EPLP No. 58 rev
Grethel Aguilar, Alejandro Iza, 2009 La Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza se complace en presentar la versión revisada de su publicación Gobernanza de las Aguas Compartidas: Aspectos Jurídicos e Institucionales; producto del trabajo conjunto del Centro de Derecho Ambiental y la Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica (ORMA).
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23 Dec 2009 | News story
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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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