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Cuba's Viñales Valley is an outsanding karst landscape

Protected Areas Information Module

The Protected Areas Management Effectiveness Information Module (PAME) has been developed to help the conservation community share experiences and ideas on management effectiveness, as well as provide ‘lessons learned’ from these assessments. …  

13 Mar 2008 | News story

World Database of Protected Areas - Updated

UNEP-WCMC and IUCN have been working hard over the past year gathering, analysing and disseminating information about the world's protected areas. The World Database on Protected Areas …  

13 Mar 2008 | News story

Grounded cargo on the beach of Aqaba

A safer marine environment thanks to IUCN member "JREDS"

The field work of the Royal Marine Conservation Society (JREDS) paid last week with two recorded successes. The Society is a major actor in the marine environment in Jordan focusing on sustainable management of Jordanian coastline and marine environment. The Jordanian coast is 27 km long and mainly composed of coral reefs. These particularly sensible organisms face different threats from coral traffic to ships pollution or bleaching due to climate change. …  

13 Mar 2008 | News story

Kotor Bay, Montenegro

Montenegro and IUCN unite efforts to protect nature

The creation of marine protected areas to safeguard biodiversity has been identified as a first step to meet international standards …  

13 Mar 2008 | International news release

Financing Protected Areas

Trouver des financements pour les aires protégées ouest africaines

En vue de répondre aux difficultés rencontrées par de nombreux gestionnaires de parcs et responsables d’ONG pour accéder à des financements internationaux, le Bureau de l’UICN pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BRAO) a sollicité l’appui du Bureau régional pour l’Europe (ROfE) dont certaines activités couvrent la recherche de financements auprès de bailleurs européens. …  

12 Mar 2008 | News story

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29 new members have joined IUCN

At its 69th Meeting, the IUCN Council admitted 29 new members.  A diverse and influential group of governmental agencies, national and international non-governmental organizations from Africa, Asia, Europe, Meso & South America, North America and the Caribbean, these newly admitted organizations and/or institutions will share and support the Union’s mission which is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. Click here for the List of newly admitted members. …  

12 Mar 2008 | News story

Bromelias

Call for Papers - 2008 Alexandre Kiss Award

The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) has the mission to advance sustainability through the development of legal and policy concepts and instruments and through building the capacity of societies to develop and implement environmental law and policy, in furtherance of the IUCN mission. …  

11 Mar 2008 | News story

Leaf with raindrops. Alotau, PNG.

IUCN Supports Pacific Future Environmental Leaders Forum

IUCN’s Regional Programme for Oceania is partnering with the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) to host the second annual Pacific Future Environment Leaders Forum in Suva this week. …  

11 Mar 2008 | News story

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Major Changes in IUCN

New Name .. New Logo… New Website!
We’re simplifying our name; we are just IUCN. If you need to explain, it stands for the International Union for Conservation of Nature. We’ve confused many people for many years with our two names: IUCN or the World Conservation Union.  

10 Mar 2008 | News story

Narinder Kakar at United Nations

"Addressing Climate Change: the United Nations and the world at work”

IUCN Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Mr. Narinder Kakar, presented a statement to the UN General Assembly on 13 February 2008 on the issue of climate change …  

10 Mar 2008 | News story

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