Avril 2011

Tahir Qureshi

A blessing in disguise

Tahir Qureshi – Pakistan

“In 1984, when I was a Divisional Forest Officer, I was kidnapped in the thick forest of Dadu, in southern Pakistan. The armed gang kept me in captivity for two nights but it seemed like a thousand years. My confidence was shattered and my career took a turn for what I thought at the time was the worst. After this, I decided to work on coastal conservation. This change, which involved restoring mangroves, was actually a blessing in disguise. It gave me a platform to chart completely unexplored territory in Pakistan.” …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

Renata, her daughters and an ocelot at Los Amigos

Trapped in the Amazon!

Renata Leite Pitman - Brazil

“Ten years ago, moved by curiosity, I planned a three-month expedition to the south east of Peru to learn more about an elusive species, and maybe trap and radio collar it. Ten years later, I feel it was the animal that trapped me!,” says Renata Leite Pitman. …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

Mrs. Teerasignha (standed, far right) with members of the Koh Tao, Surat Thani government, Klang’s Mayor, IUCN, and Save Koh Tao Community group

Koh Tao Island preserves paradise by managing waste

Koh Tao in Surat Thani province celebrated “Preserving Paradise: Save Koh Tao Festival” on March 26-26 marking the island’s dedication to protect the sea and island environment. IUCN Thailand, an active partner of MFF, supported the local Green Island Movement’s “Waste Management Exhibition and Practice Demonstration” during the festival. A forum organized by IUCN brought community leaders and members, and government representatives from Koh Tao and Surat Thani province, to discuss waste management initiatives in schools, households, and tourism establishments. The attendees affirmed the need for balance between preserving Koh Tao’s natural environment and developing economic opportunities from tourism and other activities. The island’s Waste Management program allows villagers, tourists, tour operators, and provincial authorities to maintain this balance. …  

01 Apr 2011 | News story
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River in the South

Thai RBOs assessment discussion

 IUCN Thailand held a consultation meeting on 24 March to discuss an assessment of River Basin Organizations (RBOs). It was proposed to use the Chi River Basin as a case study to help understand the situation of RBOs, their strengths and weakness in Khon Kean, the second largest of the north-eastern provinces of Thailand.   
 

01 Apr 2011 | News story
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Mae Chan river basin dialogue_Chiang Rai_Thailand

Mae Chan River Basin Dialogue

 A meeting to facilitate a multi-stakeholder dialogue was held on 20 March. More than 30 representatives attended from the Land Development Office, the Agriculture Office, Non-government organizations and communities along Mae Chan River Basin. The participants shared their knowledge of the water and land use situation for integrated management of the Mae Chan River Basin of the Mekong Catchment in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. The outcomes of the dialogue have laid foundations for the discussions of water management for Indigenous people, planned in April.    

01 Apr 2011 | News story
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Camels transport Buddhist relics long-buried in Mongolia's Gobi Desert

IUCN instrumental in UN strategy on gender and desertification

IUCN recently hosted a key meeting in Bonn, Germany, on mainstreaming gender in the United Nations’ work dealing with desertification. …  

01 Apr 2011 | News story

Nadi Basin

Global to local ecosystem approaches and knowledge shared in Fiji

Scientists and experts recently gathered in Nadi, Fiji to discuss the integration of ecosystem based management principles and know-how into the Nadi River Basin project. …  

01 Apr 2011 | News story

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