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World Ocean Conference, a fight to get oceans into the climate change debate

For immediate release: 11 May, 2009

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11 May, 2009 (IUCN) – The Manado Ocean Declaration draft will be review at the World Ocean Congress in Manado urging the UN to put marine issues at the top of the agenda at the climate talks in Copenhagen. …  

13 May 2009 | International news release

MFF at World Ocean Conference 2009

MFF Announces the first call for project proposals in Indonesia at the World Ocean Conference in Manado

MFF together with partners from University of Rhode Island, NOAA, USAID and Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia held a one-day workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Actions for Coastal Areas as one of the key side events at the World Ocean Conference, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia 11 May, 2009. 

13 May 2009 | News story

Pájaro. Mindo, Ecuador

Gobiernos y empresas del mundo se comprometen a reducir la pérdida de la biodiversidad

 El 19 de mayo comenzará en Lima, Perú, una importante reunión de alto nivel, donde gobiernos y organismos regionales integrantes del Convenio de Diversidad Biológica discutirán sobre los avances e intereses sudamericanos respecto a la Meta 2010. …  

12 May 2009 | News story
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Women pressing palm oil, Ghana

Biofuel potential for rural development

Biofuels have the potential to contribute greatly to rural development and increase the sustainable energy options to rural communities. …  

12 May 2009 | News story

Forest Logging - Republic of Congo

Setting the Forest Trade sub-programme for TRAFFIC Central Africa

The Forest Trade sub-programme for TRAFFIC Central Africa (TCAF) was launched on 1st February 2009 with the recruitment of a permanent consultant, Dr Nouhou Ndam. The following month, TRAFFIC’s Global Forest Trade Programme Leader, Chen Hin Keong, visited TCAF’s office in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to assist TCAF staff with fostering their relationship with national and regional partners based in Cameroon and to review and develop the forest trade sub-programme in Central Africa. Chen and TCAF staff met representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and foreign donor communities, including the Executive Secretary of COMIFAC (Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale), Heads of different programmes of GTZ, WWF CARPO, and IUCN PACO. …  

12 May 2009 | News story
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Mr. Naoya Furuta, Senior Project Officer, IUCN Tokyo

IUCN prepares for 2010 and beyond

IUCN opened a new office in Tokyo to coordinate efforts ahead of next year’s Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity where governments will review progress towards the 2010 biodiversity target and take decisions regarding the Convention’s future strategy.

12 May 2009 | News story

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day

On 9 and 10th May thousands of people around the world took part in World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). The theme “Barriers to Migration” aimed to highlight the effects that man made structures such as power lines, tall buildings, wind turbines and communication masts can have on migratory birds. …  

11 May 2009 | News story

China Biodiversity Week 2009

China Biodiversity Week 2009

Biodiversity Week 2009: Showcasing nature conservation in china
16th May - 22nd May 2009, Beijing China
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11 May 2009 | News story

Acropora coral in seagrass, Mombasa

Corals – an ecosystem at risk

Over one-quarter (27%) of the world’s 845 species of reef-building corals have been listed as threatened on the 2008 IUCN Red List of Thretened Species™, and an additional 20% are considered Near Threatened. Reef-building corals are essential habitat for many species of fish and invertebrates making them the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the ocean. …  

08 May 2009 | News story


Estrategia Nacional de Tapir en Ecuador: el Grupo de Especialistas en Tapir de la UICN en acción

En Ecuador tres especies de tapires han sido descritas al momento: el tapir de montaña (T. pinchaque), el tapir del Chocó (T. bairdii) y el tapir amazónico (Tapirus terrestris). Las dos primeras están amenazadas, debido a la pérdida de su hábitat y a la presión adicional por ser presa de caza. …  

08 May 2009 | News story
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