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Julia Marton-Lefevre and President Moreno

Banking on Biodiversity

Last week saw IUCN and the IDB, the Inter-American Development Bank, sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the first time. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story

Kihansi Spray Toad

Extinction crisis continues apace

The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows that 17,291 species out of the 47,677 assessed species are threatened with extinction.  | French | Spanish

03 Nov 2009 | International news release

Nauru Coat of Arms

IUCN Welcomes Nauru as New State Member

The Government of the Republic of Nauru has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 80th State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Nauru as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

02 Nov 2009 | News story

IUCN booth at World Forestry Congress, October 2009

Complementary tools for RBA to conservation

At the XIII World Forestry Congress held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) hosted a side event to present complementary tools for Rights-based Approaches (RBA) to conservation which have been developed in collaboration with IUCN partners. As a highlight of the event, the new RBA to conservation portal was launched. Developed by the ELC, the RBA portal is intended to serve as a central point for collecting relevant information on RBA to conservation and sharing it with the larger IUCN community. The RBA portal can be accessed at www.rights-based-approach.org. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story

IUCN Water Programme

Water: Centre of Climate Change

The UNFCCC’s Climate Change Talks in Barcelona are the last stop before the key COP15 conference held in Copenhagen in December, where a post-2012 climate change agreement should be agreed upon. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story

Thailand

Two for the price of one

The two ‘competing’ climate objectives of mitigation and adaptation can be reached simultaneously, and focusing on water resources will help. Mark Smith explains. …   | French | Spanish

30 Oct 2009 | News story
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LOGO Competition for PREEN

The newly established Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN) is holding a small competition to develop its logo. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story
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IUCN holds a three day International Training Course on addressing climate through better air quality management

Quetta October 29: A three day international training course on “Addressing Climate Change Through Better Air Quality Management” was held on October 26, 27, 28, 2009 at Quetta Serena Hotel. The training was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its ongoing Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme. It was inaugurated by Munir Ahmed Badini, Secretary Environment Government of Balochistan. …  

29 Oct 2009 | International news release

Foro Regional sobre Transformación de Conflictos Socioambientales, Quito, Ecuador.

IV Foro Regional sobre Conflictos Socioambientales

El evento se llevará a cabo en Ecuador, del 5 al 6 de noviembre. El tema principal será "Interculturalidad y Transformación de Conflictos". …  

29 Oct 2009 | News story
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Participatory planning, Palo Blanco, Carchi, Ecuador

Corridors: routes for adaptation

In Ecuador, IUCN Member Corporación Grupo Randi-Randi is establishing conservation corridors which are helping both people and nature adapt to climate change. …  

29 Oct 2009 | News story

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