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Message from IUCN Director General on Japanese earthquake and tsunami

On behalf of all IUCN Members and staff, I join with people from around the world in extending sympathy and solidarity to the many families affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. …  

12 Mar 2011 | IUCN statement

The Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Dr Stuart speaking at the launch of the SANBI’s Frog Conservation Research Strategy

IUCN Species Survival Commission member activities in South Africa

During his visit to South Africa, the Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Dr Simon Stuart, held meetings with members of the Species Survival Commission and its Specialist Groups. Today, Dr Stuart met with the SSC members at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), in Pretoria. …  

11 Mar 2011 | News story

Village – Etang de la Capelle

Towards a strengthening of regional biodiversity strategies in France?

How will local authorities get mobilised following the launch of the new global strategy for biodiversity? The recent national (Grenelle de l’environnement) and international (10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity) commitments encourage local authorities to strengthen their involvement in biodiversity conservation. The IUCN French National Committee supports the reinforcement of regional strategies for biodiversity following the recent publication of a study carried out in cooperation with the Fédération des Parcs naturels régionaux. …   | French

11 Mar 2011 | Article

Students are eager at the game

Communication campaign on marine turtle conservation in Quang Tri province

Quang Tri is a coastal province in Vietnam where species biodiversity plays an important role in supporting a healthy ecosystem and valuable fisheries industry. Given such importance IUCN and Quang Tri Sub-Department of Fisheries Resources Protection (Sub-DFRP) have collaborated on marine turtle conservation and education for many years now. In 2011, education campaigns continued with activities in Gio Hai and Trung Giang Secondary Schools, culminating in final competitions on March 1-2, 2011. …   | Vietnamese

11 Mar 2011 | News story

King Penguin

Join IUCN's email discussion forum of Europe overseas!

IUCN's Europe Overseas Forum has been launched. It is an email discussion group, hosted on Google Groups, for everyone interested in advancing biodiversity and climate change action in the Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (EU). …  

09 Mar 2011 | News story

Women participating in an FAO Farmer Field School focusing on tree planting in Kitui District, Kenya

International Women’s Day – women in forest communities need louder voice

To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 2011, IUCN is calling for women in forest communities to be given more control of the management of forests and to be involved in decisions relating to them. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

arborvitae 43: Intégration de l’égalité des genres

arborvitae Issue 43 - Attending to gender

  • 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 stakeholders of forest management schemes.
  • Women and community forestry: Women spend significantly more time in forests than men do.
  | French | Spanish

08 Mar 2011 | News story

Gender empowerment in Azraq, Jordan

Women and Water

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, addressing the IUCN National Committee of South Africa. Sitting next to her is Fundisile Mketeni, Chair of the IUCN National Committee

Building the case for biodiversity in South Africa

IUCN Members meet to discuss the application of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) to South Africa. …  

07 Mar 2011 | News story

Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre and Botswana Minister of Environment, Hon. Kitso Mokaila

IUCN Director General opens new offices for Kalahari Conservation Society

The IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre opened the new offices of the Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS) in Gaborone, Botswana on 1 March 2011. Also present at the opening ceremony was the Botswana Minister of Environment and Tourism, Honourable Kitso Mokaila. …  

07 Mar 2011 | News story