Industry News

  • 2nd Apr 14 12:00 AM

    Bad news for Europe’s bumblebees

    Twenty four percent of European bumblebee species are threatened with extinction according to a recent study assessing the species group at the European level.

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  • 31st Mar 14 12:00 AM

    Kering and IUCN Boa & Python Specialist Group announce first report on captive breeding

    The first report under the ‘Python Conservation Partnership’, a collaboration between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Boa and Python Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, has been presented today.

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  • 22nd Mar 14 12:00 AM

    World Water Day 2014: a coordinated approach to meeting water and energy demand

    On World Water Day, IUCN joins the international community in highlighting the close links between water and energy use and the need for a coordinated approach to ensure the world can meet the growing demand for both.

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  • 21st Mar 14 12:00 AM

    Assessing countries’ true land restoration potential now possible, says IUCN

    The largest landscape restoration initiative in history gained further momentum today - the International Day of Forests - as IUCN and other partners provide the world’s nations with new guidance on assessing their national restoration potential.

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  • 20th Mar 14 12:00 AM

    Next Z133 Committee Meeting – April 16, 2014

    The next business meeting of the Accredited Standards Committee Z133 (ANSI Standard for Arboricultural Operations —Safety Requirements) will take place on April 16, 2014, at the Embassy Suites–BWI in Linthicum, Maryland. For more information, contact Janet Huber at the International Society of Arboriculture, ASC Z133 Secretariat, by phone +1 217.355.9411, ext. 259, or email jhuber@isa-arbor.com.

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  • 14th Mar 14 12:00 AM

    Last chance to contribute to the IUCN World Parks Congress programme

    The call for programme content for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 closes in 24 hours.

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  • 12th Mar 14 12:00 AM

    Governments unite to conserve iconic Sargasso Sea

    Governments of Bermuda, the Azores, Monaco, United Kingdom and the United States have signed a declaration committing to the conservation of the Sargasso Sea – a vast patch of mid-Atlantic Ocean known for its unique floating seaweeds that harbour rich biodiversity. This is the first time an international alliance has been formed to protect this unique haven of marine life.

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  • 5th Mar 14 12:00 AM

    IUCN welcomes 21 new Members

    The IUCN Council has admitted 21 new Members to IUCN.

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  • 3rd Mar 14 12:00 AM

    ISA Seeking Member Nominations for Board of Directors

    Nominations must be submitted by February 28, 2014. Read the full announcement for instructions on submitting a nomination.

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  • 3rd Mar 14 12:00 AM

    ISA Accepting Award Nominations

    Nominations are now open for the ISA Awards of Distinction and True Professionals of Arboriculture. Deadline to submit nominations is March 1, 2014

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  • 27th Feb 14 12:00 AM

    ISA and TCIA respond to concern over "Big Bad Wood"

    The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) recently wrote a letter to the National Geographic Channel requesting the removal of their “Big Bad Wood” program, due to its “dangerous and unprofessional depiction of commercial tree care operations.” Read the full announcement and the letter.

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  • 24th Feb 14 12:00 AM

    New Grants Supporting NSW Businesses to Recycle

    Contractors, industry advisors, not-for-profits and local governments have the opportunity to apply for grants through the NSW EPA under the Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

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  • 21st Feb 14 12:00 AM

    Update - Recall of Petzl ZIGZAG

    Petzl has issued a recall notice on the Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical prusik. Please read the detailed notice.

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  • 21st Feb 14 12:00 AM

    Emergency three-year action plan for lemurs

    Primatologists from Bristol Zoological Society, Conservation International, and the IUCN Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group have developed an emergency three-year action plan for lemurs, Madagascar’s endemic group of primates.

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  • 21st Feb 14 12:00 AM

    Waste & Resource Recovery Facility Manual Workshops for NSW

    Training for waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and supervisors from across NSW will be delivered by WCRA with support from the EPA. Find out more...

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  • 20th Feb 14 12:00 AM

    Art From E-Waste

    There's recycling to reuse resources, and then there's recycling to create art - which is exactly what internationally acclaimed artist Chris Jordon has done with thousands of old phones at Melbourne's Sustainable Living Festival (16-23 February). The artwork is designed to highlight our growing e-waste problem. Find out more...

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  • 20th Feb 14 12:00 AM

    Fully Charged Recycling

    Each year, over 300 million household batteries are thrown away. That means a staggering 8,000 tonnes of batteries end up in landfill! The good news is there an increasing number of free and accessible battery recycling options to help cut this waste. Find out more...

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  • 20th Feb 14 12:00 AM

    Choosing Sustainably From Cradle to Grave

    Everything we do, use or consume has some form of impact on the environment. We know we need to continually reduce that impact by using products (or services) that are better for the environment, but the question is how do we really know what is better? Well there's a special system we're shedding the light on. Planet Ark's Research & Technical Officer, Sean O'Malley, answers some of these questions. Read more...

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  • 20th Feb 14 12:00 AM

    Top Timber Tips

    Most people say they are 'more likely' to choose responsibly sourced wood over other building materials when building or renovating. Which makes sense as wood is beautiful, versatile and helps tackle climate change. To help you with your next project we've put together some top timber tips. Read more...

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  • 19th Feb 14 12:00 AM

    NSW EPA Crackdown on Tyre Retailers

    Half of NSW tyre retailers are unaware of their disposal responsibilities a recent audit found...

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