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Roundtable on Water and Sanitation at Abbottabad.

Roundtable on Water and Sanitation urges catchment protection

Experts stress upon the need for awareness raising, better coordination and governance for WATSAN in Abbottabad

Abbottabad, 24 June 2009: – A roundtable of Water and Sanitation experts was held today at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Abbottabad. This roundtable was organized under the auspices of Environmental Fiscal Reforms (EFR) Project of IUCN Pakistan, COMSATS and District Government, Abbottabad. The EFR Project is being implemented jointly by the District Government, Abbottabad and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN),  with the assistance of Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC). …  

24 Jun 2009 | International news release

Deepwater coral accidentally caught during a bottom trawl. December 2007.

A Decade in Review: oceans and law of the seas

The tenth meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (UNICPOLOS or ICP) was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from the 17th to 19th June 2009.  …  

24 Jun 2009 | News story

African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

African World Heritage needs strong international support

Countries and international orgnisations need to join efforts when dealing with increasing threats to the African World Heritage sites in danger, according to IUCN. …  

24 Jun 2009 | News story

Fijian Island Village

Islands on the agenda

How can the World Heritage Convention work best to conserve the natural values of island nations that are on the front line of climate change? IUCN gave its opinion on this critical issue known during the second day of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Seville.  …  

24 Jun 2009 | News story

Adult Male Asian Elephant

Dilmah Conservation Asian Elephant Social Behavior Study Now Available Online

Dilmah Conservation has launched an online resource site for the first long-term Asian elephant behavior study, a project supported by Dilmah Conservation and undertaken in Sri Lanka by Sri Lankan elephant biologist, Manori Gunawardena and research scientists Dr. Joyce Poole and Petter Granli of Elephant Voices.  …  

24 Jun 2009 | News story

2009 IUCN China Members' Meeting at the Institute of Botany, Beijing.

Mobilizing the China Network; Forging New Opportunities: IUCN China Members Meeting 2009

On June 3, 2009, IUCN China members’ meeting was held at the Institute of Botany in Beijing. Hosted by IUCN Councilor Dr. Ma Keping, IUCN Regional Director of Constituency Development Dr. Zakir Hussain, and IUCN China Programme Coordinator Ms. Zhuang Hao, the event was a significant occasion for an open discussion on how to mobilize the China network for the benefit of those involved in IUCN.

24 Jun 2009 | News story

A Galapagos tortoise in the Galapagos, Ecuador.

Future of natural World Heritage Sites under scrutiny

At this year’s meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Seville, Spain, the state of conservation of 178 sites will be reviewed and new sites will be added to the prestigious World Heritage List.   …  

23 Jun 2009 | News story

Tiburón Azul

UICN presenta lineamientos regionales para el manejo sostenible de tiburones

Asegurar una presencia de poblaciones que garantice la salud ecológica y una actividad pesquera productiva y sostenible es el objetivo que se persigue con la formulación de los lineamientos regionales para el manejo sostenible del recurso tiburón en la región del Pacifico Este Tropical. …  

22 Jun 2009 | International news release
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Galapagos sea lion puppy, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

IUCN at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, Spain

What do the Serengeti, the Great Barrier Reef and the Galapagos Islands have in common? They are among the world’s most outstanding natural areas that have been designated as a World Heritage site and placed under the guardianship of the international community. World Heritage sites make up some 8% of the world’s protected areas and are places of cultural or natural significance. …  

22 Jun 2009 | News story

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