2013

New Caledonia reefs

Pacific Islands make their plea for Climate action

At the 44th Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum held this September, efforts towards tackling climate change have been given a new lease of life with the adoption of the Majuro Declaration. The agreement underlines the need for urgent action and also aims to help build momentum towards ensuring a “universal, ambitious and legally-binding climate change agreement by 2015”. …  

10 Sep 2013 | Article
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Lionfish are voracious predators from the Indo-Pacific region but they have become an ecological problem in the Caribbean where there are no natural predators. They have bred here at an astonishing rate and pose a threat to local fisheries and ecosystems

European Commission move to tackle invasive species a good start but more needed

The new legislative proposal released yesterday by the European Commission aims to ensure coordinated action at the EU level to curb the impacts of invasive alien species. IUCN, uniting some of the leading experts on this subject in Europe, welcomes the new proposal but highlights some concerns.  …  

10 Sep 2013 | News story
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•	The American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is introduced to the British Isles and Italy where it is having a significant impact on both the agriculture sector and the forestry industry, as well as causing ecological damage to forest ecosystems.

European Commission move to tackle invasive species a good start but more needed

The new legislative proposal released yesterday by the European Commission aims to ensure coordinated action at the EU level to curb the impacts of invasive alien species. IUCN, uniting some of the leading experts on this subject in Europe, welcomes the new proposal but highlights some concerns.  …   | Dutch

10 Sep 2013 | News story

Poster

Moving away from the Planetary Boundaries

GLOBE EU, the Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment, and its partners, the Global Footprint Network and The Nature Conservancy are organizing an event at the European Parliament next week to mark the Earth Overshoot Day 2013, the day on which societies have globally consumed the resources of the planet for the present year.   …  

10 Sep 2013 | News story
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Xprize Ocean Health

IUCN hails launch of XPRIZE on ocean health

The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, launched this week with IUCN as a partner, promises to improve our understanding of how carbon dioxide emissions are driving the process of ocean acidification, a global threat that could greatly affect multiple levels of the ocean's food chain.
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10 Sep 2013 | News story

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RDC : Le projet sur la liste rouge relancé

Du 14 au 17 août 2013, le bureau de l’UICN en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a organisé au Jardin Botanique de Kisantu, un atelier d’évaluation des données collectées en vue d’élaborer la liste rouge des essences ligneuses. …  

10 Sep 2013 | News story
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Niñas acarreando agua en Lachuá, Guatemala.

Aprueban Ley del Cambio Climático y Mitigación de Gases de Efecto Invernadero en Guatemala

 Con el objetivo de establecer las regulaciones necesarias para prevenir, planificar y responder de manera urgente, adecuada, coordinada y sostenida a los impactos del cambio climático en el país, el Pleno del Congreso de la República aprobó el decreto 7-2013 “Ley Marco para Regular la Reducción de la Vulnerabilidad, la Adaptación Obligatoria ante los Efectos del Cambio Climático y la Mitigación de Gases de Efecto Invernadero”. Esta Ley fue aprobada el 5 de septiembre del 2013. …  

09 Sep 2013 | News story
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Business week crowdsourcing

Strong start to IUCN Business Week

Today marks the start of IUCN Business Week. The week is designed to inspire a fresh perspective on collaboration and engagement with the private sector and brings together over 40 IUCN staff from headquarters, regional offices, national committees and global thematic programmes alongside over 25 external business participants arriving later in the week. …  

09 Sep 2013 | News story

Amazonía Ecuatoriana

Ambiente Global presenta un especial sobre la Amazonía

La cuenca amazónica es el ecosistema de bosque tropical más grande del mundo, con una extensión que se aproxima a los 8 millones de km2. Concentra la mayor biodiversidad terrestre del planeta, un 20% de las especies mundiales de aves y un porcentaje similar de plantas.   …  

09 Sep 2013 | News story
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Blog: Is net positive feasible when it comes to water?

It is much more complicated to manage water than carbon and deserves more effort than simply transferring the same metrics, says James Dalton writing for Guardian Professional. …  

06 Sep 2013 | News story