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Book launch in Noakhali

Launch of climate change resources for schools

 9 November 2009

 
Classroom activity books and complementary guides for teachers were officially launched in the coastal community of Noakhali, south-east of Dhaka.
 

16 Nov 2009 | Event

Jack Ruitenbeek

The sinking Sundarbans

The Sundarbans, which can be literally translated as "beautiful jungle", lie at the feet of the Ganges and spread from Bangladesh to West Bengal, India. For the four million people who live in the area, climate change is a very real threat as they battle daily with rising sea levels. To add to the problem, the actual land of the Sundarbans is sinking and over the next decade will subside by as much as one metre. Jack Ruitenbeek, Economic Advisor to IUCN, has recently returned from a trip to the delta and speaks to Wild Talk about the challenges its people face. …  

16 Nov 2009 | Audio

Wood yard, Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Policy makers urged to look at role environment plays in supporting communities

The importance of biodiversity and ecosystems to economies around the world is the focus of a series of five reports from the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study. The latest TEEB report, tailored for policy makers, is released today. …  

13 Nov 2009 | News story

CICMEA 2.0 workshop image

Mapping local knowledge reveals impacts of a changing climate


A series of community workshops during the last six months in the Kapasia Upazila, 130km north-east of Dhaka, culminated in a national symposium last week. More than 150 community members and local government officials of Kapasia Upazila gathered to discuss the environmental changes identified through a series workshops lead by IUCN Bangladesh (IUNCB). …  

12 Nov 2009 | Event

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, over the past few decades there has been considerable interest in mangrove-related activities. 

12 Nov 2009 | News story
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DFID workshop group photo

Coming to Terms with Governance Workshop, Bangkok , 15th -16th October 2009

"Coming to terms with governance"  was the focus of a workshop in Bangkok, 15- 16 October. …  

05 Nov 2009 | News story
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Danone Fund for Nature

Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands

The Danone-IUCN-Ramsar partnership will be hosting a three day expert workshop on "Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands" from 9 to 11 November at the IUCN/Ramsar Headquarters. …   | French

03 Nov 2009 | Event

Governance workshop in Bangkok

Coming to Terms with Governance

 “Coming to Terms with Governance” was the focus of a workshop in Bangkok, 15-16 October.  Representatives from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka – the three Asian countries involved in the global project – participated in the workshop, which was convened by the Sri Lanka country component of IUCN’s global, DFID-funded project “Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction”, with the support of the Regional Environmental Law Programme, Asia. …  

03 Nov 2009 | Event

Kihansi Spray Toad

Extinction crisis continues apace

The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows that 17,291 species out of the 47,677 assessed species are threatened with extinction.  | French | Spanish

03 Nov 2009 | International news release

IUCN Water Programme

Water: Centre of Climate Change

The UNFCCC’s Climate Change Talks in Barcelona are the last stop before the key COP15 conference held in Copenhagen in December, where a post-2012 climate change agreement should be agreed upon. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story