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Europe Overseas Connect

IUCN's first newsletter on biodiversity and climate change in Europe overseas is now available. This first issue focuses on Greenland, which is a Danish overseas territory and the largest island in the world. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

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Director, Latin America and Caribbean Program, Wildlife Conservation Society

Director, Latin America and Caribbean Program, Wildlife Conservation Society  …  

15 Feb 2011 | Article
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Bugs are for biodiversity, not collecting, says Spanish Committee

El Comité Español de la UICN muestra su rechazo a la colección “Bichos” que distribuyen con el periódico El Mundo. La principal motivación de esta acción es llamar la atención por las implicaciones negativas que tiene a nivel educativo y de sensibilización ambiental de la sociedad española. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

Tanguar Haor

Tanguar Haor - making the most of its natural treasures

In Bangladesh, IUCN is working with local communities to conserve and sustain a unique wetland ecosystem, Tanguar Haor. This biologically diverse area, which is home to some rare plant and animal species and supports the lives of more than 56,000 people, was declared a Ramsar site - Wetland of International Importance - in 2000. …  

15 Feb 2011 | Video

Participants in first National Committee Meeting_IUCN Lao PDR_Jan 2011.

World Wetlands Day – Healthy Wetlands, Healthy Forests

This year World Wetlands Day was recognized and celebrated in Vientiane and in Beung Kiat Ngong Wetlands in Champassak Province, one of the first sites in Lao PDR recognized under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story
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Pacific Islands Red List – Identifying threatened species

28% of plant and animal species from the Pacific Islands are threatened with extinction. This is the latest figure identified under IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species™ (2008). The report also states that of the species assessed, 14% are listed under the data deficient category illustrating the lack of information to determine their threat status.   …  

14 Feb 2011 | News story

Amna Abdulwazid and her agroforest plot in the Fau 5 camp, Eastern Sudan

IUCN's Stewart Maginnis on the importance of forests

What role do forests play in combating climate change and providing livelihoods for millions of people around the world? How do forests affect all 6.8 billion people on the planet? Stewart Maginnis, Director of IUCN's Environment and Development Group answers those question on Global Connections TV. …  

14 Feb 2011 | Video

Flooded forests in the Tonle Sap Preak Toel wetlands, Cambodia

Wetland celebrations in the lower Mekong countries

Activities highlighting the significance of wetland ecosystems were held throughout the Lower Mekong River countries. …  

14 Feb 2011 | News story

Cursos VICAM de Educación Ambiental en el Altiplano

Se trabaja la revalorización y resignificación de los camélidos domésticos (llamas) y silvestres (vicuñas) para el buen vivir, la conservación del ambiente y la cultura andina. …  

12 Feb 2011 | News story

French Committee

Lettre d'information de la CEC

Nous avons le plaisir de vous adresser ce jour le premier numéro de la lettre d’information de la Commission Education et Communication du Comité français de l’UICN. …  

12 Feb 2011 | News story

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