2012

DG EPA Balochistan during the workshop

One Day Workshop on Dissemination of Emission Reduction Plan Quetta and improvement of Air Quality City

 A dissemination workshop was organized by IUCN Balochistan program on the developed “Emission Reduction Plan and Improvement of Air Quality Quetta” at Serena Hotel Quetta. …  

11 Jan 2012 | International news release

Luiz Fernando Krieger Merico, Coordenador Nacional, UICN-Brasilia.

Brasil trabaja en la Estrategia Nacional de Biodiversidad para el 2020

En abril de 2010, la UICN, el Ministerio de Ambiente de Brasil, WWF e IPE iniciaron los “Diálogos sobre Biodiversidad: construyendo la estrategia brasileña para el 2020”. Cinco eventos reunieron al sector privado, la sociedad civil, la academia, los pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales y el gobierno, con alrededor de 500 participantes, en uno de los más amplios procesos de gobernanza y definición de una estrategia nacional de biodiversidad a escala global. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story
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Study tour, Bulgaria

Pre-accession action crucial for nature

Experts from FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia received practical guidance and shared experiences with their Bulgarian colleagues on the implementation of the EU nature legislation, during a study tour that took place last December. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story

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FPWC is a new IUCN Member in Armenia

IUCN welcomes the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) as its new NGO Member in Armenia. FPWC was admitted as an NGO Member by the IUCN Council at its 77th meeting held in New Delhi from 14-17 November 2011. Currently, FPWC and the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (ASPB) are IUCN Members in Armenia. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story
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IUCN B vs CEGIS

IUCN Bangladesh and CEGIS go head to head on the cricket pitch in a friendly T20

All eyes were on the cricketers the grandstands packed as IUCN Bangladesh took to the cricket pitch against CEGIS in a friendly T-20 (20-20) cricket match at Mohammadpur, Dhaka on 7 January 2012. …  

11 Jan 2012 | Article

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IUCN welcomes Association BIOM as its new member

IUCN’s network in SEE is now strengthened by a new NGO member, Association for Biological Research - BIOM. Its membership application was approved during the 77th Meeting of the IUCN Council. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story

IUCN comments on the way IPBES is being shaped

UNEP, acting as the interim Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), has published all comments received from governments and other stakeholders on the draft elements of the IPBES work programme, the rules of procedure of the plenary and related IPBES procedures. The comments also include contributions from the IUCN network.
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10 Jan 2012 | News story

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IUCN and Sakhalin Energy continue joint efforts to protect whales

IUCN, whale experts and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) are starting a second 5-year phase (2012-2016) of joint collaboration to protect the endangered population of western gray whales. Through this collaboration, a credible mechanism has been created in the last 5 years to reduce impacts of oil and gas development in the vicinity of Sakhalin Island, in northeastern Russia. …  

09 Jan 2012 | News story

Tail fin of Western Gray Whale

Endangered whales are crossing the Pacific

Two female western gray whales, Agent and Varvara, left the coast of Russia late last year and are now half-way across the Gulf of Alaska. For the second consecutive year, an international team of scientists successfully tagged endangered whales off Sakhalin Island and the team is now tracking the animals via satellite. …  

09 Jan 2012 | News story

The only live adult Saola ever seen by the outside world. This female was captured in 1996 in Laos by local villagers, and transferred to a nearby menagerie, but survived only a few weeks. Copyright 1996 by W. Robichaud/WCS.

EAZA-IUCN SSC Southeast Asia campaign launched

The wildlife of Southeast Asia is beautiful and mysterious but under threat. To help raise awareness and conservation funds for selected threatened animals in Southeast Asia, the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) have teamed up to launch a new campaign. …  

06 Jan 2012 | News story