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We share the planet with as many as 13 million different living species. This rich biodiversity provides us with health, wealth, food, fuel and the vital services we depend upon to live. We are part of nature and we have the power to protect or destroy it.
   
 

30 Jan 2011 | Video

arborvitae 42 - La comunicación sobre el valor de los bosques

arborvitae Issue 42 - Communicating Forest Values

  • What is a forest? ...at best something nice to look at, somewhere to walk their dog, a refuge from the hurly-burly of daily life.
  • How sexy are forests? as a forest expert...you have to realise that most people take decisions not based on the head, but on the heart, guts and sex.
  • Perspective: ...kill the extinction message. The 'Love' message trumps the 'Loss' message for grabbing the public's attention.
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21 Jan 2011 | Downloads - publication

ULR Workshop - Image Gallery

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20 Jan 2011 | Photos

Meeting of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members in Islamabad

News Story: Islamabad The first meeting of the year 2011 of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members held on January 19, 2011 at Islamabad Hotel in Islamabad. Mr. Javed Jabbar, IUCN Vice President and the Regional Councillor chaired the meeting. …  

19 Jan 2011 | News story

Dr. Shahid Ahmad, facilitating the group presentation

Deliberations completed on upper lower riparian issues and options in Pakistan in a two-day workshop at Islamabad.

Islamabad – January 19, 2011 A two-day workshop on Upper Lower Riparian Issues and Options concluded today in Islamabad. The workshop was organised by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

19 Jan 2011 | International news release

Mutual trust and science based dialogue are the need of the hour to resolve upper lower riparian issues in Pakistan.

Islamabad – January 18, 2011 IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature inaugurated a two-day Workshop on Upper Lower Riparian Issues and Options at Islamabad
We need mutual trust and science based multi-stakeholder dialogues to understand and resolve upper lower riparian issues and explore viable options. This was the consensus emerging from opening session of a two day consultative workshop on upper lower riparian issues and options, started today at a local hotel in Islamabad. …  

18 Jan 2011 | International news release

Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director Asia along with Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan during a meeting with Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Governor of Balochistan at the Governor House.

Meeting of IUCN Regional Director Asia with the Governor of Balochistan

Quetta - January 06, 2011 Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director Asia along with Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan met Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Governor of Balochistan at the Governor House. …  

17 Jan 2011 | News story

Harvesting fish from an agricultural irrigation channel between Taungoo and Mandalay  Ayeyarwaddy Division  in Myanmar

Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge

Development of water resources in the Eastern Himalaya region is expanding at a rapid rate and there is a serious lack of information to guide conservation and development planning. This is putting freshwater ecosystems and the species within them at risk, along with the livelihoods and economies of local communities which they support. …  

13 Jan 2011 | International news release

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

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