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Next steps for biodiversity

See audio, video and photo resources from IUCN and the International Year of Biodiversity. IUCN takes stock of what has been achieved and looks at what lies ahead. 

11 Jan 2011 | News story

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Volvo Adventure Deadline 31 January

Volvo and UNEP run an international award for practical environmental action by young people. CEC member Wayne Talbot sends this reminder to enter today. …  

11 Jan 2011 | News story

Strengthening Public Involvement in Protected Areas, Experience in Georgia-Lessons Learned Report

Involving the Public in Protected Areas

The IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre shares its experience on effective and transparent participation mechanisms in Protected Areas in Georgia through a new publication. …  

10 Jan 2011 | Article
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Boran pastoral in Northern Kenya

Reversal of fortune

The dry rangelands of Northern Kenya are inhabited mainly by pastoralists—people who derive a living from raising livestock and continually move in search of water and pasture. Until recently, pastoralists in this region have been able to adapt to their highly variable conditions, supplying most of Kenya’s meat, milk, hides and skins. …  

10 Jan 2011 | News story


New oil platform off Sakhalin – whale scientists will have a say

The oil and gas company Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) announced on December 4th its intention to begin planning for construction of a third offshore oil and gas platform in the Piltun-Astokh field along the coast of Sakhalin Island, eastern Russia. As this platform would be located near the primary feeding ground of the endangered western gray whale population, Sakhalin Energy requested the advice of an independent panel of scientists, convened by IUCN, to minimize risks to the whale population. …  

07 Jan 2011 | News story

Ashok Khosla

Suddenly, we find that it's all gone

As vital to life as oxygen, soil is rapidly depleting, says Ashok Khosla, President of IUCN and chairman of the New Delhi-based Development Alternatives Group, an IUCN Member. …  

07 Jan 2011 | Article
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Guidelines on Education for Sustainable Consumption

A new UNEP publication provides tools to promote sustainable consumption and production. Recommended by Wendy Goldstein, CEC Deputy Chair. …  

06 Jan 2011 | News story

IUCN CEC member Richard Fischer in front of photographs in his exhibit Floral Sculptures & Endangered Species

Floral Sculptures & Endangered Species

New CEC member Richard Fischer has been nominated for the Prix Pictet in photography and sustainability. …  

06 Jan 2011 | News story

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Renforcement de capacité d'élus locaux au Centre Ouest et au Centre Est du Burkina Faso

Du 14 au 20 décembre 2010 à Koudougou et à Tenkodogo, se sont tenues des Formations des maires, et présidents de commission Environnement et Développement local …  

05 Jan 2011 | News story
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Communication: A responsibility of all scientists

The scientific community should commit to communication as an integral part of a researcher's professional role. This editorial is reprinted with permission from David Dickson, Director, SciDev.Net.

05 Jan 2011 | News story

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