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The value of groundwater in European Forests

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Regional Office for Europe, in collaboration with the Confederation of European Forest Owners, has recently developed a report – Study on the Economic Value of Groundwater and Biodiversity in European Forests – which explores the current state of payments for ecosystem services (PES) in EU member states in relation to forests and groundwater.  

03 Jun 2009 | News story
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Children bathing with a basketful of fish

World Environment Day - every day

As the world celebrates World Environment Day, the negative impact on people and nature of unsustainable lifestyles and practices are felt more strongly than ever before, according to IUCN.
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03 Jun 2009 | News story

Canari

IUCN Caribbean Member Receives Mcarthur Award

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03 Jun 2009 | News story

Saint Lucia awaits parrot population estimate - Amazona versicolor

Saint Lucia awaits parrot population estimate

Analyses are currently underway following a two-month survey that ended in March, of the Saint Lucia Amazon parrot (Amazona versicolor) across the whole of St. Lucia’s mountainous rainforests. …  

03 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN Regional Directors meet with the President, Director General, Global Directors and other Senior Secretariat Staff members of IUCN

IUCN Regional Directors meet with the President, Director General, Global Directors and other Senior Secretariat Staff members of IUCN

From 23 to 27 May, Regional Directors met in Delhi in order to discuss common understanding of how to strengthen collaboration between regions and how to work more effectively as a Union …   | Spanish

02 Jun 2009 | News story

Azraq Oasis

Azraq Project holds its Strategic Meeting in Aqaba

Azraq basin forms the largest resource of good-quality ground and surface water in northeastern Jordan. The ecologically sensitive basin suffers from over-pumping the freshwater to Amman cities and irrigating Azraq farms. The IUCN Azraq Oasis Restoration Project, one of the most effective yet challenging projects in that area, held its Strategic Meeting on April 15th to set up the project action plan for the year 2009. The meeting ensured the stakeholders’ involvement in the action plan to illustrate the participatory approach that the project is aiming to achieve. Project partners and representatives from ministries, Azraq District and Municipality, NGOs, , research institutions, farmers and local community representatives have participated in this meeting that was held in Aqaba, Jordan. …  

01 Jun 2009 | News story

Tourism in Oman

IUCN explores strategic partnership with Oman

Despite its arid climate, the Sultanate of Oman is an area of relatively high biodiversity, which urged IUCN Regional Office for West Asia to explore areas of collaboration and partnership with the governmental and non-governmental sectors in Oman. A team from IUCN ROWA has undertaken a mission to Oman responding to the Ministry of Tourism request to discuss a proposed eco-tourism development project in the Bandar Khiran area. …  

01 Jun 2009 | News story

BBP Annual Report 2008

BBP Annual Report 2008

"Synergies" is the 2008 Annual Report of the Business and Biodiversity Programme (BBP) …  

29 May 2009 | News story

Les populations de la Komoandjari sur le chemin de l’assainissement - Burkina Faso

Les populations de la Komoandjari sur le chemin de l’assainissement

Dans le cadre de la validation du Plan d’Action Communautaire pour la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau (PAC GIRE), une cinquantaine de latrines domestiques sont en cours de réalisation, dans les villages de Haaba, Foutouri et Tambiga dans la province de Komoandjari. …  

29 May 2009 | News story
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Nespresso and IUCN: exploring opportunities

IUCN and Nespresso to sign landmark agreement to make aluminium greener

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Nestlé Nespresso S.A., the world’s leading provider of single-portioned highest-quality premium coffee, are to sign an agreement to make aluminium more sustainable.
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29 May 2009 | News story

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