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Siphandone: The Mekong River Under Threat

Siphandone or Four Thousand Islands encompasses a fascinating 50 Km stretch of the Mekong River consisting of the maze of extensively braided channels, islands and seasonally flooded riverine habitats and the largest complex of waterfalls in Asia.  

10 Jun 2009 | Downloads - publication

Agrobiodiversity handbook _ Cover Eng

Agrobiodiversity Handbook

The importance of biodiversity for livelihoods and agriculture is increasingly recognised worldwide. In Lao PDR this is particularly apparent where the livelihoods of farmers are heavily dependent, not only on farming, but also on wildlife and non-timber forest products (NTFPs).  

10 Jun 2009 | Downloads - publication

Bueng Kiat Ngong

Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) in Lao PDR

The Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) is a global IUCN project working in 23 countries and funded by the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The LLS project in Lao PDR aims to reduce poverty by enhancing community participation and supporting the Government of Laos (GoL) to achieve national priorities.  …  

10 Jun 2009 | Project description

Javed Jabbar- Global Vice President IUCN, addressing the media and stakeholders on celebration of World Environment Day 2009.

"The dangers of human impact on Climate Change must be realized” Javed Jabbar- Global Vice President IUCN

Karachi June 5 (IUCN) : A media briefing was held at the Country Office of IUCN- International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources on the occasion of World Environment Day. …  

08 Jun 2009 | International news release

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Happy World Oceans Day

IUCN is delighted to join the international community in celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8th 2009, now officially designated as such by the United Nations . This annual event serves to remind us all of our collective responsibility to protect the world's living ocean and conserve its resources for present and future generations. …  

08 Jun 2009 | News story

Celebration of World Environment Day 2009 in Quetta, Pakistan.

World Environment Day celebrations in Balochistan

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June in more than 100 countries of the World. Pakistan is not an exception. Therefore IUCN Balochistan Programme also celebrated the WED, 09 with complete zeal in all six districts, namely Quetta, Pishin, Mastung. Qila Saifullah, Lasbela and Gwadar. …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story

Children bathing with a basketful of fish

World Environment Day - every day

As the world celebrates World Environment Day, the negative impact on people and nature of unsustainable lifestyles and practices are felt more strongly than ever before, according to IUCN.
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03 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN Regional Directors meet with the President, Director General, Global Directors and other Senior Secretariat Staff members of IUCN

IUCN Regional Directors meet with the President, Director General, Global Directors and other Senior Secretariat Staff members of IUCN

From 23 to 27 May, Regional Directors met in Delhi in order to discuss common understanding of how to strengthen collaboration between regions and how to work more effectively as a Union …   | Spanish

02 Jun 2009 | News story

Attendees at the Indonesian Banteng Workshop May 2009

Workshops provide hope for Asian wild cattle, buffalos and pigs

Ten-year plans to conserve four of Indonesia’s most threatened species were agreed at two workshops in May. …  

28 May 2009 | News story

International Conference on the Efforts in Response to Forest-Related Natural Disasters

The 1st Forest Science Forum
April 12 - 14, 2010 --- Beijing, China
CALL FOR PAPERS   …  

27 May 2009 | Event