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Refugees in Sudan take responsibility for environmental protection of camps

Tens of thousands of mostly Eritrean refugees, living in eastern Sudan for more than 40 years, have taken the environmental rehabilitation of their camps into their own hands in partnership with hosting communities. …  

18 Oct 2007 | News story

EAZA Conservation Database

Conservation Knowledge About Zoos and Aquaria in Europe

The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) celebrated its 24th Annual Conference in Warsaw last month, with an attendance of over 550 participants. …  

18 Oct 2007 | News story

Amphibian Ark

Amphibian Crisis, Amphibian Ark and the 2008 Year of the Frog Campaign

Earth is facing its largest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. From one-third to one-half of the planet’s 6,000 amphibian species – frogs and toads, salamanders and newts, and caecilians, which have thrived for 360 million years – are in danger of extinction. …  

17 Oct 2007 | News story

Galapagos National Park,Ecuador

It’s ocean time for Latin America

Marine protected areas should be the new priority for South American governments, according to those who attended the Latin American Parks Congress earlier this month.
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17 Oct 2007 | News story

Addressing the problems of access : protecting sources, while giving users certainty

New Book Series on Access and Benefit-sharing

In one of IUCN’s three Side Events organized during the Fifth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (WG-ABS) in Montreal, Canada, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre launched the first three books of the ‘ABS Series’ – a five-volume sub-series of the ELP’s Environmental Policy and Law Papers. …  

12 Oct 2007 | News story

Conservation Leadership Programme logo

Call for Applications - 2008 Conservation Leadership Programme Awards

The Conservation Leadership Programme (formerly the BP Conservation Programme) -supported by some prominent IUCN members, such as WCS, Birdlife International and Fauna & Flora International- is pleased to announce the call for applications for 2008 CLP Team Awards. …  

12 Oct 2007 | News story

Participants of the Soil Legislation Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, September 2007

Regional Guidelines for Soil Legislation in the Balkans

An international conference was held in Belgrade, Serbia from 25-28 September
2007 on Soil Erosion and Torrent Control as a Factor in Sustainable River Basin
Management, to celebrate 100 years of experience with soil erosion control in the
Balkan region. …  

10 Oct 2007 | News story

Oil Spill in Lebanon

Lebanon oil spill documentary wins first prize at international film festival

The film, called The Oil Spill in Lebanon , depicts the environmentally-disastrous oil slick caused by Israel 's bombing of the Jiyyeh power plant in south Lebanon on July 13 and 15, 2006. …  

08 Oct 2007 | News story

Ms. Bayley Dixon helped with one of the IUCN Viet Nam's workshops

Views from Bayley

When I first came to IUCN Viet Nam, it was a confusing place. The people traveled extensively – Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Vietienne, Phom Phenh, Bangkok and even farther afield – coming and going from the office daily. Acronyms fly about even faster than people. IUCN Viet Nam works on almost too many projects to count. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

One team working during the IUCN writeshop

Capacity building: IUCN staff  improve writing skills

A training course on writing skills was held for IUCN staff this September under the guidance of a regional trainer in the field of communication for development. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story