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CEC member Suzana Padua and her husband, Claudio, winners of an award for social entrepreneurship in Brazil

CEC Member Suzana Padua Wins Social Entrepreneur Award

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship with the newspaper Folha de São Paulo recently recognized CEC member Suzana Padua and her husband, Claudio, for their work in the institute they founded, IPE-Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas. Suzana is CEC Regional Vice-Chair for South America.
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01 Mar 2010 | News story

Arturo Curiel, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair

CEC Member Arturo Curiel Wins Jalisco Science Award

Dr. Arturo Curiel Ballesteros, a researcher from the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias (CUCBA), University of Guadalajara (Mexico) received an award for his research work of 30 years at the CUCBA.  Arturo is IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Meso America.
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01 Mar 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Biodiversity, it’s now or never

World leaders need to take decisive action this year to save biodiversity, action that is based on sound science, says IUCN's Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre in this month's opinion article. …   | French

26 Feb 2010 | News story
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Healthy Parks Healthy People

Healthy Parks Healthy People

Based on the understanding that people are not separate from nature, Healthy Parks Healthy People is an approach that is focused on protecting the world’s most important assets – nature and humanity. …  

26 Feb 2010 | Video

Tacaná, Guatemala

Improving lives and protecting biodiversity in Guatemela

Central America is rich in natural and cultural diversity. But this ‘bio-cultural’ wealth is a stark contrast to the poor management of the region’s ecosystems, economic and social inequalities and some of the worlds’s highest rates of deforestation. As a response, IUCN is working through its Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) to sustain the flow of goods and services from forest landscapes for the benefit of local people and biodiversity. In Guatemala, LLS is underway at two sites, Lachua and Tacanà. This nine-minute video describes these two projects and the impact they are having. The movie is currently in Spanish, but a version with English subtitles will be available soon on this site.
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26 Feb 2010 | Video
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Drought

Supporting Drought Policies in Europe: Biodiversity and Good Water Quality

Drought experts met in Brussels on 22 – 24 February to attend the Xerochore Final Conference on Supporting Drought Policies in Europe. Xerochore is an EU funded research project designed to assess research needs and policy choices on drought for the EU. The conference brought together planners, water resource experts, environment specialists, climatologists, and economists to discuss the challenges of drought identification and characterisation, the environmental and socio-economic impacts of drought, and management choices and policy options for drought based on EU Member State and overseas experience. …  

25 Feb 2010 | News story

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Protected Areas Retreat 16-17 February 2009

Following the external review of the IUCN Programme on Protected Areas (PPA) in 2009, 30 participants met together in Rolle, Switzerland, to provide input into the IUCN’s management response that will shape the future of the PPA. …  

25 Feb 2010 | News story

MRC/IUCN Regional Workshop on Mekong Wetlands, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods

On 25-26 January over 40 wetlands specialists met in Ho Chi Minh City in a workshop organised by Mekong River Commission (MRC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in order to share recent experience, knowledge gained and lessons learned from ongoing work on wetlands in the Mekong Basin, and to identify priority areas for future work.
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24 Feb 2010 | News story
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Call for Papers - Policy Matters: Issue 18

Call for Papers - POLICY MATTERS: ISSUE 18 “Rights-based Approaches to Conservation: Ensuring the Local Integrity of Environmental Law and Policy” Guest Editors: Kabir Bavikatte, Harry Jonas, and Holly Shrumm (Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment) …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Harrie Hendrickx (Unilever, The Netherlands) visiting a family involved in collecting Allanblackia seeds in Western Province in Ghana

Million-dollar boost to the people and biodiversity of West Africa

An IUCN initiative that works to improve the livelihoods of people in West Africa has received a major boost in the form of a CHF 1.9 million grant from Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

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