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Suleman Markhor in Torghar Balochistan.

Suleman Markhor spotted in the mountain range of Ziarat

Ziarat, October 29, 2010 (IUCN) – IUCN Pakistan Ziarat undertook the first ever survey of wildlife focusing on wild ungulates inhabiting the area. The purpose of the survey was to confirm occurrence of surviving population of Straight-horned Suleman Markhor -Capra falconerijerdoni in the Khalifat Mountain Range in Ziarat. …  

29 Nov 2010 | International news release

Les enfants des 5 villages de la communauté de Paklog en Thaïlande s’investissent à tous les stades du projet de restauration des mangroves de la Province.

Des enfants dans la mangrove

Les enfants des 5 villages en Thaïlande s’investissent à tous les stades du projet de restauration des mangroves. Blandine Mélis, IUCN CEC membre, a accompagné ces messagers de la nouvelle conscience environnementale lors d’une séance de reboisement. …  

28 Nov 2010 | News story

Second Dialogue on China and the Global Forest Products Trade, Beijing, Nov. 2007

Linking grassroots action to policy debate

8-9 November 2010, Chennai, India For effective action towards combating climate change there is a need to ensure that the national and international policies, strategies and actions are fully informed by the results, outcomes and perspectives coming from field actions in climate change. …  

26 Nov 2010 | News story

Fishermen Association, TED Awareness Workshop

Fisherfolk encouraged on Use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TED)

Local fisherfolk from the villages neighbouring Dhamra port were encouraged on the use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TED) to reduce risk of the Oliver Ridley sea turtle, and other non target by catch species, becoming entangled in their nets. …  

26 Nov 2010 | News story

IUCN welcomes five new members in China

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26 Nov 2010 | Article

IUCN logo

Surge in IUCN Members and Committees

 IUCN welcomes 35 new Members and officially recognizes 3 Regional Committees and 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Fishermen trained for using Turtle Exclusion Device – a major step major towards Conservation of Marine Turtles in Pakistan

Karachi, November 25, 2010 IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme organized a one-day training for fishermen for using Turtle Exclusion Device (TED). The training was conducted by Dr. Nicloas Pilcher at Marine Fisheries Department, Government of Pakistan where around 40 fishermen including representatives of the other organizations participated in the training. …  

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Strategic Plan for Conservation of Marine Turtles in Pakistan


Karachi, November 22, 2010 IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme inaugurated a 4-Day workshop titled: “Finalization of Strategic Plan for Conservation of Marine Turtles in Pakistan” at a local hotel in Karachi. …  

22 Nov 2010 | International news release

Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Tackling the tiger crisis

Crucial talks to bring Asia’s most iconic animal, the tiger, back from the brink of extinction are taking place in St Petersburg, Russia, from 21 to 24 November. The International Tiger Forum, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, includes leaders from 13 countries which still have wild tigers, along with conservation organizations including IUCN. They are expected to adopt a high-level declaration and a global recovery plan to save this critically endangered animal. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

IUCN Water marks World Toilet Day

The IUCN Water Programme, through the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), joins the global community to mark this year's World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story