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Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor

Grace Mwaura appointed as member of Council

Following Council’s decision last November to strengthen the voice of the youth in the Council to ensure that the concerns of the next generation are adequately addressed, Council approved the appointment of Ms. Grace Mwaura from Kenya until the end of Council’s term in 2012. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

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Invitation to comment on the draft agenda for the 74th Council (2-4 June 2010)

IUCN Members, National and Regional Committees are invited to send their comments on the draft agenda for the 74th Council to the IUCN Director General (jml@iucn.org), in English, French or Spanish, before 14 May 2010. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Earth Hour

Join us for Earth Hour

Message from the Director General …   | French | Spanish

26 Mar 2010 | News story

Drought

Supporting Drought Policies in Europe: Biodiversity and Good Water Quality

Drought experts met in Brussels on 22 – 24 February to attend the Xerochore Final Conference on Supporting Drought Policies in Europe. Xerochore is an EU funded research project designed to assess research needs and policy choices on drought for the EU. The conference brought together planners, water resource experts, environment specialists, climatologists, and economists to discuss the challenges of drought identification and characterisation, the environmental and socio-economic impacts of drought, and management choices and policy options for drought based on EU Member State and overseas experience. …  

25 Mar 2010 | News story

Colcas en la puna. Junín, Perú

Sudamérica prepara un plan para proteger sus pastizales templados

Con la Declaración de Bariloche sobre pastizales templados, firmada durante el VI Congreso Conexión del Hemisferio Sur en febrero pasado, se reafirma la importancia de la conservación y el uso sustentable de estos ecosistemas. …  

25 Mar 2010 | News story

One-horn rhinoceros at the Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Time for closer collaboration on wildlife trade

Doha, Qatar, Thursday 25 March 2010 (IUCN) – It’s time for joint action and for regulatory bodies to work together to ensure the continued survival of species threatened by wildlife trade, says IUCN at the end of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), in Doha, Qatar. …  

25 Mar 2010 | International news release

Hopetoun Falls, Beech Forest, near Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia

International ReSource Award for sustainable watershed management 2011

Access to water supply and sanitation is a fundamental human need. Water is vital for the wellbeing and health of men and nature, yet it is an increasingly threatened resource. The growing pollution of global water reserves and more widespread water scarcity due to human activities, an increasing world population with a greater demand for water, and climate change will create major threats to food production, human health, the natural environment and economic development at a global level. …  

25 Mar 2010 | News story

Cumaru

Acceso y Distribución de Beneficios en América del Sur: el caso de AVIVE

En un evento paralelo que se organiza durante la Novena Reunión del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Acceso y Distribución de Beneficios, del CDB, UICN-Sur presentó las lecciones aprendidas de las experiencias prácticas del proyecto Salvando plantas que salvan vidas y medios de vida, que incluye el estudio de caso de una comunidad brasileña de mujeres, que recolecta y comercializa plantas medicinales y aromáticas. …  

24 Mar 2010 | News story

Maíz, andes peruanos

Cerca de un consenso, para el Régimen Internacional sobre ADB

Comenzó en Cali, Colombia, la Novena Reunión del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Acceso y Distribución de Beneficios, del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica (CBD). …  

24 Mar 2010 | News story

Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian Fig Opuntia) is a species of cactus and a long-domesticated crop plant important in agricultural economies throughout arid and semiarid parts of the world, Matehuala, Mexico

Final Meeting of the Access and Benefit Sharing Working Group kicks off in Colombia

Around 600 delegates representing Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), non-governmental and international organizations, and partners, are currently gathered in the sunny city of Cali in Colombia to give the final push to the negotiations on the international regime to regulate access to genetic resources and the distribution of the benefits derived from their use. …  

24 Mar 2010 | News story

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