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IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, addressing the IUCN National Committee of South Africa. Sitting next to her is Fundisile Mketeni, Chair of the IUCN National Committee

Building the case for biodiversity in South Africa

IUCN Members meet to discuss the application of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) to South Africa. …  

07 Mar 2011 | News story

Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre and Botswana Minister of Environment, Hon. Kitso Mokaila

IUCN Director General opens new offices for Kalahari Conservation Society

The IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre opened the new offices of the Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS) in Gaborone, Botswana on 1 March 2011. Also present at the opening ceremony was the Botswana Minister of Environment and Tourism, Honourable Kitso Mokaila. …  

07 Mar 2011 | News story

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, presents a gift to Botwana President, His Excellency S.K.I Khama

Botswana President welcomes IUCN support for national conservation efforts

IUCN’s Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre was received by President Seretse Khama Ian Khama of Botswana recently for a meeting to discuss the country’s conservation activities. …  

07 Mar 2011 | News story

This newly discovered African Iris will be named Moraea vuvuzela after the trumpet enjoyed by South African soccer fans

Moraea vuvuzela discovered: New plant discovery commemorates 2010 World Cup

 In honour of the first Soccer World Cup held on the African continent, a newly discovered Iris species from Worcester Valley in the Western Cape has been named Moraea vuvuzela after the distinctive horn that has captured the unique spirit of the event. …  

01 Mar 2011 | News story
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Lyndenburg Cycad (Encephalartos inopinus)

South African measures to restrict cycad trade inadequate

A proposal published for public comment could result in trade in 11 species of native cycad trees being brought to a halt by authorities in South Africa, and trade in others restricted. …  

25 Feb 2011 | News story

Kalama Conservancy in Kenya’s dry lands of Samburu District

Appreciating Kenya’s drylands

In Kenya, drylands make up 84 percent of the country’s total land surface and support about 9.9 million Kenyans, or approximately 34 percent of the country’s population. …  

12 Jan 2011 | News story

Boran pastoral in Northern Kenya

Reversal of fortune

The dry rangelands of Northern Kenya are inhabited mainly by pastoralists—people who derive a living from raising livestock and continually move in search of water and pasture. Until recently, pastoralists in this region have been able to adapt to their highly variable conditions, supplying most of Kenya’s meat, milk, hides and skins. …  

10 Jan 2011 | News story

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.

UICN da la bienvenida al Año Internacional de los Bosques

Los bosques del mundo son esenciales para la vida, su diversidad y para alcanzar los objetivos más grandes de la humanidad, tales como: reducir la pobreza, frenar el cambio climático y lograr un desarrollo sostenible. Durante 2011, la UICN trabajará para asegurar que los bosques ofrezcan su máximo potencial para el bienestar humano y la conservación de la biodiversidad. …   | English

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Marula Certification in Swaziland

Swaziland’s natural future

The natural products industry is growing exponentially in Southern Africa. Incomes have increased throughout the supply chain—from primary producers and processing companies to community-based enterprises. A major factor in the increase in revenue is organic and fair trade certification. …  

01 Jan 2011 | News story

Women pastoralists taking part in participatory filming (Olbil, Tanzania)

Participatory Video in the Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Participatory Video, a new innovative way of capturing and sharing communities’ voices on social and environmental change, was recently introduced by the IUCN Water Programme. …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story


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