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Bryan Havemann is the new Chair of the IUCN National Committee of South Africa

The IUCN Committee of South Africa elected Bryan Havemann as the new Chair during a recent meeting held at De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife. Bryan is the National Director of Conservation at the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA). …  

14 Feb 2009 | News story
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Prix PRCM pour la Conservation

Suite à la recommandation du Forum de Praia, l’Unité de Coordination porte à votre connaissance la création du Prix PRCM pour la Conservation. Ce prix sera attribué à l’occasion de chaque réunion du Forum, à une personne physique ou morale à l’origine d’une initiative remarquable en faveur de la conservation de la zone côtière et marine en Afrique de l’Ouest. Les initiatives candidates à ce prix devraient porter ou avoir des retombées sur la conservation ou la gestion durable d’un ou de plusieurs sites ou d’une ou de plusieurs ressources de zone côtière et marine ouest africaine. …  

14 Feb 2009 | News story
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Thomas Laughlin

IUCN US WELCOMES DEPUTY HEAD OF THE GLOBAL MARINE PROGRAM

IUCN is delighted to announce not only a new member of staff to the Washington DC office, but also a new position. Thomas Laughlin joins IUCN as the recently appointed Deputy Head of the Global Marine Program. …  

13 Feb 2009 | News story

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IUCN statement on Australian fires

IUCN extends its sympathies to those who have suffered from the extreme fires in south-eastern Australia, especially to those who have lost family, friends and their homes. …  

13 Feb 2009 | News story

Estudio Banco Mundial

Crisis financiera y climática: Oportunidad para potenciar un desarrollo con menos carbono

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, 12 de febrero de 2009 – Los países centroamericanos comparten una misma urgencia para aplicar medidas concretas que mitiguen el impacto del cambio climático. Pero algunos de ellos, como es el caso de Costa Rica, podrían obtener beneficios financieros, aun cuando este país no sea un contribuyente significativo de la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero, señala el informe anual del Banco Mundial para América Latina y el Caribe. …  

13 Feb 2009 | International news release
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A Galapagos tortoise in the Galapagos, Ecuador.

Charles Darwin, a man for our time

by Jeffrey McNeely, IUCN Chief Scientist

This is the 150th anniversary of the publication of arguably the most important book ever published on biology, “On the Origin of Species” by Charles Darwin, as well as his 200th birthday (had he survived). It is therefore timely to reflect on the impact of Darwin’s work on the conservation movement in general and on IUCN in particular. …  

12 Feb 2009 | News story
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FOUR NEW MEMBERS FOR IUCN

IUCN Council announces new members …  

12 Feb 2009 | News story

Western Gray Whale and ship.

Scientists concerned about Sakhalin Energy’s inadequate collaboration on whale conservation

The 5th Report from the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) published last week expressed strong concerns about Sakhalin Energy’s inadequate collaboration on whale conservation on the Sakhalin shelf in eastern Russia. The Sakhalin shelf is not only the location of one of the largest oil and gas developments in the world, but also the principal known feeding grounds for the critically endangered western gray whales. …  

12 Feb 2009 | News story
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Estimated carbon emissions from the IUCN World Conservation Congress fully offset

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a truly unique event in its capacity to unite so many members of the global environmental community. To the delegates, this unmatched opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, and meeting new people is priceless. …   | French | Spanish

12 Feb 2009 | News story

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