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Being in the ‘same boat’ facilitates the exchange of different layers of traditional ecological knowledge

Knowledge for Resilience: A Case Study

What happens to traditional fishermen’s multi-generational knowledge when the young people do not follow the tradition? CEC member Andrea Déri presents a case study on how young people revitalised and re-contextualised intergenerational learning for biodiversity conservation in the Lakshadweep archipelago, India. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN Pakistan Signs agreement with Barclays Bank PLC, Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan:
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Pakistan and Barclays Bank entered into a partnership on 23 September, 2010. The agreement was signed by Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan and Mr. Arslan Nayeem, Head of Commercial Bank, Barclays Bank PLC. …  

23 Sep 2010 | International news release

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre addressing the UN General Assembly

IUCN at the UN General Assembly - why biodiversity matters

The key to achieving not only one, but several Millennium Development Goals lies in realising how the services that nature provides are linked to our human well-being. This message was part of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre's speech at the UN General Assembly, currently underway in New York. …  

23 Sep 2010 | News story

Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Securing water for all - a 2050 plan

Having the right institutions and processes in place to cope with increasing demands on water resources, under threat from climate change, is key to ensuring a clean and plentiful supply of water for the world’s growing population. …  

23 Sep 2010 | News story

Paul Kithinji is a young man of 28 who uses herbal medicine to help treat his neighbors in Kiangima village in  Eastern Kenya.

Herbal Medicine: View from Youth

CEC member Yvonne Otieno interviews a young herbalist in Eastern Kenya about communicating traditional knowledge, and his work with the World Agroforestry Centre on the medicinal tree species Warbugia Urgandesis. …  

22 Sep 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Statement by IUCN Director General to the UN General Assembly

Statement by IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre at the High-level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly, New York, 22 September 2010. …  

22 Sep 2010 | IUCN statement

Divers admire groupers and sharks in a Caribbean Marine Protected Area

Cash now, save life tomorrow, says IUCN

As world leaders gather in New York for tomorrow’s first ever United Nations high level event on the extinction crisis, ahead of the UN General Assembly, IUCN urges governments to put up the cash that will allow the ever increasing rate of species extinction to be slowed and eventually reversed. …  

21 Sep 2010 | International news release

IUCN Water Programme Booth at the IWA World Water Exhibition in Montreal

Ecosystems and Watershed Management – Friends or foes in the climate change debate?

At the IWA World Water Congress in Montreal, September 20 and 21, environmental flows and natural infrastructure were proposed as emerging solutions to the challenges that water managers face. 

21 Sep 2010 | News story

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CEC Members are Invited to Wash D.C. Reception

A reception for IUCN members and Commission members will be held Monday, September 27 at 5:30 pm at the Washington D.C. offices of WWF-US. This invitation is shared with CEC members by John Francis, CEC Regional Vice-Chair for North America and the Caribbean. …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story

Melting iceberg

Protecting vulnerable ecosystems in the melting Arctic

Ocean warming and loss of ice is expected to accelerate in the Arctic in the coming years, due to the dramatic impacts of climate change. New approaches are needed to anticipate and mitigate these changes on the unique and vulnerable plants and animals living in the Arctic. …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story

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