Household in Tonga with a new solar home system.

Improving lives through solar power in Tonga

IUCN has provided solar home systems to three island communities in the Kingdom of Tonga. This video focuses on Lofanga Island in the Ha'apai Group and shows how the lives of the people in this small community have changed for the better through this project. With appropriate management in place, solar home systems such as this can make positive contributions to people with minimal impacts on nature. …  

19 Jun 2013 | Video

Taller “Negociación de contratos de acceso a recursos genéticos y conocimientos tradicionales y distribución justa y equitativa de los beneficios”

Recursos Genéticos el tema central de Ambiente Global

Los recursos genéticos: qué son?, por qué habar del acceso a éstos?, de qué se trata la distribución equitativa de sus beneficios?, qué es Protocolo de Nagoya?. …  

18 Jun 2013 | News story


New learning platform 'Frogleaps' helps professionals achieve green change

This new web platform supports professionals who help implement international agreements on biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development. Frogleaps provides free e-learning courses, tools, blogs and cases. Texte en français : Lancement d'un nouvel outil de communication sur le développement durable : Frogleaps (disponible seulement en anglais pour le moment). …  

18 Jun 2013 | News story
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Marine Protected Areas workshop in Croatia

On June, 14, 2013, a national workshop on Marine Protected Areas was organized in Zagreb, Croatia by the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UNEP/MAP – RAC/SPA) the IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (IUCN ELC). …   | French | Spanish

18 Jun 2013 | News story

Agriculture area beside Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda - a Livelihoods & Landscapes site

Linking agriculture and biodiversity can help feed the planet

By Emile A. Frison, Director General of Bioversity International, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN and Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development. …  

18 Jun 2013 | Article

Mr Taholo Kami, IUCN Oceania Regional Director and Dr Jimmie Rodgers, SPC Director-General,.

Working together: IUCN signs MOU with Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to work together to more efficiently address issues relating to conservation and development in the Pacific region.  …  

18 Jun 2013 | News story

Photo participants à l'atelier

RDC : échanges sur le Programme National Environnement, Forêts, Eaux et Biodiversité - 2ème génération

L’atelier de la plateforme de concertation des Directions d’Etudes et de Planification sectorielles sur la deuxième génération du Programme National Environnement, Forêts, Eaux et Biodiversité (PNEFEB-2) en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) s’est déroulé le 7 juin 2013 à Kinshasa. …  

17 Jun 2013 | Article
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Jeju wild flowers- January 2012

IUCN celebrates key achievement of the 2012 World Conservation Congress

Representatives from the Ministry of Environment and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea, together with IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre unveiled the Jeju Declaration commemorative plaque at IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland last Friday, emphasizing their commitment to continued cooperation with IUCN following the successful 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

17 Jun 2013 | News story

Call for applications

Third Regional Summer School

An Introduction to Natural Resource Governance 
in the Arab Middle East and North Africa 01 – 05 September 2013 in Amman, Jordan

17 Jun 2013 | Article
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Vezo fisherman with traditional canoe

Madagascar’s Marine Jewel – the Barren Isles archipelago

The Barren Isles archipelago, off the west coast of Madagascar in the Mozambique Channel, is one of the few remaining refuges of marine life in the western Indian Ocean. In addition to housing some of Madagascar’s healthiest and most productive coral reefs, this diverse ecosystem supports more than 4,000 traditional vezo fishers. The vezo live along Madagascar’s west coast and rely almost exclusively on the sea for survival and cultural identity. …  

14 Jun 2013 | Article