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The floating jetty at Hajamro Creek, main Keti Bunder Town

The Sindh Forest Department all set to inscribe its name in the Guinness World Records

The Sindh Forest Department is attempting to inscribe its name in the Guinness World Records by planting maximum number of mangrove saplings during the daylight hours in Kharo Chaan, Thatta District on June 22, 2013. …  

21 Jun 2013 | News story

WED 2013

The World Environment Day – Think, Eat, Save

IUCN in collaboration with UNESCO and Balochistan Environmental Protection Agency, Government of Balochistan organized a Seminar to mark the World Environment Day 2013 on 5th June at Serena hotel Quetta. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day was Think, Eat, Save. …  

05 Jun 2013 | News story

Green Rally conducted on the occasion of World Environment Day 2013

World Environment Day Celebrated

Like other countries in different part of the world, Nepal is also celebrating World Environment Day with a dedication to mark the theme of this year ‘Think. Eat. Save’ to aware the community to control massive waste of food to reduce the pressure on natural resources. …  

05 Jun 2013 | News story

Seasonal Harvest

Celebrate World Environment Day - secure nature’s food supply

To mark the food theme of this year’s World Environment Day: ‘Think. Eat. Save’ IUCN urges policy makers to pay greater attention to the role that nature plays in boosting global food security. …  

05 Jun 2013 | News story

11A-18-03, RSPB, SOS, Devki Nanda

Ananya Mukherjee explains Vulture Safe Zones

A lot done, a lot more to do. That could be the Facebook status update for Ananya Mukherjee as she works to establish Vulture Safe Zones (VSZs) to help protect India’s remaining vulture populations. 

04 Jun 2013 | News story

Workshop

Grantees of Phase 2 (Cycle 2) of MFF Small Grants Facility share their lessons learned with each other

Grant recipients of Phase 2 (Cycle 2) of MFF Small Grants Facility (SGF) met on 7 May 2013 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 7 to share their lessons learned over the past 11 months. Phase 2 (Cycle 2) which commenced operation in January 2011 will be concluded in July 2013.  

29 May 2013 | News story
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Nature plays a critical role in our water security and the sustainable development of our planet.

Biodiversity and water: two of a kind

Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. Its theme, Water and Biodiversity, coincides with the designation of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation and highlights the indispensible role of nature in our water security and the sustainable development of our planet. …  

22 May 2013 | News story

Fishermen unloading fish, Mauritania

Coming soon: Guidelines to engage contributors and users in IPBES

Engaging the most relevant experts in the IPBES work is one of the greatest challenges that this new platform is facing. Following the invitation from the IPBES State Members, IUCN and the International Council for Science (ICSU) are proposing a strategy to ensure appropriate stakeholder involvement in line with the IPBES purposes and principles. …  

21 May 2013 | News story

Sitio Ramsar Jaaukanigás". Santa Fe, Argentina.

New book shows the power of ecosystems to protect us

Healthy and well-managed ecosystems reduce the risk of disasters and strengthen our ability to adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a new book launched by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR). …  

21 May 2013 | News story

Mark Smith speaking at the Second Asia Pacific Water Summit

Asia Pacific Water Summit: regional cooperation essential

The Second Asia Pacific Water Summit concluded on 20 May 2013 with leaders from nine countries – Brunei, Georgia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Republic of Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vanuatu and Viet Nam – pledging to prioritize water-related concerns in their countries. …  

20 May 2013 | News story


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