2012

Woman and her children washing in Koh Kapik Commune,

People of Koh Kapik brainstormed to draft adaptation plan

IUCN Cambodia conducted a Promoting Local Innovation workshop in Koh Kapik Commune, Cambodia, during 12‐14 Mar 2012. This was aiming to identify and prioritize local adaptation activities to be supported by the project in Koh Kapik Commune. 

25 Mar 2012 | Article
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IUCN CEC

Animals in biodiversity education: Tiere Live workshop in Europe

IUCN CEC members from Austria, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and the United Kindgom participated in a March workshop organized by the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) in partnership with IUCN CEC. …  

23 Mar 2012 | News story

Seminar on World Water Day-2012 "Water and Food Security” at the Department of Botany, University of Karachi

Each year, World Water Day highlights various aspects of Water Conservation. It is an international day, celebrated to create awareness about rapidly depleting resource and was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22nd, 1993 as the first World Water Day. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story

Energy

IUCN and business partners call for concrete action in Rio

In a letter to the national negotiators, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have strongly pressed governments to commit to concrete action at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development which takes place in June. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story

Guest house of the International Academy for Nature Conservation

IUCN Red List training under the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme

The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme aims to strengthen nature conservation organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia by developing the capacity of early-career conservation professionals. As a partner in the Programme, IUCN led a one-day seminar on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM and its methodology. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story
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Assessing threats to the Lake Turkana World Heritage site

The World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission, led by Guy Debonnet from UNESCO and Goran Gugić representing IUCN, met with relevant stakeholders in Nairobi on the 15th- 16th March 2012 to discuss the threats facing Lake Turkana National Parks World Heritage site which is situated in northern Kenya. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story
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Professor Mohamed Kassas

IUCN mourns loss of former President Professor Mohamed Kassas

IUCN is profoundly saddened by the loss of Professor Mohamed Kassas, Professor Emeritus of Botany at the University of Cairo and former President of IUCN, who passed away yesterday in Cairo. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story

Female of the Restinga Antwren (Formicivora littoralis)

Nature in need: Half of world’s most important nature sites left unprotected

The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 to address rapid rates of environmental destruction, however, a new study led by BirdLife International, with contributions from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected. These findings highlight an urgent need for improved targeting of new and expanded protected areas in order to protect the planet’s wildlife.  

21 Mar 2012 | News story

ABS in relation to Marine Genetic Resources in ABNJs

IUCN-BfN International Seminar on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction - Report now available

The international seminar on conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) was organized by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in collaboration with the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in Bonn, Germany 1-3 December, 2011. …  

21 Mar 2012 | News story

El Hierro, Canary Islands

Islands and coasts high on the EU maritime agenda

The European Commission has just adopted its programme on an Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP). The programme proposes 20 actions for a total amount of 40 million euros to support the sustainable use of the seas and oceans, and the expansion of scientific knowledge, recognizing the role of the coastal, insular and outermost regions of the EU. …  

21 Mar 2012 | News story