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Selva Viva, Napo. Amazonía Ecuatoriana

Bioma Amazónico en la vitrina del CDB

RedParques, UICN, la SCDB y WWF presentaron la iniciativa de conservación del Bioma Amazónico, en Nairobi. …  

11 May 2010 | News story

5th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

Fifth Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

China and Southeast Asian nations renewed their efforts for regional cooperation in the timber trade this spring, as environmental activists, government officials, and businesspeople gathered in Beijing for the Fifth Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China from March 30-31. …  

11 May 2010 | News story

President launches LifeCycle Fiji

The young and the old, united by their passion for cycling and the need to reduce carbon emissions got together to launch LifeCycle Fiji on 1 May in Fiji's capital city, Suva. The President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, also launched into action as he cycled around the city to officially launch the initiative. …  

11 May 2010 | News story
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Participants of the Seamount Workshop. Nadi, Fiji.

Pacific Island Seamounts - are they under threat?

A 2-day workshop was held in Nadi on 28th and 29th April to discuss the impacts of longline fishing as well as other activities on seamounts in the Pacific Islands. …  

11 May 2010 | News story

Nurseries have been set up to rehabilitate mined areas in Nauru.

Restoring island homes - the fighting spirit

The Republic of Nauru is one island in the Pacific that has been actively fighting to regain their island biodiversity following a decade of mining. …  

10 May 2010 | News story

Participants evaluating their projects using a gender lens.

Energy project managers empowered on gender mainstreaming

Managers of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in six countries in Oceania were trained on incorporating gender dimensions into their respective projects at a workshop recently held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. …  

10 May 2010 | News story

Deep-sea squid. Teuthowenia pellucida

High seas biodiversity - high on the Nairobi agenda

The open oceans and deep seas represent 95% of the global biosphere. They play an important role in regulating the Earth’s climate and are home to a major part of the world’s biodiversity, containing some of the most productive ecosystems, vast natural resources, unique habitats and unknown species. However, mounting pressures from intensifying human use, climate change and ocean acidification threaten to undermine these ecosystems’ biodiversity, balance and resilience. …  

09 May 2010 | News story

Participants: réunion de suivi-évaluation LLS MALI

Monitoring and evaluating the Mali Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS): meeting of partners

The semi-annual participatory monitoring and evaluation meeting of the Landscape and Livelihoods Strategy (LLS) was held in Boré in Mali from 24th to 27th March, 2010. Its objective was to validate the monitoring and evaluation plan, encourage discussions and sharing of outputs of the programme in 2009, and prepare 2010 plan.  | French

06 May 2010 | News story
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The Secretariat of the Andean Community and IUCN hosted a meeting in Lima for Water and Environmental authorities from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, to present and launch the new river basin maps for the Andean Community.

Building Transboundary Trust in the Andes

Information on water flows, how much rainfall, and where the water goes is critical for both water and environmental management, but also for economic development and security. …   | Spanish

06 May 2010 | News story

The Midori Prize for Biodiversity

The AEON Environmental Foundation of Japan has announced the establishment of “the Midori Prize for Biodiversity”. This prize will be implemented in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Japan Ministry of the Environment, an IUCN Member, and the United Nations University. …  

06 May 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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