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Pioneering Water Solutions in Urbanising Areas, Kuala Lumpur, 21-24 November

River basins as urban water infrastructure at the IWA congress

As more than 700 international water experts gather in Kuala Lumpur for the IWA congress, IUCN shifts the focus from cities to their basins, and the key role natural infrastructure plays in the expansion of urban centres worldwide. …  

23 Nov 2011 | News story

Dr. Dongwon Shin (Executive Director, KNPS), Dr. Jane Smart (Global Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group), Poul Engberg-Pedersen (Deputy Director General IUCN), Dr. Chong-Chun Kim (Secretary General, Korean Organizing Committee IUCN WCC), Trevor Sandwith (Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme)

Unique marine national park in Korea now officially certified by IUCN

Hallyeohaesang National Park, a unique marine ecosystem in South Korea, has been certified as a Category II Protected Area under the UN List of Protected Areas. Hallyeohaesang National Park was designated in 1968 as one of the first national marine protected areas in Korea. 

23 Nov 2011 | News story
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Kristen Carusos

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week - final reflections

During Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW), private enterprises, non-governmental organizations, and influential players in the environmental and forestry sector came together to debate the challenges and opportunities that Asia's forests face. Kristen Carusos of IUCN’s China office gives her take on the proceedings. …  

22 Nov 2011 | News story

Local fisher women collecting clams in Goa, India

New MFF (India) Small Grant projects finalised

The call for concept notes for the second phase of MFF India's Small Grant projects was announced in early June this year. 27 concept notes were recieved in answer to the call! A sub-committee of the NCB met to evaluate the concept notes in early August; 10 concept notes were shortlisted and later approved by the full committee at the 6th meeting of the MFF India NCB in New Delhi. All 10 potential project partners were invited for a project proposal writing workshop, conducted by Dr. Don Mcintosh in late August. They were trained in preparing logical frameworks, activity based budgets, timelines and other project design tools. The final project proposals were recieved in early September; in the course of this process 2 projects were withdrawn by the project proponents. …  

21 Nov 2011 | News story
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Members and Programme staff meeting

IUCN Sri Lanka Members forge ahead !

On 17 November, 2011, the Members of the Sri Lanka National Committee of IUCN and its programme staff, together with IUCN’s programme staff came together  to discuss IUCN’s programme in Sri Lanka and the way forward based on IUCN’s programme for the next four years. All the members of IUCN National Committee participated at the meeting. 

21 Nov 2011 | News story
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Khao Lak, Thailand

Environmental flows in South East Asia

Population growth, industrial and farmland expansion in Asia are stretching the limits of water allocation for nature’s needs. Environmental Flows, or ensuring sufficient water for both people and nature, was the theme of a recent training workshop in Khao Lak, Thailand. …  

18 Nov 2011 | News story
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Khao Lak, Thailand

Environmental flows in South East Asia

Population growth, industrial and farmland expansion in Asia are stretching the limits of water allocation for nature’s needs. Environmental Flows, or ensuring sufficient water for both people and nature, was the theme of a recent training workshop in Khao Lak, Thailand. …  

18 Nov 2011 | News story

Head of Village number 2 tested water during a field trip

Finding solutions for drinking water in Bang Chan sub-district

 Communities in Bang Chan found a suitable plan to solve a drinking water problem after they have been struggling to get fresh water for several years. This is part of the climate change adaptation of local communities as a result of Promoting Local Innovations Workshop in Chanthaburi Province, Thailand on 21-23 October 2011. …  

16 Nov 2011 | Article

IUCN flag

IUCN Bangladesh marked the triple convergence of 11s with nature

To mark the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011, the IUCN flag, attached with colourful balloons was hoisted into the air at 11.11 am by students of Jahangir Nagar University campus which is famous for its natural environment surroundings. …  

16 Nov 2011 | Video
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Forest in Lao PDR

Supporting REDD Implementation in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia through the Design of a REDD-compliant Benefit Distribution System

For Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia there are significant opportunities in REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries).
 

16 Nov 2011 | Downloads - publication
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