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International Wetland Globes

The World Wetland Network recently launched the International Wetland Globes, an awards scheme to recognise best practice and wetland restoration, and to highlight wetlands in danger.  …   | French | Spanish

15 Jun 2010 | Event

Marseille will be the location of the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012

6th World Water Forum preparations kick-off in Paris and Marseille

“Water Forums are crucial meetings for all of us: it is the moment to return water where it belongs on the international agenda, in first place”, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the official opening of the 6th World Water Forum kick-off meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 38 new Members

On 4 June 2010, the 74th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 38 new Members to join IUCN.  | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | News story

World Environment Day 2010

World Environment Day: Stop and think about life

Today, 5 June, we celebrate World Environment Day, with the theme: “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” Let everyone hear this urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet. …  

05 Jun 2010 | News story

World Environment Day 2010 Celebrated at Ziarat

IUCN Pakistan, Ziarat Office celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June 2010 at Ziarat with participation of more than 250 students and teachers from eight different secondary schools and colleges. The Minister of Forest Balochistan, Mr. Akhundzada Abdul Samad was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Among others, the Deputy Commissioner Ziarat, Mr. Mohammad Siddique Mandokhail, different government officials, representatives of local NGOs, civil society, notables and community members participated in the event. …  

05 Jun 2010 | International news release

Journalists trained for environmental and investigative reporting

Pakistan, 4 June 2010 (IUCN): ‘Investigative reporting is one of the highest calling for journalists; it is one of the best ways we can serve our public and our democracy’, Dr. Sherry Ricchiardi, Professor, School of Journalism, Indiana University. …  

04 Jun 2010 | News story

Orchid

Indian Orchids under Threat

India has a rich diversity of over 1,200 species of tropical and temperate orchids, including many with floriculturally and therapeutically proven traits. The majority of them are, however, endangered due to unregulated commercial collection and habitat destruction. …  

04 Jun 2010 | News story

Juniper Tree, Balochistan

Energy action in Asia

In Asia, IUCN is working to incorporate nature-based principles into energy policies and promote fair access to clean energy through economic approaches. From village solar energy projects to research into new energy crops, the work and experience of IUCN Members plays a key role. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story