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Fishing in the river Congo

Sea the Future

On 1st December 2010 the seminar “Sea the Future – The importance of marine biodiversity for local livelihoods in West-Africa” will take place at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I, former LNV) the Hague, the Netherlands. The seminar is organized by the Working Group Ecology and Development and is supported by the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands, World Wildlife Fund the Netherlands and the Ministry of EL&I. …  

18 Nov 2010 | News story

Natural Resources of The Gulf of Mannar

IUCN Sri Lanka, under the Mangroves for the Future Initiative, supported the University of Ruhuna to undertake a rapid biodiversity assessment in the Gulf of Mannar (GoM) and Palk Bay from February to March 2010, which will be used as background material for formulating a proposal to nominate the Sri Lankan side of the Gulf of Mannar as a Biosphere Reserve under the Man & the Biosphere Programme of UNESCO by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

17 Nov 2010 | News story
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Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

More than 1,000 Tigers reduced to skin and bones in last decade

Parts of at least 1,069 Tigers have been seized in Tiger range countries over the past decade, according to new analysis of Tiger seizures carried out by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.The report Reduced to Skin and Bones shows that from January 2000 to April 2010, parts of between 1,069 and 1,220 Tigers were seized in 11 of the 13 tiger range countries—or an average of 104 to 119 animals per year. read more 

17 Nov 2010 | News story

Daniella Tilbury. CEC Member

CEC Gathering at UNFCCC in Cancun

All CEC members attending the UN climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico, are invited to an informal CEC gathering on 5 December (tentative). Kindly RSVP to Daniella Tilbury, CEC Specialty Group Leader for Education for Sustainable Development. El texto en castellano está más abajo / Le texte en français est ci-dessous. …  

16 Nov 2010 | News story

Les participants en séance de travail

Barrages en Afrique de l’Ouest : Des études de référence validées

Dans le cadre du Projet « Utilisation multiple et partage équitable des bénéfices autour des réservoirs de barrage en Afrique de l’Ouest », des études de référence ont été conduites sur les barrages de Niandouba et Kayanga au Sénégal, Bagré, Kompienga et Moussodougou au Burkina Faso et Sélingué au Mali. Les enseignements tirés par ces études concernant les impacts positifs, négatifs et les leçons apprises des transformations sociales, économiques et environnementales de ces infrastructures ont été partagées dans une série d’ateliers nationaux de validation au Sénégal, au Burkina Faso et au Mali organisée courant septembre et octobre 2010. …  

16 Nov 2010 | News story
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Climate Change

No time for crisis in climate change confidence

Two weeks ahead of the UN climate summit in Cancun, IUCN calls on policy-makers to restore confidence in the negotiation process, increase climate funding and ensure that natural solutions are part of a post-2012 regime. Adaptation, finance and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) are some of the key issues on the table of the 194-nation talks, starting at the end of November.   …   | French | Spanish

16 Nov 2010 | IUCN statement

Cyprinodon longidorsalis

Promoting Conservation of Freshwater Fish

Fifty-five freshwater conservation biologists, research scientists, and specialists from zoos and aquariums, from 21 countries, met in Chester, UK in November for the 4th International Zoo and Aquarium Symposium ‘Global Freshwater Fish: linking in situ and ex situ actions’. The meeting was hosted by Chester Zoo, the North of England Zoological Society and was held in conjunction with the 7th Annual Meeting of the IUCN Species Survival Commission / Wetlands International Freshwater Fish Specialist Group. …  

16 Nov 2010 | News story

The IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre

The IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre

Gland/Tbilisi. IUCN is changing its role in the Caucasus ecoregion. From January 2011 IUCN will strengthen its promotion and support of nature conservation in the region through its new structure – the Caucasus Cooperation Centre. A Concept Paper outlines IUCN’s future role in the region. 

16 Nov 2010 | News story
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marine turtle conservation

Communication campaign on marine turtle conservation in Quang Tri Province

The central province of Quang Tri has a 75-km coast line, 90% of which is white sandy beach that is ideal habitat for egg-laying by marine turtles. In 2005-2006, the Leatherback turtle or rua da (Demochelys coriacea), one of world’s most endangered turtles, laid eggs here. …   | Vietnamese

16 Nov 2010 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

IUCN UK National Committee Conference: 'Taking stock, sharing action'

IUCN UK National Committee is delighted to announce the second of its themed conferences; 'The Economics of Nature: Taking stock, sharing action', which is to be held on Tuesday 16 November 2010 at  City Point, Ropemaker Street, London and is in partnership with Carbon Leapfrog. …  

15 Nov 2010 | News story

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