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Prepare for disasters – invest in nature, says IUCN

Investing in nature can reduce the impact of natural disasters on people and the environment, according to IUCN. …  

17 Jun 2009 | International news release

Une vue des participants pendant l'Atelier

Consolidation des acquis de la filière « bois-énergie » et de l’électrification rurale décentralisée au Burkina Faso

Les 28 et 29 mai 2009, s’est tenu à Ouagadougou dans la salle de conférence de la résidence hôtelière la Palmeraie, un atelier de restitution de cinq études portant sur les acquis de la filière « bois-énergie » et de l’électrification rurale décentralisée au Burkina Faso dans le cadre du PASEW 

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Ciudad y Ambiente

Cuenta Atrás 2010 en el Foro Internacional Ciudad y Ambiente

El evento se llevó a cabo el 10 y 11 de junio, en Quito. …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story
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Turtle in the Red Sea

Responding to Climate Change: A workshop for Coral Reef Managers

 IUCN is organising four-day workshop aimed at coral reef managers is being held in Marsa Alam, Egypt, 18th - 21st June 2009. The focus of this training workshop is on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation for tourism and coral reefs in the red sea.
For more information please contact Ameer Abdulla, Senior Specialist with IUCN's Global Marine Program;ameer.abdulla@iucn.org / +34 65398 4609 …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Pillar coral in Marine Protected Area, Bahamas

Caribbean Initiative Website goes LIVE

 IUCN US is delighted to announce that the Caribbean Initiative website is now live! …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Esparto

Esparto in your wallet? Currency against desertification

 17 June: World Day against Desertification …   | French | Spanish

16 Jun 2009 | News story
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Kilimanjaro National Park

Even volcanoes have rights

Volcanoes are perhaps the best known and most spectacular of the earth's geological features and the importance of some as outstanding earth-science features are recognized in their status as natural World Heritage sites. …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

MFF projects invest in storm-mitigating mangrove forests, as well as other coastal ecosystems.

Viet Nam Readies for Full Mangroves for the Future Membership

Viet Nam is preparing to enter Mangroves for the Future (MFF) – an IUCN initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystems – and at a June 10 meeting, national coastal area experts and decision makers began planning a structure for the program here. …   | Vietnamese

16 Jun 2009 | News story
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Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Healthy nature protects against disasters – IUCN

Governments need to include better management of nature in all disaster risk reduction policies, if we are to reach the goal to substantially reduce disaster losses by 2015, according to IUCN. …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Man & Biosphere Programme

Man and Biosphere selects IUCN as an observer

IUCN ROWA was recently selected to become one of the observers in the Man and Biosphere National Committee in Jordan. Initiated by UNESCO, the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) notably targets the ecological, social and economic dimensions of biodiversity loss and the reduction of this loss. …  

15 Jun 2009 | News story

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