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Renata, her daughters and an ocelot at Los Amigos

Trapped in the Amazon!

Renata Leite Pitman - Brazil

“Ten years ago, moved by curiosity, I planned a three-month expedition to the south east of Peru to learn more about an elusive species, and maybe trap and radio collar it. Ten years later, I feel it was the animal that trapped me!,” says Renata Leite Pitman. …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

Mrs. Teerasignha (standed, far right) with members of the Koh Tao, Surat Thani government, Klang’s Mayor, IUCN, and Save Koh Tao Community group

Koh Tao Island preserves paradise by managing waste

Koh Tao in Surat Thani province celebrated “Preserving Paradise: Save Koh Tao Festival” on March 26-26 marking the island’s dedication to protect the sea and island environment. IUCN Thailand, an active partner of MFF, supported the local Green Island Movement’s “Waste Management Exhibition and Practice Demonstration” during the festival. A forum organized by IUCN brought community leaders and members, and government representatives from Koh Tao and Surat Thani province, to discuss waste management initiatives in schools, households, and tourism establishments. The attendees affirmed the need for balance between preserving Koh Tao’s natural environment and developing economic opportunities from tourism and other activities. The island’s Waste Management program allows villagers, tourists, tour operators, and provincial authorities to maintain this balance. …  

01 Apr 2011 | News story
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River in the South

Thai RBOs assessment discussion

 IUCN Thailand held a consultation meeting on 24 March to discuss an assessment of River Basin Organizations (RBOs). It was proposed to use the Chi River Basin as a case study to help understand the situation of RBOs, their strengths and weakness in Khon Kean, the second largest of the north-eastern provinces of Thailand.   
 

01 Apr 2011 | News story
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Mae Chan river basin dialogue_Chiang Rai_Thailand

Mae Chan River Basin Dialogue

 A meeting to facilitate a multi-stakeholder dialogue was held on 20 March. More than 30 representatives attended from the Land Development Office, the Agriculture Office, Non-government organizations and communities along Mae Chan River Basin. The participants shared their knowledge of the water and land use situation for integrated management of the Mae Chan River Basin of the Mekong Catchment in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. The outcomes of the dialogue have laid foundations for the discussions of water management for Indigenous people, planned in April.    

01 Apr 2011 | News story
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Whale shark in Djibouti

Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Have you been exploring the underwater world with your photo camera? Would you like to share your underwater photos to inspire others? From 18 March to 15 April 2011, you are invited to participate in IUCN’s 2011 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest.  …  

01 Apr 2011 | Article
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Camels transport Buddhist relics long-buried in Mongolia's Gobi Desert

IUCN instrumental in UN strategy on gender and desertification

IUCN recently hosted a key meeting in Bonn, Germany, on mainstreaming gender in the United Nations’ work dealing with desertification. …  

01 Apr 2011 | News story

Nadi Basin

Global to local ecosystem approaches and knowledge shared in Fiji

Scientists and experts recently gathered in Nadi, Fiji to discuss the integration of ecosystem based management principles and know-how into the Nadi River Basin project. …  

01 Apr 2011 | News story

All rangers who have been shot at, raise your hands

Nature - to die for?

As the battle between poachers and park rangers escalates, what's needed to protect the people who put their lives on the line for nature?  

01 Apr 2011 | Article
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Discours d'ouverture par les autorités

Forum international sur les peuples autochtones d’Afrique centrale : vers une institutionnalisation

La deuxième édition du Forum International sur les peuples autochtones d’Afrique Centrale (FIPAC 2) s’est tenue à Impfondo, République du Congo du 16 au 19 mars 2011. …  

31 Mar 2011 | Article
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IUCN Press Trip to Sian Ka'an, Mexico, COP 16

From Bangkok to Durban: Time to act on Cancun deal

The first round of UN climate change negotiations since the Cancun summit in December, being held in Bangkok from April 3-8, will start on the work plan agreed at Cancun for 2011. The aim of the meeting is to build on the Cancun agreements and to work towards establishing a new global climate change regime, to complement or replace the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period expires in late 2012. …  

31 Mar 2011 | News story

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