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Map of areas closed to fishing, Western Pacific

IUCN welcomes fishing closures in Pacific high seas pockets

IUCN welcomes the decision by Western Pacific island nations to close an area three times the size of California to fishing activity, effectively creating the world's largest no-take zone.  The decision was reached in order to protect one of the world's last great tuna stocks. The fishing effort in the economic exclusion zones (EEZs) around the islands, mainly carried out by foreign fleets that pay the island states for the right to fish, will continue at a unsustainable rate, however, according to IUCN. …  

07 Jun 2009 | News story

Public Awareness Campaign Training

Environmental Awareness Prize

In line with the IUCN mandate to help the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges, IUCN and Inwent honoured the Syrian Arab Republic for presenting the best case study on environmental awareness focusing on water scarcity. Six case studies were presented from Jordan, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine in addition to Syria. This award was part of a 5-day-training workshop entitled How to Design & Implement Public Awareness Campaigns organized by IUCN Regional Water Resources & Drylands Programme (REWARD) and Inwent Capacity Building International during May 31 – June 5, 2009 in Jordan. …  

06 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN Members Event Bonn June 09

IUCN Members' Evening in Bonn

IUCN invited its Members, both government and NGO, together with partners to a social evening in order to network and discuss ‘Nature based Solutions to Climate Change - IUCN on the road to Copenhagen’. …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

IUCN calls upon mainstreaming environment in CSR

Corporates are realizing nowadays that Corporate Social Responsibility is no longer defined as a branding and a PR tool for private sector. It is commitment from businesses to contribute to public good in order to enhance the synergies between the three pillars of sustainable development. …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story
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 International Marine Conservation Congress

Getting Wet Feet at IMCC

May ended with a splash as the great and the good of the marine community descended upon Fairfax, Virginia, for the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC).  …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story

Celebration of World Environment Day 2009 in Quetta, Pakistan.

World Environment Day celebrations in Balochistan

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June in more than 100 countries of the World. Pakistan is not an exception. Therefore IUCN Balochistan Programme also celebrated the WED, 09 with complete zeal in all six districts, namely Quetta, Pishin, Mastung. Qila Saifullah, Lasbela and Gwadar. …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story

Claire Nouvian, IUCN Ambassador for the Oceans

IUCN Ambassador for the Oceans to tackle Hong Kong marine crisis

IUCN's Ambassador for the Oceans, French author and film maker Claire Nouvian, is raising awareness in her adoptive city, Hong Kong, to try to turn back the clock and reverse decades of degradation of the marine environment.  Once a paradise of clear water, pristine corals and home to exotic species of shark and grouper, Hong Kong's marine environment is now in crisis.  As Claire says, if Hong Kong, with its unequalled material comfort and its legendary reactivity can’t resolve it, no other place in the world will. …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story

Reserva Natural Junín

UICN lanza Red Virtual de Áreas Protegidas Latinoamericanas

En el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente, UICN lanza la Red Virtual de Áreas Protegidas Latinoamericanas. Para inscribirse, envíe un mensaje a: areasprotegidas@iucn.org, con la palabra SUSCRIBIR en el asunto del correo. …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story
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Sudan Marketing Workshop

Communities to benefit more from trees in NE Sudan

Natural resources in NE Sudan offer win-win solutions: natural products from indigenous trees and other plants are well adapted to local climatic conditions, they contribute to environmental conservation and they can contribute to sustainable income generation in local communities.  

04 Jun 2009 | News story

Elias & Sven en el Acuarium de  Monterrey

Málaga acoge el estreno de “Un mar cambiante”, la primera película documental sobre la acidificación de los océanos

Con motivo de la celebración del Día Mundial de los Océanos el 8 de junio, Málaga acoge el estreno de “Un mar cambiante” la primera película documental sobre la acidificación de los océanos. Esta actividad se enmarca dentro del Convenio para la conservación de la fauna y flora del litoral malagueño firmado entre el Área de Medio Ambiente del Ayuntamiento de Málaga, Aula del Mar y con la colaboración de UICN-Med. Proyecciones de “Un mar cambiante” se realizarán en Europa, Australia, Norte América, Hawai y en diversas ciudades de España como parte de esta importante celebración.
 

04 Jun 2009 | News story

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