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Farasan's Reef

Farasan Banks Expedition Ready to Launch

From April 4 – 28, 2009, a four-year collaborative coral reef research program along the Red Sea Coast of Saudi Arabia will be completed with an expedition to the Farasan Banks. …  

31 Mar 2009 | News story

Turkey 2009

REWARD programme presents 5 case studies in WWF

During the World Water Forum in Istanbul - Turkey, IUCN Regional Water Resources & Drylands Programme (REWARD) has presented 5 case studies demonstrating the five REWARD pilot projects in Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Yemen. …  

30 Mar 2009 | News story

Ninth Conference of the Parties to the CBD

Message from Bonn puts ecosystem services at centre stage

On 9 and 10 March, 50 distinguished participants gathered in Bonn for a high-level meeting called for the German Presidency to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Conference of the Parties (CBD COP), to discuss the scope and nature of future global targets on biodiversity. 

30 Mar 2009 | News story

Private Sector

Make sure rescue package is green, G20 told

A new global coalition of environmental, development, business and labour groups calls on the G-20 to make sure the financial stimulus package they are discussing this week is an inclusive and green one. …  

30 Mar 2009 | News story

Earth Hour

A billion people in the dark for an hour

Today one billion people will turn off their lights for one hour-Earth Hour- at 8:30 pm local time wherever they are. Staying in the dark for an hour is a symbolic vote for action on climate change. …  

28 Mar 2009 | News story

Congo Basin Landscapes

The African Development Bank contributes to the conservation of the Congo Basin ecosystems

The support program for the conservation of the Congo Basin ecosystems (PACEBCo) has been approved by the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (ADB). This program aims to ensure the regeneration of the ecosystems, improvement of human wellbeing and the reinforcement of institutions in charge of the Convergence Plan of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC).  …   | French

27 Mar 2009 | News story
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Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors established

The Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (ACEDD) has been established. This is an initiative of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) and Macquarie University, Sydney. This is part of CEC’s program to catalyse networks of universities in Meso America, Southern Africa and amongst Arabic speaking nations as part of its endeavours for the IUCN World Conservation Learning Network.  …  

26 Mar 2009 | News story

Leo the Snow Leopard

Wilderness Bill Clears the House on Its Second Go-Round

The New York Times, Mireya Navarro, 26 March 2009

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to grant wilderness status to two million acres of public land in nine states from California to West Virginia, the largest expansion of protected national wild lands in 15 years. …  

26 Mar 2009 | International news release
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The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Six new protected areas created in Brazilian Amazonian state

On this Thursday, March 26th, the Amazonas state government will announce the new areas, totaling over 2.3 million hectares. They will complete the protected area mosaic in the BR-319 highway area of influence. …  

26 Mar 2009 | International news release
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Gorilla in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

IUCN celebrates Africa Environment Day

IUCN US joined other Africaphiles on March 23rd at the South African Embassy in Washington to celebrate Africa Environment Day 2009. …  

26 Mar 2009 | News story

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