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Alejandro Iza at SIWI World Water Week

The ELC at World Water Week

The Environmental Law Centre participated in World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm, Sweden from 5 to 11 September 2010. Dr. Alejandro Iza, director of the Centre, together with Juan Carlos Sanchez, legal officer, joined the IUCN delegation in the most important water event of the year. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Omaniundu Reed Frog (Hyperolius sankuruensis)

Amphibians Rediscovered After Decades Lost to Science

Scientists on a global quest to rediscover "lost" amphibian species have returned from their first set of expeditions having rediscovered three species that had not been seen for decades, Conservation International (CI) and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) announced on the 22nd September.   …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

CEC member Dr. Faiza Abbasi

Uniting School Children for Waterfowl Conservation Awareness

Rural and urban students are learning about the need to maintain the ecological health of wetlands as a waterfowl refuge, especially for wintering migrants in Uttar Pradesh in north India. Faiza Abbasi is a CEC member and wildlife teacher from the Aligarh Muslim University. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

In Nigeria, participants at a youth forum on climate change, August 2010

Nigerian Youths Make Case for Safer Climate Future

CEC National Activator for Nigeria, Esther Agbarakwe, organized a youth forum in Nigeria on the topic of climate change. The event also marked the start of the International Year of Youth. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

The programme My Island - My Community  was launched in an event on St.Lucia with more than 60 participants from 11 Caribbean countries, working together to create regional soap opera characters and story arcs.

Soap Opera to Address Climate Change in the Caribbean

To fight climate change in the Caribbean, PCI-Media Impact, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and more than 25 regional partners are using soap and a lot of elbow grease. CEC member Sean Southey reports on the regional effort.   …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Being in the ‘same boat’ facilitates the exchange of different layers of traditional ecological knowledge

Knowledge for Resilience: A Case Study

What happens to traditional fishermen’s multi-generational knowledge when the young people do not follow the tradition? CEC member Andrea Déri presents a case study on how young people revitalised and re-contextualised intergenerational learning for biodiversity conservation in the Lakshadweep archipelago, India. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN Pakistan Signs agreement with Barclays Bank PLC, Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan:
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Pakistan and Barclays Bank entered into a partnership on 23 September, 2010. The agreement was signed by Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan and Mr. Arslan Nayeem, Head of Commercial Bank, Barclays Bank PLC. …  

23 Sep 2010 | International news release

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre addressing the UN General Assembly

IUCN at the UN General Assembly - why biodiversity matters

The key to achieving not only one, but several Millennium Development Goals lies in realising how the services that nature provides are linked to our human well-being. This message was part of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre's speech at the UN General Assembly, currently underway in New York. …  

23 Sep 2010 | News story

Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Securing water for all - a 2050 plan

Having the right institutions and processes in place to cope with increasing demands on water resources, under threat from climate change, is key to ensuring a clean and plentiful supply of water for the world’s growing population. …  

23 Sep 2010 | News story

Paul Kithinji is a young man of 28 who uses herbal medicine to help treat his neighbors in Kiangima village in  Eastern Kenya.

Herbal Medicine: View from Youth

CEC member Yvonne Otieno interviews a young herbalist in Eastern Kenya about communicating traditional knowledge, and his work with the World Agroforestry Centre on the medicinal tree species Warbugia Urgandesis. …  

22 Sep 2010 | News story

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