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Camels transport Buddhist relics long-buried in Mongolia's Gobi Desert

IUCN instrumental in UN strategy on gender and desertification

IUCN recently hosted a key meeting in Bonn, Germany, on mainstreaming gender in the United Nations’ work dealing with desertification. …  

01 Apr 2011 | News story

Nadi Basin

Global to local ecosystem approaches and knowledge shared in Fiji

Scientists and experts recently gathered in Nadi, Fiji to discuss the integration of ecosystem based management principles and know-how into the Nadi River Basin project. …  

01 Apr 2011 | News story

All rangers who have been shot at, raise your hands

Nature - to die for?

As the battle between poachers and park rangers escalates, what's needed to protect the people who put their lives on the line for nature?  

01 Apr 2011 | Article
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Discours d'ouverture par les autorités

Forum international sur les peuples autochtones d’Afrique centrale : vers une institutionnalisation

La deuxième édition du Forum International sur les peuples autochtones d’Afrique Centrale (FIPAC 2) s’est tenue à Impfondo, République du Congo du 16 au 19 mars 2011. …  

31 Mar 2011 | Article
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IUCN Press Trip to Sian Ka'an, Mexico, COP 16

From Bangkok to Durban: Time to act on Cancun deal

The first round of UN climate change negotiations since the Cancun summit in December, being held in Bangkok from April 3-8, will start on the work plan agreed at Cancun for 2011. The aim of the meeting is to build on the Cancun agreements and to work towards establishing a new global climate change regime, to complement or replace the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period expires in late 2012. …  

31 Mar 2011 | News story

Peter Saile, Banco Mundial

Financiamiento para la reducción de emisiones en América Latina

Actualmente existen dos grandes programas de financiamiento para la reducción de emisiones, el FCPF y el UN-REDD. Ambos trabajan con los países en una primera etapa de alistamiento, donde se definen las fuerzas motrices de la degradación forestal. …  

30 Mar 2011 | Video
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Cousin female wardens,  Jelle and Dorothy leading tours

A push for more women in conservation at Cousin Island

 Cousin Island Special Reserve in Seychelles is becoming a success story on increasing the role of women in conservation, with support from Nature Seychelles -  an IUCN member. Arriving at Cousin, visitors will not fail to notice the enthusiastic group of female wardens who will welcome them to the island. It might be the driver of the boat, one of the people pushing the boat, or the person leading a tour of the island. …  

30 Mar 2011 | News story
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Huascarán, Ecuador

Acting beyond boundaries to address urban water challenge

You cannot optimize water in cities without looking at the natural water basin or catchment areas which are serving them” said Dr Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Water Programme during a recent workshop at the UN World Water Day conference in Cape Town. …  

30 Mar 2011 | News story
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Oil-soaked Northern Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi)  in the rehabilitation shed

Endangered penguins in rehab

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSBP), an IUCN Member, other conservationists and volunteers, are working hard to save a colony of threatened Northern Rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi) after a devastating oil spill in the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. …  

29 Mar 2011 | News story

Moist evergreen forest in Mae Nan Khao, southern Thailand (2)

Giving Citizens a Voice in Environmental Management in Industry

IUCN Thailand and TATA Steel (Thailand) PLC are working together to identify stakeholders and their concerns relating to the environmental impact of the mini blast furnace plant operated by NTS Steel Group PLC, a subsidiary of TATA Steel Thailand, at the Hemaraj Industrial Estate in Bor Win, Chonburi province. …  

29 Mar 2011 | News story

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