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José María Musmeci

José María Musmeci, nuevo coordinador del Comité Argentino de la UICN

Los miembros argentinos de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), votaron de manera unánime a José María Musmeci, vicepresidente de la Fundación Patagonia Natural, como nuevo coordinador del Comité Argentino de la UICN. Roberto Molinari, representante de la Administración de Parques Nacionales, fue designado coordinador adjunto. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Nairobi Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

Ministers and senior officials from more than 20 countries joined government representatives, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs in Nairobi, to finalise the Nairobi Statement on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Dilmah Conservation Unveils First Elephant Education Center in Sri Lanka

The Human-Elephant conflict is a little known consequence of human development and expansion into elephant habitats in parts of Sri Lanka. An estimated 150 elephants are killed annually, caught in traps, or otherwise killed in their interaction with humans. Dilmah Conservation has partnered with the Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Ministry of the Environment to address this issue with the establishment of the Elephant Information Centre. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story

Coconut groves in brackish water.

Troubles in the Coconut Grove

Could rising sea levels undermine the potential for islands to produce biofuels from coconut oil? Tonga’s sea level monitoring programme has registered a 10 mm rise in recent years, and the trend is likely to continue. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Rizwana Hasan - Goldman Environmental Prize winner 2009

Rizwana Hasan awarded Goldman Environmental Prize 2009

Ms. Rizwana Hasan, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, an IUCN member, and a member of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for 2009. …  

20 Apr 2009 | News story
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Troubles in coconut grove

Could rising sea levels undermine the potential for islands to produce biofuels from coconut oil? Tonga’s sea level monitoring programme has registered a 10 mm rise in recent years, and the trend is likely to continue. …  

20 Apr 2009 | News story

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The IUCN Red List website made easy

Website visitors to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species can now take advantage of a users’ guide and video demo to help them search close to 45,000 records of plant and animal information. …  

20 Apr 2009 | News story
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An agreement regarding the future of the Alboran Sea

The 2nd International Meeting on the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Alboran Sea which was held in the city of Oujda (Morocco) from 16-18 April, has ended with the “Oujda Declaration on the conservation and sustainable development of the Alboran Sea”; a document that will enable a strategy to be drawn up for carrying out pilot actions in the coming years.  | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2009 | International news release

Lebanon

Identification and Conservation of New “Important Bird Areas” in Lebanon

With generous funding from the MAVA trust, A Rocha Lebanon and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) in cooperation with the Birdlife International, have concluded the 3 year science and community conservation project that aimed at identifying and conserving new Important Bird Areas in Lebanon. …  

17 Apr 2009 | News story
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Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)

Florida leads the way for freshwater turtles

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to ban the commercial harvest of freshwater turtles throughout the state on Wednesday, April 15. …  

17 Apr 2009 | News story

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