2013

Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)

Last chance for the Sumatran rhino

With population estimates of Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) reduced to less than 100 individuals, a ground-breaking agreement to save the Critically Endangered species was reached today between representatives of the Indonesian and Malaysian governments. The agreement was formed at a summit convened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC), involving a wide range of international and national organisations. …  

04 Apr 2013 | International news release

Sélingué Dam in Mali

Public discussion on large dams in West Africa

A public meeting on 'Large dams in West Africa: how to reconcile energy production, food security and conservation of ecosystems' was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 13. …   | French

04 Apr 2013 | News story

Striving to elevating Environment on the Election Agenda

The National Impact Assessment Programme under the auspicious of IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Government of Pakistan organized first of its kind roundtable dialogue titled: “Highlighting Environment on Election Agenda in Pakistan” at a local hotel in Islamabad. …  

03 Apr 2013 | International news release

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Pygmy hog translocation

In life, timing is everything. This is certainly true for the Critically Endangered pygmy hog (Porcula salvania) of north eastern India. Each December for the past six years, project director Goutam Narayan and project manager Parag Deka make the 200km journey from breeding facilities in Basistha to the pre-release facility in Potasali in Nameri Tiger Reserve in Assam to make a special delivery. …  

03 Apr 2013 | Article

Photo de famille des participants

Formation des groupes cibles de la société civile sur la REDD +

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du projet « Meilleure participation des parties prenantes du Bassin du Congo dans les activités REDD+ aux niveaux national, sous-régional et international » qui bénéficie de l’appui financier de l’ACDI, l’UICN a organisé du 27 février au 02 mars 2013 un atelier de formation des groupes cibles de la société civile sur la REDD+. …  

03 Apr 2013 | Article

Dr Thomas Brooks

Beyond nature assessments for better decisions

Dr Thomas Brooks, Head of IUCN Science and Knowledge Unit shares his expectations for IPBES and explains the way he sees IUCN as a Union contributing to this new global nature platform on biodiversity and its benefits. …  

03 Apr 2013 | Video

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Pygmy hog Translocation

In life, timing is everything. This is certainly true for the Critically Endangered pygmy hog (Porcula salvania) of north eastern India. Each December for the past 6 years, project director Goutam Narayan and project manager Parag Deka make the 200 kilometre journey from breeding facilities in Basistha to the pre-release facility in Potasali in Nameri Tiger Reserve in Assam to make a special delivery. …  

03 Apr 2013 | News story

Sir David Attenborough and Dr Mike Rands at the launch of the Cambridge Conservation Campus

New campus for world’s largest conservation 'cluster'

An insightful lecture by Sir David Attenborough at the UK's University of Cambridge Senate House marked the launch this week of the Cambridge Conservation Campus. The campus will become the hub for the world’s largest conservation cluster, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) of which IUCN is a member. …  

03 Apr 2013 | News story

Grethel Aguilar. Directora UICN Mesoamérica y Caribe

Proyecto “Gobernanza de Aguas Subterráneas" comenzó su curso

El 8 de marzo se realizó la reunión preparatoria del proyecto “Gobernanza de Aguas Subterráneas en Acuíferos Transfronterizos”. Este encuentro sirvió para definir algunos de los principales lineamientos de trabajo que se llevarán a cabo en una primera fase de preparación de seis meses, cuyo fin primordial será compilar la información necesaria para el diseño detallado del proyecto completo “Gobernanza de Recursos de Agua Subterránea en Acuíferos Transfronterizos” y asegurar un comienzo fluido del proyecto.  …  

03 Apr 2013 | News story
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Members voting on motions at the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Don´t forget to use the Member’s Portal

Recently it was developed a new version of the Members' portal, where IUCN Members can share knowledge, news and information, obtain updates and learn about new opportunities. Being a part of this platform and having access to this network is one of the benefits of your membership of IUCN. …   | Spanish

03 Apr 2013 | News story
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