November

Fuelwood Truck, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya

Eastern Africa: Tackling environmental challenges in refugee camps

Eastern Africa hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees whose survival is dependent on humanitarian aid and nature. Often cramped together on fragile land, the impact of high concentration of people on natural resources is considerable. While UNHCR provides food – nature provides firewood for the refugees to be able to cook their food. …  

30 Nov 2008 | News story

Forest land use change

Use nature to fight climate change – IUCN

Countries should use their natural resources to fight climate change, according to IUCN.  

30 Nov 2008 | News story

ESARO Connect Newsletter

IUCN ESARO prepares the ground for effective membership engagement

In keeping with the IUCN Barcelona commitments, the IUCN Secretariat is positioning itself to facilitate effective engagement of members and Commissions in the work of the Union. A senior position was created within the Secretariat to ensure improved support to members and commissions. The Head of Constituency is now based in the Pretoria Office with strong links to both the program and the constituency office in IUCN Headquarters. In addition, communication with members is being improved by – among other things - the introduction of an e-newsletter and a more informative website is to be launched next month. …  

28 Nov 2008 | News story

SADC Parliamentarians in Malawi

IUCN showcases water resources management to SADC parliamentarians

IUCN ESARO in collaboration with SADC/DANIDA Regional Water Sector Programme organized a visit for SADC Parliamentarians to Dzimphutsi IWRM project in Chikwawa district of Malawi. Supported by DANIDA, the visits was organized to expose decision makers from different sectors to the IWRM implementation. The Malawi visit brought together chairs of relevant parliamentary portfolio committees from SADC member States. …  

28 Nov 2008 | News story

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Đối thoại Nước Vùng Mekong được phát động ở Việt Nam

Đại diện của các ngành nước đã gặp gỡ vào hôm thứ Hai, 24/10 để tham gia lễ phát động Hợp phần Việt Nam của Các Đối thoại Nước Vùng Mêkông (MRWD). …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Mekong Region Water Dialogues Launched in Viet Nam

Representatives of major national water sectors gathered on Monday, Oct. 24 for IUCN’s launch of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues’ (MRWD) Viet Nam component. …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Mekong Region Water Dialogues Launched in Viet Nam

Representatives of major national water sectors gathered on Monday, Oct. 24 for IUCN’s launch of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues’ (MRWD) Viet Nam component. …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

Orientation Workshop and Policy Seminar, Banking on mangroves: a case for investing in coastal ecosystems

Event
Banking on mangroves: a case for investing in coastal ecosystems is organised jointly by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Pakistan and the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

Tuna ensnared near the mouth of a fish trap

Failure to act will push bluefin tuna fishery to extinction says IUCN

Monday’s decisions taken by the inter-governmental fishery organization responsible for the conservation of Atlantic tunas will push the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna closer to commercial extinction. …  

26 Nov 2008 | News story

Representante de asociación Shuar, comunidad indígena amazónica de Ecuador

Acuerdos locales buscan prevenir la pérdida de bosques en Ecuador

TRAFFIC, programa conjunto del Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza (WWF) y la Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza (UICN), llevó a cabo talleres sobre gobernanza y transparencia en la Cuenca Amazónica. …  

25 Nov 2008 | News story

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