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Earth Day 2010 celebration in Karachi

On occasion of the Earth Day, Children’s Museum for Peace and Human Rights organized an art exhibition at Frere Hall, Karachi. The artwork was contributed by children from 102 schools across Pakistan. The theme of the artwork was Global Warming.  Around 550 school children from various schools from all over Karachi participated in this event. …  

23 Apr 2010 | News story

Conservation for a New Era (Chinese edition)

Conservation for a New Era (Chinese edition)

In Conservation for a New Era, Jeffrey McNeely and Susan Mainka have compiled a broad and informative overview of the challenges and strategies for biodiversity conservation worldwide. The book looks to encapsulate the most essential qualities of conservation issues, while also taking into consideration the views of its diverse membership and the latest fieldwork on conservation. …   | Chinese

22 Apr 2010 | Downloads - publication

Workshop on Natural Resource Governance

Workshop on Natural Resource Governance

IUCN Sri Lanka is implementing the national component of the Global Project, Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction. 

19 Apr 2010 | News story
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Book Launch: Conservation for a New Era (in Chinese)

April 20, 2010 (Tue)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: SDX Joint Publishing Company, 22 Meishuguan Dongjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

  …   | Chinese

17 Apr 2010 | Event

Location of the Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra, Indonesia

Last refuge for Indonesia’s largest mammals.

The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra …  

16 Apr 2010 | Fact sheet

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Mangrove forests in worldwide decline

More than one in six mangrove species worldwide are in danger of extinction due to coastal development and other factors, including climate change, logging and agriculture, according to the first-ever global assessment on the conservation status of mangroves for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

09 Apr 2010 | International news release

Orange-eyed green tree frog

Scientists call for biodiversity barometer

For the first time scientists have put a figure on how much it would cost to learn about the conservation status of millions of species, some of which have yet to be identified. The price tag is US$60 million, according to a team of scientists, including those from IUCN and Conservation International, who presented their case in this week’s Science magazine in an article called “The Barometer of Life.” …   | Spanish

08 Apr 2010 | International news release

Indigenous woman accompanied by her baby, harvesting manioc in the forest; Ecuador.

Study on indigenous peoples and climate change issues made available

IUCN has undertaken an in-depth review of the concerns of indigenous peoples in relation to current international climate change and REDD-plus policy making. 

08 Apr 2010 | Downloads - document

Backdrop for workshop on post COP 15

National Committee of IUCN Members in Pakistan meets in Islamabad

The Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN members met in Islamabad on March 26, 2010. …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story

Community members planting a medicinal plant, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Prize to share traditional knowledge from rural Bangladesh with the world

From a selection of international conservation projects one of IUCN Bangladesh’s projects has been nominated for representation at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) during October in Nagoya, Japan, during the Conference of the Parties 10 (COP10).  …  

30 Mar 2010 | Event