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Participants of the NBCC in discussion.

EIA processes made clear for Fiji’s Nadi Basin Catchment Committee

The training on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted recently on 21st January by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature should set a clearer scene for stakeholders and members of the Nadi Basin Catchment Committee (NBCC) in Fiji in shaping their plans to develop a strategy to reduce flood risks for the Nadi area. …  

31 Jan 2011 | News story

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Worst attack on Virunga National Park rangers in years

IUCN's Global Protected Areas Programme is sad to announce that more rangers have recently been killed in the line of duty. On 24 January 2011 a patrol of three rangers and five soldiers, protecting a road in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, were attacked and killed by the FDLR Rwandan militia, an illegal movement thought to include the perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. …  

31 Jan 2011 | News story

We live because the earth lives

This frog isn't just a frog...

We share the planet with as many as 13 million different living species. This rich biodiversity provides us with health, wealth, food, fuel and the vital services we depend upon to live. We are part of nature and we have the power to protect or destroy it.

30 Jan 2011 | Video

Remise officielle du poster au représentant de CARPE-USAID

Lancement de l’Atlas Forestier Interactif de la RD Congo et du Projet de développement et de mise en œuvre d’un Système de Gestion de l’Information Spatiale (SyGIS)

La première version de l’Atlas Forestier Interactif de la République Démocratique du Congo a été officiellement  présentée ce mercredi 19 janvier à  Kinshasa par World Ressourses Institute (WRI) devant un parterre de partenaires dans la conservation et au développement. …  

28 Jan 2011 | News story
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Les participants à la réunion mensuelle des partenaires des Aires Protégées.

Echanges entre les partenaires de la Conservation et le Ministre de L’Environnement Conservation de la Naute et Tourisme sur la situation préoccupante du Parc National de Virunga en République Démocratique du Congo

Dans le cadre d’appui à la conservation en République Démocratique du Congo, les partenaires de la conservation se sont retrouvés le 24 janvier 2011 avec l’Administrateur Directeur Général de l’Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature, ICCN,   dans le cadre de leur réunion mensuelle d’échange d’informations. Il s’agissait de faire le point sur la question de la gestion du Parc National de Virunga dont la biodiversité est menacée par le risque d’exploration pétrolière. A l’issue de cette réunion, les participants ont décidé de rencontrer le ministre de l’Environnement Conservation de la Nature et Tourisme pour lui exprimer de vive voix les préoccupations liées à l’état de gestion des aires protégées en RDC et demander l’évolution quant aux engagements du Gouvernement. …  

28 Jan 2011 | News story
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Alison Sudol

American singer rocks IUCN’s world

Alison Sudol, American singer, songwriter and pianist has been named as IUCN’s Goodwill Ambassador for the United States. …  

28 Jan 2011 | News story

Forests in Svaneti, Georgia

Regional forest dialogues vital to sustainability

The EU Council has urged Member States, the European Commission, regional and local administrations and the private sector to support forest-related activities in the context of the International Year of Forests. …  

27 Jan 2011 | News story

Communicating Forest Values

How sexy are forests?

Forest experts can better ‘arouse’ the general public about their subject. IUCN CEC Special Advisor Frits Hesselink suggests how. …  

27 Jan 2011 | News story

An Outlook Report on the State of the Marine Biodiversity in the Pacific Islands Region

Assessment of Pacific marine biodiversity

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released a report on the state of marine biodiversity in the Pacific. The region includes four EU overseas entities – French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, and Wallis and Futuna. The report provides an overview of major pressures affecting ecosystems in the region, as well as the responses of countries and territories in addressing, alleviating and/or mitigating these threats. …  

27 Jan 2011 | News story

Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

Forests and poverty: the latest thinking

Gill Shepherd, IUCN Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy Thematic Adviser on Poverty and Landscapes, speaks on the latest thinking on forests and poverty, drawing from lessons that have come out of IUCN's innovative 'Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy' (LLS). …  

27 Jan 2011 | Video

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