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Union Pulse: Message from Membership Unit, Constituency Support Group

Véronique Zurcher, Membership Officer, outlines some of the priorities for 2011. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jan 2011 | News story

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Dialogue sur les grands barrages : l’UICN poursuit son appui à la société civile

Dans le cadre de la concertation régionale sur les grandes infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique de l’Ouest mise en œuvre par le Centre de Coordination des Ressources en Eau (CCRE) de la CEDEAO, l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN) a organisé un atelier régional de préparation et de formation des acteurs de la société civile des 5 bassins versants majeurs de l’espace CEDEAO (fleuves Niger, Sénégal, Gambie, Volta et Mano) à Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso du 17 au 19 janvier 2011. Il fait suite aux activités déjà effectuées avec celle-ci dans le cadre du projet de dialogue et a regroupé  ses représentants de 15 pays ouest africains. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story
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First step to implementing the “Plan of Action”

The first meeting on the implementation of the Plan of Action on Sub-national governments, cities and other local authorities for biodiversity of the CBD was held last week in Montpellier to define results and milestones in the process. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story

Carole Saint Laurent, Senior Forestry Policy Advisor

Eco power list: Carole Saint Laurent named "green giant"

The Observer Ethical Awards has honored Carole Saint Laurent, IUCN Senior Forest Policy Advisor, as one of the 20 global figures who will exert influence in 2011. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

Miyun County, Beijing China

Closer to forests, out of poverty

The forests that provide most of Beijing’s water are being given a new lease of life by the partial lifting of a logging quota for the first time in 20 years. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

Malva Nut _ Team Meeting

Going nuts about forests

In Laos, the sustainable harvesting of medicinal seeds from the native malva nut tree is helping to improve both the lives of local people and the state of the region’s forests. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests

World’s forests essential to life - IUCN

More resources should be dedicated to protecting our invaluable forest wealth and to restoring degraded forest landscapes, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

24 Jan 2011 | News story

Samuel handing over nursery equipment to Nana Tetteh chief of Nkrankrom

No forest – no life

From wetlands, waterbirds, marine turtles and terrestrial mammals, to forests and people that depend on them for their survival – few conservation issues have escaped the attention of IUCN’s Samuel Kofi Nyame. …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

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Easing the energy pressure

Some 1.4 billion people—about a fifth of the global population—do not have access to modern energy sources, and 2.7 billion people—or 40% of the global population—depend on traditional biomass sources such as firewood for cooking. …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

Vladimir Moshkalo

Ex-colleague new Head of UNEP Moscow Office

IUCN is pleased to announce that Mr. Vladimir Moshkalo, former Head of the Sub-regional Office for Russia for the IUCN Pan-European Programme has recently been appointed as Head of the UNEP Moscow Office.  …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

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