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Events Agenda: IUCN at Copenhagen Conference

IUCN is organizing a series of events during the Copenhagen conference. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story


Survey Data Supports Rapid Ice Loss

New data released by the Catlin Arctic Survey and WWF provides further evidence that the Arctic Ocean sea ice is thinning, supporting the emerging thinking that the Ocean will be largely ice-free during summer within a decade. A press release from CEC member James Forte of the Catlin Arctic Survey. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story

Jeffrey Sayer, IUCN Science Advisor, Forest Conservation Programme

Recommended Reading on Conservation from IUCN's Jeff Sayer

Jeff Sayer recently invited all of his IUCN colleagues to nominate those books that they thought should be "must read" for IUCN staff. The list is compiled in order of popularity. He also compiled a list of his own preferred books. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story
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Video by climate change citizen's group

Citizen's Group Uses Video to Inspire Action on Climate Change

Watch the video and take the pledge -- this call to action comes from a local citizen's group that used video to raise awareness of climate change. Shared with CEC by John Francis, CEC Regional Vice-Chair for North America and the Caribbean. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story
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19-year-old from Columbia Wins Trip to Copenhagen from

The green online community for young people from IUCN, WWF and Nokia has awarded its Grand Prize to Nicolas Paez, a 19-year-old economics student from Columbia. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story
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Ronny Mustamu, IUCN CEC member

Training for "Communicating Biodiversity" held in Southeast Asia

A four-day media skills workshop focused on biodiversity issues will cover 10 countries in Southeast Asia. CEC member Ronny Mustamu from Indonesia will attend, along with 60 government information officers and members of the media in the sub-region.

30 Nov 2009 | News story
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IUCN Launches Channel on Green TV

IUCN is launching its own channel on Green TV, the world’s leading online TV channel for environmental films. …  

30 Nov 2009 | News story

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CEC Members Offer Advice on Communicating PAs and Climate Change

CEC members Frits Hesselink and Susanna Calvo attended the WCPA Climate Change Summit in Granada. They offer some strategic approaches to communicating the importance of protected areas to climate change mitigation.

30 Nov 2009 | News story

Jan Schipper

Species Programme Member wins conservation award

Following his nomination earlier in the year, it has been announced that Jan Schipper, a member of the IUCN’s Species Programme, has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the William T. Hornaday Conservation Award. 

30 Nov 2009 | News story

Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Making Central America's voice heard in Copenhagen

In Central America, IUCN is boosting civil society participation in the international climate change negotiations, trying to make sure the region’s needs and solutions are accounted for in the post-2012 agreement. …   | French | Spanish

30 Nov 2009 | News story

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