Minds of change

50 years of BMZ

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), some 70 leading figures and thinkers met in Berlin to take part in a two-day forum on global development under the theme "Minds for Change – Future of Global Development". IUCN was represented by Regional Director for Europe, Dr Hans Friederich. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story
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KCS celebrates and reflects on the future of Africa’s wildlife

Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS) hosted its 2011 Gala Dinner Dance at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) on the 11 November 2011. The theme for this spectacular day was 'The future of the African wildlife under the changing climatic conditions' and the keynote address was delivered by Dr Richard Leakey, a well-known conservationist and paleoanthropologist. Prominent people who were in attendance were the KCS Patron and President of Botswana, His Excellency Seretse Khama Ian Khama, who was the Guest of Honor; KCS Honorary President The Honorable Dr. G.K.T. Chiepe and the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Honorable Kitso Mokaila. The ceremony was directed by Hastings Chikoko from IUCN. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story
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Klaus Toepfer Fellowship

IUCN supports Klaus Toepfer Fellowship: Apply now

Applications for the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia are now open. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story
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Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

International support to biodiversity conservation in Albania announced

Representatives of Albanian and Italian Governments, Albanian local government, international organizations, donors, universities, civil society and the media gathered today to mark the start of a project focused on institutional capacity building and support to the environmental protection in Albania. The event is organized by the Italian Embassy in Tirana and the Albanian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration (MoEFWA), with the support of IUCN. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story

Endeshaw Ayno and his family grow vegetables as an alternate source of income that does not damage forests

Ethiopia's Movement for Ecological Learning and Community Action

MELCA works for a healthy ecosystem, vibrant culture and improved lives of communities. CEC member Million Belay shares success stories from the Suba-Sebeta and Sheka communities, where livelihood improvements are protecting fragile forests. …  

14 Nov 2011 | News story

Logo for IUCN Red List

EVENT: Red means Act!

The end of 2011 is approaching. The 2010 target is well gone and the EU has released a new strategy for the next 10 years... ...but how are European species doing? …  

14 Nov 2011 | News story
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Mangrove coastline in Mozambique

IWRM experiences shared between Kenya and Mozambique

Implementing Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) can be a daunting task, but learning from other regions and sharing experiences between river basins can go a long way. …  

14 Nov 2011 | News story

Logging in Amazon forests with forest certification

Responsible forestry

On the fourth day of the Asia Pacific Forestry Week, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) held a session ‘FSC: It’s Role in the Region and the Global Market-Its Contribution to a Green Economy’, writes Kristen Carusos. …  

11 Nov 2011 | News story
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Training atmosphere

EU Nature-related Policies training

Thirty representatives of non-governmental organizations from Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia and Serbia took part in a training workshop at the end of October organized within the EU funded project on building capacity of CSOs on major EU policies influencing nature conservation. The topics covered by the training were the concept of Green Infrastructure, ecological networks among which NATURA2000, Environmental Impact Assessment and Rural Development policy. …  

11 Nov 2011 | News story

Landscapes and Livelihoods drawing

Getting the message across

Art is one of the most cross-cultural communications tools, writes Kristen Carusos on day three of Asia-Pacific Forest Week. The day started with a mesmerizing sand painting performance by Zhang Xiaoyu, who drew scenes of natural landscapes by sprinkling and moving sand on a light box with her bare hands. …  

10 Nov 2011 | News story