Septembre 2011

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Mr Ronnakorn Triraganon, Senior Programme Officer at RECOFTC speaking at the release of the Natural Resource Governance Trainers’ Manual at the 5th Asia RCF

Natural Resource Governance Trainers’ Manual Released at the 5th Asia RCF

 Joint efforts of IUCN and its Member brings out the first natural resource governance report in Asia 

28 Sep 2011 | News story
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre formally opening the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea

The 5th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum Commences in Incheon, Republic of Korea

IUCN lays the foundation for the World Conservation Congress with the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea  

28 Sep 2011 | News story
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SOS, Birdlife International

Remote bird breeding population discovered in Russia`s Far East

Heritage Expeditions – a BirdLife Species Champion supporting Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation through the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme – struck gold when they, and the passengers they have taken to the Russian Far East, helped scientists discover a previously unknown breeding population of these rapidly declining waders. …  

26 Sep 2011 | News story

Wangari Maathai

Nature loses a heroine

IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of Wangari Maathai, one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners and a great advocate for social justice, human rights, peace and democracy. Wangari Maathai has passed away in Nairobi at the age of 71. …   | Spanish

26 Sep 2011 | News story

Vietnamese apple

Self-initiative to improve local livelihood and adapt to environmental changes in Soc Trang province

A strong impression still remains in my mind from the field trip for the Building Resilience Impacts to Climate Change Project (BCR) in Soc Trang province. It is a story about a talented and self-motivated poor rural woman in Vinh Tan commune, Vinh Chau district, Soc Trang Province who has created a livelihood model with her own initiative in a coastal strip dominated by shrimp farms. …   | Vietnamese

26 Sep 2011 | News story

World Rivers' Day

Video Message: World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world's waterways, marked every last Sunday of September. …  

25 Sep 2011 | News story

Brainstorming in needs and objectives

Learning from the Thai experience of river basin management

Jointly with the Chi River Basin Committee, MWD Thailand has now commenced an assessment of the Thai River Basin Organisations (RBO).  Based on the Chi River Basin, northeastern Thailand, the assessment will be conducted from September – November 2011 and will foster an understanding of RBO strengths and weaknesses. 

25 Sep 2011 | News story

Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

Chair's Corner: CEC Newsletter September 2011

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair, announces the end of his term and invites CEC members to participate in the nomination of a new Chair. In this newsletter, 46 new stories showcase the remarkable range of actions by CEC members in all parts of the world. …  

23 Sep 2011 | News story

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A regional conservation showcase closes at the IUCN Pavilion in Johannesburg

A four-day exhibition of conservation activities implemented in the Eastern and Southern Africa region closes today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The IUCN Green Pavilion was organized as a platform for showcasing conservation activities that contribute to biodiversity management, livelihoods, food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation. …  

23 Sep 2011 | News story
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