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Communication: A responsibility of all scientists

The scientific community should commit to communication as an integral part of a researcher's professional role. This editorial is reprinted with permission from David Dickson, Director, SciDev.Net.
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05 Jan 2011 | News story

Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui

Sad loss of Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui

It is with great sadness that IUCN has received news of the death on 1 January 2011 of Dr. Mohamed Ali Abrougui, President of the Tunisian Association for the Protection of Nature and Environment, an IUCN Member since 1971, and President of the Tunisia National Committee of IUCN Members since 1999. …   | French | Spanish

05 Jan 2011 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

The International Year of Biodiversity: Where does it leave us?

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre sums up what we have achieved during the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

04 Jan 2011 | Video

Green parrot

What next after the International Year of Biodiversity?

We ask prominent figures from around the world, representing both the public and the private sector, what they see as the greatest priorities for saving biodiversity after 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

04 Jan 2011 | Video

On their way creating awareness about conservation and IUCN

Bicycle Rally from Far West to East of Nepal

With support from IUCN Nepal, under the project ‘Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction’, funded by DFID, a month long Bicycle Rally from Mahakali to Mechi was successfully completed on 22 December 2010. With the main objective of creating awareness about Climate Change, Bio-diversity Conservation and Environmental Governance at the local level, two students from Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal, started their awareness campaign from Gaddachouki of Kanchanpur (Far West) on 26 November 2010 and completed the rally at Mechi Bridge in Eastern Nepal. …  

04 Jan 2011 | Article
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Happy 2011

New Year’s Message from Mark Smith, Head IUCN Water Programme

Every species -whether animal or plant- uses water every day. This includes each and every one of us. Water connects all people and all life. …  

03 Jan 2011 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Marula Certification in Swaziland

Swaziland’s natural future

The natural products industry is growing exponentially in Southern Africa. Incomes have increased throughout the supply chain—from primary producers and processing companies to community-based enterprises. A major factor in the increase in revenue is organic and fair trade certification. …  

01 Jan 2011 | News story

Poyang Lake Wetlands Management Report

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30 Dec 2010 | News story

IUCN Expert briefing the team of Barclays Bank.

Barclays Bank’s Team visits Mangroves Plantation Site

News Release: Karachi - December 23, 2010. Barclays Bank’s two-member team visited the proposed plantation sites near Port Qasim. Mr. Tahir Qureshi briefed the team about the threats posed to the ecosystem; he also outlined the criteria for selection of mud flats where the plantation will be carried out. The team also had the opportunity to personally observe some of the threats to the existing patches of mangroves by the untreated industrial effluents and sewage discharged into the sea through the drainage system of the city. …  

23 Dec 2010 | News story

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