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Hibiscus Syriacus, the national flower of Korea

Next World Conservation Congress will be in the Republic of Korea

The 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress will be held in Jeju, in the Republic of Korea, the IUCN Council decided in its 73rd regular meeting.   …  

26 Nov 2009 | International news release

Ecologists and energy experts call for making responsible choices

KARACHI NOVEMBER 25: IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and business Council for Sustainable Development, Pakistan jointly organized a seminar titled Energy and environment: Making responsible choices. The seminar was held at the PSO house.
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25 Nov 2009 | International news release

2nd National Working Group Meeting of Mekong Region Water Dialogues

2nd Regional National Working Group meeting of Mekong Region Water Dialogues
 

24 Nov 2009 | Event
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Three Day training workshop on project designing and proposal development

QUETTA November 23 2009. Inaugural session of a three- day training workshop on project designing and proposal development (PC-1 format) was held on November 23 at Quetta Serena hotel. The training workshop was organized by IUCN Pakistan Balochistan Programme. …  

23 Nov 2009 | News story

First IDDV hand Book Dissemination cluster workshop at District Loralai

LORALAI November 17: Balochistan Programme of IUCN Pakistan organised a one day Integrated District Development Vision (IDDV) Hand Book dissemination workshop for the Zhob division at District Loralai. …  

17 Nov 2009 | International news release

One of the eighteen presentations at the workshop on October 31, 2009.

Living Rivers Workshop seeks to keep rivers alive

In collaboration with the Center of Biodiversity and Development (CBD) of the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) and Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN), IUCN co-funded a workshop called Living Rivers.

 
 
 
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17 Nov 2009 | News story
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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