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Dr. Christoph Imboden

IUCN sets up panel to advise Holcim on conservation

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has appointed a chairman for an independent panel to advise Holcim, a leading building materials supplier, how best to conserve species. …  

07 Feb 2008 | News story
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Master plan for southern Africa’s “lifeline” revealed

A management plan for the world’s largest inland delta was launched on World Wetlands Day. …  

05 Feb 2008 | News story

State of the world 2008: water in a sustainable economy

Choices about the way water is used must be made, argues IUCN in the latest volume of the book, State of the World …  

05 Feb 2008 | News story

Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, China

New IUCN Draft IUCN Protected Area Category Guidelines. Comments from members are welcomed

The IUCN Protected Areas Programme invites members to comment the Draft Guidelines for Protected Areas. …  

05 Feb 2008 | News story

Dr Nicolaas Jan van Strien (April 1, 1946-February 7, 2008)

Dr Nicolaas Jan van Strien 1946 - 2008

 

04 Feb 2008 | News story

Winners of the Golden Ark Award 2008 announced

Patricia Medici, Chair of the IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG) and Charudutt Mishra, a member of the IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group are two of the three winners to be awarded the Golden Ark Award in 2008. …  

04 Feb 2008 | News story

To Bee, or Not to Bee…

The plight of pollinators is causing worldwide concern. Not only are population numbers of many formerly abundant species dwindling, some species are disappearing altogether. …  

31 Jan 2008 | News story

Dr Galen Rathbun holding the newly discovered Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi

Discovery: First New Species Of Giant Elephant-Shrew In 126 Years

Dr. Galen Rathbun, Chair of the IUCN/SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group, and a team of collaborators confirmed the existence of a new species, Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi, in the mountains of Tanzania.  

31 Jan 2008 | News story

Dimah visits IUCN HQ

Founder and Chairman of MJF Group (Dilmah Tea) visits IUCN Headquarters

On January 28, 2008 the Founder and Chairman of MJF Group of Companies (Dilmah Tea), Mr. Merrill J. Fernando, its Marketing Director, Mr. Dilhan Fernando and a team from Dilmah visited IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. …  

28 Jan 2008 | News story

Meinhard Doelle

A Change of Climate

Prof. Meinhard Doelle, a specialist in international and domestic law relating to climate change, has joined the staff of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre for five months to work on linkages between biodiversity and climate change. …  

25 Jan 2008 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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