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Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Ghost Forest art project praised by IUCN Director General

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre, has accepted the role of ambassador for a major art installation called “Ghost Forest”, by British artist Angela Palmer. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

In Suva, Fiji - IUCN Regional Director, Taholo Kami, Kiribati President, H.E. Anote Tonga and UNESCO Director (Apia Office), Dr. Vise Pongi.

Kiribati celebrates World Heritage Listing

Following the decision made at the 34th World Heritage Committee meeting held in Brazil last week, celebrations were high amongst Kiribati nationals residing in Fiji as they came together on Monday night to honor the efforts and the recognition awarded to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area as one of the new World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

RBA to Conservation logo

Join the Rights-Based Approach to Conservation Portal

On 4 August the Environmental Law Centre’s (ELC) Internet platform on Rights-based Approaches to Conservation (RBA) was launched amongst IUCN staff and members of IUCN Commissions (www.rights-based-approach.org). The aim is for this platform to become a central point for collecting and sharing relevant information and experience on the conceptualisation, development and implementation of RBAs to conservation and for building an interactive community of stakeholders, in order to ensure the integration of rights considerations into conservation practices. …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story
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Dilmah sustainability declaration

IUCN Facilitates Sustainability Declaration by Dilmah Tea

 IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature today facilitated the addition of sustainability as one more pillar to the core values of Dilmah Tea. This declaration of a core commitment to sustainability was made by founder Mr Merril J Fernando, at the inaugural session of the Global Distributor’s Conference of Dilmah.   …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story

SOPAC interview with IWRM demonstration project manager from Nauru

Water management takes centre stage for Pacific Islands

The availability of freshwater is important to the quality of life, and it is critical to the economic development of every country” was the opening message from the President of Palau, His Excellency Johnson Toribiong, in his speech to the Steering Committee meeting of the Pacific Integrated Water Resource Management Programme. …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story

Biofuel standards workshop report image

Encouraging closer collaboration between biofuel sustainability standards - report now available

As part of an ongoing collaboration to promote the implementation of more sustainable biofuels, IUCN and Shell, working with ProForest and The Packard Foundation convened stakeholders of a number of certification schemes, including secretariat and Board members as well as industry and civil society representatives. The workshop was held to discuss areas of synergy and opportunities for harmonization of standards and certification schemes that may apply to biofuels. The final report is now available. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story

Tall ships converge on Amsterdam

Reaching out for the oceans: Europe's biggest nautical spectacle

Once every five years, tall ships from all over the world converge on the Dutch capital for a five-day international nautical spectacle—SAIL Amsterdam. Attracting more than 600 ships and an expected 1.8 million visitors, this is Europe’s largest ‘admission free’ nautical event. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story

Ilha Anchieta, Brasil

UICN abre nueva oficina en Brasil

El próximo dos de agosto se realizará el lanzamiento de la nueva oficina de la UICN, localizada en Brasilia. Entre las actividades más destacadas, están la realización de paneles de discusión y la firma de un Acuerdo con el Instituto Chico Mendes para la Conservación de la Biodiversidad. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story
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Joanna Cochrane at Waterton, Canada

A visit to IUCN Secretariat by Shell’s Manager of Sensitive Areas

Joanna Cochrane, Manager Sensitive Areas in Shell Upstream International, visited the IUCN Secretariat to present Shell's newly formed Sensitive Areas team and hold exploratory discussions. …  

03 Aug 2010 | News story
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Jornada de pesca en el Paraná, 1973

Analizarán el estado de amenaza de peces de interés comercial en la Cuenca del Plata

Especialistas de Argentina, Brasil, Bolivia, Paraguay y Uruguay, que vienen trabajando en un foro electrónico, analizarán en Buenos Aires el estado de especies de peces de interés pesquero en la cuenca. Aplicarán y compararán los resultados de dos metodologías, una ellas los criterios de la Lista Roja de la UICN a nivel nacional y regional.
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03 Aug 2010 | 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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