Avril 2009

Proceedings of the Technical Workshop on Mitigating Sea Turtle Bycatch in Coastal Net Fisheries

New report sets out roadmap for reducing sea turtle bycatch in coastal net fisheries

Sea turtles are adversely affected by a range of factors, some natural and others caused by human activities, such as fishing operations. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story

Green Expo 2009

Green Expo 2009

Jamaica’s Green Expo 2009 kicks off on June 5th – World Environment Day. The weekend-long exposition, held biennially during National Environmental Awareness Week, is organised by the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust and attracts families, school groups and businesses. This year’s main theme is climate change, alternative energy and energy conservation. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story

Amazonía Ecuatoriana

Coma bien, ahorre dinero y proteja la Amazonía

En el Día Mundial de la Tierra, el restaurant IL BUCO donará el 15% de las cuentas de sus clientes en Nueva York, para proteger la Amazonía. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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José María Musmeci

José María Musmeci, nuevo coordinador del Comité Argentino de la UICN

Los miembros argentinos de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), votaron de manera unánime a José María Musmeci, vicepresidente de la Fundación Patagonia Natural, como nuevo coordinador del Comité Argentino de la UICN. Roberto Molinari, representante de la Administración de Parques Nacionales, fue designado coordinador adjunto. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Nairobi Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

Ministers and senior officials from more than 20 countries joined government representatives, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs in Nairobi, to finalise the Nairobi Statement on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Young Asian Elephant

Dilmah Conservation Unveils First Elephant Education Center in Sri Lanka

The Human-Elephant conflict is a little known consequence of human development and expansion into elephant habitats in parts of Sri Lanka. An estimated 150 elephants are killed annually, caught in traps, or otherwise killed in their interaction with humans. Dilmah Conservation has partnered with the Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Ministry of the Environment to address this issue with the establishment of the Elephant Information Centre. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story

Coconut groves in brackish water.

Troubles in the Coconut Grove

Could rising sea levels undermine the potential for islands to produce biofuels from coconut oil? Tonga’s sea level monitoring programme has registered a 10 mm rise in recent years, and the trend is likely to continue. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Rizwana Hasan - Goldman Environmental Prize winner 2009

Rizwana Hasan awarded Goldman Environmental Prize 2009

Ms. Rizwana Hasan, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, an IUCN member, and a member of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for 2009. …  

20 Apr 2009 | News story
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palm trees

Troubles in coconut grove

Could rising sea levels undermine the potential for islands to produce biofuels from coconut oil? Tonga’s sea level monitoring programme has registered a 10 mm rise in recent years, and the trend is likely to continue. …  

20 Apr 2009 | News story

Logo for IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List website made easy

Website visitors to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species can now take advantage of a users’ guide and video demo to help them search close to 45,000 records of plant and animal information. …  

20 Apr 2009 | News story
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