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Indigenous woman accompanied by her baby, harvesting manioc in the forest; Ecuador.

Study on indigenous peoples and climate change issues made available

IUCN has undertaken an in-depth review of the concerns of indigenous peoples in relation to current international climate change and REDD-plus policy making. 

08 Apr 2010 | Downloads - document

Backdrop for workshop on post COP 15

National Committee of IUCN Members in Pakistan meets in Islamabad

The Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN members met in Islamabad on March 26, 2010. …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story

Community members planting a medicinal plant, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Prize to share traditional knowledge from rural Bangladesh with the world

From a selection of international conservation projects one of IUCN Bangladesh’s projects has been nominated for representation at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) during October in Nagoya, Japan, during the Conference of the Parties 10 (COP10).  …  

30 Mar 2010 | Event

Frog in a flower

International Year of Biodiversity: A wealth of information

The International Year of Biodiversity will be most effective if every single human being on this planet understands why biodiversity is important and has the tools to act upon saving the loss of biodiversity” says IUCN’s Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Moist evergreen forest in Mae Nan Khao, southern Thailand (2)

IUCN publishes FLEGT resources in Thai

IUCN has issued Thai versions of two publications describing important legal and policy changes in the United States and Europe that will affect Thailand's forest resources and industry. …  

25 Mar 2010 | Downloads - publication

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Healthy biodiversity is no luxury - it's the foundation of all life on earth

IUCN calls for a clear post-2010 Strategic Plan on Biodiversity. We have failed to meet the target adopted through the Convention on Biological Diversity to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 and we are currently witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago. Urgent action is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences, both for nature and for people around the world. …   | Chinese

23 Mar 2010 | International news release

Water and environment experts at the World Water Day workshop, Dhaka

World Water Day 2010 – experts make a splash

The international World Water Day is held annually on 22 March to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Access to safe drinking water is a global concern, particularly in Bangladesh. To celebrate World Water Day local water experts gathered in Dhaka on Tuesday 23 March at a workshop - World Water Day 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World. …  

23 Mar 2010 | Event

El Salvador

IUCN and Members form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

IUCN and seven other major conservation organisations are collaborating to promote human rights in conservation …   | French | Spanish

23 Mar 2010 | News story

WANI / Tales of Water - El Salvador

IUCN supports World Water Day around the Globe

Celebrating this year’s World Water Day, Dr. Milika Sobey from the IUCN Oceania office in Fiji highlights the importance of ‘protecting forests, mangroves, and the restoration of river ecosystems to maintain and improve water quality which is vital to preserve ecosystem health, and ultimately provide clean water for people’. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story