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The Lesser Kestrel adopted the first artificial breeding structure in Gorayk IBA in Armenia!

Lesser Kestrel adopted the first artificial breeding structure in Gorayk IBA in Armenia!

Lesser Kestrels adopt their First Breeding Structure in Armenia
Lesser Kestrel is a small falcon breeding in Gorayk IBA which is South of Armenia. It is endangered globally and is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild (IUCN Red List, 2007). …  

24 Jul 2009 | News story

Jordan Protected Areas Management Effectiveness National Report 2008

IUCN assists in preparing and reviewing the Management Effectiveness Report of Protected Areas in Jordan

As part of the Integrated ecosystem management in the Jordan Rift Valley Project, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) has approached IUCN to review the Management Effectiveness Report of the Protected Areas in Jordan based on its international standards and expertise in protected areas management. …  

23 Jul 2009 | News story

Protecting Paris polyphylla, a medicinal plant in China

Protecting medicinal plants in China

IUCN is working with partners to apply innovative approaches for the protection of medicinal plants in the mountains of the Upper Yangtze ecoregion. …   | Chinese

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Woman with a fishing scoop

Discovering the value of wetlands in Lao PDR

Many communities in Lao PDR have limited access to water, health clinics and education. Fishery resources are decreasing, land for riverbank agriculture is scarcer and unsafe chemical fertilizers are being introduced.   …  

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Indigenous Suruí group and IUCN staff

Amazonian indigenous group leads the way for sustainable forest management

IUCN had special visitors at its Headquarters on Tuesday morning! Four representatives from the indigenous Suruí people of Mato Grosso state in the Brazilian Amazon are participating in the Paléo Music Festival in Switzerland and visited us to share their stories regarding ongoing conservation activities carried out on their lands. …   | Spanish | Spanish

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Agriculture area beside Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda - a Livelihoods & Landscapes site

Food for thought

By Jeff Sayer, IUCN’s Scientific Advisor
The world is facing a food crisis. Human populations are growing and consuming more staple crops. Yields of these staples grew rapidly with the green revolution in the 1970s-90s, but that growth is not being sustained.   …  

22 Jul 2009 | News story
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Tuvalu's total land area is 26 square kilometers, spread over 8 islands.

Tuvalu Vows to Go Carbon Neutral by 2020

IUCN welcomes the decision by Tuvalu to have all its energy generated from renewable sources by 2020. …  

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Manager IUCN Balochistan giving the opening address.

“Air pollution in Quetta has increased to a dangerous level; time to act is now or never ” Secretary Environment, Balochistan

QUETTA, July 21: (IUCN) –The Clean air Quality Initiative of Quetta city held a meeting at the IUCN Quetta Office to discuss the threat posed by urban air pollution. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary Environment Munir Ahmed Badini, who urged for awareness raising measures for the residents of Quetta. …  

21 Jul 2009 | International news release

Publication du code forestier annoté en RDC

Dans le cadre de ses activités liées à la vulgarisation n°11/2002 du 29 Août  2002 portant sur Code forestier de la République démocratique du Congo, l’UICN à travers le Programme  Régional de l’Afrique central pour l’Environnement, CARPE, de l’Agence américaine de développement international (USAID) vient de produire le Code forestier commenté et annoté. …  

20 Jul 2009 | News story

Green Belt Exhibition Linz

The European Green Belt: Borders. Wilderness. Future

‘The European Green Belt: Borders. Wilderness. Future’ exhibition opened at the Linz Schlossmuseum on the 4th July 2009 as part of Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture. The exhibition was opened by the Landeshauptmann (Head of the Government) of Upper Austria, Mr. Pühringer. Over 400 guests attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, which will run until the 10th January 2010. The space for the Green Belt exhibition is approximately 1,000 square meters. …  

20 Jul 2009 | News story

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