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Learning from Experiences on the Ground: National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand

The importance of a participatory approach to water resource management in Thailand was the focus of the National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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Elephant foster parents in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, three elephants are killed every week as a result of human-elephant conflict, leaving behind defenceless orphans. To address this, IUCN State Member The Department of Wildlife Conservation has launched a novel foster parent scheme, where contributions from donors are used to shelter helpless young elephants in a transit home until they have reached an appropriate age to be released into the wild. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Watershed Management

Nokia: water advocacy in China

Nokia and IUCN China have partnered to work together on an advocacy programme for local people in the Miyun County. This programme will enhance local knowledge of watershed management in an area that faces serious water shortages.   | Chinese

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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Biofuels Conference

The Shell-IUCN partnership is sponsoring the 7th International Conference on Biofuels, hosted by IUCN Member Winrock International India in Delhi, India on 11-12 February. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Commercial fish harvest in Tangua Haor

Annual fishing season declared open in Tanguar Hoar

Balancing sustainable use while supporting livelihoods is a delicate act. The Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor Program, co-managed by IUCN Bangladesh, is demonstrating how both objectives can be achieved. …  

14 Jan 2010 | Event

Cabinet of confiscated wildlife items on display at Vientiane's Wattay Airport

Campaign for wildlife conservation has wide reach at the 25th South East Asian Games

Government, NGOs, multilaterals and companies campaign for wildlife conservation during the Southeast Asian Games in Lao PDR 

12 Jan 2010 | Event
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International Year of Biodiversity - investing in nature, improving lives

The International Year of Biodiversity has been launched at a ceremony in Berlin with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that the world will face "enormous costs" if no action is taken to tackle climate change and to secure biodiversity. …   | French | Spanish | Chinese

11 Jan 2010 | International news release

Logo of the International Year of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is life

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, and people all over the world are working to safeguard our irreplaceable natural wealth and reduce biodiversity loss. This is vital for current and future human wellbeing. We need to do more. Now is the time to act. …  

11 Jan 2010 | Event
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