February

Local people fishing in Tanguar Hoar, north-east Bangladesh

Advisory Committee for ‘Ecosystems for Life’ project established

‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ aims to improve integrated management of riverine ecosystems in South Asia.   …  

24 Feb 2011 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

Keep the Lagoons of New Caledonia intact

An IUCN-led monitoring mission to the Lagoons of New Caledonia in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago, will look at how the site is managed, evaluate the impact of mining activities in the buffer zone and identify no-take zones. …   | French

24 Feb 2011 | News story

New tool to assist IUCN Committees’ annual reporting

The Membership Unit has designed a questionnaire to facilitate the process of submitting National and Regional Committees’ annual reports to Council and the Director General in compliance with Paragraph 66 (d) of the IUCN Regulations. …   | French | Spanish

24 Feb 2011 | News story

2012 Congress logo

Nature+ drives next IUCN Congress

With a little over 18 months to go until the next IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off in Jeju, IUCN and the Republic of Korea today launch the logo and theme of the Congress. …   | French | Spanish

23 Feb 2011 | News story

Elephant project, school program

Educating children to protect elephants

300 students in six schools in south-east Bangladesh were encouraged to learn more about the majestic Asian elephant and ways to peacefully coexist with the critically endangered species, as part of a community awareness program implemented by the ‘Action Research for Conservation of Asian Elephants in Bangladesh: Phase IV’ project. …  

23 Feb 2011 | News story

Photo de famille des experts avec les deux formateurs de la CSE

L’UICN lance un projet d'élaboration de la Liste Rouge des espèces ligneuses exploitables en RDC

Sous le patronage de Son Excellence Monsieur le Ministre de l’Environnement, Conservation de la Nature et Tourisme,  le projet sur l’élaboration de la liste rouge des espèces ligneuses exploitables en RDC en vue d’une utilisation  rationnelle et durable de la ressource forestière a été lancé le 14 février 2011 à la Maison de France de KINSHASA. …  

22 Feb 2011 | News story
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L’UICN appuie la formalisation de l'exploitation artisanale des bois en République Démocratique du Congo

Sous le patronage de Son Excellence Monsieur le Ministre de l’Environnement, Conservation de la Nature et Tourisme, le projet sur la formalisation de l’exploitation artisanale des bois en République Démocratique du Congo a été lancé du 7 au 8 février 2011 au Cercle français de Kinshasa. …  

22 Feb 2011 | News story
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Dr Kazi F. Jalal leads an informal discussion on sustainable development.

Move against consumerism is needed for sustainable development

Sustainable development is more about establishing principles of democracy, peace and security and less about intergenerational equity, says Dr Kazi F. Jalal, a Harvard faculty member and former Asian Development Bank official, when he visited IUCN Bangladesh Country Office on 1 February 2010. …  

22 Feb 2011 | News story

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Exploitable tree species of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Coinciding with the International Year of the Forests, a project to produce a Red List of exploitable trees in the Democratic Republic of Congo was officially launched last week in Kinshasa on the 14th February. The project is supported by His Excellency the Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism.  …  

22 Feb 2011 | News story

Fishing in the Tanguar Haor

Tanguar Haor: portrait of a unique wetland in Bangladesh

The Tanguar Haor is a unique wetland ecosystem in Bangladesh. This biologically diverse area is home to a vast array of rare plant and animal species, and supports more than 60,000 livelihoods. …  

21 Feb 2011 | News story