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St Lucia Marine Protected Area, South Africa

Protected areas in the oceans a matter of great urgency say scientific community

More protected areas in strategic ocean locations need to be set up and benefit from proper enforcement in order to address the rapid degradation of the world’s marine environment. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

San Salvador

Organizaciones unen esfuerzos en pro del desarrollo urbano sostenible en Centroamérica

¿Es posible construir ciudades sostenibles?, es el nombre del foro que impulsa la Unión de Organizaciones en pro del desarrollo urbano sostenible en Centroamérica que tendrá lugar del 26 al 28 de noviembre en el auditorio del Colegio de Ingenieros y Arquitectos, en San José, Costa Rica. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

Natalie Stalenberg

Environmental Policy Advisor joins the Oceania Office

Natalie Stalenberg has joined the Oceania Regional Office as its new Environmental Policy Advisor. Natalie has a background in water resource management, community consultation and communications. Most recently she worked with the South Australian Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation to develop policies for a water allocation plan for the Mount Lofty Ranges. This work included extensive consultation with a wide range of different industry and community groups. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

Zimbabwe members meeting

National Committee to define the Union’s agenda in Zimbabwe

Soon after returning from the Congress the IUCN National Committee in Zimbabwe met to reflect on their experiences at the Congress and discuss a way forward for members’ activities in Zimbabwe. The members agreed to finalize the draft programme of work for IUCN in Zimbabwe and ensure that it links with the regional intersessional programme. …  

20 Nov 2008 | News story

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair

"Yes We Can" Create Change for Sustainability Says CEC Chair

CEC Chair Keith Wheeler reflects on two events that inspire action for change: the US election and the IUCN World Conservation Congress.  His essay includes a link to the November CEC e-newsletter, which features reports on six Aliances Workshops and the CEC Members Meeting. …  

20 Nov 2008 | News story

UNFCCC Poznan Conference

Act now on climate change, IUCN urges governments

IUCN is calling on governments at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, to make strong commitments to reduce carbon emissions in the short-term, not just the long-term. …  

20 Nov 2008 | News story

Ms. Zhuang Hao, IUCN-China's new Project Coordinator

IUCN-China Office Welcomes Zhuang Hao!

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19 Nov 2008 | News story

Leyendas del agua- Guatemala

Kyoto World Water Grand Prize

El Premio, subtitulado " Contributing to the Millennium Development Goals through grassroots initiatives” (Contribuyendo con las Metas de Desarrollo del Milenio a través de iniciativas populares) tiene como objetivo dar a conocer el trabajo que se realiza en temas relacionados con el agua a nivel de las comunidades ante la comunidad mundial del agua que estará presente en el 5º Foro Mundial del Agua que se realizará en Estambul, en marzo de 2009. …  

18 Nov 2008 | International news release

Aroha Te Pareake Mead

Oceania Representative to Chair IUCN Commission

Aroha Te Pareake Mead has been elected Chair of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) for the next 4-year period. Aroha succeeds Taghi Farvar, who completed his term as Chair this year. …  

17 Nov 2008 | News story

Ed Barrow, IUCN (left) and Dr. Mohamed Kamil Shawgi, member of the FNC Board (right)

Local Communities hold the keys to our forests

Historic breakthrough for Participatory Forest Management in Sudan  

16 Nov 2008 | News story

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