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118 mining conflicts in 15 countries in Latin America

One study shows that there are 118 mining conflicts in 15 countries in Latin America.  Mining projects involving hundreds of Latin American communities. Currently, of the 337 mining projects in the region, 139 are in conflict with different communities. This is what reveals the Database Mining Conflicts in Latin America.  …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

Pakistan granted membership of the “Mangroves For the Future” Programme

Membership will make possible coastal zone management initiatives.

KARACHI Feb 01 (IUCN PR): Pakistan has been accepted as a full member country at the Regional Steering Committee meeting held in Thailand between January 25-28, 2010. The Pakistan delegation was led by the Secretary Ministry of Environment, Kamran Lashari, while other members of the delegation included Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan, and Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Manager Islamabad office IUCN Pakistan. …  

01 Feb 2010 | International news release

La Segua, Ecuador

Cuidar los Humedales, una respuesta al cambio climático

2 Febrero, Día Mundial de los Humedales. “Los humedales son valorados como fuentes de agua, recarga de acuíferos, criaderos naturales de peces y reservorios de diversidad biológica y cultural, entre otras irremplazables funciones; ahora necesitan ser reconocidos como aliados indispensables en la mitigación de los impactos negativos del cambio climático sobre las cuencas hídricas y los asentamientos humanos”, señalaron desde PROTEGER. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story
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Best 2009 IUCN-PACO Employee

Mr. Bongo Gravier: Best 2009 IUCN-PACO Employee

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 28 January 2010 (IUCN) – Mr. BONGO Gravier, Driver at the IUCN Cameroon Programme Office, receives the title of 2009 Best Employee for the entire IUCN Central and West Africa Programme (PACO). …   | French

01 Feb 2010 | News story
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2001 IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria version 3.1 (Arabic)

IUCN Red List and Criteria version 3.1 now available in Arabic

IUCN-Med is pleased to announce that the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria version 3.1 has now been published in Arabic, with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID), and the objective of promoting red listing in Arabic countries at national and regional levels. The “Guidelines for Application of IUCN Red List Criteria at Regional levels” also in Arabic will be published later during the year. …   | French | Spanish | Arabic

01 Feb 2010 | News story

Peacock Parachute Spider (Poecilotheria metallica), Threat category: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Trondheim conference calls for new biodiversity targets

High level IUCN representatives are among the keynote speakers at the Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity which opens today in Norway. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story

A little hamlet in Walaek-Baliem Valley, Papua

A paradise in peril

New Guinea is recognised globally for its extraordinary biodiversity, including almost all of the world’s Birds of Paradise. Papua, the Indonesian half of the island, still has 70% forest cover, yet its Baliem Valley, which supports one of the highest rural population densities in Papua, is under threat from logging and development. …  

31 Jan 2010 | Video

IUCN chiefs at the Global Competitveness Forum in Riyadh

Top IUCN chiefs among leaders at the Global Competitveness Forum in Riyadh

More than 100 world leaders participated in the Global Competitveness Forum in Riyadh to discuss solutions to the global financial crisis under the theme Sustainable Competitveness, which symbolises the start of a new decade of thinking. IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and IUCN President, Ashok Khosla, highlighted the importance considering the value of ecosystem services in 21st Century.  
 

31 Jan 2010 | News story

A little hamlet in Walaek-Baliem Valley, Papua

Ensuring the sustainability of Baliem Valley’s forests in Indonesia

The Samdhana Institute and the Department of Forestry of the Government of Indonesia, both Members of IUCN, are working to identify sustainable options for Baliem Valley’s forests and its dependents, who live in the heart of Papua, the Indonesian half of New Guinea. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

Logs from managed forests in Tunisia

Forests for the 21st century

More than half of the world's forest cover has been lost. Deforestation is currently responsible for nearly 20 per cent of global carbon emissions. We need to reduce this tide of deforestation, but we can make a much greater impact if we also put back some of our lost forests. …  

29 Jan 2010 | Video

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