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Macaya Burrowing Frog, Eleutherodactylus parapelates. Critically Endangered

Mozart and ventriloquial frogs sound a note of hope and warning for Haiti’s recovery

As the people of Haiti mark a painful anniversary this week and slowly rebuild their earthquake-torn country, scientists from Conservation International (CI) and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) report news they hope might become a source of pride and hope for the country’s environmental future: the surprising re-discovery of six species of globally unique frogs in the country’s severely degraded tropical forests, which had been lost to science for nearly two decades. …  

12 Jan 2011 | International news release

Kalama Conservancy in Kenya’s dry lands of Samburu District

Appreciating Kenya’s drylands

In Kenya, drylands make up 84 percent of the country’s total land surface and support about 9.9 million Kenyans, or approximately 34 percent of the country’s population. …  

12 Jan 2011 | News story

Dominic Stucker, CEC Member

Sharing Power Between Generations: Youth at the CEESP conference

This CEC workshop during the CEESP Sharing Power conference in January in New Zealand focused on 'Sharing Power Between Generations'. …  

11 Jan 2011 | News story

Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, 11-15 January 2011, Whakatane New Zealand

CEC at CEESP Sharing Power conference

Two CEC workshops at the CEESP Sharing Power conference addressed 'communicating change' and 'sharing power between generations'. …  

11 Jan 2011 | News story

Tree frog

Next steps for biodiversity

See audio, video and photo resources from IUCN and the International Year of Biodiversity. IUCN takes stock of what has been achieved and looks at what lies ahead. 
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11 Jan 2011 | News story

Vist the award website at www.volvoadventure.org

Volvo Adventure Deadline 31 January

Volvo and UNEP run an international award for practical environmental action by young people. CEC member Wayne Talbot sends this reminder to enter today. …  

11 Jan 2011 | News story

Strengthening Public Involvement in Protected Areas, Experience in Georgia-Lessons Learned Report

Involving the Public in Protected Areas

The IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre shares its experience on effective and transparent participation mechanisms in Protected Areas in Georgia through a new publication. …  

10 Jan 2011 | Article
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Boran pastoral in Northern Kenya

Reversal of fortune

The dry rangelands of Northern Kenya are inhabited mainly by pastoralists—people who derive a living from raising livestock and continually move in search of water and pasture. Until recently, pastoralists in this region have been able to adapt to their highly variable conditions, supplying most of Kenya’s meat, milk, hides and skins. …  

10 Jan 2011 | News story

Platform

New oil platform off Sakhalin – whale scientists will have a say

The oil and gas company Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) announced on December 4th its intention to begin planning for construction of a third offshore oil and gas platform in the Piltun-Astokh field along the coast of Sakhalin Island, eastern Russia. As this platform would be located near the primary feeding ground of the endangered western gray whale population, Sakhalin Energy requested the advice of an independent panel of scientists, convened by IUCN, to minimize risks to the whale population. …  

07 Jan 2011 | News story

Ashok Khosla

Suddenly, we find that it's all gone

As vital to life as oxygen, soil is rapidly depleting, says Ashok Khosla, President of IUCN and chairman of the New Delhi-based Development Alternatives Group, an IUCN Member. …  

07 Jan 2011 | Article
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