Fishermen Association, TED Awareness Workshop

Fisherfolk encouraged on Use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TED)

Local fisherfolk from the villages neighbouring Dhamra port were encouraged on the use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TED) to reduce risk of the Oliver Ridley sea turtle, and other non target by catch species, becoming entangled in their nets. …  

26 Nov 2010 | News story

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Desarrollo de la membresía y de los Comités de la UICN

La UICN da la bienvenida a 35 nuevos Miembros y reconoce oficialmente a 3 Comités Regionales y 2 Comités Nacionales. …   | English | French

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Fishermen trained for using Turtle Exclusion Device – a major step major towards Conservation of Marine Turtles in Pakistan

Karachi, November 25, 2010 IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme organized a one-day training for fishermen for using Turtle Exclusion Device (TED). The training was conducted by Dr. Nicloas Pilcher at Marine Fisheries Department, Government of Pakistan where around 40 fishermen including representatives of the other organizations participated in the training. …  

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Parthenium hysterophorous has invaded about 2 million ha. in Ethiopia including productive grasslands where it has displaced valuable pasture species to the detriment of livestock and wildlife.  Unless action is taken, parts of the Masai-Mara may look just like this in years to come.

Noxious weed threatens the biggest wildlife migration on the planet

The Serengeti - Masai Mara ecosystem in Africa, which hosts the largest wildlife migration known to man, is under attack from a noxious weed from Central America, commonly known as feverfew (Parthenium hysterophorus). If left unchecked it could threaten the continued migration of millions of animals across the plains every year, including 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle and 200,000 zebra. …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story

CEC member Yvonne Otieno (left) enjoys an origami lesson at the CEC booth in Nagoya, Japan

My Experience in Nagoya by CEC Young Professional Yvonne Otieno

"Three things I learned from participating in CEC activities in Nagoya: Planning, Teamwork and Clarity of Purpose," writes CEC member Yvonne Otieno of Kenya. …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story

Couverture Rapport Annuel 2009 - UICN Sénégal

Rapport Annuel 2009 - UICN Sénégal

Les populations, surtout les plus vulnérables, continuent de ressentir les conséquences des diverses crises qui ont secoué le monde ces dernières années : pénurie d’eau, variabilités climatiques, faible production agricole, appauvrissement des ressources naturelles, ... …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story
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IUCN Red List Training Programme launched

IUCN and Shell have launched a joint project to increase general understanding and use of the IUCN Red List, including within the business sector.  …  

23 Nov 2010 | News story
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Woman wading through flood waters, Nadi, Fiji

Flood risk management plan for Nadi River, Fiji

Work targeted at developing an integrated flood risk management programme for the Nadi River catchment area in Fiji has been boosted with a financial commitment from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

23 Nov 2010 | News story

La gestión del agua y los ecosistemas será clave en la reducción de la vulnerabilidad frente al cambio climático.

Proyecto Cambio Climático y Gobernanza del Agua promoverá adaptación basada en ecosistemas en Mesoamérica

Generar capacidades locales y nacionales para gestionar el agua y los ecosistemas podría ser base fundamental para combatir los impactos y efectos del cambio climático. Esto es lo que busca el proyecto denominado “Buena gobernanza del agua para la adaptación”, el cual es financiado a través de la Iniciativa Internacional del Clima y ejecutado por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) con la ayuda de socios claves de la región. …  

23 Nov 2010 | News story

Olympus-Beydaglari National Park, Turkey


Nature of Turkey is under threat from a new draft law: “Draft Law on Conservation of Nature and Biodiversity” has been approved by the Council of Minister’s and became an agenda item for the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA – TBMM). If the draft law is accepted as it is, this will open the door for irreversible destructions for the country’s nature. …  

23 Nov 2010 | News story
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