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Bangladesh joins Copenhagen negotiations

The Bangladesh delegation is taking a national agenda to the international climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this month. …  

07 Dec 2009 | Event

Crowd is welcomed to the launch party

Campaign for wildlife conservation launched in Vientiane

Lao PDR government agencies, non-governmental organizations, international organizations including IUCN, companies and members of the public came together on November 26th to launch a major campaign to promote Lao wildlife conservation and prevent illegal trade.  

07 Dec 2009 | Event

Well-functioning watersheds provide water storage, flood control and coastal defence. They are 'natural infrastructure' for climate change adaptation

Water - the big story about climate change

Many of the impacts of climate change; storms, drought, sea level rise; are linked to water, IUCN's Head of Water Programme Mark Smith explains. But building good institutions and good governance of water resources will also help us build resilience to climate change. …  

03 Dec 2009 | Audio
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Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Eastern Sri Lanka

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Eastern Sri Lanka

Following a successful colloquium on mangrove rehabilitation efforts In Sri Lanka held in Colombo on 6 November 2009, a satellite colloquium on mangrove rehabilitation efforts in Eastern Sri Lanka was held on 24 November, 2009 in Batticaloa.  

02 Dec 2009 | News story
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African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

Rhino poaching surges in Asia and Africa

Rhino poaching worldwide is on the rise, according to a new report by TRAFFIC and IUCN. …  

01 Dec 2009 | International news release

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Billion hectares of forests with potential for restoration, study shows

Land areas around the world, bigger than Canada, have been identified as having potential to be restored to good quality, healthy forests, a new study has found. …  

26 Nov 2009 | International news release

Hibiscus Syriacus, the national flower of Korea

Next World Conservation Congress will be in the Republic of Korea

The 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress will be held in Jeju, in the Republic of Korea, the IUCN Council decided in its 73rd regular meeting.   …  

26 Nov 2009 | International news release

Ecologists and energy experts call for making responsible choices

KARACHI NOVEMBER 25: IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and business Council for Sustainable Development, Pakistan jointly organized a seminar titled Energy and environment: Making responsible choices. The seminar was held at the PSO house.
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25 Nov 2009 | International news release

2nd National Working Group Meeting of Mekong Region Water Dialogues

2nd Regional National Working Group meeting of Mekong Region Water Dialogues
 

24 Nov 2009 | Event
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Three Day training workshop on project designing and proposal development

QUETTA November 23 2009. Inaugural session of a three- day training workshop on project designing and proposal development (PC-1 format) was held on November 23 at Quetta Serena hotel. The training workshop was organized by IUCN Pakistan Balochistan Programme. …  

23 Nov 2009 | News story