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  • IUCN's Congress: the common denominator
    01.04.2012

    The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a unique platform gathering people from all ranks of society under the same roof. Encompassing a wide range of viewpoints, the Forum is the perfect environment to share knowledge and reach a rounded vision on...
  • Water - but not as we know it, says IUCN
    16.03.2012

    The World Water Forum in Marseille has firmly placed nature at the heart of its strategies for improving global water resources. This effectively changes the way the world looks at protecting this most valuable liquid asset, says IUCN.
  • What policy support in the basket of IPBES?
    15.03.2012

    The Chair’s summary, scoping paper and all documentation of an international expert workshop on policy support through relevant tools and methodologies in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is now available.
  • Think dams, think people
    14.03.2012

    When building large dams, benefits to local communities can go hand in hand with broader national development objectives, shows a study launched today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and IIED (International Institute for Environment...
  • Water without borders
    13.03.2012

    Cross-border water management not only benefits water security but it also promotes dialogue, peace and cooperation – even in geopolitically unstable regions, according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
  • Line up for Congress: Registrations now open
    13.03.2012

    Registration for the much awaited 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress is now open. Held next September in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, it offers the chance for anybody interested in nature to participate in a unique platform attended by world-class...
  • World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage
    10.03.2012

    Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation...
  • Candidates for IUCN Council 2013-2016
    09.03.2012

    IUCN Members will elect a new Council for 2013-16 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6-15 September 2012. IUCN is pleased to announce the list of candidates for the positions of President, Treasurer, Chairs...
  • IUCN’s world first: boosting women’s role in tackling climate change
    08.03.2012

    International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women making history. Today, the voices of women in Africa are being heard as they engage in action to limit climate change through deforestation.
  • Nature’s a solution to global water needs, IUCN
    06.03.2012

    Media Advisory: Water resources are under increasing stress: with burgeoning populations, growing economies and a changing climate, water scarcity and pollution are set to intensify.
  • Video Message: World Water Forum, Time for Solutions
    01.03.2012

    At the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum, Dr Mark Smith, Director IUCN Global Water Programme, explains the conference tagline 'Time for Solutions' and why the World Water Forum is the world's largest and most important meeting on water.
  • IUCN welcomes 33 new Members
    22.02.2012

    On 15 February 2012, the 78th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 33 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Brazil National Committee of IUCN Members.
  • IUCN welcomes Republic of Iraq as new State Member
    06.02.2012

    The Government of the Republic of Iraq has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Environment has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Iraq as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat.
  • Celebrating World Wetlands Day
    02.02.2012

    Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience...
  • IUCN expertise in UN push for sustainable energy for all
    22.01.2012

    IUCN’s Director General joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week to outline his Sustainable Energy for All initiative to the media.
  • IPBES Forum: One for all, all for one
    19.12.2011

    Are you eager to be engaged in shaping an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and defining its goals? Do you want to bring your knowledge and experience to the attention of governments and other decision...
  • Participatory Video in Northern Uganda
    16.12.2011

    Participatory Video (PV) is an innovative way of empowering and sharing communities’ voices on development and environmental challenges and solutions.Training of PV was introduced by the IUCN Water Programme, following the objective to visually document...
  • Durban deal breathes new life into climate talks - IUCN
    13.12.2011

    Durban, South Africa, 11 December 2011 (IUCN). Governments at the UN climate talks in Durban agree on a package of measures to sustain current global efforts to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and to conclude a new agreement with legal force that...
  • Climate awareness at 30,000 feet: IUCN and South African Airways team up
    02.12.2011

    Africa’s most awarded airline, South African Airways, and the world’s largest environmental union, IUCN, have teamed up to launch a unique climate change awareness campaign to coincide with the start of the UN’s Climate Change Summit in Durban.
  • IUCN Membership tops 1200
    29.11.2011

    On 16 November 2011, the 77th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Malawi National Committee of IUCN Members. IUCN Membership now tops 1200 organizations and institutions.
  • Protected, naturally
    28.11.2011

    More than 180,000 protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on—now cover over 12% of the world’s land area and 7.2% of coastal waters. They play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and helping people adapt to the impacts of climate...
  • Species on the Edge app is launched
    16.11.2011

    Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn...
  • Establishing IPBES: Deadlines are set, work in progress
    21.10.2011

    Significant progress in shaping the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has recently been achieved. What is the vision and involvement of IUCN? Find out in the interview with Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN...
  • World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap
    21.08.2011

    How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an...
  • John C. Phillips Memorial Medal
    28.07.2011

    IUCN Member Organizations and Commission Members are invited to submit nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal. The John C. Phillips Memorial Medal recognizes outstanding service in international conservation and commemorates the life and work of...

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