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Presence of Wild Cat in Thayatal confirmed in 2008

Josef Plank, member of the provincial government, welcomes contribution to conservation of biodiversity (Hardegg, January 2009) …  

06 Feb 2009 | News story

Tagging a Cinereous Vulture.

The Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds becomes the first IUCN Member in Armenia

IUCN welcomes the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds as its first NGO Member in Armenia. ASPB was admitted as an NGO Member by the IUCN Council at its 72th meeting on 2-4 February 2009.  

04 Feb 2009 | News story
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Organically grown grapes.

Elkana joins IUCN

The Georgian Biological Farming Association Elkana is the latest addition to the growing IUCN network in Georgia.  Elkana was admitted as an NGO Member at the 72nd Council meeting on 2-4 February, 2009.     …  

04 Feb 2009 | News story
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Javed Jabbar reelected as one of 4 Global Vice Presidents of IUCN

KARACHI 03 FEB:  – On 2nd. February, on the first day of its meeting in Gland, Switzerland, Council of the IUCN, Internatonal Union for the Conservation of Nature, reelected Former Senator, Minister and prominent media personality of Pakistan, Javed Jabbar re-elected as one of its 4 Global Vice Presidents in his voluntary work capacity for the period of 2009-2012. He had previously been elected in that capacity for the period 2005-2008. …  

04 Feb 2009 | International news release

Members of the IUCN Council. February 2009.

IUCN looks ahead to next four years

As the IUCN Council meets for the first time since its election at the World Conservation Congress in October 2008, the President, Commission Chairs and Director General set out their vision for the next four years. …  

04 Feb 2009 | News story

Remote and marginalized cultures that have survived in balance with nature for thousands of years will simply disappear if climate change is allowed to go unchecked much longer.

MacArthur awards IUCN and WWF $2 million for climate adaptation

IUCN and WWF will receive $2 million from the MacArthur Foundation to develop an adaptation network that will help some of the world’s most vulnerable ecosystems and societies cope with the impacts of a changing climate. …  

03 Feb 2009 | International news release

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Easily Identify Species with New Online Service from CEC Member in Finland

CEC looks forward to welcoming new member Mauri Ahlberg, a professor whose R&D team of Eija and Jouko Lehmuskallio created a fast and free online service for species identification. Designed for Finland, the idea can be replicated anywhere. 

03 Feb 2009 | News story
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Cover of WCPA PA Management Planning Guidelines in Georgian

WCPA Best Practice Guidelines for Management Planning of Protected Areas published in Georgian

IUCN POSC has translated the WCPA Protected Area Best Practice Guidelines for Management Planning of Protected Areas into Georgian. …  

02 Feb 2009 | News story
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Dive into the oceans with Google Earth

Very little is known about oceans. That’s why very little - less than one percent - of the Earth’s oceans are protected, compared to 12 percent of the land surface. ‘Ocean in Google Earth’, launching today, lets virtual voyagers find out what marine species live where and discover marine protected areas, one of the best tools for protecting our oceans. …  

02 Feb 2009 | International news release

Voting on REDD

"Voting on REDD": The essential ingredients needed for a successful REDD recipe?

IUCN has just published the results from a "Cast your Vote Live" workshop held at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, October 2008, in which participants were asked several questions relating to REDD. …  

30 Jan 2009 | News story

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