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CEC member Mangal Man Shakya of Nepal is Editor of Wildlife Times

Wildlife Times of Nepal June 2011

Stories in this issue include "Smart Green Infrastructure in Tiger Conservation Landscapes" and "Enhanced Community Support Reduces Rhino Poaching in Nepal." From CEC member Mangal Man Shakya. …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story
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Rhino in the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, India

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary on the road to recovery

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in the eastern Himalaya foothills of India has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN. …  

21 Jun 2011 | International news release

July 2011: World Environmental Education Congress

The 6th World Environmental Education Congress in Brisbane, Australia, provides environmental educators with a unique opportunity to share and showcase their work with colleagues from around the world. Les inscriptions sont encore ouvertes!

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Visita al parque eólico Los Caracoles.

Sabra más, trabajar mejor

Se realizó un curso introductorio al Cambio Climático para periodistas en respuesta a la necesidad de capacitación de comunicadores detectada en Uruguay. El docente responsable fue Hernán Sorhuet, Punto Focal de la CEC-Uruguay. …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Seychelles Government

Half of Seychelles land territory to be protected

The Seychelles Government has announced that it will soon declare new protected areas in the archipelago, which will result in half (50.59%) of all Seychelles land becoming protected under the law. …  

21 Jun 2011 | Article
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Skydive for Rhinos takes place on Saturday 6 August 2011 (alternate: Saturday 13 August, in case of bad weather) at Durban Skydive Centre’s base in Eston, next to Tala Game Reserve.

ACT skydives for rhinos

Thirty staff members and supporters of the African Conservation Trust (a member of IUCN) will bravely put aside their fear of heights and jump out of a plane to raise awareness and funding for anti-poaching activities and the protection of South Africa’s remaining black and white rhino populations. They will also be accompanied by Andrew Zaloumis, CEO of iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Jabulani Ngubane, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s Rhino Conservation Officer. …  

21 Jun 2011 | Article
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China World Heritage Tentative List Workshop

A World Heritage Tentative List workshop co-organised by the Chinese Ministry of Housing & Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) and IUCN was held on the 30th May 2011 in Beijing, China. The aim of the workshop was to discuss China’s current tentative list for World Heritage Sites (WHS) and to establish a clear strategy for reviewing the existing tentative list of China, and identifying suitable sites for future World Heritage (WH) nomination. …   | Chinese

21 Jun 2011 | Article

Mohamed Talaat El Hennawy, Manager , Wadi El Rayan Protected Area, Egypt.

World Heritage in Egypt

Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, is Egypt's only natural World Heritage Site. It contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales: Archaeoceti. …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Professor Masahito Yoshida, the Chair of the Japan Committee for IUCN

Tourism threatens World Heritage in Japan

There are three natural World Heritage Sites in Japan. But as in many other areas of the world, these sites are facing a range of challenges, the most important of which is tourism, according to Yoshida Masahito, Chair of the Japan National Committee for IUCN.  …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Dhows in Socotra Islands.

More support needed to boost Arab natural World Heritage

With only two natural sites added to the World Heritage List in 15 years there is a need to review the process of nominating natural World Heritage Sites in Arab States, a new IUCN report has found. …   | French | Spanish

21 Jun 2011 | International news release

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