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New video release: dialogue on dams in West Africa

A new documentary film, entitled 'Large dams in West Africa: Building the Dialogue' was recently released and made available on YouTube, in order to raise awareness and communicate the work of IUCN in facilitating dialogue on dam developments in West Africa. …   | French

30 Jun 2011 | News story

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El CeUICN presenta los resultados del proyecto Año Mundial para la Diversidad Biológica

La recuperación de espacios de reproducción de anfibios, la flora y fauna amenaza y la restauración de fondos marinos, ejes de esta iniciativa, coordinada por el Comité Español de la UICN …  

30 Jun 2011 | News story

Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona World Heritage Property

More World Heritage Sites, more challenges for conservation

Paris, France, 29 June, 2011. Four outstanding natural sites in Kenya, Jordan, Australia and Japan were given World Heritage status following the advice of IUCN to the World Heritage Committee, which closes today in Paris. An extension to an existing World Heritage Site in Ukraine and Slovakia was also granted to the Ancient Beech Forests in Germany. …   | Spanish

29 Jun 2011 | IUCN statement

Sustainable Overseas Forest Management and Utilization by Chinese Enterprises

“中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用倡议书”正式发布

为推广《中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用指南》试点企业的成功经验,帮助中国企业对照指南要求,合理开展境外森林经营、利用和保护,国家林业局林产品国际贸易研究中心与世界自然基金会(瑞士)北京代表处(WWF)、世界自然保护联盟中国联络处(IUCN)于6月22日下午在上海兴荣温德姆酒店召开了“中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用倡议会”。 …  

29 Jun 2011 | Article

Guatemala

Greener ways to end poverty

Poverty and environmental degradation go hand-in-hand throughout the world; each can cause the other. With the global population likely to reach nine billion by 2050 there is an urgent need to address both in tandem when devising new economic development models. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Poverty in the landscape

Reconciling poverty eradication and conservation

Speech by IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre at the international conference “Reconciling poverty eradication and quality of the environment: what are the innovative solutions?” Paris, France, 27 June. …  

27 Jun 2011 | Article
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IUCN to convene a forum on forests and food security

IUCN is planning to convene its State and Government members, NGO members; United Nations bodies and other international cooperating partners, international and local NGOs, academic and research institutions; and the business sector from Eastern and Southern Africa to a Regional Forum to discuss the link between forests, food security and finance in a changing climate. To be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 20 to 23, 2011, the Regional Forum will enhance knowledge, attitudes and practice for integrating forest conservation and food security, in a context of change, in Eastern and Southern Africa. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story
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Saro Karez, Pakistan

Saro Karez – reviving indigenous water management systems

The water discharge from Saro Karez reduced significantly after the Pakistan drought of 1998-2002 and the devastating earthquake of October 2008. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Mining in the Philippines

Mining threats on the rise in World Heritage sites

Paris, France, 23 June, 2011 (IUCN) – Extractive industries and governments that licence their activities should commit to stopping all mining and oil/gas exploration and exploitation activities that could damage World Heritage Sites, says the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …   | Spanish

27 Jun 2011 | IUCN statement

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