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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

Water, a scare resource

Water and Biodiversity on the agenda at the European Parliament

A recent meeting on Water and Biodiversity held at the European Parliament, saw MEPs and scientists discuss the future of nature conservation following the closure of the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

Greenland

Europe Overseas Connect

IUCN's first newsletter on biodiversity and climate change in Europe overseas is now available. This first issue focuses on Greenland, which is a Danish overseas territory and the largest island in the world. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

Wildlife Conservation Society

Director, Latin America and Caribbean Program, Wildlife Conservation Society

Director, Latin America and Caribbean Program, Wildlife Conservation Society  …  

15 Feb 2011 | Article
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Bichos

Bugs are for biodiversity, not collecting, says Spanish Committee

El Comité Español de la UICN muestra su rechazo a la colección “Bichos” que distribuyen con el periódico El Mundo. La principal motivación de esta acción es llamar la atención por las implicaciones negativas que tiene a nivel educativo y de sensibilización ambiental de la sociedad española. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

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