Septembre 2011

European Conservation Forum

Voices from the Forum

It is the third day at the European Conservation Forum in Bonn, Germany. We have asked some participants their impressions on these first days of discussions on the new IUCN Programme. …  

08 Sep 2011 | News story
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Strayed Fox back to the Wilderness

IUCN Pakistan released a stray fox in the wilderness of Hingol National Park after it learned that she was captive in the city of Karachi, with a family of a washerman of the Parsi General Hospital. …  

08 Sep 2011 | News story

Afiche concurso Construcción Sostenible

Costa Rica apuesta por la construcción sostenible

Con un resultado muy exitoso, el pasado miércoles 31 de agosto se cerró la recepción de propuestas de diseño de vivienda sostenible para participar en el Primer Concurso de Vivienda Sostenible para Clase Media de Costa Rica. Un total de 22 equipos entregaron sus propuestas en esta primera edición que ha tenido una importante acogida entre profesionales del ramo constructivo. …  

07 Sep 2011 | News story
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Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, Lebanon, 2009-2010

Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve in Lebanon: a growing innovative model in West Asia

In 2007, the Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa (APJM) ( and many local experts joined efforts to protect the pristine landscape of Jabal Moussa Mountain of Kesrwan-Lebanon which was being exposed to major threats from human activities. …  

07 Sep 2011 | News story

Dr Alejandro Iza, Director IUCN Environmental Law Centre, chairs the 'Strengthening Water Diplomacy in Transboundary Basins' seminar

Overcoming challenges to water cooperation

With more than 270 transboundary rivers worldwide, and threats such as climate change, the need for improved capacity in managing water resources sustainably and equitably has never been greater. …  

06 Sep 2011 | News story

RCF Europe

“Switch to action!” starts today!

The IUCN European Conservation Forum has opened its doors today in Bonn, Germany. This is one of eleven such Forums taking place around the world this year in preparation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju in September 2012. …  

06 Sep 2011 | News story

SOS, Birdlife International

Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings recorded in Kazakhstan

A SOS-funded project team of BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939. …  

05 Sep 2011 | News story

CMS Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema and ELC Director, Alejandro Iza

New Agreement Governs the Relationship between the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the CMS Family

Bonn, 2 September 2011 - A new Memorandum of Understanding between the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (IUCN ELC) and the CMS Family Secretariats of CMS, AEWA, EUROBATS and ASCOBANS has been signed at the UN premises in Bonn today. …  

05 Sep 2011 | News story

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.

Whales & dolphins need more protected areas

A new book, Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is released, calling for accelerated efforts to conserve marine mammals by protecting a greater area of the ocean. Currently only 1.3% of the ocean is protected but many new Marine Protected Areas are being created. Erich Hoyt, the book’s author and IUCN’s cetacean specialist, examines current and future developments in ocean protection. …  

05 Sep 2011 | News story

Mohit Mukherjee, CEC member

UPEACE online course: Entrepreneurship and social change

CEC member Mohit Mukherjee is the instructor for this seven-week course starting November 1 online. …  

05 Sep 2011 | News story