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Waterfall in Paksong district, Lao

International organizations launch initiatives for sustainable water use in Asia Pacific

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched concrete initiatives to achieve more sustainable management of precious water resources in the Asia Pacific region. …  

05 Dec 2007 | News story

"Four Factors" poster

“Four factors: The problems of development and globalization.”

3 December 2007 – The Embassy of France in Vietnam in collaboration with Université de Tous Les Savoirs – UTLS and The World Conservation Union have organized six special workshops on that address the theme: “Global changes and problems of globalization” …  

03 Dec 2007 | News story

Zambezi field trip

Victoria Falls Integrated water supply - Managing water supply for domestic use and the environment

VICTORIA FALLS – There is an urgent need to start effectively and efficiently managing our water resources. This message and demonstration of an ongoing effort in Southern Africa to manage and conserve this precious resource was conveyed to communicators and policy makers attending the Zambezi Stakeholders Forum in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from November 27th-29th. …  

30 Nov 2007 | News story

Development co-operation for Marine Research in East and West Africa: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Marine research: East and West Africa urged to learn from each other

West Africa has comparably well-developed activities for MPAs and fisheries, whilst East Africa has a longer history of research capacity building and integrated coastal management projects. There is therefore much scope for exchange and cooperation between the two regions according to a new IUCN report. …  

27 Nov 2007 | News story

IUCN

World Conservation Union welcomes 33 new members

The 68th IUCN Council meeting has admitted 33 new members to the World Conservation Union (IUCN). The new members include four government agencies: two of them are working on protected areas in Guinea Bissau and Korea; one is a government agency representing the Flemish Ministry of Environment, Nature and Energy; and the fourth one is the Environmental Department of the Alava Government in Spain. The new members bring local knowledge, expertise, and the will to influence the international agenda. …  

26 Nov 2007 | News story

Nelson Mandela and IUCN delegation

Global delegation led by Valli Moosa meets Nelson Mandela

The governing body of the world's leading authority on biodiversity, the Council of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), met yesterday with President Nelson R. Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. …  

26 Nov 2007 | News story

Tranh Thi Huong Trang

ELC hosts CEL Law Papers Award winner

Tran Thi Huong Trang from Vietnam, one of the winners of this year's Alexandre Kiss Environmental Law Papers Award, sponsored by the Commission on Environmental Law, was visiting the Environmental Law Centre in Bonn in early November. …  

20 Nov 2007 | News story

Bridging science, policy and the implementation of environmental flows

The IUCN Water Programme ran a key session on environmental flows at the CAIWA (International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management) in Basel on Thursday 15 November. The session addressed the issues of bridging science and policy, and how to move towards implementation of environmental flows. …  

19 Nov 2007 | News story

rainforest

Expanding efforts to conserve biodiversity is imperative

On November 12-13, 2007, in Lisbon, Businesses came together with governments and civil society organization in Europe to discuss how business might best fulfill their role in addressing the biodiversity conservation challenges facing the society. …  

12 Nov 2007 | News story

Fishermen in the Banc d`Arguin National Park,Mauritania

Panel set up to advise on environmental impacts of oil drilling

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) is creating an independent scientific panel to advise the Government of Mauritania on environmental issues concerning oil and gas development.
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06 Nov 2007 | 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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