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Swiss Solar Energy Prize 2010

The 2010 Swiss Solar Energy Prize has been awarded to the ground-breaking solar energy system created by Romande Energie and mounted on the recently inaugurated offices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).   …   | French

03 Sep 2010 | International news release

Bog pimpernel is vulerable in the Netherlands

A show of plant personalities

From the flagship of a lost world long before the last great global climate change, to the lonely bachelor surviving only in gardens and greenhouses, plants whisper stories. Tales of cunning carnivores that lure innocent insects to a dreaded end and of stately palms, unequipped to move away from their imperilled comfort zone. Stirring life stories of plant species introduce visitors to the Amsterdam Botanic Garden, an IUCN Member, to a range of topical threats to the riches of Life on Earth: climate change, invasive species, habitat destruction, intensive agriculture and more. All these threats are illustrated by living examples of the stricken species. …  

02 Sep 2010 | News story

Gender Mainstreaming Capacity Building Workshop participants, Apia, Samoa.

Samoa seeks gender approach to strengthen national energy projects

Several government ministries in Samoa are engaged in a week long gender mainstreaming training this week in the attempt to strengthen their project implementation, particularly renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and community level interaction. …  

02 Sep 2010 | International news release

Oreochromis karongae. Endangered on the IUCN Red List.  Found in lake Malawi, East Africa

African freshwater species threatened - livelihoods at stake

Twenty-one per cent of freshwater species in continental Africa are threatened with extinction, putting the livelihoods of millions of people at risk. With so much to lose, inland waters must be managed not just for their supply of freshwater but also to sustain the abundant life within. …   | French | Spanish

02 Sep 2010 | International news release

Nespresso and IUCN: exploring opportunities

Coffee waste water treatment in Guatemala

In the department of San Marcos in Guatemala, water plays an essential role in the production of coffee, which makes it crucial for the livelihoods of the local people. As part of its Tacana project, IUCN provides support, advice and funding to design a water treatment plant which will decrease the negative impacts of wastewater generated through the processing of coffee. …  

01 Sep 2010 | Video

Tales of Water, Ecuador

A smile worth fighting for

Fifteen years of experience in most areas of work is a time after which most people start to feel bored and tired of the everyday routine. This, however, is not likely to happen if you’re working in conservation and it’s certainly not going to happen if you’re IUCN’s Rocio Córdoba. …   | Spanish

01 Sep 2010 | News story

Mr. Chaiwat Yawwapapong (Chevron Thailand OE/HES Manager), Mr. Pairoj Kaweeyanun (President of Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd.), Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji (Regional Director IUCN Asia) and Mr. Adisak Thongkaimook (Director General of Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR)) sign the Letter of Agreement in Bangkok

Mangroves for the Future and Chevron Thailand working together for healthy coral reefs

On 31 August 2010, a joint initiative was launched for conserving coral reefs around Koh Tao, Suratthani Thailand.  

31 Aug 2010 | News story

Encontro do escritório brasieliro da UICN, Agosto 2010

IUCN cria primeiro escritório no Brasil

No dia 2 de agosto de 2010 foi oficialmente criado no Brasil um escritório da International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), organização de grande abrangência na área da conservação. …  

31 Aug 2010 | News story
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IUCN Member's Assembly

Tender for the Chief Interpreter of the 2012 World Conservation Congress

IUCN is carrying out a tender process to retain the Chief interpreter for the World Conservation Congress, taking place from 6 to 15 September 2012 in Jeju, Korea. Interested interpreters are required to submit their proposal by 24 September 2010, 14h00 (CET). …  

31 Aug 2010 | News story

Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, World Heritage site in China

Working with water for better cities

Growing populations in towns and cities worldwide mean that more pressure is placed on our natural water supplies. Protecting water resources upstream must become a priority to ensure that people living in towns and cities downstream have access to clean water for their basic needs. …  

30 Aug 2010 | News story

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