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Economic Valuation workshop participants,Cape Town

IUCN host workshop on Economic Valuation of LMEs at GEF International Waters Conference

Economic Valuation (EV) is a practical tool that can be used within a business approach to ecosystem management. It can be applied in a multitude of different ways but is commonly used to assess potential benefits and costs, and to identify potential stakeholders and threats. At the end of July 2007, IUCN offered participants at the GEF Fourth Biennial International Waters Conference the chance to attend a workshop to learn more about this tool applied in the context of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs). …  

06 Sep 2007 | News story

Inspection of the hull of a ship in Malakal Harbour,Koror as part of the IUCN project addressing invasive species in the Pacific Ocean.

Invasive species in the Pacific: looking under the water

Invasive species do not recognise Marine Protected Area (MPA) boundaries, yet very little is done to address the problem of alien invasive species in marine protected area planning and management. In the case of an MPA, invasions can pose serious threats and lead to dramatic impacts, particularly when management is unprepared for them.To help address this issue in the western Pacific, in July 2007, IUCN co-hosted a marine invasive species survey and training workshop with the Palau National Invasive Species Committee (NISC) and in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College.
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06 Sep 2007 | News story

Australia River Symposium: Launch of the Global Environmental Flows Network

The Global Environmental Flows Network was officially launched during the 10th International River Symposium Conference in Brisbane, Australia. ‘Environmental Flows’ refers to water provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems, and their benefits where there is competing use and demand   …  

06 Sep 2007 | News story

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The situation analysis for the Caribbean region is now available

The final deadline for proposals for the World Conservation Forum has been extended by one month until 31 October 2007. …  

06 Sep 2007 | News story

Handbook of European freshwater fishes

New Handbook of European Freshwater Fish

A new book 'Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes' by Maurice Kottelat and Jörg Freyhof has been compiled with the strong support of the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of the Species Programme. …  

05 Sep 2007 | News story

IUCN World Conservation Congress

WCC: Key dates for contributions extended

The final deadline for proposals for the World Conservation Forum has been extended by one month until 31 October 2007. …  

04 Sep 2007 | News story

Participants at the workshop on developing cooperation efforts for marine reserch

IUCN works with Sida to foster information exchange on Marine Science across East and West Africa

Capacity building efforts for research should reflect the same kind of cumulative and learning process as science itself. This was one of the findings of a workshop co-organised in May 2007 by IUCN, Sida, PRCM, FIBA, Swedish Water House and hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Practioners from several sub-saharan Africa countries were joined by marine scientists from Europe to take stock of experiences and identify key factors for success, with the aim of further enhancing development co-operation efforts for marine research, at national, regional and local levels in East and West Africa.
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28 Aug 2007 | News story

Promoting Water Security in the Pacific

Managing and protecting freshwater resources is of vital importance for the Pacific region’s health and wealth. …  

27 Aug 2007 | News story

Thunus obesus or Bigeye tuna

Self-assessment of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations: are they on track?

Though Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) and their members face conflicting pressures, if they do not take steps now to better manage fish stocks, these resources will continue to decline to the detriment of the ocean’s wellbeing, food security and human health. IUCN believes that all RFMOs should conduct self-assessments this year or next and include a review of how each RFMO accepts scientific advice and incorporates that advice into its conservation and management measures. …  

21 Aug 2007 | News story

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Share your experience in evaluating the effects of climate change

The GEF Office of Evaluation in collaboration with IUCN will host an International Workshop (May 2008) to share good practice examples of evaluations and methods in evaluating mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. …  

20 Aug 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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