May

A sign was put for the Dabi and Rantan intervention actions of the Komadugu Yobe Basin, Nigeria

WANI undertakes action with the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission

The IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) recently coordinated a river basin restoration action plan in partnership with the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission (NIWRMC) to restore flows in the Komadugu Yobe Basin. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

Regional Director for IUCN Oceania, Taholo Kami; Sailesh Kumar, logo competition winner and Dr Russel Howorth, SOPAC Director at the unveiling of the new PREEN logo.

Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network gets new logo

The recently established PREEN (Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network) unveiled its logo today at a prize giving ceremony hosted by the IUCN Oceania Office in Suva. The logo depicts land, sea, fish, turtles and mangroves. Also included in the logo is a scene of traditional fishers at work. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

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La Guinée Bissau célèbre la biodiversité

La Guinée Bissau a décidé de célébrer sa biodiversité unique à l’occasion de la Journée Mondiale de la Biodiversité, le 22 mai 2010. L’engagement pour la conservation et la gestion du patrimoine naturel du pays s’est notamment concrétisé par la création d’un réseau de parcs naturels correspondant à 15% de son territoire, ce qui fait de la Guinée Bissau un exemple en Afrique de l’Ouest. …  

24 May 2010 | News story
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Crane – Bird of Peace Festival

'Crane – Bird of Peace Festival' at Lake Arpi

On May 15, 2010, the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (IUCN member and BirdLife in Armenia) organized the “Crane – Bird of Peace Festival” in the village of Mets Sepasar, Shirak province. The Festival celebrated one of Armenia’s critically endangered and red listed species, the Common Crane.
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24 May 2010 | News story

Draft Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

One of the outcomes of the Cochabamba World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, was discussion over a draft universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth.
This draft Declaration promotes a fundamental shift in decision-making about the utilisation of natural resources. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

PEOPLES AGREEMENT

A historical Conference occured in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April. An estimated 30,00 people participated to discuss a comprehensive programe of action on climate change and the 'Rights of Mother Earth'. This is final version of the 'PEOPLES AGREEMENT' from Cochabamba. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

Mali, West Africa

Drylands mustn't go to waste

How can we manage something that we can’t measure? The value of drylands is often overlooked and yet they are a crucial source of income and other benefits for millions of people worldwide, as well as for the environment. IUCN works to ensure that dryland resources are valued, recognized and taken into account by decision makers. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

Environmental refugees in the Pacific

There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Noho documents the plight of the people of Takuu.  One of the first films to record a community evacuating their home because of climate change. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

Empowering Women is Good for Global Business & Development

Over the last several decades, it has become accepted wisdom that improving the status of women is one of the most critical levers of international development. When women are educated and can earn and control income, a number of good results follow: infant mortality declines, child health and nutrition improve, agricultural productivity rises, population growth slows, economies expand, and cycles of poverty are broken. …  

23 May 2010 | News story

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Tell world leaders your biodiversity message

Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. This special occasion reminds us of the urgency to take action to conserve biodiversity – our life source. …  

22 May 2010 | News story