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International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

On International Volunteer Day, IUCN acknowledges the enormous contribution of its countless volunteers who dedicate their time, knowledge and skills to furthering our common Mission and Vision. …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story

Panel des représentants sur la table d'honneur

Deuxième Conférence des Parlementaires à Bata : vers une internationalisation du REPAR

Sous le haut patronage du Président de la République de la Guinée Equatoriale, S.E. M. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, la 2ème  Conférence internationale des Parlementaires d’Afrique Centrale sur la Gestion Durable des Ecosystèmes Forestiers  et de la Protection de l’Environnement s’est tenue du 2 au 4 novembre 2009 à Bata. …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story

Wind power operated by FEA provides Fiji with between 5-10 megawats of electricity.

Pacific energy experts apply environmental management tools

Pacific energy practitioners adopt tools for managing environmental consequences of energy projects and policies …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story
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Dams depending on glaciers, such as the Moiry dam in Valais, Switzerland, will need to cope with changing environmental conditions.

Energy security depends on ecosystems

Energy sector leaders and the conservation community agree that energy security is linked to the vitality of ecosystems. They are calling on governments, business and civil society to take measures to safeguard ecosystem services which are critical for the energy sector. …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story

Private Sector @ IUCN

IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme organized a four day event “Private Sector @ IUCN” from 19 – 22 October in its Head Quarters in Gland, Switzerland. The event brought together IUCN staff working with the private sector and representatives from businesses interacting with IUCN. …  

03 Dec 2009 | News story

Dams depending on glaciers, such as the Moiry dam in Valais, Switzerland, will need to cope with changing environmental conditions.

Energy Security and Ecosystems

Energy sector leaders and the conservation community agree that energy security is linked to the vitality of ecosystems and they're calling on governments, businesses and civil society to take measures to safeguard ecosystem services which are critical for the energy sector.   …  

02 Dec 2009 | News story

Facilitators leading vulnerability assessment in Kenya

IUCN and the Global Water Initiative partners conduct vulnerability assessment training

IUCN as part of The Global Water Initiative (GWI) conducted vulnerability assessment trainings across four countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. …  

02 Dec 2009 | News story

Pescador, Cuenca del Plata

Están listos publicación y sitio web sobre peces de la Cuenca del Plata

La publicación incluye mapas y un CD interactivo. El sitio web permitirá consultar en detalle todas las fichas evaluadas.En la evaluación regional de peces se analizaron 191 especies, de las cuales 11 se encuentran amenazadas y 50 tienen datos insuficientes. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story
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Jan Schipper

Species Programme Member wins conservation award

Following his nomination earlier in the year, it has been announced that Jan Schipper, a member of the IUCN’s Species Programme, has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the William T. Hornaday Conservation Award. 

30 Nov 2009 | News story

Women discussion group in Tenedba-Eastern Sudan

At last a turning point for women and climate change?

All those who have been working tirelessly to ensure that women are properly considered in efforts to tackle climate change will be watching events at Copenhagen with bated breath. Any agreement that emerges from the conference may be the first to recognize the gender aspects of climate change, and, in doing so, will be on the way to saving the lives of millions of women and children. …   | French | Spanish

30 Nov 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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