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Julia Marton Lefevre at CSD

Copenhagen Day 9 - we are all in it together

Julia Marton Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, was in the most famous queue in Europe with thousands of diplomats and activists in the cold Copenhagen winter. She describes a cheerful and motivated crowd, both inside and outside the conference center. …  

15 Dec 2009 | News story
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Community members attend the IUCN Bangladesh stall at the 'Haor agro-economic week" fair

Celebrating livelihoods and wetlands in north-east Bangladesh

Last week IUCN staff and the local community joined the festivities of ‘Haor Agro-Economic week-2009’ …  

15 Dec 2009 | Event

San Marcos, Guatemala

WANI leads climate change resilient communities in Guatemala

More than 30 officials from different municipalities in Guatemala gathered to learn from IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) field experience in the Tacaná II project: a catchment management model and practical guide formulating management plans …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story

Taholo Kami, IUCN Oceania Regional Director, signing the MESCAL contract.

2.3 million Euro for mangrove management for climate change and livelihood in the Pacific

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, signed a Euro 2.3 million (or US$3.4 million) Pacific Mangrove Initiative project with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), on Monday December 7th. 

 
 

08 Dec 2009 | International news release
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Bangladesh joins Copenhagen negotiations

The Bangladesh delegation is taking a national agenda to the international climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this month. …  

07 Dec 2009 | Event

Crowd is welcomed to the launch party

Campaign for wildlife conservation launched in Vientiane

Lao PDR government agencies, non-governmental organizations, international organizations including IUCN, companies and members of the public came together on November 26th to launch a major campaign to promote Lao wildlife conservation and prevent illegal trade.  

07 Dec 2009 | Event

Well-functioning watersheds provide water storage, flood control and coastal defence. They are 'natural infrastructure' for climate change adaptation

Water - the big story about climate change

Many of the impacts of climate change; storms, drought, sea level rise; are linked to water, IUCN's Head of Water Programme Mark Smith explains. But building good institutions and good governance of water resources will also help us build resilience to climate change. …  

03 Dec 2009 | Audio
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Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Eastern Sri Lanka

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Eastern Sri Lanka

Following a successful colloquium on mangrove rehabilitation efforts In Sri Lanka held in Colombo on 6 November 2009, a satellite colloquium on mangrove rehabilitation efforts in Eastern Sri Lanka was held on 24 November, 2009 in Batticaloa.  

02 Dec 2009 | News story
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African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

Rhino poaching surges in Asia and Africa

Rhino poaching worldwide is on the rise, according to a new report by TRAFFIC and IUCN. …  

01 Dec 2009 | International news release

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Billion hectares of forests with potential for restoration, study shows

Land areas around the world, bigger than Canada, have been identified as having potential to be restored to good quality, healthy forests, a new study has found. …  

26 Nov 2009 | International news release