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On thin ice: vulnerable Arctic treasures identified

A report released today identifies 13 of the richest and most vulnerable places in the Arctic Ocean that should be considered for protection as summer sea ice melts and industrial activity expands into newly accessible areas. …  

27 Apr 2011 | International news release

Arctic

On thin ice: Vulnerable Arctic treasures identified

A report released today identifies 13 of the richest and most vulnerable places in the Arctic Ocean that should be considered for protection as summer sea ice melts and industrial activity expands into newly accessible areas. …  

27 Apr 2011 | News story

Questionnaire on Environmental Problems and the Survival of Humankind by the Asahi Glass Foundation

Questionnaire on Environmental Problems and Survival of Humankind

CEC members are invited to take this survey! Its results present an interesting barometer of global opinions on environmental issues over 20 years. Shared with CEC by Dr. Sue Mainka, Head, IUCN Science and Knowledge Management. …  

26 Apr 2011 | News story

Bonaire National Marine Park manager Ramon de Leon surveying coral reefs

Improving MPA management in Bonaire

IUCN has published a study on the various resilience characteristics of the coral reefs in the Bonaire National Marine Park. It includes results on resilience indicators, benthic cover, coral population structure, algae populations and fish community structure which can determine how the coral reefs respond to climate change threats. The aim of the study is to provide information on how to incorporate resilience information and climate change responses into the Marine Protected Area (MPA) design and management, especially given the recent bleaching event that occurred in 2010-2011.
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26 Apr 2011 | News story

Arctic Fox

IUCN/NRDC Arctic Marine Ecosystem-Based Management Project (February 2011)

Arctic sea ice coverage is decreasing dramatically. As it does, human activity is expanding in the Arctic marine environment.  The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, prepared under the auspices of the Arctic Council, concluded that ocean warming and loss of ice is expected to accelerate, exacerbating the major physical, ecological, social and economic changes already underway in the Arctic marine environment. …  

26 Apr 2011 | Article

“Missione Biodiversità: educare
e comunicare per la vita e lo sviluppo” è un primo Corso di qualificazione sulla comunicazione e l’educazione per la Biodiversità, realizzato da CURSA e AIDAP, con il patrocino della Commissione Educazione e Comunicazione dell’IUCN

Missione Biodiversita guigno 2011

“Missione Biodiversità: educare e comunicare per la vita e lo sviluppo” è un primo Corso di qualificazione sulla comunicazione e l’educazione per la Biodiversità. Da Maurilio Cipparone, membro del CEC.
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26 Apr 2011 | News story

CBD Capacity Building Workshop in Germany, April 2011, with members of IUCN CEC

European strategies to rally political will for biodiversity conservation

A recent CBD capacity development workshop showed enthusiasm for stakeholder engagement and strategic communications for biodiversity. CEC member Wiebke Herding reports. …  

26 Apr 2011 | News story

Earth Day Celebrated by IUCN Pakistan at Quetta

Quetta: The World’s leading Environmental Union, (IUCN) International Union for Conservation of Nature Pakistan, in collaboration with Girls Guide Association Balochistan celebrated the Earth Day 2011 with the tiltle, “A Billion Acts of Green”. A large number of participants from academia, schools and community members attended the event. The event was organized by Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development (BPSD). A poster compitition was also organized on the occasion. The objective of poster compitition was to sensitize the young generation about the importance of planet Earth and creat awareness for its protection and safety from hazardous pollutions.Twelve students from different schools participated in the poster competition. …  

22 Apr 2011 | International news release

Cobblestones in Lancaster, UK

IUCN’s engagement with cities and local authorities

Today, well over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. As the world urbanises, biodiversity and ecosystems are deteriorating at alarming rates with discernable social and economic consequences. In addressing the plight of nature, IUCN recognises that cities and local authorities can play a decisive role. …  

22 Apr 2011 | Article

Poppy Field

European Habitats Forum

The European Habitats Forum (EHF) is a group of 22 NGO networks that provides input and advice to DG Environment on biodiversity issues, particularly relating to the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives. IUCN EURO provides the Secretariat for the Forum and is lead by Ana Nieto, Regional Biodiversity Conservation Officer. …  

22 Apr 2011 | Article

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