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Drylands sustain livelihoods

As the global community marks the world day to combat desertification, IUCN urges governments to recognize the role drylands play in offering livelihood opportunities for the poor. …  

17 Jun 2009 | News story

Woman in Mexico

How natural disasters affect women

When disasters strike, they do not discriminate. Everyone, without exception in the disaster zone will be affected. …  

17 Jun 2009 | News story

Volunteers clean up their community to kick off the waste management summer campaign

Waste Management Highlighted in IUCN, Holcim Summer Campaign

Communities are not often encouraged to talk trash, but at the June 5-6 launch ceremonies sponsored by IUCN VN and Holcim Vietnam Ltd. (HVL), that is exactly what they did. …   | Vietnamese

17 Jun 2009 | News story
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Une vue des participants pendant l'Atelier

Consolidation des acquis de la filière « bois-énergie » et de l’électrification rurale décentralisée au Burkina Faso

Les 28 et 29 mai 2009, s’est tenu à Ouagadougou dans la salle de conférence de la résidence hôtelière la Palmeraie, un atelier de restitution de cinq études portant sur les acquis de la filière « bois-énergie » et de l’électrification rurale décentralisée au Burkina Faso dans le cadre du PASEW 

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Turtle in the Red Sea

Responding to Climate Change: A workshop for Coral Reef Managers

 IUCN is organising four-day workshop aimed at coral reef managers is being held in Marsa Alam, Egypt, 18th - 21st June 2009. The focus of this training workshop is on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation for tourism and coral reefs in the red sea.
For more information please contact Ameer Abdulla, Senior Specialist with IUCN's Global Marine Program;ameer.abdulla@iucn.org / +34 65398 4609 …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Healthy nature protects against disasters – IUCN

Governments need to include better management of nature in all disaster risk reduction policies, if we are to reach the goal to substantially reduce disaster losses by 2015, according to IUCN. …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Shell International

Shell starts to sell advanced biofuel

IUCN is pleased to hear that second generation biofuels is being sold at a Shell service station in Canada as part of a month-long demonstration. …  

11 Jun 2009 | News story

Landscapes and Livelihoods drawing

IUCN brings livelihoods and landscape to IEA discussion on indirect effects of bioenergy

At a workshop on indirect effects of bioenergy, organised by a working group of the International Energy Agency, IUCN brought messages related to the social effects, including livelihoods and landscapes. …  

09 Jun 2009 | News story
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IUCN organised training on gender and climate change 28-30 May 2009

Training of Trainers on Gender and Climate Change

Over twenty men and women from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America participated in a global Training of Trainers on gender and climate change, organized by IUCN. …  

08 Jun 2009 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Happy World Oceans Day

IUCN is delighted to join the international community in celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8th 2009, now officially designated as such by the United Nations . This annual event serves to remind us all of our collective responsibility to protect the world's living ocean and conserve its resources for present and future generations. …  

08 Jun 2009 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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