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Allen Putney WCPA Chair for World Heritage

Good Vibes from Brasilia

Day two of the Committee is underway. Allen Putney is Vice Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) for World Heritage, and his role is a bit different from that of his IUCN Secretariat colleagues. …  

27 Jul 2010 | Article

CEC Chair Keith Wheeler signs MoU with Ms. Martha Ruth del Toro Gaytán of Jalisco, Mexico

CEC signs MoU with Gov't of Jalisco, Mexico, for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

July 26 in Guadalajara, CEC Chair Keith Wheeler and Ms. Martha Ruth del Toro Gaytán signed an MoU between CEC and the Government of Jalisco to coordinate biodiversity action. The agreement was facilitated by CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Mesoamerica, Dr. Arturo Curiel Ballesteros.   …  

27 Jul 2010 | News story

World Heritage

World Heritage Convention and Sustainable Development

IUCN, along with the two other Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention, welcome a first step in exploring the critical issue of sustainable development for the World Heritage Convention at its annual meeting in Brasilia. …  

27 Jul 2010 | IUCN statement

sand dunes in the Alashan Desert, north western China. Photo: Andrew Goudie

Deserts on the World Heritage List: Filling the gaps

Deserts are not just arid, inhospitable places, they are unique and fragile environments and surprisingly full of life. But only a few deserts are World Heritage Sites, despite them covering one third of the earth’s land surface, says IUCN. …   | Spanish

27 Jul 2010 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Sound science central to World Heritage success - IUCN DG

IUCN's Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, spoke at the opening of the World Heritage Convention's annual meeting in Brasilia. She drew attention to closer ties between the Convention's three advisory bodies. …  

26 Jul 2010 | IUCN statement

Tim Badman

A toe tapping start

As day one at the World Heritage Committee draws to a close Tim Badman, Head of IUCN´s World Heritage Programme finds that things, so far, things have largely gone smoothly and with a strong emphasis on nature. The opening ceremony took place in the spectacular theatre in Brasilia to set the event off to a loud and toe-tapping start. …  

26 Jul 2010 | Article

Photo de famille des membres avec le Chef de programme et la Chargée de programme

Le comité des membres UICN au Burkina Faso est né

Le 20 juillet 2010, dans les locaux de l’UICN, programme du Burkina, les membres de l’UICN au Burkina ont tenu l’Assemblée Générale constitutive de leur comité de membres qu’ils ont dénommé Comité UICN Burkina Faso. …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story
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Joerg Elbers

World Heritage in South America

From Venzuela to Argentina natural World Heritage sites are attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. But it's not all plain sailing with much still needed to be done to increase public awareness of why these sites merit World Heritage status.   …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story

Dugong under water

CMS meets ELC

Bonn is hosting several MEA Secretariats, including the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), which aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their ranges. The Convention was signed in 1979 in Bonn and entered into force in 1983. Since then, its membership has grown steadily to include over 113 Parties from Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story

Participants of the Transboundary Water Management training

Reality and implementation of transboundary water management

West Asia is one of the most water-stressed regions of the world. A number of countries in the region share transboundary water aquifers and rivers that may create enough reason for political conflict among those countries. Therefore, there is a vital need to develop regional strategies to manage those shared water resources, especially with the continuous increase in population growth and the resulting increase in demand for water. …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story
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