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Philippine crocodile being released into Dicatian Lake

Recovery plan for Philippine crocodiles

On 31 July 2009, 50 captive-bred Philippine crocodiles were released into the wild in Dicatian Lake, Barangay Dicatian, Municipality of Divilacan, Isabela Province, Luzon Island. The Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis), which is endemic to the Philippines, is one of the most severely threatened crocodile species in the World. …  

10 Aug 2009 | News story

6ème réunion du Groupe Sangha

Engagement du "Groupe Sangha" dans l'influence des politiques nationales et sous-régionales du Trinational de la Sangha

Né du constat selon lequel les efforts entrepris dans le cadre de la conservation d’une manière générale ne se limitaient qu’aux exigences des bailleurs de fonds sans tenir compte des résultats des chercheurs ni des préoccupations des  communautés à la  base, le Groupe Sangha a entrepris de renverser cette tendance. …  

10 Aug 2009 | News story

French and Spanish CEPA Toolkit Now Available

Professionals carrying out the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level use the fact sheets, checklists and examples in the CEPA Toolkit to update their knowledge and skills. The toolkit is now available in Spanish, “La Comunicación, Educación, y Conciencia Pública” and in French “Communication, éducation et sensibilisation du public.” CEPA is about motivating and mobilizing people to change behaviour and take action. Tools and methods include information exchange, dialogue, education and social marketing. 
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09 Aug 2009 | News story

Members of IUCN CEC contributed to the book 'Young people, education, and sustainable development'

CEC Contributes to Book on Youth and Sustainability

Over a dozen members of IUCN CEC contributed to the new book Young people, education, and sustainable development: Exploring principles, perspectives, and praxis. The book offers a global perspective on education initiatives by and for young people that promote a transition to sustainability. It includes 38 essays co-authored by 68 contributors from 25 nations.
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09 Aug 2009 | News story

Textiles at a market in Quito, Ecuador

Weaving Together Two Commissions: Joint Meeting Reports

Bright ideas, like the colors of textiles woven in Ecuador, combined to create new plans for collaborative action by two IUCN Commissions during a joint meeting of their Steering Committees two hours outside Quito. Each Commission met separately on its 2009-2012 agenda, and then worked together to propose mutual areas for action. Two reports summarize the findings of this May 2009 meeting of CEC, the Commission on Education and Communication, and WCPA, the World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

09 Aug 2009 | News story
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Protected Areas Legislation Guidelines review workshop Bonn, 13-16 July 2009

ELC-convened International Workshop on Protected Areas Legislation

Bonn, July 13-16.
Twenty-four experts from all parts of the world gathered in Bonn for a 4-day workshop to review progress made so far in the preparation of Guidelines for Protected Area Legislation, a project carried out by the ELC in partnership with CEL and WCPA. The meeting's main task was to consider the third draft of the Guidelines, as well as the twelve case studies which have been developed to accompany it. …  

07 Aug 2009 | News story
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Participants in the workshop on conservation of the Alboran Sea - Malaga, july 2009

Priority areas for conserving the Alboran Sea

Among the different marine areas of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alboran Sea represents a unique element given its ecological wealth, due to its blend of Atlantic and Mediterranean marine biodiversity, its socioeconomic importance, and its geopolitical location between Europe and Africa. The adequate management of this space, and in particular the conservation of certain areas, is essential for the three bordering countries of the Alboran Sea: Algeria, Morocco, and Spain. …   | French | Spanish

05 Aug 2009 | News story

Amazonía, Ecuador

Guadaparques se preparan para encuentro mundial

“Los guardaparques son agentes de conservación, articultores de la comunidad y su entorno natural”. Su situación en la región es diversa. En algunos países se los reconoce, mientras que en otros se los considera simples "jardineros". …  

04 Aug 2009 | News story

Book Launch

Sharing Lessons from a Small Grants Programme

IUCN Sri Lanka Office has been implementing a Small Grants Programme, referred to as the Community Conservation Support Fund (CCSF), to support Community-based organizations (CBOs), Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), provincial and local governments and the private sector to undertake replicable, innovative, community-based, sustainable, natural resources management initiatives in Sri Lanka.  

03 Aug 2009 | News story
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IUCN Commissions Establish Assistance Networks

IUCN’s vision in uniting it’s efforts with its members and partners across the Pacific Region has taken several steps forward this year with the formation of two regional assistance networks. …  

03 Aug 2009 | News story
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