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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

Acipenser sturio

Sturgeon more critically endangered than any other group of species

Eighty five percent of sturgeon, one of the oldest families of fishes in existence, valued around the world for their precious roe, are at risk of extinction, making them the most threatened group of animals on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The latest update of the Red List assessed the status of 18 species of sturgeon from all over Europe and Asia and found that all were threatened.  …  

18 Mar 2010 | International news release

9 June 2010, Washington, DC

June Event: The Forum on Earth Observations

CEC is sponsoring this June 2010 event on "Climate, Energy and National Security: Meeting the Environmental Information Challenge". CEC Specialty Group Leader Nancy Colleton is an organizer. Data that is current and easy to use is critical to national and global policy, processes and solutions for our changing world. …  

18 Mar 2010 | News story

Essential oils from the holywood and Brazilian rosewood trees are used to make perfumes

Trees used in cosmetics industry protected by CITES

Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference decided yesterday to add two trees from South America, which produce aromatic oils that are used in the cosmetics industry, to the list of species whose trade will be regulated by delegates. Palo Santo (Bulnesia sarmiento) and the Brazilian rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) will be included in Appendix II of the Convention, which allows for regulated trade. These measures will come into force in 90 days. …  

18 Mar 2010 | News story

A tiger in the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, India

Talks to dismantle trade in tiger poaching

Poaching and illegal trade in tigers is being discussed this week by delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar, with countries being asked to provide information to the CITES Secretariat and Interpol to help develop anti-poaching strategies. …  

17 Mar 2010 | News story

صحفيون في الميدان

تمديد موعد التقديم لجائزة الإعلام البيئي الاستقصائي لشهر أيار 2010

عمان، الأردن، (الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة) بهدف ضمان الحصول على مشاركات أكبر من قبل الصحفيين والإعلاميين قام الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة بتمديد موعد التقديم لجائزة الإعلام البيئي الاستقصائي لتاريخ 12 أيار 2010، وهي جائزة سيقدمها الاتحاد لأفضل تحقيق استقصائي حول الوضع البيئي في حوض سيل الزرقاء. وسيقوم الاتحاد بتوزيع ثلاثة جوائز مقدمة لأفضل تحقيق استقصائي صحفي وتقرير تلفزيوني وإذاعي وذلك خلال حفل التكريم الذي سينظمه الاتحاد يوم 22 أيار 2010 والذي يعتبر اليوم العالمي للتنوع الحيوي. وينظم الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة هذه الجائزة بالتعاون مع وزارة البيئة الأردنية من خلال مشروع إعادة تأهيل سيل الزرقاء وبدعم من الوكالة الإسبانية للتعاون الدولي (AECID) ومكتب اليونسكو في عمان. …  

17 Mar 2010 | News story
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IUCN-Holcim partnership on biodiversity and building materials

IUCN and Holcim enetered into a partnership in 2007 to review the cement giant's biodiversity conservation management and develop a more comprehensive corporate biodiversity policy and strategy for the Holcim Group. Watch this movie to see concrete activities under the partnership. …  

17 Mar 2010 | Video
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