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Meeting of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members in Islamabad

News Story: Islamabad The first meeting of the year 2011 of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members held on January 19, 2011 at Islamabad Hotel in Islamabad. Mr. Javed Jabbar, IUCN Vice President and the Regional Councillor chaired the meeting. …  

19 Jan 2011 | News story

Dr. Shahid Ahmad, facilitating the group presentation

Deliberations completed on upper lower riparian issues and options in Pakistan in a two-day workshop at Islamabad.

Islamabad – January 19, 2011 A two-day workshop on Upper Lower Riparian Issues and Options concluded today in Islamabad. The workshop was organised by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

19 Jan 2011 | International news release

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IUCN Member Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) receives MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

“Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that 11 organizations in six countries will receive the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Awards recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability with grants of $350,000 to $1 million each, a large sum given that recipients' annual operating budgets are under $5 million.” …  

19 Jan 2011 | Article
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Mutual trust and science based dialogue are the need of the hour to resolve upper lower riparian issues in Pakistan.

Islamabad – January 18, 2011 IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature inaugurated a two-day Workshop on Upper Lower Riparian Issues and Options at Islamabad
We need mutual trust and science based multi-stakeholder dialogues to understand and resolve upper lower riparian issues and explore viable options. This was the consensus emerging from opening session of a two day consultative workshop on upper lower riparian issues and options, started today at a local hotel in Islamabad. …  

18 Jan 2011 | International news release

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Photography highlights beauty of Niger Delta

In Mali, part of the landscape gleams like a giant emerald in the middle of the arid brown African Sahel. The glittering jewel is the Inland Niger Delta. …   | French

18 Jan 2011 | News story

Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director Asia along with Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan during a meeting with Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Governor of Balochistan at the Governor House.

Meeting of IUCN Regional Director Asia with the Governor of Balochistan

Quetta - January 06, 2011 Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director Asia along with Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan met Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Governor of Balochistan at the Governor House. …  

17 Jan 2011 | News story

Harvesting fish from an agricultural irrigation channel between Taungoo and Mandalay  Ayeyarwaddy Division  in Myanmar

Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge

Development of water resources in the Eastern Himalaya region is expanding at a rapid rate and there is a serious lack of information to guide conservation and development planning. This is putting freshwater ecosystems and the species within them at risk, along with the livelihoods and economies of local communities which they support. …  

13 Jan 2011 | International news release

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Communication: A responsibility of all scientists

The scientific community should commit to communication as an integral part of a researcher's professional role. This editorial is reprinted with permission from David Dickson, Director, SciDev.Net.
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05 Jan 2011 | News story

On their way creating awareness about conservation and IUCN

Bicycle Rally from Far West to East of Nepal

With support from IUCN Nepal, under the project ‘Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction’, funded by DFID, a month long Bicycle Rally from Mahakali to Mechi was successfully completed on 22 December 2010. With the main objective of creating awareness about Climate Change, Bio-diversity Conservation and Environmental Governance at the local level, two students from Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal, started their awareness campaign from Gaddachouki of Kanchanpur (Far West) on 26 November 2010 and completed the rally at Mechi Bridge in Eastern Nepal. …  

04 Jan 2011 | Article
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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story