Juillet 2011

CZIP

The Center for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro joins IUCN

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member from South Eastern Europe: The Center for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro. The membership application was approved during the recent 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Nam Xong River at Vang Vieng, Lao PDR

Clean Up Day promotes sustainable water resource management along the Nam Xong River

Taking place in Vangvieng on 20 May 2011, the Nam Xong Clean Up Day brought together more than 400 people to learn about water resources management and to collect garbage and waste from along the river. 

01 Jul 2011 | News story
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BirdLife Intl, Preventing Extinctions, SOS

Bird conservation in Brazil

On April 15, 2011 a new protected area - The Costa Do Sol State Park - was created in Rio (Brazil), the only place worldwide for the Critically Endangered Restinga Antwren. The Restinga Antwren is one of the 20 bird species in Birdlife`s Preventing Extinctions Programme that SOS supports through a Threatened Species Grant. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Officials from the AfDB,  Bamba Diop and Richard Walker with Ali Kaka, IUCN Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa and Aimé Nianogo, IUCN Regional Director for West and Central Africa. Photo: Hastings Chikoko

IUCN and African Development Bank explore additional opportunities in Eastern and Southern Africa

Officials from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and IUCN-ESARO staff met in Nairobi today to look at ways of collaboration as they expand their programmes in the eastern and southern parts of Africa. The meeting convened programme staff from the IUCN regional office and its country offices in the region and is buidling on the work that IUCN and AfDB are doing in West and Central Africa. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story
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Field visit during the Al Hima Workshop held in Lebanon

The old ways are the best—reviving traditional knowledge in West Asia

An ancient conservation practice born in the Arabian desert more than 1,500 years ago is now being revived in the battle-scarred greenery of Lebanon to help meet the complex challenges of a modern economy. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Bandar Khiran, Oman

Boosting ecotourism in Oman

For many years the rich biological and cultural diversity of Oman has been a major draw card for tourists but now eco-tourism is being given a special boost thanks to a project between IUCN and the Omani Ministry of Tourism. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Zarqa River

Restoring the river - restoring lives

For decades, the Zarqa River in Jordan has been increasingly over-exploited and polluted. IUCN, in close cooperation with one of its Members, the Jordanian Ministry of Environment, is working to reverse this trend, coming to the rescue of the river basin itself and the people that need it to survive. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Khaldoun Al Omari working in the field

A bird’s eye view of conservation

With a background in applied biology and rich experience in nature conservation, IUCN’s Khaldoun Al Omari now engages his passion for nature and knowledge about how to conserve it. He is making sure that the potential of protected areas in saving our natural environment not only looks great on paper but is also effectively translated into action on the ground. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Field officer collects samples

Working with our partners - Sepon mine considers biodiversity offset plan

A partner organisation to the Mekong Water Dialogues is implementing an offset plan that has the potential to maintain levels of biodiversity around the mine where they operate. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

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