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Elephant project, school program

Educating children to protect elephants

300 students in six schools in south-east Bangladesh were encouraged to learn more about the majestic Asian elephant and ways to peacefully coexist with the critically endangered species, as part of a community awareness program implemented by the ‘Action Research for Conservation of Asian Elephants in Bangladesh: Phase IV’ project. …  

23 Feb 2011 | News story

Photo de famille des experts avec les deux formateurs de la CSE

L’UICN lance un projet d'élaboration de la Liste Rouge des espèces ligneuses exploitables en RDC

Sous le patronage de Son Excellence Monsieur le Ministre de l’Environnement, Conservation de la Nature et Tourisme,  le projet sur l’élaboration de la liste rouge des espèces ligneuses exploitables en RDC en vue d’une utilisation  rationnelle et durable de la ressource forestière a été lancé le 14 février 2011 à la Maison de France de KINSHASA. …  

22 Feb 2011 | News story
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L’UICN appuie la formalisation de l'exploitation artisanale des bois en République Démocratique du Congo

Sous le patronage de Son Excellence Monsieur le Ministre de l’Environnement, Conservation de la Nature et Tourisme, le projet sur la formalisation de l’exploitation artisanale des bois en République Démocratique du Congo a été lancé du 7 au 8 février 2011 au Cercle français de Kinshasa. …  

22 Feb 2011 | News story
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Dr Kazi F. Jalal leads an informal discussion on sustainable development.

Move against consumerism is needed for sustainable development

Sustainable development is more about establishing principles of democracy, peace and security and less about intergenerational equity, says Dr Kazi F. Jalal, a Harvard faculty member and former Asian Development Bank official, when he visited IUCN Bangladesh Country Office on 1 February 2010. …  

22 Feb 2011 | News story

Pericopsis elata

Exploitable tree species of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Coinciding with the International Year of the Forests, a project to produce a Red List of exploitable trees in the Democratic Republic of Congo was officially launched last week in Kinshasa on the 14th February. The project is supported by His Excellency the Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism.  …  

22 Feb 2011 | News story

Fishing in the Tanguar Haor

Tanguar Haor: portrait of a unique wetland in Bangladesh

The Tanguar Haor is a unique wetland ecosystem in Bangladesh. This biologically diverse area is home to a vast array of rare plant and animal species, and supports more than 60,000 livelihoods. …  

21 Feb 2011 | News story

A stamp depicting the Yellow Fautu (Abutilon pitcairnense)

Endangered endemic flower of Pitcairn on stamp

In February 2011, Pitcairn Island issued a new stamp depicting an endangered endemic flower, the Yellow fautu (Abutilon pitcairnense). …  

21 Feb 2011 | News story

Rio Pescado stubfoot toad (Atelpus balios) one of the rediscovered species in the Lost Frogs/Amphibian Campaign

Global Search for 'lost' frogs yields few findings, important warnings

A glimmer of hope, but much cause for concern. Those are the reactions from teams of scientists from around the world that have returned from an unprecedented search for 100 species of "lost" amphibians — frogs, salamanders, and caecilians  that have not been seen in a decade or longer, and may now be extinct.  The Search for Lost Frogs, launched in August by Conservation International (CI) and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG), with support from Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), sought to document the survival status and whereabouts of threatened species of amphibians which they had hoped were holding on in a few remote places.Read full story 

18 Feb 2011 | News story

Syrian Bear tracks

Mystery of Brown Bears in Syria

Various written accounts and artefacts indicate that the Syrian Bear (Ursus arctos syriacus), a subspecies of the Brown Bear (Ursus arctos), once ranged throughout the Middle East, as far south as the Sinai Peninsula. The bears were often viewed as pests or as threats to human safety, and were killed as a result. These killings, combined with the loss of suitable habitat through deforestation and subsequent desertification, led to a marked reduction in the bears’ range. Today, the Syrian Bear still ranges from Turkey to Iran, including the Caucasus Mountains of Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, but is generally believed to be extinct in its namesake country of Syria, as well as neighbouring Lebanon. However, a discovery made in 2004 may indicate otherwise. …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story

Dr Poul Engberg-Pedersen

New IUCN Deputy Director General appointed

Dr Poul Engberg-Pedersen has been nominated IUCN Deputy Director General. During 2005-2010, Poul Engberg-Pedersen was Director General of Norad, which is the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story

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