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Survey of coral  growth in Weh Island,Indonesia

IUCN's Carl Lundin explains the global marine issues of today

 This week the most pressing marine environmental issues will be discussed at the  International Marine Conservation Congress in Washington, D.C. from May 19 to 24. Carl Lundin, Head of IUCN's Global Marine Programme explains in an interview about the serious threats the marine world is facing  now and how they relate to our well-being. …  

18 May 2009 | Video

Coral Reef, Bali, Indonesia

Coral triangle initiative celebrated

The first inter-state agreement in the coral triangle towards marine conservation efforts has been signed by six countries at the Coral Triangle Summit. …  

18 May 2009 | News story

Les parlementaires en réunion

Des parlementaires sensibilisés sur la problématique de la pêche au Sénégal

Le Programme d’appui au Réseau des parlementaires et des élus locaux environnementalistes (REPES) dans les pays du PRCM (Cap Vert, la Gambie, la Guinée, la Guinée Bissau, la Mauritanie, le Sénégal et la Sierra Leone) a organisé les 6 et 7 mai 2009 un atelier à Dakar,  à l'intention de ses membres. La rencontre visait à sensibiliser les parlementaires sur la problématique de la pêche au Sénégal. Ce Programme, une initiative de l’UICN, s’intègre dans la phase II du PRCM à travers le volet «conservation et gestion intégrée des écosystèmes marins et côtiers». …  

18 May 2009 | News story
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Visite des communautés des villages gambiens de Bouram, Bali Mandinka et Diassobo dans le village sénégalais de Dassilamé Sérère situé  dans le delta du Saloum.

La mangrove, un trait d’union entre les peuples

Les communautés des villages gambiens de Bouram, Bali Mandinka et Diassobo, ont séjourné du 21 au 25 avril dernier dans le village sénégalais de Dassilamé Sérère situé  dans le delta du Saloum.  C’était dans le cadre d’une visite d’échanges organisée par le projet Initiative Mangrove en Afrique de l’Ouest (IMAO) conjointement mis en œuvre par Wetlands International Afrique et l’UICN. L’objectif de cette activité était  de renforcer les capacités des femmes de la Gambie en techniques de reboisement de la mangrove et de production d’huitres et de miel. …  

18 May 2009 | News story

Participants discussed the ICM agreement to streamline management of their shared coastal area

IUCN Supports Integrated Coastal Management in the Gulf of Tonkin

The coastal areas of Quang Ninh province and Hai Phong city face many similar issues, and on April 21 the Provincial People’s Committees (PPC) of the two jurisdictions formally agreed to coordinate their development and conservation planning.  …   | Vietnamese

18 May 2009 | News story
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Henrike Seidel

Pacific Ocean 2020 Intern joins Oceania

Henrike Seidel has recently started an internship with the IUCN Oceania office under the Pacific Centre for Environmental Governance. During the next six months, Henrike will contribute to the Pacific Ocean 2020 Challenge by looking into the value and governance of the Pacific from a SIDS perspective. …  

18 May 2009 | News story
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PA Programme participates in WCPA/CEC Steering Committee Meeting in Ecuador

IUCN ROWA Protected Areas Programme Officer, Khadloun Alomari has participated in the Joint Steering Committee Meeting of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) that took place in Quito, Ecuador on 11-15 May, 2009. …  

16 May 2009 | News story

Eka Otarashvili

Environmental law expert joins IUCN Tbilisi Office to support improving forest governance

IUCN POSC is pleased to announce that Ekaterine Otarashvili has joined the Union’s South Caucasus team as a FLEG (Forest Law Enforcement and Governance) consultant. …  

16 May 2009 | News story

Lear's Macaw

Más que nunca, las aves críticamente amenazadas en la Lista Roja de UICN

 El 12% de las especies de aves evaluadas está clasificada como globalmente amenazada, a pesar de las exitosas iniciativas desarrolladas alrededor del mundo para su conservación. …  

16 May 2009 | News story
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Forests in Lebanon

Lebanese Council of Ministers approves the new National Forest Fires Strategy supported by IUCN-Med

Lebanon´s well known and unique Cedrus libani forests have been the object of a constant quest to control the access and trade of its valuable timber for millennia. A new national strategy, supported by IUCN-Med was approved on 15 May by the Council of Ministers. This strategy  integrates the need for adapting to climate change in order to reduce the risk of harmful fires and build ecological and social resilience to the impacts of global change. As project leader, this is a significant achievement for IUCN-Med and places it in an excellent position for the implementation phase.  | Spanish

16 May 2009 | News story

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