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Workshop on water awareness in Aleppo, Syria

A step towards water awareness in Aleppo

About 20 participants from the Syrian city Aleppo were trained to design and implement public awareness campaigns in the field of water resources management. The 5-day-workshop, entitled "How to Design and Implement a Public Awareness Campaign" is the third workshop organized in the Arab Region by The World Conservation Union (IUCN) and InWent Capacity Building International. Two other regional courses were held previously in Morocco and Syria (Damascus) in 2006 and early 2007. …  

04 Nov 2007 | News story

European eel, Anguilla anguilla 
Critically Endangered

Sink or swim: over one in three freshwater fish species in Europe threatened with extinction

The first ever assessment of European freshwater fishes indicates astonishing species diversity but also the devastating impact of over 100 years of development and management of freshwater systems and fishes …   | French | Spanish

01 Nov 2007 | International news release

Lince ibérico (Lynx pardinus)

Sin habitat, no hay mamíferos

La Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza (UICN) presentó el miércoles los resultados preliminares de la Lista Roja de Mamíferos mediterráneos en peligro de extinción 

31 Oct 2007 | International news release

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) logo

Global Reporting Initiative Reader's Choice Awards

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is inviting IUCN members to score sustainability reports as part of a global effort. …  

31 Oct 2007 | News story

IUCN Workshop on the protection of sacred lands

Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome hails IUCN’s work

The highest spiritual authority of the Orthodox Church of the World, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has praised participants of an IUCN Workshop on the Protection of Sacred Lands being held in Ouranoupolis, Greece. …  

29 Oct 2007 | News story

Primates en peligro

Crece la amenaza extinción a los parientes vivos más cercanos al hombre 

27 Oct 2007 | International news release

Delacour's Langur

Primates in peril

Extinction threat growing for mankind’s closest living relatives …  

26 Oct 2007 | International news release

Thunnus obesus or Bigeye tuna.

High Sea Governance for the 21st Century

The Experts Informal Workshop on High Seas Governance in the 21st Century was held from October 17 to 19, 2007, and brought together over 50 global experts on international marine policy, science, law and economics to address urgent concerns about how to govern the high seas and what global priorities should be when it comes to the protection of the marine environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction. …  

25 Oct 2007 | News story

Woman at water pump, Tanzania

Global Water Initiative created in response to world water crisis

A new partnership has been launched to address the declining state of the world’s fresh water supply and the lack of access to clean water services by the world’s poorest people. …  

24 Oct 2007 | News story

Young Leaders in Amman

Young Leaders Empowered to "Be the Change"

Youth leaders from all over the world gathered in Jordan to build their leadership capacities and raise their awareness on their roles and responsibilities towards sustainable development in the world. Tomorrow's leaders were urged to "Be the Change" and start acting to save the world during a global seminar entitled Advancing Youth Leadership on Sustainable Development held at the United Nations University – International Leadership Institute (UNU/ILI) in Amman, Jordan from October 21- 25, 2007. …  

24 Oct 2007 | News story

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