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New IUCN report reveals extensive saline intrusion in Azraq Basin

A new IUCN study has highlighted severe saline contamination of one of Jordan’s most important groundwater aquifers, the Azraq basin. This saline contamination represents a serious threat, caused by intensive pumping over the past 20 years. The overpumping has led to a drop in regional water tables and an increase in salinity in both groundwater and the surrounding soils. …  

16 Mar 2011 | News story
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A woman and children crossing the river at the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Protected areas increase economic gains in West Africa

Local populations living close to protected areas in West Africa , earn an additional 40% of their income from activities related to these areas. …  

15 Mar 2011 | News story

Environmental Legislations workshop

IUCN influences environmental legislations in Jordan

Law enforcement is considered a crucial measure that needs to be taken into consideration in parallel with creating social change towards best environmental practices. This requires building the capacities of lawyers and judges to become more aware of the environmental legislations and the impact of the environmental law enforcement on local communities. …  

14 Mar 2011 | News story
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Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre with BotSoc ,SANBI and  IUCN officials

IUCN Director General visits Pretoria Botanical Gardens

IUCN Member, The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc), recently hosted a dinner for the IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens during her recent visit to South Africa in February 2011. Before the dinner, Botsoc and the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) took the Director General for a tour of the Pretoria Botanical Gardens. …  

14 Mar 2011 | News story

A woman and children crossing the river at the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Protected Areas Increase Economic Gains in West Africa

Local populations living close to protected areas in West Africa , earn an additional 40% of their income from activities related to these areas. …  

14 Mar 2011 | International news release

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Message from IUCN Director General on Japanese earthquake and tsunami

On behalf of all IUCN Members and staff, I join with people from around the world in extending sympathy and solidarity to the many families affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. …  

12 Mar 2011 | IUCN statement

The Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Dr Stuart speaking at the launch of the SANBI’s Frog Conservation Research Strategy

IUCN Species Survival Commission member activities in South Africa

During his visit to South Africa, the Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Dr Simon Stuart, held meetings with members of the Species Survival Commission and its Specialist Groups. Today, Dr Stuart met with the SSC members at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), in Pretoria. …  

11 Mar 2011 | News story

Village – Etang de la Capelle

Biodiversité et territoires : vers un renforcement des stratégies régionales pour la biodiversité ?

A quelques mois du lancement de la nouvelle stratégie nationale pour la biodiversité, comment les collectivités territoriales se mobiliseront-elles ? Les récents engagements pris au niveau national (Grenelle de l’environnement) et international (10ème Conférence des nations unies sur la diversité biologique de Nagoya - CDB) encouragent fortement les autorités locales à renforcer leur implication pour la préservation de la biodiversité. Le Comité français de l’UICN - Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature, recommande, sur la base d’un état des lieux publié aujourd’hui en partenariat avec la Fédération des Parcs naturels régionaux, le renforcement des stratégies régionales pour la biodiversité. …   | English

11 Mar 2011 | Article

Students are eager at the game

Communication campaign on marine turtle conservation in Quang Tri province

Quang Tri is a coastal province in Vietnam where species biodiversity plays an important role in supporting a healthy ecosystem and valuable fisheries industry. Given such importance IUCN and Quang Tri Sub-Department of Fisheries Resources Protection (Sub-DFRP) have collaborated on marine turtle conservation and education for many years now. In 2011, education campaigns continued with activities in Gio Hai and Trung Giang Secondary Schools, culminating in final competitions on March 1-2, 2011. …   | Vietnamese

11 Mar 2011 | News story

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Join IUCN's email discussion forum of Europe overseas!

IUCN's Europe Overseas Forum has been launched. It is an email discussion group, hosted on Google Groups, for everyone interested in advancing biodiversity and climate change action in the Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (EU). …  

09 Mar 2011 | News story