IUCN - March

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El Salvador

IUCN and Members form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

IUCN and seven other major conservation organisations are collaborating to promote human rights in conservation …   | French | Spanish

23 Mar 2010 | News story

Humphead wrasse wild and free in Indonesia

Marine issues swimming against the tide at CITES?

Marine issues have been high on the agenda at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar. Illegal, unmanaged and unreported fishing, as well as bycatch, is contributing to many species, such as sharks and commercial fish, becoming threatened. Dr. Kent Carpenter, IUCN Global Marine Species Assessment Director, talks about the importance of CITES in helping to ensure the continued survival of marine species. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

Commission logo banded in gold.

CEC Newsletter - March 2010

The March 2010 issue of the IUCN CEC newsletter features action related to Biodiversity and Climate Change as well as new tools and resources. CEC is pleased to profile Sue Mainka, Wendy Price, Nancy Colleton and Gillian Martin Mehers, along with award winners Arturo Curiel and Suzana Padua. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

African Elephant

لنعمل معاً لحماية الفيلة

الدوحة، قطر- 22 مارس 2010 (الإتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة) باتت قضية الفيلة قضية محورية خلال مناقشات مؤتمر الأطراف لاتفاقية الاتجار الدولي بالحيوانات والنباتات المهددة بالانقراض (CITES)، وعلى الرغم من ذلك فإن الحوار الانفعالي الذي دار حول موضوع المتاجرة بالعاج لم يصل إلى نتيجة، حيث استمرت الانقسامات وتعدد وجهات النظر حول طاولة النقاش. وقد أثار هذا قلق الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة بأن ينحرف هذا النقاش عن مساره الحقيقي والذي من المفترض أن يقلل الآثار السلبية التي تنتج عن القتل غير الشرعي للفيلة الأفريقية. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story
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WANI / Tales of Water - El Salvador

IUCN supports World Water Day around the Globe

Celebrating this year’s World Water Day, Dr. Milika Sobey from the IUCN Oceania office in Fiji highlights the importance of ‘protecting forests, mangroves, and the restoration of river ecosystems to maintain and improve water quality which is vital to preserve ecosystem health, and ultimately provide clean water for people’. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

Red coral necklace

Coral trade gets kick back from delegates at CITES

Proposed regulation of trade in red and pink corals (from the family Coralliidae), used in jewellery and other decorative items, was voted down by delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar. This family of corals currently has no international trade controls. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

World Forestry Day celebrated in Karachi

IUCN Pakistan organised a programme on the World Forestry Day, for enhancing understanding, interest and support of a diverse group, ranging from school children to college students, media and financial sector. The programme included: an exposure visit to Korangi Fish Harbor, mangrove plantation by the participants, screening of documentary on community based forest management and discussions with IUCN natural resource management experts, at IUCN Country Office. …  

21 Mar 2010 | News story

Lights out to fight climate change - Earth Hour, 27 March

Since the first event in Sydney in 2007, hundreds of millions of people around the world have joined the world’s largest call to act against climate change by switching off all lights for one hour. …  

19 Mar 2010 | News story

Legal frameworks for REDD

Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level

Since 2007, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) has become a major focus of negotiations towards a post-2012 agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). An effective REDD mechanism could provide a strong tool for mitigating global climate change as well as enable developing countries to enhance tropical forest protection and sustainable development options. It is no coincidence, however, that many high-deforestation countries likely to host a majority of REDD projects also have the weakest forest governance records in recent decades, resulting in large part from inadequate design and implementation of forest laws. …  

19 Mar 2010 | News story