Guards in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

European Parliament voices concern over Virunga National Park thanks to IUCN encouragement

The Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently been the subject of actions by European Parliamentarians encouraged by IUCN. …  

12 Apr 2012 | News story
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Zhang Xinsheng

Zhang Xinsheng, China

The 21st century must be the age of sustainable development. Despite strides in science, technology and communication and advances in development, poverty continues to be rampant and the world is mired in manifold crises. …   | French | Spanish

12 Apr 2012 | Article
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Moses Mapesa is the new IUCN WCPA Regional Vice Chair for East and Southern Africa

I pledge to serve diligently in this position as per the terms of reference and in the interest of conservation in the region and globally, particularly in light of the ever increasing and changing threats and challenges to nature conservation. …  

11 Apr 2012 | News story
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E-learning on The Green Economy from UNITAR and UNEP

Sign up now for the UNITAR and UNEP E-Learning Course running 14 May to 22 June 2012. …  

11 Apr 2012 | News story

Riverbank of intact forest

Benin validates its national convergence plan on forests

Benin is engaged in the convergence plan development process for the management and sustainable use of forest ecosystems in West Africa. …   | French

11 Apr 2012 | News story
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Czech Society for Ornithology

Birds in Europe 3, 2, 1… launch!

In early February, 100 ornithologists and stakeholders from 40 countries defied the harsh winter weather and met in the southern Czech town of Mikulov, to launch the exciting three-year project “Birds in Europe 3”.  …  

11 Apr 2012 | News story
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Participants of the BIOPAMA inception workshop engaging in discussions

Comments on BIOPAMA's inception

 Voices from participants to the inception workshop, representing the various project partners: …   | French | Spanish

11 Apr 2012 | Article
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AECEN Conference

IUCN SEA addressed linkage between CBD and climate change at AECEN Forum

IUCN Southeast Asia Programme was invited to participate in the Annual Regional Forum of Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN) held on 28-30 March 2012 in Bangkok. The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Thailand, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and the AECEN Secretariat. …  

11 Apr 2012 | Article
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Bangchan, Chanthaburi, Thailand

Building Firm Foundations for Climate Change Adaptation in Bang Chan Sub-district

Bang Chan Sub-district is located in Klung District, Chanthaburi Province in Eastern Thailand. The word klung is used to refer to frequently flooded low-lying areas, which already gives you some clues to the nature of Bang Chan Sub-district.   …  

11 Apr 2012 | Article
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Pesca en Araracuara, Colombia. 2012.

Investigación lista, seis casos para el análisis sobre adaptación al cambio climático

En América del Sur, los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades locales tienen conocimientos y prácticas tradicionales que les han permitido adaptarse a su entorno ecológico, durante siglos. Actualmente, muchas de estas prácticas son utilizadas como mecanismos de adaptación al cambio climático. …  

11 Apr 2012 | News story