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IUCN places its footprints at the Africa Water Week

IUCN mounted a successful exhibition stand and a side event at the 2nd Africa Water Week held in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa from 9-13 November 2009. The exhibition showcased IUCN work including WANI toolkits and PACO publications on the Volta basin and most of the published were picked before the middle of the week and people kept on asking for more IUCN documents. …  

20 Jan 2010 | News story
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‘Mangroves For the Future’ National Coordinating Body recommends integrated approach to saving mangroves

KARACHI January19: The National Coording Body of ‘Mangroves For the Future’, a South Asian initiative started in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami, was held here at the IUCN Pakistan Country Office. …  

19 Jan 2010 | International news release

James Griffiths

People: James Griffiths

WBCSD and IUCN have renewed their relationship for another 4 years. We pose three questions to James Griffiths, the WBCSD Managing Director of the Ecosystems Focus Area, about the role of business in conserving biodiversity and his expectations for this new phase of the relationship. 

19 Jan 2010 | News story

Female Pastoralist

Empowering women in pastoral societies

The World initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP) has released a report that showcases best practices on pastoralist women’s empowerment. Authored by by Fiona Flintan on behalf of WISP, the report focuses on pastoralist women from pastoral communities across the world. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Kalahari Landscape

Experts endorse priority interventions for the Molopo-Nossob River Basin

IUCN convened experts and government officials from the Molopo-Nossob River Basin to discuss and agree on priority activities to tackle land degradation in the Kalahari-Namib ecosystem and promote joint management involving Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Eye witness: Zambia

Communities across Southern Africa are looking to new ways of coping with the impacts of climate change, mainly the droughts and floods which are disrupting their farming cycles and undermining their livelihoods. They are learning how to sustainably manage the natural resources that are critical to sustain them in uncertain conditions. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Limpopo project sakeholders

A move towards a transboundary forum for local leaders in Limpopo

Local government and traditional authorities around the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) have unanimously agreed to have a regional forum at which local leaders could meet and share ideas on the transboundary management of natural resources. This was agreed at a regional meeting held on 1st to 2nd November at Tshipise Forever Resort in the Vhembe District of the Limpopo Province, South Africa, and brought together local government and traditional authorities from each of the participating countries (Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe). …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Community Consultation in Kikuletwa

The establishment of Kikuletwa Catchment Forum takes off in Pangani River Basin

The Pangani Basin Water Office is implementing the Pangani River Basin Management Project (PRBMP) with technical assistance from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) and the local NGO PAMOJA. The project is generating technical information and developing participatory forums to strengthen Integrated Water Resources Management in the Pangani Basin, including mainstreaming climate change, to support the equitable provision and wise governance of freshwater for livelihoods and environment for current and future generations. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Mexico - The Cahoacán River is a lifeline for local communities, irrigation and agribusiness

WANI and IUCN Members in Mexico establish new Watershed Committee

The newly established Cahoacán River Watershed Committee in Chiapas, southwest Mexico, will aim to coordinate programmes and actions towards a more effective administration for the preservation of watershed resources and development of hydraulic infrastructures. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story

Flame lily

IUCN and SADC demonstrate commitment to the 2010 biodiversity targets - A Regional Action Plan to halt the loss of biodiversity in southern Africa

The SADC Secretariat in collaboration with IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have embarked on a process of developing the Southern Africa Regional Biodiversity Action Plan demonstrating a commitment to the 2010 Biodiversity Target. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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