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Collateral damage: Western Ghats freshwater species in peril

Freshwater species in the Western Ghats, India, are being sacrificed as collateral damage in the race for rapid economic development. For the first time, comprehensive data are available on the conservation status and distribution of all freshwater fishes, molluscs, dragonflies, damselflies and aquatic plants across peninsular India. Water pollution from agricultural and urban sources, overharvesting and invasive species are the major threats that have led to 16% of freshwater species in the region for which we have sufficient data being classified as threatened with extinction on The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. …  

22 Sep 2011 | News story

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Strengthening Africa's capacity for food security and forest management

Experts have called for accelerated efforts to strengthen capacity to enable the implementation of strategies and plans for food security and forest management in Africa. The call was made yesterday at the 2011 IUCN Regional Conservation Forum held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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22 Sep 2011 | Article
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SER Mexico 2011

SER2011 Mexico Call to Action

Message from the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration to the Convention on Biological Diversity
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22 Sep 2011 | News story

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South Africa Minister calls for the recognition of the link between forests and food security

South Africa Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Honourable Rejoice Mabudafhasi, has called on governments, civil society organizations and communities in Eastern and Southern Africa to manage the region’s forests wisely in order to support people’s livelihoods. She made the remarks when she opened the 2011 IUCN Regional Conservation Forum today in Johannesburg, South Africa. …  

20 Sep 2011 | Article
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Boris Erg

Increased coordination for WCPA in Europe

IUCN Europe and WCPA have agreed to strenghten cooperation in the region by appointing a focal point in the Secretariat. …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story

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IUCN Member awarded membership of Clinton Global Initiative

The Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF), an IUCN Member based in India, has been awarded membership of the Clinton Global Initiative in appreciation of AERF’s efforts to conserve and protect forests and biodiversity in the Western Ghats.   …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story

Bangladesh Capacity Development Action Plan for Sustainable Environmental Governance

Bangladesh Capacity Development Action Plan for Sustainable Environmental Governance

Published by:
Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh …  

19 Sep 2011 | Downloads - publication

Participants discussed at inception workshop

Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) project officially kicked off in Vietnam

In partnership with the Vietnam Administration of the Seas and Islands (VASI) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), IUCN organized a workshop in HCMC on September 6, 2011 to launch the Vietnam component of Building Coastal Resilience (BCR). With activities in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, BCR is a 4-year EU-funded project to build the capacity of local government and local people to plan for, and adapt to, future climate risks in provinces along the coastline between Bangkok and HCMC. In Vietnam, BCR will focus on Can Gio, Ben Tre, Soc Trang, and Kien Giang. IUCN’s national-level partners are VASI and GIZ; the local partners are Ben Tre, Soc Trang, and Kien Giang DONREs. …   | Vietnamese

19 Sep 2011 | News story

Antarctica

Study reveals widespread plastic distribution in Antarctic waters

Scientists from the Algalita Marine Research Foundation (Long Beach, California), in cooperation with IUCN project partner the TARA Foundation, report findings of plastic pollution in Antarctic waters. …  

16 Sep 2011 | News story

Cover Water Programme Case Study: Environmental Flows

WANI Case Studies

A new series of Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) case studies was recently launched during the Stockholm World Water Week. …  

16 Sep 2011 | Downloads - publication