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Fishermen trained for using Turtle Exclusion Device – a major step major towards Conservation of Marine Turtles in Pakistan

Karachi, November 25, 2010 IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme organized a one-day training for fishermen for using Turtle Exclusion Device (TED). The training was conducted by Dr. Nicloas Pilcher at Marine Fisheries Department, Government of Pakistan where around 40 fishermen including representatives of the other organizations participated in the training. …  

25 Nov 2010 | News story

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IUCN Mediterranean pledges for a laboratory of cooperation and communication

Malaga, Spain, 25 November 2010 (IUCN-Med) – After several days of information and debate between public administrations, NGO’s and researchers of 21 countries meeting in Malaga, the Mediterranean Forum of the International Union for Conservation of Nature has presented their conclusions: we urgently need to clarify the importance of biodiversity to society through concrete actions, and IUCN should lead the coordination of efforts for a rational use of available resources and promote intelligent development between the North and South Mediterranean area. …   | French | Spanish

25 Nov 2010 | International news release
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Pay (Arabic)

Launching three Arabic publications on water and ecosystem management during Earth Charter Celebration

Dead Sea, Jordan – 24 November 2010 – Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Talal, three IUCN global publications; Pay, Flow and The Ecosystem Approach were translated to Arabic and launched yesterday during the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter for North Africa and Middle East Region taking place from 23-24 November 2010 at the Dead Sea, Jordan. The publications were translated and launched by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and Ministry of Environment in Jordan. …  

24 Nov 2010 | International news release

Parthenium hysterophorous has invaded about 2 million ha. in Ethiopia including productive grasslands where it has displaced valuable pasture species to the detriment of livestock and wildlife.  Unless action is taken, parts of the Masai-Mara may look just like this in years to come.

Noxious weed threatens the biggest wildlife migration on the planet

The Serengeti - Masai Mara ecosystem in Africa, which hosts the largest wildlife migration known to man, is under attack from a noxious weed from Central America, commonly known as feverfew (Parthenium hysterophorus). If left unchecked it could threaten the continued migration of millions of animals across the plains every year, including 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle and 200,000 zebra. …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story

CEC member Yvonne Otieno (left) enjoys an origami lesson at the CEC booth in Nagoya, Japan

My Experience in Nagoya by CEC Young Professional Yvonne Otieno

"Three things I learned from participating in CEC activities in Nagoya: Planning, Teamwork and Clarity of Purpose," writes CEC member Yvonne Otieno of Kenya. …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story

Celebracion del decimo aniversario del Centro de Cooperación del Mediterraneo en el Ayuntamiento de Malaga

Nuevas Alianzas en el Foro Mediterráneo de UICN

Málaga, España, 23 de noviembre de 2010 (Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo UICN) – La cooperación con entidades españolas y mediterráneas se plasmó ayer por la tarde durante la inauguración oficial del Foro Mediterráneo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza en la formalización de ocho convenios de colaboración con instituciones de ámbito mediterráneo, público y privado. …  

24 Nov 2010 | International news release
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Couverture Rapport Annuel 2009 - UICN Sénégal

Rapport Annuel 2009 - UICN Sénégal

Les populations, surtout les plus vulnérables, continuent de ressentir les conséquences des diverses crises qui ont secoué le monde ces dernières années : pénurie d’eau, variabilités climatiques, faible production agricole, appauvrissement des ressources naturelles, ... …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story
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IUCN Red List Training Programme launched

IUCN and Shell have launched a joint project to increase general understanding and use of the IUCN Red List, including within the business sector.  …  

23 Nov 2010 | News story
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Woman wading through flood waters, Nadi, Fiji

Flood risk management plan for Nadi River, Fiji

Work targeted at developing an integrated flood risk management programme for the Nadi River catchment area in Fiji has been boosted with a financial commitment from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

23 Nov 2010 | News story

La gestión del agua y los ecosistemas será clave en la reducción de la vulnerabilidad frente al cambio climático.

Proyecto Cambio Climático y Gobernanza del Agua promoverá adaptación basada en ecosistemas en Mesoamérica

Generar capacidades locales y nacionales para gestionar el agua y los ecosistemas podría ser base fundamental para combatir los impactos y efectos del cambio climático. Esto es lo que busca el proyecto denominado “Buena gobernanza del agua para la adaptación”, el cual es financiado a través de la Iniciativa Internacional del Clima y ejecutado por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) con la ayuda de socios claves de la región. …  

23 Nov 2010 | News story

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