YOUTH LEADing the World is youth environmental leadership congress

Register! Australian youth environmental leadership congress starts 29 November

YOUth LEADing the World is a three-day youth environmental leadership congress conducted simultaneously in multiple locations, connected by digital media.  …  

23 Nov 2011 | News story

Dr. Dongwon Shin (Executive Director, KNPS), Dr. Jane Smart (Global Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group), Poul Engberg-Pedersen (Deputy Director General IUCN), Dr. Chong-Chun Kim (Secretary General, Korean Organizing Committee IUCN WCC), Trevor Sandwith (Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme)

Unique marine national park in Korea now officially certified by IUCN

Hallyeohaesang National Park, a unique marine ecosystem in South Korea, has been certified as a Category II Protected Area under the UN List of Protected Areas. Hallyeohaesang National Park was designated in 1968 as one of the first national marine protected areas in Korea. 

23 Nov 2011 | News story
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Arctic Workshop report Iceland

Next steps for marine ecosystem-based management in the Arctic

Ecosystem-based Management has been identified as the best approach to managing the Arctic marine environment. However a number of perceived barriers to implementation of marine ecosystem-based management exist. …  

23 Nov 2011 | News story

Iberus gualtieranus

European Environment: alarming decline in plants, molluscs and freshwater fish

Europe's natural heritage is showing an alarming decline, according to new research published today. The European Red List, a part of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, assessed a considerable portion of Europe’s native fauna and flora, finding that a large proportion of molluscs, freshwater fish and vascular plants now fall into a threatened category.   | French | Spanish

22 Nov 2011 | News story

Kristen Carusos

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week - final reflections

During Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW), private enterprises, non-governmental organizations, and influential players in the environmental and forestry sector came together to debate the challenges and opportunities that Asia's forests face. Kristen Carusos of IUCN’s China office gives her take on the proceedings. …  

22 Nov 2011 | News story

A plate from Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz published in 1885 depicting liquorice; the plant has been used as a medical cure for centuries

Liquorice named as Medicinal plant of the year 2012

Liquorice has been selected as “Medicinal plant of the year 2012” because of its paramount importance to human well-being world-wide. The selection was made by a panel from TRAFFIC (a joint programme of IUCN and WWF), the University of Würzburg and WWF. …  

21 Nov 2011 | News story

Talking about the critical role of communication, education and public awarness for implementing national biodiversity strategies

Facilitating a Caribbean CEPA session on biodiversity action plans

Carlette Falloon shares her experience at a Grenada workshop for National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans. She ran a 45-minute session on Communication, Education and Public Awareness. …  

21 Nov 2011 | News story

Local fisher women collecting clams in Goa, India

New MFF (India) Small Grant projects finalised

The call for concept notes for the second phase of MFF India's Small Grant projects was announced in early June this year. 27 concept notes were recieved in answer to the call! A sub-committee of the NCB met to evaluate the concept notes in early August; 10 concept notes were shortlisted and later approved by the full committee at the 6th meeting of the MFF India NCB in New Delhi. All 10 potential project partners were invited for a project proposal writing workshop, conducted by Dr. Don Mcintosh in late August. They were trained in preparing logical frameworks, activity based budgets, timelines and other project design tools. The final project proposals were recieved in early September; in the course of this process 2 projects were withdrawn by the project proponents. …  

21 Nov 2011 | News story
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Members and Programme staff meeting

IUCN Sri Lanka Members forge ahead !

On 17 November, 2011, the Members of the Sri Lanka National Committee of IUCN and its programme staff, together with IUCN’s programme staff came together  to discuss IUCN’s programme in Sri Lanka and the way forward based on IUCN’s programme for the next four years. All the members of IUCN National Committee participated at the meeting. 

21 Nov 2011 | News story
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Khao Lak, Thailand

Environmental flows in South East Asia

Population growth, industrial and farmland expansion in Asia are stretching the limits of water allocation for nature’s needs. Environmental Flows, or ensuring sufficient water for both people and nature, was the theme of a recent training workshop in Khao Lak, Thailand. …  

18 Nov 2011 | News story
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