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Fishermen Association, TED Awareness Workshop

Fisherfolk encouraged on Use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TED)

Local fisherfolk from the villages neighbouring Dhamra port were encouraged on the use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TED) to reduce risk of the Oliver Ridley sea turtle, and other non target by catch species, becoming entangled in their nets. …  

26 Nov 2010 | News story

Equator province forest governance network meeting.

Multi-stakeholder dialogues in IUCN's work on forest governance

IUCN supports multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) in forest governance reform as a means, first, to widen the source of knowledge and ideas for tackling a problem, and second, to build the support and capacity for collective action needed to implement reforms effectively. Dialogue is also valuable in itself, particularly if it gives a voice to vulnerable or marginalised social groups often excluded from policy and decision making. …  

26 Nov 2010 | Article

IUCN welcomes five new members in China


26 Nov 2010 | Article

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Surge in IUCN Members and Committees

 IUCN welcomes 35 new Members and officially recognizes 3 Regional Committees and 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Fishermen trained for using Turtle Exclusion Device – a major step major towards Conservation of Marine Turtles in Pakistan

Karachi, November 25, 2010 IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme organized a one-day training for fishermen for using Turtle Exclusion Device (TED). The training was conducted by Dr. Nicloas Pilcher at Marine Fisheries Department, Government of Pakistan where around 40 fishermen including representatives of the other organizations participated in the training. …  

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Foro Mediterráneo de Conservación UICN

IUCN Mediterranean pledges for a laboratory of cooperation and communication

Malaga, Spain, 25 November 2010 (IUCN-Med) – After several days of information and debate between public administrations, NGO’s and researchers of 21 countries meeting in Malaga, the Mediterranean Forum of the International Union for Conservation of Nature has presented their conclusions: we urgently need to clarify the importance of biodiversity to society through concrete actions, and IUCN should lead the coordination of efforts for a rational use of available resources and promote intelligent development between the North and South Mediterranean area. …   | French | Spanish

25 Nov 2010 | International news release
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Pay (Arabic)

Launching three Arabic publications on water and ecosystem management during Earth Charter Celebration

Dead Sea, Jordan – 24 November 2010 – Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Talal, three IUCN global publications; Pay, Flow and The Ecosystem Approach were translated to Arabic and launched yesterday during the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter for North Africa and Middle East Region taking place from 23-24 November 2010 at the Dead Sea, Jordan. The publications were translated and launched by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and Ministry of Environment in Jordan. …  

24 Nov 2010 | International news release

Parthenium hysterophorous has invaded about 2 million ha. in Ethiopia including productive grasslands where it has displaced valuable pasture species to the detriment of livestock and wildlife.  Unless action is taken, parts of the Masai-Mara may look just like this in years to come.

Noxious weed threatens the biggest wildlife migration on the planet

The Serengeti - Masai Mara ecosystem in Africa, which hosts the largest wildlife migration known to man, is under attack from a noxious weed from Central America, commonly known as feverfew (Parthenium hysterophorus). If left unchecked it could threaten the continued migration of millions of animals across the plains every year, including 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle and 200,000 zebra. …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story

CEC member Yvonne Otieno (left) enjoys an origami lesson at the CEC booth in Nagoya, Japan

My Experience in Nagoya by CEC Young Professional Yvonne Otieno

"Three things I learned from participating in CEC activities in Nagoya: Planning, Teamwork and Clarity of Purpose," writes CEC member Yvonne Otieno of Kenya. …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story

Celebracion del decimo aniversario del Centro de Cooperación del Mediterraneo en el Ayuntamiento de Malaga

Nuevas Alianzas en el Foro Mediterráneo de UICN

Málaga, España, 23 de noviembre de 2010 (Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo UICN) – La cooperación con entidades españolas y mediterráneas se plasmó ayer por la tarde durante la inauguración oficial del Foro Mediterráneo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza en la formalización de ocho convenios de colaboración con instituciones de ámbito mediterráneo, público y privado. …  

24 Nov 2010 | International news release
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