March

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Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors established

The Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (ACEDD) has been established. This is an initiative of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) and Macquarie University, Sydney. This is part of CEC’s program to catalyse networks of universities in Meso America, Southern Africa and amongst Arabic speaking nations as part of its endeavours for the IUCN World Conservation Learning Network.  …  

26 Mar 2009 | News story

Gorilla in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

IUCN celebrates Africa Environment Day

IUCN US joined other Africaphiles on March 23rd at the South African Embassy in Washington to celebrate Africa Environment Day 2009. …  

26 Mar 2009 | News story

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Learning opportunities

Interested in a Training of Trainers (TOT) on Gender and Climate Change organised by IUCN and other core partners of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) around the UNFCCC meetings in Bonn (June) and Copenhagen (December)? 

26 Mar 2009 | News story

Barnard's Rock-catfish (Austroglanis barnardi) 2009 IUCN Red List status: Endangered

South African fishes in the spot light

For the first time, conservation action plans are being developed to protect South African fishes from extinction. …  

25 Mar 2009 | News story

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Espoo wins second edition of Finnish Countdown 2010 competition

The 550-year-old City of Espoo in Southern Finland received the 2009 award for biodiversity by the Minister of the Environment, Paula Lehtomäki. To celebrate its 550th anniversary, the City has decided to protect a 550-hectares forested area which covers three per cent of the total area of Espoo. …  

25 Mar 2009 | News story

IUCN Conservation Centre

Europe’s greenest building takes shape

An update on IUCN’s Global Conservation Centre
According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, 30-40% of all primary energy is used in buildings. Buildings account for a significant amount of gas emissions: up to 40% of global emissions according to a recent study. Over the next 25 years, emissions from buildings are expected to increase faster than in any other sector. …  

25 Mar 2009 | News story

Jane Lubchenco

Lubchenco and Holdren officially join Obama’s team

New administration welcomes two important allies for the environmental community …  

24 Mar 2009 | News story

mano de muerto (alcyonium glomeratum)

The Alboran Sea continues transnational work for the conservation of its biodiversity and sustainability

The Alboran Sea is the most western part of the Mediterranean, and is situated in the centre of the geological region, the Gibraltar Arc.  | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2009 | News story

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Planning for a sustainable energy future: IUCN reacts to Shell’s Strategy Update

Last week Shell repeated its intention to disinvest in wind and solar power and concentrate its efforts and investments on biofuels. IUCN takes note of Shell’s decision and hopes that it can be convinced to show more leadership in renewable energy in the future. …  

23 Mar 2009 | News story

La Hora del Planeta

Apaguemos la Luz - La Hora del Planeta está cerca

Alrededor de 250 ciudades se han inscrito oficialmente a la campaña en todo el mundo ¡El próximo sábado 28 de marzo apaguemos las luces durante una hora, seamos parte de la lucha contra el cambio climático!  …  

23 Mar 2009 | News story
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