2013

Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb

Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb: Understanding and Addressing the Problem of Invasive Species in Europe

On 21 February 2013, IUCN and BirdLife, with the support of the European Habitats Forum, will organize a high-level debate at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the issue of invasive alien species in Europe and the development of a EU policy instrument to tackle them. The event is hosted by MEP Pavel Poc, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D).  …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story

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El Comité Español de UICN participa en la búsqueda de soluciones a los desafíos ambientales en Latinoamérica

El proyecto COMET-LA (Gestión Comunitaria Participativa de los Desafíos Ambientales en Latinoamérica) ha cumplido su primer año de ejecución. El Comité español de UICN participa en esta iniciativa, financiada por el 7º Programa Marco de la Unión Europea, que tiene una duración de tres años y cuyo fin último es elaborar una herramienta potencialmente útil para las comunidades locales que enfrenten cambios medioambientales.   …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story

Mangrove policies under review for five island countries

IUCN Oceania is reviewing existing policies and legislations relevant to the protection and management of mangroves in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga as part of its efforts to help improve local mangrove management in these countries. …  

28 Jan 2013 | Article

Mr. Tamrini Ali Saidi, a member the Tanzania’s National REDD+ Task Force opening the Inception meeting of which he was also a chairman.

IUCN launches a REDD+ project in Tanzania

 A one day REDD+ stakeholder’s inception workshop was held in Dar es salaam, Tanzania on the 17th January 2013 to launch a project on ‘Strengthening REDD+ Lesson Learning Networks and Information Management’. The workshop also established an information sharing forum which will ensure that REDD+ information and lessons are effectively documented and disseminated.  …  

28 Jan 2013 | Article
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Play Pass the Can and raise funds for an IUCN CEC recycling game

Use your social network to make a big impact on real-world recycling. Alcoa Foundation will donate $1 for each can ‘recycled’ online to the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) and other eco-charities. …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story
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The World We Want 2015

Post 2015 Global Water Consultations

As 2013 kicked off, the IUCN Global Water Programme is gearing up for a year which promises to be filled with great opportunities for promoting and enhancing water’s role on the international sustainable development agenda. …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story

Marina Von Weissenberg

Compiling the best knowledge for IPBES

At the peak of the first plenary meeting, Marina von Weissenberg, IUCN Vice President and Regional Councillor for West Europe shares her dream of IPBES and the way she sees IUCN as a Union contributing to this new global nature platform on biodiversity and its benefits. …  

26 Jan 2013 | Video

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Energy utility RWE and IUCN join forces for nature

Essen, Germany/Gland, Switzerland, 25 January 2013 – Today, Germany’s number one power producer RWE and IUCN signed a three-year agreement on biodiversity management at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The aim is to further integrate protection of biological diversity into the corporate business decisions of the company. …  

25 Jan 2013 | International news release

Various experts on how to bake a conceptual framework for IPBES

Expert tips & hints for linking people and nature

How to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts suggest possible ingredients of such representation. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of IPBES in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation. …  

25 Jan 2013 | Video

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Community Cats

Why would someone rush out of the city on Friday after work to drive deep into the night and get up extra early the following morning just to go for a walk? Because it’s not just any walk; it’s a CAT (Citizen Action for Tigers) walk where participants volunteer to help protect Malaysia’s wildlife. And indeed community participation – a hallmark of many SOS funded projects, is what makes the difference.   …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story