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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

Poyang Lake Wetlands Management Report

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30 Dec 2010 | News story

Joint Author Meeting on Situation Analysis . E4L.

Joint Author Meeting on Situation Analysis

On December 8, 2010, Authors, Experts and National Committee Members from Bangladesh and India met together in Bangkok to discuss the outline of the situation analysis papers commissioned for ‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ project. …  

25 Dec 2010 | Event

IUCN Expert briefing the team of Barclays Bank.

Barclays Bank’s Team visits Mangroves Plantation Site

News Release: Karachi - December 23, 2010. Barclays Bank’s two-member team visited the proposed plantation sites near Port Qasim. Mr. Tahir Qureshi briefed the team about the threats posed to the ecosystem; he also outlined the criteria for selection of mud flats where the plantation will be carried out. The team also had the opportunity to personally observe some of the threats to the existing patches of mangroves by the untreated industrial effluents and sewage discharged into the sea through the drainage system of the city. …  

23 Dec 2010 | News story

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The Richness of the Gulf of Mannar

Harbouring over 3,000 species of fauna and flora, the Gulf of Mannar (GoM) is a heaven for fin fish, crustaceans (prawns and crabs), mollusks (oysters), echinoderms (sea cucumber), coelenterates (corals) and aquatic mammals (dugong). Vast areas of sea grass beds are also common in the area.   

22 Dec 2010 | News story
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ELAN - Ecosystems and Livelihoods Adaptation Network

Development and Conservation organizations partner on adaptation

IUCN, CARE, and WWF have joined forces to build poor and marginalized people's resilience to the impacts of climate change by promoting sound ecosystem management into human adaptation. …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story
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International Mountain Day Celebrated at Ziarat

IUCN Pakistan, Ziarat Office in collaboration with the local communities celebrated International Mountain Day 2010 at Ziarat. The participants belonged to the Valley Conservation Committees and the Juniper Environmental Council Ziarat. The event was organized to create awareness about the significance of mountains and to mobilise communities for sustainable use of mountain resources. The event began with planting of saplings in ‘Khandi Mountain Range Reserve’ by the community representatives and other participants followed by an awareness raising ceremony held at the PTDC Hotel. …  

11 Dec 2010 | News story

Multi-stakeholder Consultation , E4L

Multi-stakeholder Consultation for Joint Research and Dialogue

IUCN Bangladesh organized the First Multi-stakeholder Consultation for Joint Research and Dialogue of the project entitled ‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh – India Initiative’ on November 29, 2010 at LGED Auditorium. The project is being jointly implemented by both the Bangladesh and India offices of IUCN with support from the IUCN Asia Regional Office in Bangkok. …  

10 Dec 2010 | Event

UNFCCC Cancun, host county logo

Foundation for climate deal laid in Cancun - IUCN

Governments at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, managed to approve a series of tangible if modest steps that set up a 'global climate fund' to help poor nations create a mechanism to share clean technologies, protect tropical forests and help the poor adapt to impacts ranging from storms to rising sea levels, says IUCN. …   | Spanish

10 Dec 2010 | International news release

Fighting climate change in watersheds

 

10 Dec 2010 | News story