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Forest landscape restoration in Rwanda

Rwanda Moving Forward on Ambitious Landscape Restoration Plan

At the launch of the International Year of Forests, the Government of Rwanda, through a statement delivered by Honorable Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi, Minister of Environment and Lands, formally announced an ambitious plan to integrate landscape restoration into National development plans and to pursue a goal that would witness large‐scale border to border restoration of land, soil, forest and water resources for the benefit of the Rwandan population over the next twenty five years based on an Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Government of Rwanda, IUCN and the United Nations Forum on Forests.  …  

12 May 2011 | News story
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Women in developing countries play a key role in helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change, yet their voice is hardly heard in discussions on climate change.

IUCN pioneers work on gender equality in tackling climate change impacts

The importance of involving women in preventing and managing disasters is widely recognized but doing so in an effective and holistic way is more challenging. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

09 May 2011 | News story

An extended continental shelf of 396,000 sq. kilometres in the Mascarene region outside the border of the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).

Mauritius and Seychelles to jointly manage extended continental shelf

Seychelles and Mauritius have received official notification from the Secretariat of the United Nations (Division for the Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs) that following a Joint Submission both countries will now have jurisdiction, as provided under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), over an extended continental shelf of 396,000 sq. kilometres in the Mascarene region outside the border of their two respective Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).  …  

06 May 2011 | News story
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SANBI’s Tanya Abrahamse and BotSoc’s  Zaitoon Rabaney exchanging copies of the agreement

Botanical giants pool efforts for species conservation in South Africa

Two IUCN members signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various aspects of conservation. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) have agreed to strengthen their historical link and demonstrate a true model for effective cooperation and a mutually beneficial relationship between a public entity and civil society.  …  

06 May 2011 | News story
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The Nagoya protocol ensures fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources

Seychelles signs Nagoya Protocol – a first for the IUCN ESARO region

 On the 21st April Seychelles became the first country in the Eastern and Southern African Region of IUCN to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. …  

05 May 2011 | News story
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Nadine McCormick

100% renewable energy – at what cost to the marine environment?

By Nadine McCormick, IUCN’s Energy Network Coordinator.

Transforming the world’s energy systems is essential to achieving a sustainable global economy. The marine environment offers a bounty of renewable energy options but what do the scenarios look like in reality? …  

05 May 2011 | Article
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Offshore wind farm

Expanding IUCN’s science engagement for better conservation

IUCN welcomes distinguished scientists from around the world and a wide variety of disciplines to the new IUCN Science Advisory Board. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story

CEESP key topic aid

Infrastructure solutions using nature

Water security is vital for economic growth and poverty reduction, yet investments in water infrastructure are often contested by many stakeholders. …  

28 Apr 2011 | News story

African elephant in Botswana's Okavango Delta

Southern Africa regional workshop on the economics of biodiversity

IUCN, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the Mercuria Energy Group joined forces to strengthen capacity and support economic approaches to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in developing countries. …  

26 Apr 2011 | Event
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