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Earthquake affected area in Sichuan

Environmental Considerations for Post-earthquake recovery action in China

Two months after the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi Provinces, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the United Nations hosted a joint workshop in Bejing to help develop a recovery plan for the affected areas. Killing 69,000 people and rendering more than 5 million people homeless, the 12 May earthquake also had an immense environmental impact on the area, known for its rich biodiversity. …   | Chinese

17 Jul 2008 | News story

Jordan

Water - a scarce resource in the MENA region

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre participated in the first IUCN REWARD workshop which was held from 12 – 14 July in Cairo, Egypt, under the patronage of HE Dr Mahmoud Abu Zeid, President of the Arab Water Council and Egyptian Minister of Water and Irrigation. The Regional Water Resources and Drylands (REWARD) Programme has been initiated by the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia and Middle East (WAME) in response to the alert of scarce water resources in the region. …  

16 Jul 2008 | News story

Boat at Balochistan

Integrated Coastal Zone Management urged at the IUCN seminar

 Enabling policies and effective action can help the country cope with emerging challenges of climate change and water shortage.

Karachi, July 14, 2008 (IUCN) – A seminar titled “Coping with Coastal and Marine Challenges: Pan Asia Learning” was organized by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) on July 14, 2008 at Avari Towers, Karachi. The purpose of the seminar was to benefit from the expertise of leading experts from Asia region on the importance of coastal ecosystems. …  

16 Jul 2008 | International news release

I Taller Regional sobre Conservación y Manejo de las Poblaciones de Tiburones en el Pacífico Oriental

Países del Pacífico Oriental se unen para proteger a los tiburones

Los tiburones mako, martillo, sedoso, azul y zorro pelágico fueron las especies identificadas por los participantes del taller regional. Se prepara una próxima reunión en México.
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14 Jul 2008 | News story

Coral Reef, Bali, Indonesia

La tercera parte de los corales formadores de arrecifes enfrenta la extinción

El cambio climático y la destrucción inducida por factores humanos se citan como causas. …  

14 Jul 2008 | News story

Las cataratas forman parte de las bellezas naturales de la Isla Reunión

28 territorios de ultramar de la UE unen esfuerzos por primera vez para hacer frente al cambio climático

St Denis, Isla Reunión. 11 de julio, 2008 (UICN) Por primera vez los territorios de ultramar europeos se han congregado en un encuentro en Isla Reunión, en Francia, haciendo un llamado a la acción sobre los impactos del cambio climático para ayudar a conservar la naturaleza, manifestó la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) en la Conferencia de Reunión sobre Cambio Climático y Biodiversidad en territorios ultramar de la Unión Europea (del 7 al 11 de julio). 

11 Jul 2008 | International news release

Deep-sea squid. Teuthowenia pellucida

"The Deep" Expo moves to Hong Kong

Author, film-maker and IUCN Ambassador for the Oceans, Claire Nouvian, today opened the Hong Kong leg of her travelling exhibition on the incredible biodiversity in the deep seas.  …  

11 Jul 2008 | News story

Conference: "The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss" (Reunion Island, 7-11 July 2008)

28 EU overseas entities join forces for the first time to counter climate change - IUCN

For the first time the EU’s overseas entities have come together at a meeting in Reunion Island, calling for action on climate change impacts to help preserve nature, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the Reunion Conference on Climate Change and Biodiversity in EU Overseas Entities (7-11 July). …  

11 Jul 2008 | International news release

Mitigating human-elephants conflicts in South-Western Burkina Faso

Mitigating human-elephants conflicts in South-Western Burkina Faso …  

10 Jul 2008 | News story

Whale photographe

Scientists send distress signal to Russian PM Vladimir Putin over oil project's threat to rare whales

A panel of whale scientists convened by IUCN has addressed an open letter to the Russian Prime Minister to highlight the lack of transparency in oil operations off eastern Russia, which could seriously imact the already critically-endangered western gray whale population . …  

10 Jul 2008 | News story

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