Roomi S. Hayat, CEO of Institute of Rural Management, Pakistan

Green Practices at Pakistan’s Institute of Rural Management

CEC member Roomi S. Hayat, CEO of the Institute of Rural Management (IRM), shares the green practices that became the secret ingredient for the evolution and success of the organization he founded. …  

25 Feb 2012 | News story

Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 80
Law, Policy and Dryland Ecosystems in China

Dryland Ecosystems in China: the Role of Law

Law, Policy and Dryland Ecosystems in the People’s Republic of China, IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 80, is now available in print and electronically. The publication was co-edited by Ian Hannam and Du Qun, respectively the Chair and former Co-Chair of the Sustainable Soils and Desertification Specialist Group of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL). The book also represents the fruits of a successful collaboration between environmental law specialists from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP). …  

24 Feb 2012 | News story

Les membres et le secrétariat de l'UICN au Cameroun définissent les orientations du plan de travail 2012 de l'UICN-Cameroun

Cameroun : UICN et membres main dans la main pour la mise en œuvre du plan de travail 2012

Dans le but de contribuer à la mise en œuvre de la stratégie d’intervention définie lors de la réunion d’installation du Comité National des membres de l’UICN au Cameroun en Mai 2011, une réunion a eu lieu dans la Salle de Conférence de l’UICN le 22 février 2012. Elle regroupait les membres et le personnel du Secrétariat de l’UICN au Cameroun. …  

24 Feb 2012 | News story
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Diversifying protected areas governance in the Caucasus

Public participation in protected areas management in the Caucasus is high on the agenda for IUCN.  New governance approaches which contribute to effective management and sustainable natural resource use are at the centre of IUCN’s efforts in the region. …  

24 Feb 2012 | News story
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Mangroves in Lap An Lagoon, Thua-Thien-Hue

Mangroves conservation in Lap An Lagoon, Thua-Thien-Hue

Lap An Lagoon lies in Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua-Thien-Hue Province. Twenty years ago, the lagoon had about 100 hectares of mangroves. By 2010, there were only five hectares of poor quality mangrove left. This rapid decline was the result of conversion to aquaculture, unsustainable fishing, and road building. The remaining mangroves are now threatened by clearance for a golf course that forms part of the local government’s master plan for the Chan May-Lang Co Economic Zone. …   | Vietnamese

24 Feb 2012 | Article
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Participants attend a consultation workshop organized by VRN

Supporting civil society to influence the development of Vietnam’s Water Law

In 2011, Mekong Water Dialogue (MWD) funded Vietnam River Network (VRN) to do a detailed review of draft versions of the new Water Law. VRN and the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) organized a series of consultation meetings to gather feedback from local NGOs, academia, and the general public. A report summarizing this feedback (in Vietnamese and a summary in English) is available on the MWD website. In 2012, MWD will continue to support civil society efforts to target the National Assembly, which has the ultimate authority for reviewing and approving laws, specifically the need for the Water Law to explicitly incorporate the principles of integrated water resource management, address international waters, and ensure public participation in water resource management. …   | Vietnamese

24 Feb 2012 | News story
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Sarus crane in Tram Chim National Park

Announcing Vietnam’s fourth Ramsar site

On World Wetlands Day on February 2, 2012, the Ramsar Secretariat notified Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the Ramsar Focal Point, that it had accepted Tram Chim as a Ramsar site. This is Vietnam’s 4th Ramsar site after Xuan Thuy, Bau Sau, and Ba Be, and the 2,000th site to be nominated globally.
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24 Feb 2012 | News story
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Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)

El doce por ciento de las especies marinas en el Pacífico Tropical Oriental están amenazadas

El doce por ciento de las especies marinas que están siendo monitoreadas en el Golfo de California, en las costas de Panamá y de Costa Rica, y en las cinco islas y archipiélagos oceánicos del Pacífico tropical Oriental están amenazadas de extinción, según un estudio realizado por la UICN (Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza) y sus socios. Las principales amenazas para la flora y la fauna marinas de la región son la pesca excesiva, la pérdida del hábitat y el impacto cada vez mayor de la oscilación del Sur - El Niño.  | English

23 Feb 2012 | International news release

Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)

Twelve percent of marine species in tropical eastern Pacific threatened

Twelve percent of marine species surveyed in the Gulf of California, the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica and the five offshore oceanic islands and archipelagos in the tropical eastern Pacific are threatened with extinction, according to a study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and its partners. Main threats to the region’s marine flora and fauna include over-fishing, habitat loss and increasing impacts from the El Nino Southern Oscillation. …  

23 Feb 2012 | News story

Macquarie’s new Green Campus Guide is a fun way for students and staff to learn how to make smart sustainability choices.

Green Campus Guide wins international accolades

Macquarie University in Australia has created a new interactive Green Campus Guide to inspire enhanced campus participation in its vision for sustainability.   …  

23 Feb 2012 | News story