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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Launch of Marine World Heritage App will bring marine crown jewels a lot closer
    08.06.2012

    In celebration of World Oceans Day, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are launching a new iPhone application. This year’s Oceans Day theme “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” inspired the development of the mobile...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • arborvitae Issue 44 - Forests: a legal challenge
    31.10.2011

    Where there is no title: Security of tenure is neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for trust and confidence about future benefits. Feature: Customary laws can have a significant influence on access to – and use of – land and forests in...
  • Young writers' forest letter contest - Barbados and China win!
    19.08.2011

    A Great Oak in Guyana’s Windsor Forest and an observant little tree ‘prepared to care for humanity’ helped 15-year-old Charlée Gittens from Barbados and 13-year-old Wang Sa from China to win gold medals in the Universal Postal Union’s 40th International...
  • More World Heritage Sites, more challenges for conservation
    29.06.2011

    Paris, France, 29 June, 2011. Four outstanding natural sites in Kenya, Jordan, Australia and Japan were given World Heritage status following the advice of IUCN to the World Heritage Committee, which closes today in Paris. An extension to an...
  • arborvitae Issue 43 - Attending to gender
    27.06.2011

    Women and forest ownership: Providing secure tenure rights to both genders can promote sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation. Feature: Now is the time for the forestry and environment community to recognize that women are primary...
  • SOS Call for Proposals now open
    27.06.2011

    The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011. 
  • Greener ways to end poverty
    27.06.2011

    Poverty and environmental degradation go hand-in-hand throughout the world; each can cause the other. With the global population likely to reach nine billion by 2050 there is an urgent need to address both in tandem when devising new economic development...

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