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Participants discussed at inception workshop

Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) project officially kicked off in Vietnam

In partnership with the Vietnam Administration of the Seas and Islands (VASI) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), IUCN organized a workshop in HCMC on September 6, 2011 to launch the Vietnam component of Building Coastal Resilience (BCR). With activities in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, BCR is a 4-year EU-funded project to build the capacity of local government and local people to plan for, and adapt to, future climate risks in provinces along the coastline between Bangkok and HCMC. In Vietnam, BCR will focus on Can Gio, Ben Tre, Soc Trang, and Kien Giang. IUCN’s national-level partners are VASI and GIZ; the local partners are Ben Tre, Soc Trang, and Kien Giang DONREs. …   | Vietnamese

19 Sep 2011 | News story

Antarctica

Study reveals widespread plastic distribution in Antarctic waters

Scientists from the Algalita Marine Research Foundation (Long Beach, California), in cooperation with IUCN project partner the TARA Foundation, report findings of plastic pollution in Antarctic waters. …  

16 Sep 2011 | News story

Cover Water Programme Case Study: Environmental Flows

WANI Case Studies

A new series of Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) case studies was recently launched during the Stockholm World Water Week. …  

16 Sep 2011 | Downloads - publication

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Benefits for nature and people: EUROPARC Conference 2011

From 21st-24th September 2011 experts from national, nature parks and other natural protected areas meet in Bad Urach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany for EUROPARC 2011, the largest networking meeting in Europe for those working with and for Europe’s most beautiful places. …  

15 Sep 2011 | News story

Contribute to the First Public Comment Period for G4

The first Public Comment Period for G4 (the next generation of Global Reporting Initiative guidelines) is now open. This takes the form of an online survey and will run for 90 days, closing on 24 November 2011. Public comment helps ensure that GRI’s Guidelines are consensus-based and reflect the broadest possible stakeholder input. …  

15 Sep 2011 | News story

Antarctica

New Member calls for increased attention on Antarctica

IUCN has had a strong Antarctic interest in the past, contributing its expertise in support of the Antarctic Treaty System. In recent years however, IUCN’s Antarctic focus has waned. While presenting at the recent Oceania Regional Conservation Forum, Dr. Neil Gilbert, Environmental Manager at Antarctica New Zealand, urged IUCN to become more engaged in the work of the Antarctic Treaty System. …  

14 Sep 2011 | Article
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RCF Europe

IUCN in Europe flicks the switch

More than 170 people from all parts of IUCN gathered in Bonn, Germany for the European Conservation Forum from 6 to 9 September 2011. Member organizations and Commission members from more than 25 countries discussed and debated the Union’s work across the region, with a particular focus on the next IUCN Programme, to run from 2013 to 2016. …  

09 Sep 2011 | News story

Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand

Towards a renewed IUCN-ICMM Collaboration

 IUCN and ICMM are negotiating a renewed collaboration following on from the successful IUCN-ICMM Dialogue …  

09 Sep 2011 | Article

CI-Pacific

IUCN Member News: Pacific Island Leaders Unite

On September 7, 2011, leaders of Pacific nations came together at a celebration marking the first anniversary of the Pacific Oceanscape to announce new commitments to the world’s largest government-endorsed ocean initiative. …  

08 Sep 2011 | News story

European Conservation Forum

Voices from the Forum

It is the third day at the European Conservation Forum in Bonn, Germany. We have asked some participants their impressions on these first days of discussions on the new IUCN Programme. …  

08 Sep 2011 | News story
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