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La Segua, Ecuador

Cuidar los Humedales, una respuesta al cambio climático

2 Febrero, Día Mundial de los Humedales. “Los humedales son valorados como fuentes de agua, recarga de acuíferos, criaderos naturales de peces y reservorios de diversidad biológica y cultural, entre otras irremplazables funciones; ahora necesitan ser reconocidos como aliados indispensables en la mitigación de los impactos negativos del cambio climático sobre las cuencas hídricas y los asentamientos humanos”, señalaron desde PROTEGER. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story
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Peacock Parachute Spider (Poecilotheria metallica), Threat category: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Trondheim conference calls for new biodiversity targets

High level IUCN representatives are among the keynote speakers at the Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity which opens today in Norway. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story

A little hamlet in Walaek-Baliem Valley, Papua

Ensuring the sustainability of Baliem Valley’s forests in Indonesia

The Samdhana Institute and the Department of Forestry of the Government of Indonesia, both Members of IUCN, are working to identify sustainable options for Baliem Valley’s forests and its dependents, who live in the heart of Papua, the Indonesian half of New Guinea. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

Diver enjoying the experience of diving on biodiverse and healthy Egyptian coral reefs. Photo by HEPCA

Tourism industry should better cater for climate-sensitive holiday makers

A survey of tourists and tour operators in the Egyptian Red Sea region shows that the industry often misperceives its clients’ environmental sensitivity, putting its own business at risk. Climate change is a growing threat to the tourism industry by making destinations less attractive and jeopardizing major sources of income. The awareness of tourists towards climate change and other environmental issues is likely to be a major driver of their future holiday choices.

29 Jan 2010 | News story

Groundwater usage in the Mekong basin

National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand

The importance of a participatory approach to water management is main focus of the National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Bangkok, Thailand. …  

27 Jan 2010 | News story

Woman with a fishing scoop

It’s now or never to stop the biodiversity crisis

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre has sent a strong message to the global community at the UNESCO launch of the International Year of Biodiversity in Paris. She says we are all responsible for today’s biodiversity crisis and we must take immediate action to stop it. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Huasco River, Chile

Rio Huasco: WANI supports Environmental Flows in Chile

The Huasco River in the Atacama Region of Chile is no typical hardly flows. Atacama is one of the driest places on Earth, yet maintaining the flow of the Huasco river is crucial. The river sustains livelihoods and farming communities, export businesses and ecosystems - all dependent on the river's flow. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Participants at the Covenant meeting, 15 January 2010

Meeting on the draft Covenant on Environment and Development in Bonn, January 14-15

Hosted by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), eighteen international law experts from all over the world - most of them Members of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) - gathered in Bonn to proceed to an update of the draft Covenant on Environment and Development. The project is spearheaded by CEL, and implemented with the support of the International Council for Environmental Law (ICEL), an international NGO member of IUCN. The meeting followed more than one year of preparation, with invited experts providing proposals for amendments to be considered at the meeting. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Coat of arms of Lesotho

IUCN welcomes the Kingdom of Lesotho as new State Member

The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. …   | French | Spanish

21 Jan 2010 | News story

James Griffiths

People: James Griffiths

WBCSD and IUCN have renewed their relationship for another 4 years. We pose three questions to James Griffiths, the WBCSD Managing Director of the Ecosystems Focus Area, about the role of business in conserving biodiversity and his expectations for this new phase of the relationship. 

19 Jan 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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