Ceremony after the approval of the listing of the 16 PAs : Delegations of the Netherlands (left) and France (right) receiving their diplomas from the SPAW Secretariat coordinator

Good news from the Caribbean

Nine protected areas in the European overseas territories in the Caribbean have been listed since 2010 under the SPAW (Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife) Protocol of the Cartegena Convention. The SPAW Protocol is the only legally-binding international agreement on biodiversity in the Wider Caribbean, and a key mechanism for strengthening cooperation and increasing consideration of ecological connectivity within the Wider Caribbean. …  

04 Dec 2012 | Article
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IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and MAVA Foundation Director Lynda Mansson

MAVA Foundation renews commitment to IUCN’s conservation efforts

The MAVA Foundation and IUCN today signed a three-year ‘framework’ agreement in support of IUCN’s 2013-2016 Programme as well as a five-year project agreement to help implement the Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation (PRCM) in West Africa. …  

04 Dec 2012 | News story

BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance

Transboundary Watershed Champions Say “Vamos para Adelante!”

Empowered champions rally under the slogan “vamos pa´lante” (“we’re on our way”) and start to establish actions in their shared watersheds …   | Spanish

04 Dec 2012 | News story
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Klaus Toepfer Fellows at ELC, 15.11.12

Klaus Toepfer Fellows at the IUCN Environmental Law Centre

On 15 November 2012, 20 environmental young professionals from Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia visited the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in the context of the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme sponsored by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). …  

03 Dec 2012 | News story

Pumps for water extraction in the Siwa basin, Egypt.

Healthy nature key for increasing the Arab Region’s survival options

Nature-based solutions can play a key role in ensuring the future sustainability — and, with it, prosperity and stability — of the Arab region, said IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre in her keynote address to the recent annual conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED). …  

03 Dec 2012 | News story

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Congo Brazzaville : Le projet multi-acteurs sur la REDD+ lancé

Sous l’égide du Ministère de l’Economie Forestière et du Développement Durable du Congo, l’UICN a organisé l’atelier de lancement des activités du projet « Appui à la participation multi-acteurs au processus REDD+ au Congo » à Brazzaville le 17 novembre 2012 dans la salle de Conférence dudit Ministère. …  

03 Dec 2012 | Article


“Nature and People” Walk Around Lake

“Nature and People” Walk around Lake was successfully held by IUCN, the Netherlands Embassy, Beijing Forestry Society and Shangri-la Institute for Sustainable Communities. This public event aims at enhancing public awareness towards forestry ecology, nature conservation, water resources and arousing public to get close to nature, protect biodiversity and enjoy a healthy and natural life. …   | Chinese

03 Dec 2012 | Article


Ecosystem science matters for business

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) recently issued a briefing on business and biodiversity science, which highlights a variety of interactions and opportunities, as well as the current lack of synergies. This briefing also addresses the latest developments of the global expertise on biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). …  

03 Dec 2012 | News story

CEC member Chris Mahon (right) was a judge at the International Green Awards

CEC member judge at International Green Awards

CEC Member Chris Mahon (right) was a judge in this prestigous global sustainability platform. …  

29 Nov 2012 | News story

Taller ABS, Guayana 2012.

Benefits to share from Guyana’s biodiversity

Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) has several challenges to face in Guyana, as it was discussed in the Knowledge Café event carried last November 28th at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of this country. The event was an activity within the Regional GEF/UNEP Project on ABS in the Latin American and Caribbean countries, executed by IUCN-Sur. …  

29 Nov 2012 | News story
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