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  • Participants of the media training

    IUCN promotes investigative environmental reporting for journalists
    30.12.2009

    In an effort to harness the vital role of press and media institutions in raising the consciousness towards environmental stewardship and sustainable development, a group of Jordanian journalists were engaged in an interactive 3-day training workshop entitled...
  • Produits cosmétiques dérivés du beurre de karité

    L’UICN Burkina et ses partenaires célèbrent les PFNL
    29.12.2009

    Du 21 au 23 décembre 2009 se sont tenues à Sapouy, chef lieu de la province du Ziro au Burkina Faso, les premières 72 heures des Produits Forestiers Non Ligneux (PFNL) de la région du Centre Ouest.
  • Bilimbi, a wild fruit on a farm tree. Though the fruit is very acid it makes a very good beverage.

    IUCN's Director General on the International Year of Biodiversity
    26.12.2009

    2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. It's an opportunity to find real solutions to safeguard the natural environment which mankind depends upon. IUCN is playing a key role in pushing for immediate action to protect species, ecosystems and natural...
  • Agriculture area beside Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda - a Livelihoods & Landscapes site

    IUCN Director General speaks of her hopes for the International Year of Biodiversity
    23.12.2009

    2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. It's an opportunity to find real solutions to safeguard the natural environment which mankind depends upon. IUCN is playing a key role in pushing for immediate action to protect species, ecosystems and natural...
  • Jacques-Olivier Travers and his bald eagle Sherkan

    Unclipping the wings of birds of prey by teaching them how to fly
    23.12.2009

    Birds of prey which have always been held in captivity often don’t have the opportunity or skills to spread their wings and take to the skies. Jacques-Olivier Travers, from the bird of prey centre in Les Aigles du Leman in Haute Savoie in France, has...
  • Clownfish

    Ten species destined to be hardest hit by climate change
    23.12.2009

    The Arctic Fox, Leatherback Turtle and Koala are among the species destined to be hardest hit by climate change, according to a new IUCN review. The report, Species and Climate Change, focuses on 10 species, including the Beluga Whale, Clownfish, Emperor...
  • Woman carrying wood and leaves

    International Year of Biodiversity – Investing in Nature, Improving Lives
    23.12.2009

    2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, an opportunity to find real solutions to safeguard the natural environment which mankind depends upon. IUCN is playing a key role in pushing for immediate action to protect species, ecosystems and natural...
  • Man carrying wheat in Manang (3540m) Annapurna CA. Nepal

    IUCN Director General speaks of her hopes for the International Year of Biodiversity
    23.12.2009

    2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. It's an opportunity to find real solutions to safeguard the natural environment which mankind depends upon. IUCN is playing a key role in pushing for immediate action to protect species, ecosystems and natural...
  • Jacques-Olivier Travers and Sherkan, the bald eagle

    Flying high - birds of prey taught how to spread their wings
    23.12.2009

    Birds of prey which have always lived in captivity often don't have the opportunity or skills to fly. Jacques-Olivier Travers, from the bird of prey centre Les Aigles du Leman, in Haute Savoie in France, teaches birds at the centre how to use...
  • Gobernanza de aguas compartidas revised

    Gobernanza de Aguas Compartidas: Aspectos Jurídicos e Institucionales
    23.12.2009

    EPLP No. 58 rev Grethel Aguilar, Alejandro Iza, 2009 La Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza se complace en presentar la versión revisada de su publicación Gobernanza de las Aguas Compartidas: Aspectos Jurídicos e Institucionales; producto del trabajo conjunto...
  • Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

    CEC in 2009: Chair's Corner
    22.12.2009

    Our mission is to drive change towards sustainability. To drive change means that CEC has had to change. The December issue of our newsletter captures highlights of the past year.
  • From the project Climate Change and the Military

    CEC in 2009: Climate Change and the Military
    22.12.2009

    CEC members expanded the climate change conversation to include the military. Several members participated in a project of the Institute for Environmental Security, contributing to a statement by military advisors to send a strong signal in...
  • Cambio Climático

    CEC in 2009: Learning and Communication on Climate Change
    22.12.2009

    CEC members carried out a wide variety of activities related to climate change. They sent out the message via photographs, film, video, books and school materials. They shared skills through training to build professional capacity, workshops...
  • Orange-eyed green tree frog

    CEC in 2009: Communicating Biodiversity
    22.12.2009

    CEPA workshops and a host of other communication and education activities advanced the protection of biodiversity in 2009. CEC members from around the world reported on this work by submitting newsletter stories to cecnews@iucn.org. Their...
  • Economics

    CEC in 2009: Green Economy
    22.12.2009

    Greening the world economy is an IUCN priority. CEC members ventured into this area in 2009, making their strongest contribution by way of strategic advice.  
  • Deep-sea trawler at sunset

    CEC in 2009: Intergenerational Partnership
    22.12.2009

    CEC members have developed a model for collaboration, exchange of ideas and experiences, and action between people of all ages. In 2009, CEC issued a report on the Buddy Experiment, the pilot test of a model that can be applied across all IUCN ...
  • A group activity during the training course

    CEC in 2009: Learning for Professional Development
    22.12.2009

    CEC members are engaged in Education for Sustainable Development, children and nature, distance learning and more -- education is broadly defined in CEC. In 2009, the emerging focus was on capacity building through professional development.
  • Connecting with other Commissions, pictured here with the World Commission on Protected Areas

    CEC in 2009: IUCN Collaboration and Connections
    22.12.2009

    Across the diverse Commissions of IUCN, connections are being made. CEC is in a unique position to connect the Commissions because our members are skilled in building partnerships and networks, targeting audiences for message impact, influencing attitudes and...
  • Season Greetings 2009
  • Coral reefs 14, Koh Bon island, Thailand

    A fortune we cannot afford to lose: the economics of coral reef degradation
    22.12.2009

    Coral reefs support the richest marine biodiversity in the world. But it is not only fellow species that depend on them; coral reefs also provide food, storm protection, jobs, recreation and other sources of income for more than 500 million people worldwide.
  • Agriculture area beside Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda - a Livelihoods & Landscapes site

    Feeding the world
    22.12.2009

    Without biodiversity, we would have no food. Since agriculture began some 12,000 years ago, approximately 7,000 plant species and several thousand animal species have been used for human consumption.
  • Arrayan trees in Los Arrayanes National Park in Argentina

    Biodiversity: a key weapon in the fight against climate change
    22.12.2009

    Maintaining healthy biodiversity can play a significant role in climate change mitigation and the world’s protected areas - national parks, marine reserves, wilderness areas and so on - are essential in safeguarding this role.
  • Mangrove restoration in Sri Lanka

    Paradise regained?
    22.12.2009

    Working with Nature, we can protect ourselves from and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
  • Philippine crocodile being released into Dicatian Lake

    Local pride offers a boost to endangered crocodile
    22.12.2009

    One of the world’s most threatened reptiles has been given a ray of hope in the form of a community programme to reintroduce captive-bred individuals back into the wild.
  • Ceratophrys frog  is threatened by climate change

    Amphibian action sees results
    22.12.2009

    The benefits that we can gain from amphibians - frogs, toads, salamanders and caecilians - are numerous and wide-ranging. They serve us as a source of food and medicine, as an object of medical research, as a trade product, and as an important element of...

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