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  • IUCN welcomes outcomes of Ramsar CoP11
    19.07.2012

    Following the closing of the recent Ramsar CoP, held in Bucharest from 6-13 July, IUCN welcomes the conference outcomes and is confident decisions made will further strengthen the Convention’s mission to conserve wetlands and promote wise use.
  • Use your voice
    17.07.2012

    Members have a unique opportunity at the IUCN Congress to influence the global conservation agenda through the motions. To do this, they must ensure to get accreditation so they can vote and speak at the Members’ Assembly, together with observers with...
  • Power of partnerships needed for world's wetlands
    06.07.2012

    At the opening of the 11th Conference of the Contracting Parties (CoP) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre called on governments to support strong partnerships as key to moving from aspiration to...
  • Last few hours for discounts on Congress fees
    05.07.2012

    2012 is a busy year for environmental decision-making, with many large-scale conventions taking place. But the IUCN World Conservation Congress is a unique event with a unique audience. It is the only global summit that represents every aspect of conservation...
  • A step change for biodiversity knowledge
    04.07.2012

    "The hopes are high for IPBES to become an authoritative global mechanism recognized by scientists and policy makers alike to pull together dispersed information, syntheses and analyses on biodiversity and ecosystems. By building on existing processes and...
  • Reconnecting science to policy in Europe and beyond
    02.07.2012

    “Scientific research is an essential foundation for the implementation of any policy in favour of biodiversity. We need to improve data on biodiversity and its dissemination between the scientific community, policymakers and civil society both at the EU and...
  • Six natural wonders declared World Heritage Sites
    02.07.2012

    St. Petersburg, Russia, 2 July, 2012 (IUCN) – Sangha Trinational - shared between Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo; Lakes of Ounianga in Chad and Chengjiang fossil site in China have been inscribed on the World Heritage...
  • Water - it's irreplaceable
    22.06.2012

    At the Rio Dialogues, civil society and business showed through their online votes and panelist speeches increasing leadership when it comes to water issues. And interesting enough, the right to water was not the number one recommendation passed on to the...
  • Commitments coming through in Rio
    21.06.2012

    As world leaders pour in to Rio de Janeiro for the UN's Sustainable Development Summit civil society, business and governments are making commitments that will make a difference, according to IUCN's Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre.
  • South American States Frustrated in Rio
    21.06.2012

    With just two days left there is a feeling of frustration on the part of many governments here at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in Rio. And many of those are from South America.
  • Rio+20: invest in nature, says IUCN
    20.06.2012

    Policy-makers must rethink economic growth, promote social equity and ensure environmental protection, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). Among the key issues are the...
  • Let’s get serious!
    18.06.2012

    IUCN and the UN Global Compact are helping business in Rio get serious about biodiversity, boosting private sector efforts in conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services – the benefits we get from nature.
  • At the crossroads of conservation and development
    18.06.2012

    Transboundary cooperation among adjacent countries epitomizes the ambition of the Rio +20 conference. As discussed during the side event organized by IUCN and the Italian Government (DGCS) at the UN Conference on sustainable development (Rio+20), it offers...
  • IUCN Congress Programme now live
    04.06.2012

    As the World Conservation Congress draws closer, you can now view what’s on and when. Regularly updated, the Online Programme is a handy companion to organize your schedule in Jeju and make the most out of your experience.
  • Report Calls for REDD+ to Invest in Forest Communities
    16.05.2012

    Income generated from REDD+ should be given to forest communities to invest in their future, recommends a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD). Investing locally in this way should be part of understanding REDD+ as integral to broader development among...
  • Top global platform on biodiversity and its benefits established
    24.04.2012

    After several years of international negotiations, the final operational design of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was agreed upon during the Second Plenary Session to build IPBES held in Panama City, Panama, from...
  • Linking IUCN science to global action
    20.04.2012

     IUCN is ready to participate actively and share its most prominent knowledge products with an emerging global platform on biodiversity and its benefits (IPBES). Learn more on IUCN’s knowledge, tools and standards and discover how these can help IPBES...
  • All go for IPBES in Panama
    18.04.2012

    This week, governments, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, UN conventions, bodies and agencies are gathered in Panama to shape an emerging global platform linking science and policy on biodiversity and is benefits (IPBES).
  • IUCN offers conservation knowledge for global nature platform
    13.04.2012

    The world needs a stronger link between government policy and scientific facts regarding nature and its benefits. IUCN is taking part in the second plenary session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 16-21 April,...
  • Congress Forum just a few clicks away
    01.04.2012

    Enhance your experience of the Forum and visit the dedicated web-spaces, which have been specifically designed to give easy access to important information surrounding the event.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.

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