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Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands with Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General and other participants

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix celebrates 30th anniversary of IUCN Netherlands Committee

The IUCN Netherlands Committee turned 30 – and Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands came to celebrate at a symposium on “Ecosystems and Human Society in the 21st Century” held in Amsterdam. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Mangroves on the border to Myanmar

Climate change is the problem, nature - the solution

Four years after the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the Asian coast, the need to restore, protect and invest in coastal ecosytems is clear. The difficult task to bring together different agencies, sectors and countries who are addressing today's challenges related to climate change and overpopulation, is now the responsibility of the unique multi-partner initiative called Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and led by IUCN and UNDP. …  

03 Dec 2008 | Video

Illegal irrigation in the Zarqa River, Jordan

All we need is water

Extreme water scarcity is not the only problem Jordan is currently facing. Combined with poor water management though, it might be the worst. When both water quantity and quality are inadequate, health and environmental hazards can reach alarming levels. …  

03 Dec 2008 | Video

TACARE project - the Jane Goodall Institute

Save nature to fight climate change and reduce poverty

Rising sea levels, violent storms, melting glaciers, droughts and floods – all caused by global warming – will spell misery for millions of people, as they lose their homes, food and drinking water. …  

02 Dec 2008 | News story

Orientation Session on Climate Change and Gender Equality

The human aspect of climate change

For the first time delegates at the UNFCCC were trained on how to promote gender considerations in the climate change negotiations. …  

02 Dec 2008 | News story


IUCN welcomes Campester as a new Member

The Georgian Field Researchers’ Union Campester has joined the growing IUCN network in the South Caucasus. The NGO, which specialises in research and conservation of bats, was admitted as a member at the IUCN Council at its 70th meeting on 4 October. 

02 Dec 2008 | News story

Primer Taller Sudamericano de Conservación de Pastizales. San Clemente del Tuyú, Argentina.

Primer Taller Sudamericano de la Iniciativa de Conservación de Pastizales Templados

    Del 18 al 21 de noviembre de 2008, en San Clemente del Tuyú, Argentina, se realizó el primer taller de la Iniciativa Mundial de Conservación de Pastizales Templados: definiendo la estrategia sudamericana. El evento fue co-organizado por UICN-Sur, Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina y Administración de Parques Nacionales de Argentina. …  

01 Dec 2008 | News story

EPLP No. 70 Governance for Sustainability - Issues, Challenges, Successes

Governance for Sustainability - Issues, Challenges, Successes

‘Governance for Sustainability’ is the latest addition to the IUCN Environment Policy and Law Series. This book makes an important contribution to the on-going discussions on environmental governance, in particular by providing a thoughtful consideration of concepts that are critical to our understanding of how societies respond to environmental challenges. …  

01 Dec 2008 | News story

Dr. Peter Pritchard winner of the third annual Behler Award 2008.

Lifelong turtle conservationist honoured

The third annual Behler Award for freshwater turtle conservation has been presented to Dr. Peter Pritchard, at a joint symposium of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), and the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG). 

01 Dec 2008 | News story

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