2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress

Protected areas are featured in many WCC resolutions

Furthering protected areas importance to IUCN and its future conservation efforts, protected areas are the most featured theme in the recently released 2012 World Conservation Congress resolutions and recommendations. Protected areas garnered 18 percent of the 183 resolutions and recommendations, with major initiatives of the Global Protected Areas Programme (GPAP) and WCPA all receiving notice. As GPAP begins implementation of its most recent work programme, its five main umbrella themes – protected areas conserving nature, achieving quality, respecting people, developing capacity and offering solutions – are all represented in the resolutions and recommendations. …  

29 Nov 2012 | News story

CEC and CEESP Young Professionals at Congress. Left to right: Daniela Barguil, Melanie Zurba, Dominic Stucker, Alyson Duffey, Grace Mwaura, and Diogo Verissimo.

Take the Youth and Intergenerational Journey at Congress

View videos and photos and read highlighted achievements and aspirations in this report from the IUCN Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability.  …  

28 Nov 2012 | News story

Lao researchers take a look at a smallholder rubber plantation outside Jinghong, Xishuangbanna.

IPBES on the public radar screen

“The impacts are what matter for climate change - flooding of deltas, drought, heat in the city, not the fact that the temperature rises. When biodiversity is concerned, it is a fairly unexplored topic," thinks Lucien Chabason from the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), one of the experts quoted in the recent media article on the IPBES establishment. …  

28 Nov 2012 | Article
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Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

Putting protected areas to work to address global challenges

Speech by IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre at the Central European University’s “Effectiveness of Protected Areas” conference, Budapest, 15 November 2012 …  

28 Nov 2012 | IUCN statement

SOS, NRT, Kenya, 2011A-017, 11A-17-02B, Hirola

A sanctuary for Hirola

Ever seen a flying Hirola? The tall distinctive Hirola (Beatragus hunteri) is the world’s most endangered antelope and is the only existing member of its genus. It is also, quite possibly, the only one to have flown by helicopter.   …  

28 Nov 2012 | News story

 Poul Engberg-Pedersen and  Michel Mordasini, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

CHF9 million partnership for nature conservation

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN today signed a four-year Framework Agreement to support IUCN’s newly-adopted Programme 2013-2016. …  

27 Nov 2012 | News story

Study raises concern over international trade in python skins

Gland, Switzerland, 27 November 2012 – A new study finds that close to half a million python skins are reported as exported annually from South-East Asia. The main importer is the European fashion and leather industry. The study raises concerns over the illegality in parts of the trade, animal welfare issues and the trade’s impact on the conservation of python populations. …  

27 Nov 2012 | International news release

Mekong film screening at Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand

Mekong River Development Needs Greater Transparency

New film “Mekong” explores the dynamics of hyrdropower up and down one of the world’s great rivers and takes a balanced views of sensitive’ topics.  

27 Nov 2012 | News story

Alison Sudol

Alison Sudol, IUCN Ambassador tells the world 'The Story of Pines'

American singer-songwriter and IUCN Goodwill Ambassador Alison Sudol has co-written and lent her beautiful voice to a new animated short film which illustrates the importance of the natural world. …  

27 Nov 2012 | Article

Parque Nacional Los Katíos

Ambiente Global al aire

Programa radial de la UICN y Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia, emitido en línea a través de In Situ Radio, en: http://insituradio.parquesnacionales.gov.co/

26 Nov 2012 | News story