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Building Resilience of Water Supply and Sanitation

IUCN supports partnership on sustainable sanitation and water management

The IUCN Water Programme recently engaged in a partnership on sustainable sanitation and water management, to share knowledge and contribute to a new comprehensive toolbox which links water management, sanitation, and agriculture. …  

26 May 2011 | News story

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Decommissioning oil and gas facilities in the North Sea

For many years, the North Sea has been linked to the production of oil and gas and the platforms that extract these natural resources. Yet with declining oil and gas reserves, more than 600 oil and gas facilities will become candidates for decommissioning over the coming decades. The decommissioning and disposal of these installations is the subject of extensive debate as the right balance has to be found between technical feasibility, environmental protection, health and safety, cost, and public opinion. …  

23 May 2011 | News story

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IUCN welcomes the Central African Republic, a new Member State

The Government of the Central African Republic has officially announced its decision to become an IUCN State Member by endorsing the Union’s Statutes. It has appointed the Ministry for Water, Forests, Hunting and Fisheries as the focal liaison point with IUCN’s Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

20 May 2011 | News story

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Ramsar celebration on the occasion of the Convention’s 40th Anniversary

IUCN joined the international community and friends of Ramsar last night in an official ceremony to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.  …  

20 May 2011 | News story

European Day of Parks

Celebrating the Contribution of Green Volunteers Across Europe

On and around 24th May 2011, Europe’s most beautiful places will recognise the work of the thousands of green volunteers that help take care of these fabulous spaces and the animals and plants they protect. During the celebrations of the European Day of Parks hundreds of events will highlight the assets of volunteering will take place across the continent. The European Day of Parks was launched by IUCN Member, the EUROPARC Federation. …  

20 May 2011 | News story

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Spectacular mammal rediscovered after 113 years!

A unique and mysterious guinea-pig-sized rodent, not seen since 1898 despite several organized searches, has bizarrely showed up at the front door of IUCN Member ProAves’ El Dorado Nature Reserve Eco-lodge in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of Colombia. …   | Spanish

19 May 2011 | News story

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IUCN's South American Members Forum, ready

The forum will be held from the 13th to the 15th June 2011, in Lima, Peru. Around 100 people from the Union’s institutional membership, expert commissions, and the secretariat will participate. …   | Spanish

18 May 2011 | News story
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Fundisile Mketeni, the Chair of the IUCN National Committee of South Africa addressing the meeting.

IUCN members in South Africa urged to dialogue on key conservation issues

 IUCN members in South Africa have been urged to use the IUCN platform to reach consensus on conservation issues that affect the country. Speaking during the meeting held last Thursday, the Chair of the IUCN National Committee of South Africa, Mr Fundisile Mketeni informed the members that the best way to deal with controversial conservation issues is to have an open and frank discussion around such issues. …  

16 May 2011 | Article
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Reunião de Membros da UICN Oficializa Comitê no Brasil

No dia 9/05 de 2011, estiveram reunidos em Brasília, membros da UICN com o objetivo de discutir e aprovar a constituição de um Comitê Nacional de Membros da UICN no Brasil. …  

13 May 2011 | News story
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European Newsletter

The May 2011 edition of the European Newsletter is now available. To find our more about IUCN's different programmes and projects throughout Europe click here. …  

13 May 2011 | News story