December

It's easier to plead forgiveness than ask for permission

Peggy Smith 1,2 Catie Burlando 3 and Iain Davidson-Hunt 1,3 1 Co-Vice Chairs, North America, CEESP, IUCN
2 Lakehead University
3 University of Manitoba …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story
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COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan

Communicating Biodiversity: Collected CEC Reporting from Nagoya

Reports and materials related to participation by the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan. …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story

Western Gray Whale

International scientists track endangered whale to discover breeding grounds

A team of scientists from Russia and the United States has successfully tagged and is tracking by satellite an individual from one of the world’s most endangered whale populations – a western gray whale - off the coast of Russia’s Sakhalin Island. IUCN has been involved in the tagging and tracking process, providing scientific advice and logistical support. …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story

Royal Botanic Garden

IUCN and Royal Botanic Garden create synergies to conserve biodiversity in Jordan

Creating synergies towards biodiversity conservation in Jordan was the main aim of the partnership between IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Royal Botanic Garden. This partnership was officially announced through a Memorandum of Understanding that was signed recently between both parties to jointly pursue their conservation efforts that promote equitable and ecologically sustainable use of natural resources in Jordan and the West Asia region. …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story

Orange-eyed green tree frog

CEC Newsletter November 2010: Communicating Biodiversity

The 40th issue is on the theme 'communicating biodiversity'. …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story

"Sapo de nariz aguileña" - género Rhinella

Especies Amenazadas de Colombia: Taller de Re Evaluación de Especies bajo las Categorías y Criterios de UICN

El Ministerio del Ambiente de Colombia, el Instituto Von Humboldt y la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, con el apoyo de la UICN y sus oficinas en Quito y Cambridge, promueven la actualización de los libros nacionales de especies amenazadas. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story

Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

Chair's Corner: CEC Newsletter November 2010

Keith Wheeler introduces the November 2010 newsletter of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story

El Salvador

Launch of new Water Governance Project at COP16

A new climate change and water governance project is launched at COP16 in Cancun. Strengthening local and national capacities to better manage water and ecosystems will be the project focus in adapting to climate change. …   | Spanish

01 Dec 2010 | News story

La Asamblea de Miembros del Comité Español de la UICN

Carlos Sánchez es reelegido como Presidente del Comité Español de UICN

La Asamblea de miembros del Comité Español de la UICN (CeUICN) ha reelegido esta mañana por unanimidad a Carlos Sánchez como presidente de la entidad por un periodo de tres años más. Sánchez, presidente también de la Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre, será el encargado de consolidar este Comité nacional de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, que agrupa a 36 entidades medioambientales españolas. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story

Finnish Year of biodiversity

New evaluation – one in ten Finnish species still threatened

The 4th Red List of Finnish Species has now been compiled and IUCN's new set of comparable criteria were employed for the second time. The results showed that there are 2,247 threatened species in Finland, which is 10.5 per cent of the 21,400 species evaluated. The number of species evaluated is exceptionally large, even by international standards. In 2010, over 6,000 more species were evaluated than in the previous evaluation in 2000. During the last ten years, the status of 186 species (10.0 per cent of the 1,505 species evaluated in 2000) has improved, while that of 356 has deteriorated. This indicates that, whilst species continue to decline, conservation efforts are also producing results for many species. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story