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Hoper Glacier, flowing out of the Central Karakoram National Park is one of a number of high mountain glacial systems which are crucial to the water needs of communities living in the valleys around the park.  .  The management plan for this park needs to consider actions to secure sustainable valley irrigation and domestic water supply in the face of global climate change.

Psychology and Global Climate Change: Draft Report

Addressing climate change is arguably one of the most pressing issues facing our planet and its inhabitants. The American Psychological Association (APA) task force report describes the contributions of psychological research to an understanding of psychological dimensions of global climate change, provides research recommendations, and proposes policies for APA to assist psychologists’ engagement with this issue. …  

25 Aug 2009 | News story
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Le Comité français de l'UICN a réuni sa Commission Education et Communication

La Présidente de la CEC du Comité français de l'UICN, Cécile Ostria (par ailleurs directrice de la Fondation Nicolas Hulot) et Florence Clap (Chargée de programmes sur les Politiques de la biodiversité à l’UICN France) ont réuni les membres français de l’UICN France ainsi que les experts en communication, éducation et sensibilisation sur la biodiversité du réseau français pour coordonner les activités de l’année 2010 dans le cadre de l’Année Internationale de la Biodiversité.
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25 Aug 2009 | News story

Alaskan pollock fishing boats

Good News for Arctic Fish

IUCN’s Global Marine Programme is delighted by the Obama administration’s recent approval of a management plan that prevents the expansion of commercial fishing in the Arctic, a decision that marks a huge step in the conservation of marine resources. …  

25 Aug 2009 | News story

The Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca)

Deadly frog fungus targeted by amphibian experts

The world’s leading amphibian experts have come together and for the first time identified two major conservation initiatives to stop amphibians going extinct. …  

25 Aug 2009 | International news release

Resilience Herbivorous Monitoring

Herbivorous reef fishes critical for long-term coral reef health and resilience

Herbivorous reef fishes not only have a key role in keeping algal growth at bay and thereby enabling corals to grow and reproduce, they are also important players in the long-term health and survival of coral reefs in the face of climate change and other threats. These are the findings of a new report published by IUCN and its institutional partners released today. …  

24 Aug 2009 | News story

IUCN China’s Miyun watershed Research -- Informing Miyun Watershed Management

 IUCN China’s Miyun watershed analysis, carried out by consultants of the Beijing Forestry University and the Chinese Academy of Forestry, shows there have been significant changes to the forest coverage and tree species composition in the Miyun watershed since the 1970’s. …  

24 Aug 2009 | News story

Stakeholder training in Lagodekhi

A helpdesk to support stakeholders of Georgian protected areas

IUCN POSC has established a helpdesk to support local stakeholders in Vashlovani, Lagodekhi and Tusheti PAs, as part of the project Facilitating stakeholder participation in protected areas of Georgia.   …  

24 Aug 2009 | News story
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《中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用指南》

A Guide on Sustainable Overseas Forest Management and Utilization by Chinese Enterprises

A new guide book for sustainable forest management for Chinese enterprises working in overseas is available. Co-published by the State Forestry Administration (SFA) and Ministry of Finance (MOFCOM), the guide aims to enhance the guidance and regularization of the management and utilization of overseas forest resources by Chinese enterprises. It provides the industry with management criterion and self discipline basis. …   | Chinese

24 Aug 2009 | International news release

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Stockholm sends a strong message to Copenhagen on water

Water experts from around the world have called for water issues to be included in the international climate talks to take place in Copenhagen in December …  

22 Aug 2009 | News story

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