October

(L-R- Shamen Vidanage, Acting Country Representative, IUCN Sri Lanka, Ms Sanjeewani de Silva – Head of Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank, Mr Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Hon Minister of Environment)

Launch of Threatened…: Sri Lanka’s Biodiversity, Coffee Table Book

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1963, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world's main authority on the conservation status of species. 

10 Oct 2011 | News story

IPBES

IUCN collaborates on authoritative policy-science platform

Background: From 3 - 7 October 2011, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is participating in the First Plenary Session to build the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in Nairobi, Kenya. 

07 Oct 2011 | News story
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Open-minded approach to the inclusion of civil society in IPBES

On behalf of non-governmental stakeholders who have expressed their interest in the First Plenary Session to Build IPBES, IUCN has reiterated its suggestion that the operational and governance structures of IPBES should be set up in such a way to encourage optimum, effective and efficient involvement of all relevant stakeholders who are practically or potentially providers and/or beneficiaries of information of relevance to the platform. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

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Looking beyond the name: IUCN PA management categories training for the Dinaric Arc

At the end of September 2011 a three-day training workshop introduced the IUCN protected area management categories and governance types to conservation experts from five Dinaric Arc countries having the responsibility of decision making on protected areas designation and management. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

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IUCN NL supports biobased economy

Representatives from civil society and business in the Netherlands have signed a manifesto on the development of the biobased economy, an economy based on renewable raw materials. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story
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Antonio Troya, Director of IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Optimistic times for IUCN in North Africa

Leading voices from the environmental field were present in Rabat, Morocco, for IUCN's North Africa Members Forum. The three-day meeting resulted in a fresh set of priorities for nature for the region. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

Dr. Abderrahmen GANNOUN , Director 
RAC/SPA- UNEP-MAP

Increased population pressure on natural resources in North Africa

The pressure of an increasing population is putting excessive demands on the natural resources of the region of North Africa, according to Dr Abderrahmen Gannoun, Director of the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas, based in Tunisia. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

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Hope is in the air

"The place of civil society in the governance of the platform is still under question. We are confident that all delegates feel the need to raise questions and gather inputs from the field by a large consultation with civil society. This is very encouraging,” says Pierre Commenville, a member of the IUCN Delegation to the First Plenary Session to build an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

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Carrots and sticks for sustainable biofuels

In an independent report launched by a consortium of industry and non-governmental organizations, IUCN promotes an innovative policy approach to address the risk of indirect land use change through biofuel production. This involves encouraging and rewarding practices that proactively reduce this risk and penalizing producers who take no action. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission.

Concerns about pollution

Pollution is one of the most important threats to the environment in North Africa, says Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story