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Bison on the American Prairie Reserve

Bringing bison back to North America

The next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original roaming grounds. But for this to happen, more land must be made available for herds to roam free, government policies must be updated and the public must change its attitude towards bison. …  

02 Mar 2010 | International news release

IUCN Pakistan’s coastal expert speaks at a Rotary Club function

KARACHI March 1: Rotary Club Karachi held its weekly luncheon meeting at the Pearl Continental Hotel. On its meeting of March 1, 2010, Tahir Qureshi, Coastal Ecosystem Expert from IUCN (international Union for Conservation of Nature) was invited as the guest speaker, to sensitize the Rotarians to the environmental issues, especially near the coast. …  

01 Mar 2010 | News story

Centro Regional de Especialización y Experiencias en EDS RCE Bogotá

Centro Regional de Especialización y Experiencias en EDS RCE Bogotá

CEC member Olga Bermúdez is director of a regional centre engaged in Education for Sustainable Development in Bogotá, Colombia. She shares news from the Centre and notes the involvement of another CEC member, Charles Hopkins of UNU and UNESCO.    …  

01 Mar 2010 | News story

The Great Blue Mountains Area in Australia

Australian Wildife corridor protects species in a changing climate

The world's first transcontinental wildlife corridor - stretching 3500 kilometres from the coast of the Northern Territory to the coast of South Australia - has been jointly announced today by Premier Mike Rann and NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson. Announcement by Northern Territory Chief Minister Paul Henderson and South Australia premier Mike Rann …  

01 Mar 2010 | News story

Launch of Wilpattu: Villus and Beyond

Launch of "Wilpattu: Villus and Beyond"

The Wilpattu National Park was re-opened to the general public by the Hon.Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Environment & Natural Resources on the invitation of Mr W A D A Wijesuriya, Director General of Department of Wildlife Conservation on 27 February, 2010. 

01 Mar 2010 | News story
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CEC member Suzana Padua and her husband, Claudio, winners of an award for social entrepreneurship in Brazil

CEC Member Suzana Padua Wins Social Entrepreneur Award

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship with the newspaper Folha de São Paulo recently recognized CEC member Suzana Padua and her husband, Claudio, for their work in the institute they founded, IPE-Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas. Suzana is CEC Regional Vice-Chair for South America.
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01 Mar 2010 | News story

Arturo Curiel, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair

CEC Member Arturo Curiel Wins Jalisco Science Award

Dr. Arturo Curiel Ballesteros, a researcher from the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias (CUCBA), University of Guadalajara (Mexico) received an award for his research work of 30 years at the CUCBA.  Arturo is IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Meso America.
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01 Mar 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Biodiversity, it’s now or never

World leaders need to take decisive action this year to save biodiversity, action that is based on sound science, says IUCN's Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre in this month's opinion article. …   | French

26 Feb 2010 | News story
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Healthy Parks Healthy People

Healthy Parks Healthy People

Based on the understanding that people are not separate from nature, Healthy Parks Healthy People is an approach that is focused on protecting the world’s most important assets – nature and humanity. …  

26 Feb 2010 | Video

Tacaná, Guatemala

Improving lives and protecting biodiversity in Guatemela

Central America is rich in natural and cultural diversity. But this ‘bio-cultural’ wealth is a stark contrast to the poor management of the region’s ecosystems, economic and social inequalities and some of the worlds’s highest rates of deforestation. As a response, IUCN is working through its Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) to sustain the flow of goods and services from forest landscapes for the benefit of local people and biodiversity. In Guatemala, LLS is underway at two sites, Lachua and Tacanà. This nine-minute video describes these two projects and the impact they are having. The movie is currently in Spanish, but a version with English subtitles will be available soon on this site.
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26 Feb 2010 | Video
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