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Floods in Brazil – interview partners available

Heavy rains and floods have caused large mudslides in south-eastern Brazil. The floods have not only caused damage to human life, which totals around 500 deaths so far, but also thousands have been made homeless and key infrastructure has been destroyed. …   | Spanish

14 Jan 2011 | News story

World Conservation Magazine

New players

Gone are the days when conservationists only worked with each other. In the coming years IUCN will work with an increasingly diverse range of partners to achieve its goals. Here are some examples. …  

14 Jan 2011 | Article

Lets get our act together

In an interview for World Conservation, Jan McAlpine, Director of the United Nations Division on Forests takes a candid look at some of the challenges facing forest conservation and what’s needed to overcome them. …  

14 Jan 2011 | Article

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More needed to save Congo’s natural heritage

A rescue plan for the five Democratic Republic of Congo sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger will be the focus of today’s high-level meeting organized by the Congolese authorities and UNESCO. …   | French

14 Jan 2011 | News story

World Conservation Magazine

Bring it on

IUCN is rising to the conservation challenges faced by countries worldwide. Three key representatives of IUCN National Committees talk about the emerging issues they face in the next 10 years and what’s being done to address them. …  

14 Jan 2011 | Article

REDD+ Partnership Workshop: Session III on Benefit Sharing Mechanisms (l. to r.) Pham Quoc Hung, Ministry of Agriculture Vietnam; Charles McNeill, UNDP; Donna Lee, US State Department; Joseph Armathe Amougou, Ministry of Environment Cameroon; John Costenbader, IUCN ELC; Daniela Carrion, Ministry of Environment Ecuador (not pictured).

IUCN-ELC delivers paper on REDD+ benefit-sharing at Cancun Workshop

John Costenbader, IUCN-ELC Legal Officer, presented a paper on benefit-sharing in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) at the 26 November Interim REDD+ Partnership Workshop “Enhancing Coordinated Delivery of REDD+: Emerging Lessons, Best Practices and Challenges”. …  

13 Jan 2011 | News story

World Conservation Magazine

There's no going back

Sue Mainka describes some shifts in focus that may be needed if we’re going to save the natural world. …  

13 Jan 2011 | Article

Harvesting fish from an agricultural irrigation channel between Taungoo and Mandalay  Ayeyarwaddy Division  in Myanmar

Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge

Development of water resources in the Eastern Himalaya region is expanding at a rapid rate and there is a serious lack of information to guide conservation and development planning. This is putting freshwater ecosystems and the species within them at risk, along with the livelihoods and economies of local communities which they support. …  

13 Jan 2011 | International news release

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Adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

Thomas Greiber, ELC Senior Legal Officer and member of the German delegation to the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, was recently interviewed by German political magazine JointMag: Perspectives on German-African futures. …  

12 Jan 2011 | News story

Macaya Burrowing Frog, Eleutherodactylus parapelates. Critically Endangered

Mozart and ventriloquial frogs sound a note of hope and warning for Haiti’s recovery

As the people of Haiti mark a painful anniversary this week and slowly rebuild their earthquake-torn country, scientists from Conservation International (CI) and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) report news they hope might become a source of pride and hope for the country’s environmental future: the surprising re-discovery of six species of globally unique frogs in the country’s severely degraded tropical forests, which had been lost to science for nearly two decades. …  

12 Jan 2011 | International news release

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