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The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Sri Lanka joins IUCN in restoring a village tank in Sri Lanka

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Sri Lanka (HSBC) entered into an agreement with IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature Sri Lanka Office to restore a village small tank for the development livelihoods and ecosystems.   

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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Woman collecting firewood, Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Towards an IUCN strategy for sustainable bioenergy

“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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Western gray whale

Western gray whale makes unexpected journey

In October 2010, a team of scientists from Russia and the United States satellite tagged a western gray whale off Sakhalin Island, Russia. This is the first individual from the Critically Endangered western gray whale population to be tagged and tracked using telemetry. This whale, nicknamed Flex by researchers, has now been successfully tracked for over four months, revealing its long and unexpected migration route. …  

17 Feb 2011 | News story

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Dialogue on dams: IUCN continues civil society support

Following the West African regional consultations on major water infrastructure, IUCN recently organised a workshop and training for representatives of civil society of the 5 major watersheds in the region (Niger, Senegal, Gambia, Volta and Mano Rivers). …   | French

17 Feb 2011 | News story

local people is making noodles at craft villages

Craft village water pollution

The craft village industry in Viet Nam has witnessed phenomenal growth in the last 10 years, especially in the Red-Thai Binh River Basin, where 60% of craft industries are located. Craft villages make a major contribution to jobs and income. According to the Vietnam Water Sector Review, craft villages employ about 30% of the rural workforce and the average income per capita in craft villages is up to five times higher than in villages devoted to agriculture.
  …   | Vietnamese

17 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. …   | French | Spanish

17 Feb 2011 | News story

2011 Année des outre-mer

2011 Year of France Overseas

The Government of France has launched the Year of Overseas (Année des outre-mer) to uncover the wealth of France overseas. The year will focus on culture, institutions, sustainable development, economics and business, handicrafts, tourism, recreation and leisure. …  

16 Feb 2011 | News story

Joanna Cochrane at Waterton, Canada

A visit to IUCN Secretariat by Shell’s Manager of Sensitive Areas

In a visit  to IUCN, Joanna Cochrane, Manager Sensitive Areas in Shell Upstream International, presented an update on progress of Shell's Sensitive Areas team in its first year. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story
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Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

CEC Newsletter - February 2011

The first newsletter of 2011 covers CEC participation at the CEESP Sharing Power conference and several activities related to the International Year of Forests. Plus dozens of stories from CEC members worldwide. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

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