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Joao de Queiroz, Director Regional de UICN-Sur

Coping with uncertainty: The importance of biocultural diversity

Diversity, both cultural and biological, is the raw material for evolution. Without them we will not be able to adapt to the rapidly changing conditions that face us, says IUCN’s Regional Director for South America João Stacishin de Queiroz. …   | Spanish

28 Feb 2011 | Article
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Lancement d’un prototype de Système d’Information Environnementale - www.siena.sn

Le SIENA est le Système d’Information Environnementale (SIE) National mis sur pied par l’UICN Sénégal en partenariat avec le CSE (Centre de Suivi Ecologique). Initié en Mars 2009, C’est le premier SIE effectivement mis en place au Sénégal. Son objectif est de fournir aux institutions publiques et privées, aux collectivités locales et aux organisations de la société civile, toute l’information environnementale nécessaire, dans le cadre de leurs activités. Il constitue un pillier de plus dans la consolidation de la politique nationale énnoncée par l’état du sénégal en matière de gestion durable de l’environnement et ce, jusqu’au niveau le plus décentralisé. …  

26 Feb 2011 | News story
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Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Call open for Ramsar Wetland Awards

Ramsar is launching a call for nominations for the Ramsar Wetland Awards, which will be presented at the next Ramsar COP in Romania, June 2012. …   | French | Spanish

25 Feb 2011 | News story

Lyndenburg Cycad (Encephalartos inopinus)

South African measures to restrict cycad trade inadequate

A proposal published for public comment could result in trade in 11 species of native cycad trees being brought to a halt by authorities in South Africa, and trade in others restricted. …  

25 Feb 2011 | News story

Sea urchin in sea grass

Scientists start work under International Blue Carbon Working Group

Leading scientific experts in the field of coastal and marine biogeochemistry, carbon dynamics and ecology gathered in Paris (15-17 February 2011) to discuss the role of coastal and marine ecosystems in the global carbon cycle and for climate change mitigation. This 3-day workshop was organized by IUCN together with Conservation International and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, with additional financial support from NASA and UNEP. …  

24 Feb 2011 | News story

Love The Nature

Nature - Your Valentine

Valentine's Day, a day set aside for love. Save the Planet with support from IUCN Nepal and UNESCO celebrated this Valentine's Day in a different and unique way. With the theme, ‘Love the Nature’, the concept no longer just focused on people but conveying love to your loved ones through nature. The notion and the idea was simple; To attract and educate public especially youth, about nature and promoting the message that loving and protecting nature is the best way to show that you care about your nearest and dearest ones. …  

24 Feb 2011 | News story
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Local people fishing in Tanguar Hoar, north-east Bangladesh

Advisory Committee for ‘Ecosystems for Life’ project established

‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ aims to improve integrated management of riverine ecosystems in South Asia.   …  

24 Feb 2011 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

Keep the Lagoons of New Caledonia intact

An IUCN-led monitoring mission to the Lagoons of New Caledonia in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago, will look at how the site is managed, evaluate the impact of mining activities in the buffer zone and identify no-take zones. …   | French

24 Feb 2011 | News story

New tool to assist IUCN Committees’ annual reporting

The Membership Unit has designed a questionnaire to facilitate the process of submitting National and Regional Committees’ annual reports to Council and the Director General in compliance with Paragraph 66 (d) of the IUCN Regulations. …   | French | Spanish

24 Feb 2011 | News story

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Nature+ drives next IUCN Congress

With a little over 18 months to go until the next IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off in Jeju, IUCN and the Republic of Korea today launch the logo and theme of the Congress. …   | French | Spanish

23 Feb 2011 | News story

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